Clinical Team

Gordon Bosworth

Clinical Director

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Gordon spent his formative years in the Royal Air Force (1976–1992) as a member of the Physical Education Branch. While serving he trained at Queen Elizabeth’s Military Hospital Woolwich and later at the RAF School of Physiotherapy, qualifying in 1983 and further studied post-grad with Osteopaths and Chiropractors.

After several tours of duty on various units, including rehabilitation units at Headley Court and Chessington, he left the RAF to take up the position of Head of Rehabilitation at the Police Rehab Centre in Goring-on-Thames, and at the same time moved into private practice.

He has been the Senior Governing Body Physiotherapist to the British Bobsleigh and Bob-Skeleton Team (1996–2006, including four years as Performance Director) and was a member of the Great Britain teams at the Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan (1998), Salt Lake City, USA (2002), and Torino, Italy (2006).

Gordon was Medical Lead for the Canadian Speed Skating Team at the Vancouver Olympic Games (2010) and Chief Physiotherapist to UK Athletics/British Athletics at the London Olympic Games (2012). He attended the Olympic Holding Camp with Canada in Sochi, Russia (2014) and the PyeongChang Winter Games in Korea (2018), again with Canada.

Gordon has been a Consultant to several professional football teams, including Bolton Wanderers, Liverpool, Wigan Athletic, Derby County, QPR and Sunderland.

Gordon currently acts as a Consultant to London Irish RFC, as well as to several track and field athletes.

Gordon passionately believes in striving for excellence and making sure the service he and his colleagues provide is the best it can be. To this end he spends many hours improving his knowledge and skills and an equal number of hours mentoring and teaching others. Courses can be found on the website.

“It is this constant transfer of information that enables a practitioner to grow, given that we can never know enough, there is no time to waste, understanding the why is more important than the what.”

David Jones

Chartered Physiotherapist

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David has over 20 years’ experience of working in professional football. During this time, he provided the treatment, rehabilitation and injury management for all players involved at this level, from mature professionals, to aspiring children at the school of excellence (now Wycombe Wanderers Academy).

In 2004 he moved into a senior lecturing position within the School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire. He currently combines lecturing with rehabilitation and sports injury practice.

David has extensive experience in the management of sports injuries that affect athletes at all levels. He has a keen interest in all aspects of sports medicine. In particular, he is well known for his specialist knowledge regarding the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of knee injuries and groin pain.

In the ever-changing world of sports medicine, David has always endeavoured to be at the forefront of new developments. He takes great pleasure in using this knowledge to help his clients return to their chosen sport.

Ruari Scott

Osteopath

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Ruari has been a practising Osteopath since 2003, after graduating from the British School of Osteopathy in London. Previously Director of the highly regarded Breakspeare Clinic in the Wychwood Valley, he has now moved to the other side of the county and brings his experience and expertise to The Bosworth Clinic team. Over the past 12 years, Ruari has held a number of educational posts, including Lecturer and Tutor at Oxford Brookes University, and Senior Lecturer at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Edinburgh and Birmingham. He is passionate about education, and applies this to both his students and his patients, should they wish it!

Ruari has remained open-minded regarding treatment, enabling him to provide a wide range of treatment modalities to suit most types of problems and people. He strongly believes in the idea of looking at the whole body to understand why it has gone wrong, and how to improve it. This generalist approach reduces the chances of missing vital clues in a diagnosis at the beginning. This fits well with the whole ethos of the Bosworth Clinic, but comes at it from a slightly different viewpoint. He is very happy to talk to people about osteopathy and how it fits into the world of physical therapy. Just ask!

Catherine Tomkies

Chartered Physiotherapist

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Catherine has worked as a Physiotherapist for over 20 years and has a particular interest in prehabilitation work and screening. She is Gold accredited with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Catherine has worked in a variety of sports and completed an MSc in Sports Physiotherapy. She was the Lead Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme Physiotherapist – an Olympic development programme (2010–2015), and was HQ Physiotherapist for Team GB at the World Winter Student Games. Catherine was selected to work at the 2012 Olympics (Tennis) and the Paralympics (Athlete Village) in 2012. She was the Lead Physiotherapist for Oxford University Women’s Boat Club (2015). She is also a part-time Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath on their MSc in Sports Physiotherapy. Catherine has been part of the physiotherapy team working at the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club since 2015. She is also the Lead Physiotherapist at the Junior Elite Tennis academy in Northwood.

