Carl Butler

I am the Physiotherapy manager at Spire Perform Nottingham and have been practicing as a Sports Physiotherapist since qualifying in 1999 from the University of North London. I have since undertaken a Masters in Sports Injury Rehabilitation at Salford University.

I spent the first 12 years of my career working within Professional Football, most recently as first team physiotherapist for Derby County Football Club. I moved away from football in 2009 to become a senior Physiotherapist with the English Institute of Sport. This role also saw me take the role of Lead Physiotherapist for British Swimming. In this role I led the medical team through the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth games, London 2012 Olympic games, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth games & Rio 2016 Olympic games, as well as several British, European and World Championships.

I have worked with numerous elite level coaches and athletes and associate healthcare specialists and consultants in all aspects of injury prevention, rehabilitation and training planning in a variety of situations and locations worldwide. It is my vision to integrate a high performance culture within the Physiotherapy team at Spire Nottingham Hospital and making it available to all patients regardless of age, ability and treatment goals.

Aaron Wharton

I qualified as a physiotherapist in 2014 at Manchester Metropolitan University after previously completing a degree in Kinesiology at York University in Toronto Ontario in 2010. Since qualifying, I have worked in both private and public health care sectors.

I currently work closely with the Nottingham Wildcats Basketball Club (Women’s Semi-Professional Side). My special interest include preventative strategies in sport and lifestyle, basketball performance, manual therapy, strength & conditioning, and promoting health and wellness through education and individualised treatment approaches.

Emma Higson

I qualified as a physiotherapist in 2014 from the University of East Anglia. With an interest in sports physiotherapy, I began my career working with skiers and snowboarders in Austria for a winter season. Following this, I built upon my experience of musculoskeletal physiotherapy within NHS outpatients, working for Crystal Palace Physio Group, in London. Whilst living in London, I provided treatment at a variety of different sporting events including cycling, running and triathlon.
I am now working towards my masters in sports injury rehabilitation, whilst working with the English Institute of Sport and British Swimming. Along side this I have a private clinic for a local swimming club. I also have experience working with a number of high performance sports teams including British Sailing, the Fijian rugby team and the GB speed skating academy team.
I am interested in working with people of all ages, to help them optimise their performance in sport or simply to help them improve their quality of life. I enjoy treating all kinds of injury’s, combining a variety of treatment methods including manual therapy, soft tissue work and acupuncture, alongside creating individualised exercise programs.

Panayiota Chrysostomou

I graduated in 2011 from Semmelweis University in Budapest. After graduation, I worked in a private physiotherapy centre in Cyprus for 5 years working with a variety of conditions including musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and chronic pain patients. I also delivered home physiotherapy for the elderly with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.

I moved to the UK, where I worked in Leicester for a private physiotherapy clinic and was responsible for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal patients. Alongside my work with us at Spire Nottingham Hospital, I am currently studying an MSc in Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Practice, at the University of Nottingham. My speciality is chronic musculoskeletal pain and I love helping patients to improve their quality of life.