Biography

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James Leathers

Chartered Physiotherapist, Clinic Owner

BSc, MSc, MCSP, MHCPC (PH95825)

  • Physiotherapy

  • Sports Injuries

  • Sports specific strength training 

  • Acupuncture

  • Headaches

  • Manipulation

  • Kinesio taping

  • Physio-led personal training

  • Balance and dizziness rehab

Originally a football coach, working with Leicester City FC, James went on to study Sports Science at the University of Greenwich and Professional Football coaching with West Ham United and the David Beckham Academy. After getting injured whilst playing semi-professional football, he received physiotherapy treatment and decided to change career path, qualifying as a Physiotherapist from the University of Essex in 2010.

Additionally, to his role at JL Physio, James has worked within the NHS, specialising in musculoskeletal injuries and patients suffering from vertigo. James has also previously worked with Watford FC and Leyton Orient FC.

James is currently completing his Post. Graduate MSc degree, qualifying in steroid injection therapy and complex musculoskeletal conditions. When he is not at work or studying, you will find him on the tennis courts at Essex University, playing golf, skateboarding (trying to) or enjoying family life with his wife Seren and son Jasper.

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Philip Churchyard

Chartered Physiotherapist

BSc, MSc, MCSP, MHCPC (PH108212)

  • Physiotherapy

  • Sports Injuries

  • Sports specific strength training 

  • Manipulation

  • Kinesio taping

  • Physio-led personal training

  • Paediatrics

  • Pilates

Biography

Pip qualified from the University of Essex in 2015 having completed a pre-registration MSc in Physiotherapy. Since then he has expanded his skills, gaining a breadth of experience, working both within the NHS and in high level sports. Pips NHS roles have covered inpatient and outpatient settings including a range of orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and paediatric conditions. Within sports, he has worked at Colchester Rugby Club since qualifying and has been the Lead Physiotherapist for the last 3 seasons.

Prior to physiotherapy, Pip studied a BSc in Psychology at the University of East Anglia.  This drove his passion for helping people with complex issues, facilitating behavioural change and understanding the science behind pain.

Outside of work he likes to maintain his fitness in the gym, he also loves to travel and scuba dive. Although, the diving may have to wait a few years as Pip and his wife have recently celebrated the birth of their first child.

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James Heaton

Chartered Physiotherapist

BSc, MSc, MCSP, MHCPC (PH119824)

  • Physiotherapy

  • Sports Injuries

  • Sports specific strength training 

  • Manipulation

  • Kinesio taping

  • Physio-led personal training

Biography

James Initially trained as a Sports Therapist, completing his degree at the University of the West of England. During this time James was fortunate to have the opportunity to work alongside Premiership Rugby club Gloucester. Following this he worked within semi-professional football and private practice, as well as teaching sports massage.

 

In 2019 James became a Chartered Physiotherapist, graduating form the University of Essex. James currently works full time in the NHS, based in Ipswich. Along side working in the NHS and at JL Physio, James also works for Ipswich Town Football Club.

James has a keen interest in lower limb and sports injuries, enjoying return to sport rehabilitation and helping patients achieve their desired goals.

Away from physiotherapy, James enjoys exercising and socialising with his friends.

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