Mrs Carolyn Searby

MSc (Manip Ther) MSc (Sports Med) BSc (Hons) Phys, MCSP, MMACP

Carolyn completed her Honours Degree in Physiotherapy at Manchester University in 1990, and moved into private practice in 1993. During this period she developed an interest in sports injuries and worked with an American Football team, and a professional basketball team.

In 1995 she moved to the USA to study for her Masters in Sports Medicine which entailed working at a prestigious sports medicine clinic and with a College American Football team. She was able to gain huge experience of both ‘pitch side’ medical intervention and rehabilitation of sports injuries.

On returning from the USA she worked at the Crystal Palace National Sports Injury Centre. 'Carolyn is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine (ACPSM).

Her continued studies include completion of a further Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2004 at the University of Brighton. This allowed her to become a member of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).

She has conducted research into knee ligament reconstuctions and knee cap dysfunction, presenting her findings at the International Federation of Orthopædic Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT) Conference in Cape Town in 2004, and in the same year the Chartered Physiotherapy Congress.

Carolyn worked at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. She was part of the medical team at the Polyclinic in the Athletes Village, for the Olympics, and worked at the Aquatic Centre and with Wheelchair tennis at Eton Manor for the Paralympics. 

During her time in private practice she has developed a special interest in the treatment and rehabilitation of knee injuries, and in conjunction with this the study of lower limb biomechanics, gait assessment and running re-education. She believes in the dynamic treatment of clients that is reflected by her postgraduate studies that include Pilates on equipment, late stage rehabilitation, run coaching and directional movement skills (DMS). Five years ago Carolyn set up the 'sports specific rehabilitation class' that enables her to work with any clients referred to her to take them through the final stages of their recovery and re-integrate them into sport.

Carolyn set up a satellite clinic at a local private school and enjoys the challenge of treating acute sports injuries, injuries related to growth and posture, and finds it very advantageous working closely with the matrons, teachers and coaches for the well being of the child.

She believes in the pro-active treatment of pregnant women especially those suffering with pelvic problems and SPD, believing in correcting the muscle weakness of pelvic dysfunction.

She has recently studied Fascial Manipulation which has been an invaluable addition to how she treats her clients, she is looking forward to developing this specialisation..

Carolyn enjoys many different sports ranging from Tai Chi to cycling. She wished she enjoyed running more but spends her whole time analysing her technique.