Louise Huntley

BSc (Hons) Degree in Physiotherapy Grad Dip in Sports Physiotherapy. MCSP, AACP, HCPC reg. DMA Clinical Pilates Certified Clinician and UK Course Coordinator / Tutor

Since qualifying from Brunel University with a First Class Honors Degree in Physiotherapy in 1996, Louise’s career has seen her work in a number of different health care settings including the NHS and Private Hospitals in and around London. Her most recent post before moving to Manor Clinic in 2008 was as the Deputy Physiotherapy Manager at London Bridge Hospital.

She has extensive experience within the field of rugby having worked at many of the London Clubs and was lucky enough to go on tour with the Welsh Exciles U19’s and U21’s.

In 2003 she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy at London South Bank University and was then asked to be a guest lecturer on the undergraduate Sports Studies course. After completing the course Louise was asked to speak at the UK’s largest Triathlon exhibition on the Management of Overuse Running Injuries.

Since 2005 Louise has been working with DMA Clinical Pilates in Australia to present their Equipment / Matwork courses to fellow physiotherapists. This has seen her travel around the UK, Ireland and Europe as well as internationally to Dubai and Hong Kong to lecture and teach.  Whilst in Dubai she also presented some research at the World Low Back Pain and Pelvic Pain Conference on behalf of DMA Clinical Pilates. This year she also completed a certification exam making her the only certified DMA Clinical Pilates Clinician in the UK. She has years of experience using the reformer and trapeze as part of a structured rehabilitation programme, as well as using theraband for home exercises.

She is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Physiotherapists and incorporates this into her everyday practice. She enjoys all forms of physiotherapy but has a particular interest in treating children and adults with Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and its associated problems. Last year Louise attended the Hypermobility Symposium in London, which saw all the UK leaders in this field gather together for a highly informative study day. This really helped Louise to consolidate her knowledge in this field and helps her provide a holistic view when treating this patient group.

Recently as part of her ongoing professional development Louise attended a Running Repairs course at the English Institute of Sport Manchester. She learnt how to undertake Running Gait analysis using the latest software. The course consolidated all the most recent research on Running Injuries and their treatment as well as the most common training errors. The course was very practical and the latest work on strength and conditioning techniques for runners was also taught.