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Nikki Priestley

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Emma Rees

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Clare Rickwood

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Nikki Priestley

Company Director & Senior Chartered Physiotherapist
BSc (Hons) PgCert HCPC MCSP AACP

Nikki gained a first class honours degree in Physiotherapy from Hertfordshire University in 2007.

Nikki went on to gain invaluable experience in the NHS working in a variety of areas from Orthpaedics, MSK Outpatients, Care of the Elderly , Stroke and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, working her way to a Senior Physiotherapist. However, it was not long when Nikki combined her passion for physiotherapy with health and fitness, having worked previously as a personal trainer, to specialise in sports injuries. Nikki has worked for over six years in the private sector working with a variety of professionals from local GP's, specialist surgeons, podiatrists and nutritionists. Nikki's enthusiasm to treat sporting injuries led her to complete a post graduate certificate in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy. This training gave Nikki an even greater depth of the complexities of pain following an injury and she can quickly ascertain, not only the source of the symptoms, but treats the underlying cause!

Over the years Nikki has worked very closely with Orthopaedic Consultants within Essex, during this time she gained extensive knowledge of the shoulder joint, pre and post rehabilitation following knee surgery and joint replacement therapy. Also within her current practice, Nikki treats pre and post natal women, the elderly too paediatrics, including members of the Essex Junior Squash Team. As well as amateur runners, to competitive cyclists, triathletes and marathon runners.

Nikki is dynamic and proactive in her approach to the recovery process. She utilises acupuncture, dry needling, as well as, many other therapeutic techniques to quickly resolve symptoms. In addition, Nikki spends time educating her patients on their biomechanics and movement dysfunctions. Nikki strongly believes an injury can be a positive experience, an opportunity to fine tune a person biomechanics and prevent reoccurrence. She achieves this through her knowledge of exercise prescription, empowering her patients to correct their biomechanics with exercises. This enables them to return to their activities, whether this may be a simple daily tasks, such as, walking too returning to a sport.

Outside of clinic Nikki is a keen runner and likes to play netball, up until four years ago playing competitively in both Chelmsford and Colchester, until she ruptured her Anterior Cruciate Ligament. This has given Nikki invaluable insight of the personal difficulties incurred from a sporting injury, enhancing her ability to meet her clients expectations and goals.

Nikki continues to develop her skills and knowledge attending courses and frequently reviewing research, often referred to by her colleagues as a 'book work'! Nikki feels it is imperative to not only look at the injury but the aspirations and ambitions of her patients, treating them as a whole. Nikki herself has set some goals, committing to run the Colchester Half Marathon next year and the London 2020 Marathon!

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Emma Rees

Nutritional Therapist
BA (Hons), FdSc, DipION, mBANT, CNHCreg

Emma is a qualified Nutritional Therapist and member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). She has been a member of the Profession Specific Board for the CNHC for several years

Emma is very well experienced with nearly ten years of experience as a registered nutritional therapist and has recently completed her Masters degree. Emma is also lecturer and module leader in clinical and therapeutic skills at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, London. As a nutritional therapist, Emma works with clients to bring positive change in their quality of life. She will look at enhancing and improving your food and lifestyle choices to help you achieve your health goals, drawing on functional testing and supplementation when needed.

To book an appointment and start your healthier lifestyle call either Emma direct on 07817524345 or a member of the team at Physio2Live on 07828264789.

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Clare Rickwood

Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist

Clare has been a Sports & Massage Remedial Therapist since 2005, qualifying from the London School of Sports Massage with a BTEC Level 5 in Sports and Remedial Massage. Clare is a member of The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and specialises in deep tissue release and sports massage.

Clare has a health and fitness background as she previously worked locally within a gym as a Sports Massage Therapist treating numerous triathletes and runners. This knowledge and wealth of experience of the human body enables Clare to effectively treat a variety of injuries. She has worked with professional athletes, including the British Army Bobsleigh Team, to providing post-race treatment to the Ipswich Half Marathon and many other local events across Essex. Clare has a prgamatic approach enabling her to treat postural imbalances and general tension from the stress /strains of daily living.

Clare likes to keep fit herself and completed the Colchester 10k last year and achieved a personal ambition this year reaching the peak of Snowdon! She is currently contemplating her next challenge for 2019!

Clare is passionate, committed and proactive in her continual professional development. She has recently attended courses in Rocktape Functional Taping, Shoulder, as well as, Myofascial Release. Clare has also just successfully attained her Level 1 in Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) and is one of the few practitioners in NKT in this area!! NKT is the advanced assessment and treatment of movement dysfunctions that are due to complex motor control and neural problems within the brain. To find our more on NKT or how deep tissue massage can help you, email Clare@pt2live.com or call our team at Physio 2 Live today on 07828264788.

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