Amy McQuitty

Chartered Physiotherapist

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Amy qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2007, spending the first five years of her career in the NHS specialising in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the same time working as a Sports Physiotherapist with Championship rugby team Richmond FC. Amy has worked in a variety of sport and musculoskeletal settings, she has also completed a master’s level qualification in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.

Amy has worked as the Lead Physiotherapist for Oxford University Rugby Football club (2015–2017), Oxford University Women’s Boat Club (2016) and as Lead Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) Physiotherapist (an Olympic development programme) from 2015 to 2019. She has continued to work with TASS athletes alongside her multi-sport work at Oxford Brookes University, with specific focus on working with the rowing team. Amy has also worked within British Universities and Colleges Sport, most recently Futsal, as well as working with the GB Canoeing team in the Canoe Sprint European Championships in Serbia (2018).

Amy is in the final year of her MSc in Sports Physiotherapy at Bath University and is Bronze accredited with The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists on Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Amy’s recent work has fuelled her love of sport, injury prevention through screening and conditioning, as well as the rehabilitation of athletes back to high-level performance

Caitlin Tinn

Chartered Physiotherapist

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Caitlin qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2012, spending the first two years providing services such as medico-legal treatment to a range of public sector organisations, before specialising in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. She has since completed a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage, an MSC in Sports and Exercise Nutrition, and more recently set up her nutrition business providing nutritional advice and support to athletes.

Caitlin has worked within the field of Sports Physiotherapy with local rugby, tennis and rowing clubs, and was the Lead Physiotherapist for Oxford University Women’s Lightweight Rowing Club (2016–2019). She is a qualified Lawn Tennis Association coach and has organised and led tennis courses at several schools. Caitlin is also interested in gymnastics, dance and racquet sports, as well as equestrian rider injuries, working with British Eventing providing physiotherapy for riders at Blenheim International Horse Trials.

Outside the clinic you will find Caitlin either on a tennis court playing for her club, exploring trail running routes, or out walking with her mad Hungarian Vizsla.

Sharon Simpson

Chartered Physiotherapist

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Originally from Belfast, Sharon graduated from Cardiff University and quickly developed a keen interest for treating musculoskeletal and sports injuries. She completed her junior rotations in the NHS and also worked in private practice during this time before joining The Bosworth Clinic full time. Since then, Sharon has developed a wealth of experience in treating acute sports injuries and rehabilitation and has worked with rugby and hockey teams.

Having been involved in triathlon, Sharon’s participation in sport led her to her most recent work in Portugal, where she has been based for six months as a Physiotherapist and Coach for Tri Training Harder (a coaching and triathlon training holidays company). She has been working alongside an elite team and coached athletes to help manage training related and acute sports injuries; Sharon has a keen interest in injury prevention and screening, but also enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal problems.

Sharon is an Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute Instructor and likes to use a combined treatment approach, often using Pilates alongside manual therapy techniques to help clients reach their goals. She is an enthusiastic physiotherapist and loves the problem-solving element to her work – she is not interested in just treating the symptoms, but also dealing with the cause.

Sharon is currently undertaking an MSc in Sports Physiotherapy at the University of Bath.

Dean Goddard

Osteopath

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Sophie Gwilym

Neurological Physiotherapist

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Sophie qualified in 1999 with a BSc in Physiotherapy awarded by Brunel University. She developed an early interest in treating people with neurological disorders and specialised in 2001 working as a Senior Neurological Physiotherapist for St George Healthcare trust in London. This post included nine months at the Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre where she was the Senior Physiotherapist for the Cognitive Team.

After moving to Oxfordshire in 2002 Sophie joined the team at the Oxford Centre for Enablement, a specialist neurological rehabilitation centre. She became the Lead Physiotherapist for the Continuing Disability Management Service, a multi-disciplinary team providing specialist assessment and treatment for people with long-term and progressive neurological conditions.

In 2006 Sophie joined the Physical Disability Physiotherapy service for Oxford Health NHS Trust, providing highly specialist physiotherapy support for people with complex neurological conditions. She has developed an extensive network both in and outside the NHS, having developed close working relationships with other teams and services.

Sophie is an expert in the physiotherapy treatment of neurological disorders and has taught and practised extensively. She has a particular interest in the management of spasticity having worked jointly with a neurological consultant in a weekly spasticity clinic.

She is a long-term member, and sits on the committee of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology. She regularly attends courses and conferences relevant to her area of interest and is committed to her continuing professional development for the benefit of herself and her patients.

In 2014 Sophie set up Oxfordshire Neurophysiotherapy to provide specialist independent physiotherapy for people with neurological conditions.

