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Highly skilled chartered physiotherapists providing a range of treatments to suit your needs.

Stuart Unthank

Is a Consultant Physiotherapist

He is also the Para-Services manager (Diagnostic Imaging, Physiotherapy lead, Pharmacy & Screening manager) here at the Alexandra & has imaging referring rights.

Following serving in HMF & then being contracted as professional sportsman Stuart qualified with a BSc(Hons) in Sports Science in 1992. He then qualified with a BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy in 1996.

Since then he has further qualified with a PhD (doctorate) in Sports/Med Physiotherapy, a Masters in Sports Science & finally a PGDip masters in Neuro-musculoskelal Physiotherapy which includes specialising in manipulations.

Stuart has had a varied career previously working in various countries & practised intermittently within neuro-Physiotherapy, paediatric rehab, advising both NASA & ESA on exercise rehabilitation, as also as a lead sports Physio in professional football & ice hockey & also as an extended scope practitioner Physiotherapist within both the NHS & the private sector.

Stuart specialises in all conditions affecting the skeletal frame in particular spinal conditions, Sports med/Physiotherapy as also manual-therapy techniques.

Special  interests & techniques are neuro-dynamics, diagnostic imaging techniques, orthopaedic chondro-cellular regenerative medicine, extra-corporeal shockwave therapy & manipulations.

He is a keen sportsman.

Alison Speake

Ali Speake is the deputy Physiotherapy Manager and joined the Alexandra hospital in 2000.

I have over 20 years’ experience in Physiotherapy. My role here at the Alex involves a mixture of assessing and treating patients and managerial admin work. In the morning I see inpatients that have had operations on the ward. In the afternoon I assess and treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions in the outpatients dept. I am also the hospitals Moving and Handling coordinator which involves training staff in safe moving techniques.

In addition to my musculoskeletal physiotherapy skills I am a qualified acupuncturist and can use acupuncture to help patients manage pain. I also treat people with respiratory problems like asthma and COPD.

Clinical areas of interest: Orthopaedics, respiratory, acupuncture, Pilates.

Qualifications: Batchelor’s honours first class degree in Physiotherapy at Southampton University.

                                Numerous musculoskeletal courses.

Acupuncture foundation course.

                                Moving and handling qualification.

                                Level 1 Mat work DMA Pilates

                                Radiology Introduction for Physiotherapists MACP course

Adebayo Ige

Is employed as a highly specialist physiotherapist with Spire Alexandra. He qualified as a physiotherapist in 2007 with a bachelor of physiotherapy degree from University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He has since worked both Nigeria and also in the United kingdom. He has worked in the NHS for about 7 years starting as Junior physiotherapist to Specialist MSK physiotherapist. He has also worked privately and done sports rehabilitation. His main interest is in MSK conditions and Pain management as while in the NHS he worked as a pain management physiotherapist. He has been able to integrate CBT and mindfulness based approach to persistent pain and musculoskeletal conditions. He is also trained and qualified to practice acupuncture. Outside of work, Adebayo enjoys playing tennis and going to the gym.

Chris Cork

Is a Specialist Physiotherapist at the Spire Alexandra Hospital, who joined the Physiotherapy team in January 2015. Chris graduated from the University of Brighton in 2013 with BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy and began working within the NHS as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist from the outset. He specialises in Musculoskeletal, Orthopaedic and Sports injuries, using a wide variety of treatment such as manual therapy, electrotherapy, taping and exercise prescription. Outside of work Chris has a keen interest in Football and attending the gym.

Hellen Vamplew

I have worked at the Alexandra for several years treating a wide range of patients of all ages. Their conditions include, orthopaedics, general surgery, gynaecology and musculoskeletal. At the Alexandra I work on the Wards and in our Out Patient department. I have previously worked in neurology, in sports with dancers and with the armed forces. Many of our patients have a combination of conditions and many have dizziness and balance disorders which affect them on a daily basis, these patients are often unaware that physiotherapy can help.