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Geraldine Watkins - Consultant Physiotherapist

gerry-7054Associate Professor
Sports Physiotherapy and Exercise Medicine
 
Chartered Physiotherapist and Manipulative Physiotherapist
Specialist in Sports Injury, Clinical Biomechanics, Spine & Lower Limb
 
MSc MSK Physio ,BSc.,MCSP, DipTP, MMACP, DipManipTher,PGCertEd.,
DipOrth-Med-InjTher, DipRGRT, CertPod.
                           
 
 
 
 
Memberships and Special Interest Groups
Member Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Member Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
Member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Orthopaedic Medicine and Injection Therapy
Member Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine
Clinical Experience

Geraldine qualified in 1976 from the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, with a Diploma in Remedial Gymnastics & Recreational Therapy. In 1985 she became a member of the Chartered Society Society of Physiotherapy and attained a BSc degree in Remedial Science in 1987 from Westminster University, London. She later studied at University College London, attaining an MSc degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 1996.
 
Prior to her graduation she worked at various teaching hospitals and spinal injuries centres in South Wales and Scotland. Following her graduation, she completed all major medical and orthopaedic rotations and specialist fields, at Leicester General Hospital. Geraldine went on to specialize in orthopaedics, major injuries and burns, taking on a senior role at the Birmingham Accident hospital. Following this she took up a senior and superintendent role, at two renowned Medical Rehabilitation Centres – Garston Manor MRC, Watford and Camden Road MRC in London. At this stage in her career, she specialised in orthopaedics, rehabilitation, hydrotherapy, sports injuries and acute trauma. In 1987.
 
Geraldine became a lecturer on the BSc Physiotherapy degree course at The Middlesex Hospital School of Physiotherapy, University College London. During this time she attained a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (with distinction) and a Diploma in Teacher of Physiotherapy (DipTP) awarded by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. After 5 years, Geraldine took up an appointment at Brunel University, as senior lecturer in BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy degree. Geraldine was course leader in Biomechanics, Kinaesiology, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (incorporating manual physiotherapy skills and therapeutic and sports massage), Rehabilitation and Hydrotherapy. She was also senior lecturer in anatomy, pathology, orthopaedics and trauma.
Clinically, Geraldine is a specialist in biomechanical analysis of injuries and dysfunction, spinal and lower limb injuries and dysfunction. 
 
During 2014 and 2015 Geraldine and two colleagues wrote an MSc in Sports Physiotherapy & Exercise Medicine for Middlesex University, which started in September 2015. In her capacity as Associate Professor for this programme, she was module leader in advanced sports physiotherapy and sports & clinical biomechanics and has also lectured in sports  & clinical hydrotherapy.
Sports Physiotherapy Experience
 
Geraldine is an experienced sports physiotherapist, who has been involved with the Olympic games, GB and England Sports Physiotherapy.  During her time at both universities, Geraldine was physiotherapist to Ealing Womens National League (outdoor and indoor) hockey champions for a number of years and later became physiotherapist to England Womens hockey team attending GB, World, European Cups and National championships. In more recent years, Geraldine was a physiotherapist at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Rowing and Canoe Sprint events and Lead Physiotherapist for the Mountain Bike events at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014.
 
Geraldine has also been a Director of two Sports & Dance Injury Clinics in High Wycombe and Brunel UC – treating many sports men and women, including football players from Chelsea, Wimbledon and Manchester City, Olympic, GB and England hockey players and Ballet Rombert dancers.  She has also been involved with Rugby, including Henley Hawks and Henley Rugby Sevens and physiotherapist to the visiting Fijian and Portuguese sides.  Geraldine has also assisted the lead physiotherapist of England Universities Rugby, at rugby trials and national matches at Twickenham, Cardiff and Bristol.
 
Summary Sports Physiotherapy Experience
  • Olympic Games Physiotherapist - Rowing and Canoe Sprint 
  • Commonwealth Games Glasgow - Mountain Bike  events
  • England Womens Hockey and GB Hockey : Chief physiotherapist to the England Womens      
  • Hockey team for 5 years, attending, World Cup, European Cup, 4 Nations and international events
  • England Womens and Mens Hockey Vets: physiotherapist at the World Championships in Holland
  • National League Hockey - physiotherapist to Ealing Women’s National league Hockey team, who were national champions for a number of years. With this team she travelled all over the UK and Europe covering Field Hockey and Indoor hockey tournaments and Europeans Hockey Clubs Championships.
  • Rugby: Henley Hawks and Henley Rugby Sevens - Fijian and Portuguese sides.
  • England Universities Rugby: assisting with rugby trials and national matches at Twickenham, Cardiff and Bristol.