Jenny Page

Neurological Physiotherapist

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Jen qualified in 1993 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Coventry University. She worked at the Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI), and after 18 months specialised in Neurological Rehabilitation as a rotational Senior Physiotherapist. This included working with an inpatient and outpatient neurology team, a neuro-rehabilitation team, on the Stroke unit as well as working with complex trauma patients with head injuries. She worked with the Lead Parkinson’s disease Consultant to pilot a joint Consultant/Physio clinic. Jen later headed up the Rehabilitation Physiotherapy team at LRI treating patients with a variety of neurological conditions (particularly stroke and head injury) as inpatients and outpatients.

In 2000 she relocated to Oxfordshire and joined the Physical Disability Physiotherapy Service for the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Jen relished the opportunity to work with a wide variety of people with complex neurological conditions, e.g. Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, head injury and multiple sclerosis. She has developed close working relationships with local gyms, sport centres and Headway Oxford. She has excellent working relationships with many other specialist teams and services within Oxfordshire.

Jen is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology and regularly attends courses and conferences to ensure that she is up to date with new technologies, best practice and continued professional development.

Jen enjoys a busy family life, loves running with her Springer Spaniels, skiing and is a coffee connoisseur!

Caroline Hyne

Neurological Physiotherapist

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Caroline qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2003 with BSc (Hons) from Oxford Brookes University. Since 2005, Caroline has worked as a Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist in hospital, out-patient and community settings within the NHS and private practice. She joined Oxfordshire Neurophysiotherapy (ON) Physio full-time in 2016.

While enjoying all aspects of neurological physiotherapy, Caroline has a special interest in Multiple Sclerosis. As such, since joining ON Physio, she set up an aquatic exercise class for people with MS, now successfully running for two years. Caroline also enjoys delivering specialist Parkinson’s exercise classes, seeing people at their homes or in clinic for individual treatment sessions.

Caroline believes strongly in evidence-based practice, and offering people the full range of treatment options available. Her recent training and accreditation include Functional Electrical Stimulation (Odstock PACE certified), Parkinson’s Disease Warrior Instructor, Aquatic Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (ATACP) Accredited Foundation Programme in Aquatic Therapy (taught element) and a post-graduate module in Exercise Prescription for Long-Term Conditions and neurofit training.

Caroline continues to maintain and develop her skills and knowledge through attendance of relevant courses and, in addition to Chartered Society of Physiotherapy membership, is an active member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists with Interest in Neurology and of ATACP.

Helen Money

Nutrition & Sports Nutrition

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Helen Money holds a BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition and a PG cert in Applied Sports Nutrition. Helen provides nutritional advice based on scientific evidence. She works with clients to enable them to perform to the best of their ability, be it on the sports field, in the boardroom or at home.

Helen provides advice and diet plans to support clients in a range of areas, including weight loss, weight gain, management of symptoms of IBS and other gut conditions, stress, fatigue, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, health maintenance, injury prevention and sports nutrition.

Formerly a fund manager, Helen worked in the City for 16 years. She is focused on helping clients realise their goals, ensuring not only that goals are achievable, but also sustainable in their home/working environment. Helen is also the mother of two young children and appreciates the importance of eating well during pregnancy, the pressures of family life and the responsibilities of teaching children to eat well.

Paul Ledger

Soft Tissue Therapist - Performance Trainer

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Paul qualified in 1998 in Personal Training and Sports Massage and subsequently in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation. After spending several years personal training and treating a number of high profile clients in London, he moved back to the Cotswolds and opened his own clinics, including a clinic providing sports therapy, rehabilitation and functional performance training to several full/half Blue Oxford University teams.

Paul was a Sports Massage Therapist to the ladies’ Bobsleigh World Cup team (2001), the Canadian Rugby World Cup team (2002) and the GB Salt Lake City Olympic Bobsleigh team (2002). He also mentors the De Montfort University Strength and Conditioning coaching team, is a Sports Therapist for private schools in and around Oxfordshire and lectures in Sports Therapy, Sports Massage and Rehabilitation. Paul was also the first registered Reflexive Performance Reset coach in the UK, under the Cal Dietz system.

Paul has built a strong reputation in sports massage/soft tissue release, and performance training. His expertise combines soft tissue skills, musculoskeletal dysfunctional patterns, exercises/conditioning knowledge and appropriate functional movements screens when working with patients or athletes. He aims to identify, educate, correct and restore the client’s movement patterns, structure a plan of strength and conditioning and soft tissue management, which promotes pain free function and efficiency in performance. Paul tailors management plans specific to each client’s needs and performance goals.

