About Advanced Injury Management
Do you suffer from pain or reduced mobility?
Advanced Injury Management provides treatment of:
- Neck pain, back pain and sciatica
- Postural problems and headaches
- Muscle and joint sprains
- Rehabilitation after surgery
- Overuse and repetitive strain injuries
- Neurological rehabilitation
We have worked with the NHS, the British Army, a wide range of the leading insurance companies and legal firms as well as businesses and a number of professional sports organisations. We have extensive sports medicine experience having worked with Portsmouth FC Academy and the England U16 team.
Why use Advanced Injury Management?
The importance is to develop a working partnership, between the clinician and you the patient. By identifying, the root cause of your symptoms together will enable the most effective outcome by helping understand and manage your condition. Therefore you won’t need to keep coming back. Prevention and education is paramount. We’ll give you the knowledge and support, couple this with expert hands-on treatment and you’ll see the difference.
Importantly if you are not showing signs of getting better within 3 weeks then we won’t keep on treating you. And we’ll tell you why. However, we will refer you on for further investigation to your GP and network of consultants. Physiotherapist Chris Gadeke works as a Clinical Specialist Practitioner at St Mary’s and Queen Alexandra Hospitals and has developed a wide network of relations with orthopaedic and rheumatology consultants.
MEET THE TEAM
CHRIS GADEKE – Clinical Director of Physiotherapy
MSc (NMS) BSc (Hons) MCSP MMACP AACP Inj Dip Cert Independent Prescriber
Chris is a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist who specializes in all neuromusculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries. He qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1999 and completed a Masters Degree in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2007. He is a member of the coveted Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP). Additionally, he is an independent prescriber and injection therapist specialist.
He was commissioned and served in the Royal Army Medical Corps until 2005 and was instrumental in physiotherapy services during numerous overseas campaigns.
Chris has extensive experience in the treatment of elite athletes and has worked within Premiership and England club football. He currently works as an Extended Scope Practitioner and Clinical Specialist within the NHS. This role includes injection therapy and advanced assessment and treatment.
Chris is also the Clinical Lead and Director of Advanced Injury Management. All clients receive a multidisciplinary, holistic service providing high-class assessment and treatment incorporating the latest evidenced-based techniques. Additionally, he is able to refer for further investigations where required.
SARAH NEAVES – Specialist Physiotherapist
Sarah qualified in 1986 from Guys Hospital School of Physiotherapy. After working in 2 London hospitals she specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy gaining experience at RNH Haslar, Exmouth hospital and in GP practice prior to moving to Germany and working for the Ministry of Defence.
More recently, she has worked for Nuffield Hospitals and is now in private practice.
She has a keen interest in spinal pain, ergonomics and core stability and is a fully certified Pilates instructor having completed her training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute in London.
NICHOLAS WEBB – Senior Physiotherapist
MSc PGCert BSc (Hons)
Nick has a passion for rehabilitation and service. Boasting a wide-ranging career across the private and public sectors as a personal trainer and tutor. A-Level PE Teacher and Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist in the NHS.
Having completed an MSc in Physiotherapy at Southampton University, Nick combines his academic background with practical rehabilitation skills. His recent research has left him to investigate the use of a novel movement screening tool to identify movement dysfunction that can lead to injury. This research in a combination with an extensive service background enables Nick to employ functional strategies to help facilitate rehabilitation with his patients.
JO SPENCER – Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
BSc (Hons) MCSP MSc MSK Medicine MAAP
Jo trained at the University of Southampton and graduated in 2004 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. After qualifying, Jo moved to Portsmouth and gained experience in a variety of physiotherapy specialities including orthopaedics and neurological rehabilitation. Her career since has been in the musculoskeletal field. She is able to offer an advanced assessment of neuro-musculoskeletal complaints to determine diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Jo completed her Masters Degree with a distinction in Musculoskeletal Medicine since 2013.
MIKE SAEGART – Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
BSc (Hons) MSc MCSP AACP
Is a Chartered Physiotherapist with 12 years of experience working in the NHS and the private sector. He currently works as a clinical physiotherapy specialist in Spines and Lower Limb for Solent NHS Trust across different clinical sites in Portsmouth and Fareham and Gosport. He has full membership with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) and been practicing Acupuncture for 8 years.
BEN CAIRNS – Senior Physiotherapist
BSc (Hons) MCSP
Ben qualified from the University of Southampton in 2010 with BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy. Ben has specialises in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy working with the NHS in West Sussex and private practice. He has worked at numerous rugby clubs providing sports rehabilitation, injury prevention and pitch side first aid. Ben has years experience of utilising manual therapy, acupuncture, myofascial release and clinical Pilates as complementary therapies to his physiotherapy treatment.
Gary Stubbs – Optimal Therapeutics
Gary specialises in the highly effective Fear of Flying programme and management in Sports Performance. This treatment is to complement physical rehabilitation and management of anxiety following injury and also the optimisation of performance in the sporting arena. Additional skills include specialising in the treatment of PTSI working alongside the charities Save our Soldiers and BattleBack.
Gary has a twenty-three year background as a Senior Officer in the Royal Navy. A career in training Commando Helicopter pilots to fly and operate within the rigours of front-line operations, instructing at the Royal Navy School of Leadership and Management and working with the Royal Marines and Special Forces having completed the training to gain the coveted Green Beret. He is also a current and qualified commercial airline pilot with a high profile UK airline. He has competed at National and International levels in Bobsleigh, Rugby Union and Martial Arts previously having held national medals in Karate and national titles in traditional JuJutsu so understands the rigours and commitments of sports practitioners.
CLAIRE JEFFREY – Practice Manager
Claire has spent several years in Purchasing and Facilities Management before going back to university to gain a degree in Education and Training. She has now worked for Advanced Injury Management for over 3 years and is integral to all the management and smooth running within the office and company.