Sam Downer MSc (SEM) BSc (Phys) MCSP
Chartered Physiotherapist & Clinical Director
Sam graduated from the University of West England Bristol in 2010 with a BSc in Physiotherapy. With a desire to develop his knowledge further he took his education to the next level and completed a masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2019 at Queen Mary University London. His work experience has seen him spend time in both the NHS and private practice which has included independent sports injury clinics, global organisations such as BUPA and a prestigious private hospital in London. He has spent time working in Rugby and Cricket, including an opportunity to work with the England Women’s Cricket first team. He also has a particular interest in tennis injuries which saw him complete his masters thesis on the interactions between the kinetic chain and shoulder pain.
Sam has specialist skills in Sports and Exercise Medicine and performance coaching. Whilst his key interests lie in the diagnosis and management of upper limb, knee and foot and ankle injuries, he also enjoys helping clients improve not only in athletic endeavour but in lifestyle and overall health performance too. Whilst his current practice sees him treat a predominance of sports injuries of all natures, his case load is varied and he is experienced in treating everyone from athletes to corporate workers suffering from spinal complaints.
Sam’s philosophy to physiotherapy is to empower the patient. Taking time to discuss the nature and cause of the injury, and to reason how to get better but also how to try to avoid getting injured in the future is paramount to his practice. He also believes in the importance of multidisciplinary approach and so is proactive in interacting with coaches, doctors and consultants when needed. Sam understands the impact that injuries have on individuals and so helps his patients to see the silver linings to injuries and how you can learn from them and turn them into a positive experience.
Sam is fully registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) meaning he is fully insured to treat you. He also belongs to special interest groups; the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM), the European Union for Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation (EUSSER) and being certified in acupuncture he is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS).
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