Autumn Rowan-Hull

Fascial Stretch Therapist

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Autumn has completed a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and a DPhil at Oxford University (2000). Her research has focused on the development of the nervous system and the tissue that makes muscles, bones and fascia. This work has also led her into the field of anatomy where she holds a post at Oxford University.

This combination of research and anatomy gives her a unique background to allow her to comprehend the body as a whole. Autumn has a talent for understanding the dynamic body and an interest in maximising its functional abilities. What connects this interest, together with her research into the anatomy, is fascia. Fascia is the connective tissue that is found continuously all over the body which attaches, stabilises, encloses muscle groups, tendons and ligaments. It is also able to separate our muscle as well as being found under our skin and deeper within our organs. Furthermore, fascia is highly vascularised and works directly with our nervous system.

This in depth understanding of fascia fuels Autumn’s desire to work with the living body and anatomy; to understand it better and improve its function. Autumn has harnessed this understanding of fascia by training as a Fascial Stretch Therapist (FST) in Arizona, USA, at the Stretch to Win Institute.

The aim of an FST is to improve functional and athletic performance, increase specific flexibility and reduce injury. A recent systematic review on stretching from multiple studies shows it increases range of motion, improves dynamometer measured power as well as jumping and running performance.

Bryony O'Dowda

Soft Tissue Therapist

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Bryony graduated in 2014 from Nottingham Trent University with a First Class Sports & Exercise Science degree. She qualified as a Level 4 Sports Massage Practitioner and started her own soft tissue therapy business in Oxfordshire. Bryony was appointed First Team Soft Tissue Therapist at Nottingham Forest LFC, Oxford United WFC and Oxford City Athletics Club.

In addition to full Sports Massage Association (SMA) membership, Bryony is a recognised practitioner for unfunded Great Britain Olympic and Paralympic athletes through the SMA Road2Success Scheme and the Sport England Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. She is also fully qualified in Fascial Movement Taping and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation.

A recently retired international cheerleader/gymnast, Bryony specialises in preparatory and recovery soft tissue therapy, soft tissue injury rehabilitation, and occupational-/postural-related muscular skeletal disorders.

Corrine Larkworthy

Sports Massage Therapist

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Corinne is a Sports Massage Therapist. She has a diploma in Sports Massage and is qualified in sports/kinesio taping – a rehabilitative taping technique designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. Corinne is currently training to become a Sports Therapist. She has an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science and a master’s degree in Sport Nutrition.

Corinne has two-year’s experience working within sports injury clinics, sports clubs and with elite athletes. Treatments include a thorough postural assessment, followed by a range of hands-on techniques, including massage, active release and sports/kinesio taping. She enjoys treating athletes as well as the general population, whatever their age or activity level.

Outside work she competes in rowing, long distance running events and team triathlons.

Kate Layton

Soft Tissue Therapist - Pilates Instructor

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Kate has over 20 years’ experience working in the Fitness Industry around the Oxford area.
An initial love of aerobics turned her hobby into her full-time career. She passed her Exercise to Music exam with the London YMCA in July 1994 and has continued to teach a variety of classes at a range of venues around Oxford. This was followed by studying for a Personal Training Diploma at the London YMCA in 1997. She worked in various gyms as Duty Manager and designed fitness programmes for clients.

In February 2007 she completed her PTS Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage. This was taught under licence from the London School of Sports Massage whose main principal is Mel Cash, famous for his pioneering work in this field. Kate is also a STOTT Pilates® instructor and is currently studying for her next level exam on the Reformer (a sprung bed-like frame, which incorporates Pilates exercises).

Kate hosts a variety of classes at the Clinic including Pilates, Pre- and Post-Natal Pilates, Yoga Stretch, Body Balance and Functional Fitness. Kate also undertakes private Pilates sessions and sports massage therapy.

Kate is a qualified instructor in many disciplines, including Fitness for the Older Person (1997), Bodypump (2000), Tomahawk Indoor Cycling (2000), Reebok Flexible Strength (2001), Speedo Aqua (2004), Body Balance (2007) and Zumba (2010).

Support Team

Tillie Snell

Practice Manager

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Biography coming soon.

Naomi Bosworth

Assistant Practice Manager

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Biography coming soon.

Aimee Bowd

Practice Secretary

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Biography coming soon.

Rosie Johnson

Receptionist

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Biography coming soon.