Miss Lorraine Harkness

Physiotherapy Manager

Practising at

Spire Thames Valley Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Lorraine Harkness at Spire include:


Other treatments

She is trained in myofascial release, manipulation, specific soft tissue and connective tissue mobilisation, muscle energy technique and functional exercise. She is certified Level 3 Titleist Performance Institute Medical Professional and Junior Golf Coach (one of only two physios in the UK to have achieved both these certifications).

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Professional profile

It is my job to ensure that all physiotherapy services are provided in a safe, appropriate, efficient, effective and responsive environment and promote continuous improvement by all physiotherapy staff as well as consumer participation and family centered care.

Having trained in ballet for 17 years, I specialise in movement pattern analysis, functional movement assessment and functional exercise prescription. I believe that normalisation of movement patterns is fundamental to improve ones ability to perform: improved physical fitness leads to improved sports performance.

Clinical Interests

Soft tissue injury
Soft tissue injuries
Ankle surgery
Back pain
Connective tissue disease
Elbow surgery
Foot surgery
Hand surgery
Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Lumbar spine disorders
Shoulder surgery
Sports and exercise medicine
Sports injury
Sports medicine
Upper limb surgery
Wrist surgery

Private contact details

Telephone 01753 665404
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Qualification and professional memberships

BSc / Riverside College - The Philippines / 2001
Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy

Professional memberships

Association of Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine

Professional leadership

Physiotherpay Manager at Spire Thames Valley Hospital

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Research and Publication


British Journal of Sports Medicine - Golf Fitness

British Journal of Sports Medicine - Physical literacy in Children

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Personal Profile

In my personal time, I contribute a blog to the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

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