27E Westgate, Tadcaster North Yorkshire, LS24 9JB Tel: 01937 833976

Meet the Team

Dave Baxter BSc (Hons) MCSP HCPC ACPOHE AACP- Owner and Lead Physio

Lead Physiotherapist Dave Baxter has a unique background in physiotherapy making him the ideal choice to treat a range of musculoskeletal problems.

Dave qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the University of East London in 2000 before he went on to work at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals. Dave initially worked his general rotations before gaining a senior role specialising in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. After working in a number of departments including post-surgical rehab, orthopaedics and GP referrals Dave took up a full time post at BUPA Hospital Leeds (which later became Spire) in 2004. In his role as a Specialist Physiotherapist Dave worked closely with a number of leading orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons treating a broad variety of conditions. Dave then went on to work in Occupational Health and Ergonomics providing specialist ergonomic assessments to major employers in the Yorkshire and Humberside region as well as in house physiotherapy and fit to work assessments to local industry, councils and the NHS.

Dave has extensive experience in treating sporting injuries having worked in elite level rugby and womens football as well as with golfers, marathon runners, cyclists and power lifters to name a few. In January 2012 Dave finally fulfilled his dream of having his own Physio practice when he opened Tadcaster Physio & Sports Injuries Clinic.

Dave has a specialist interest in running injuries and their management and is himself a fanatical runner having thrown himself into the sport himself with a scientific eye. Dave has a keen interest in training errors, strength and conditioning as well as performing regular gait analysis on the clinic treadmill.

Sarah Baxter BSc (Hons) MCSP HCPC ACPIN- Specialist Neuro/Elderly Care Physio/Practice Manager

Sarah graduated from the University of Bradford in 2005 having previously worked in the Forensic Science Service and Outdoor education.

Sarah has a wealth of experience and a specialist interest in neurological physiotherapy. She completed the introduction to Bobath course in 2008 and is a member of the association of chartered physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN).

Sarah worked for seven years in the NHS before moving into private practice. Having just returned from the birth of her 2nd child Sarah is developing specialist services for Elderly care patients and those with neurological disorders. As well as being a Mother to Matilda and Tom, Sarah enjoys Pilates, creative crafts and ballet/dance.

Liane Williams MCSP HCPC AHT- Specialist Physio/Hand Therapist

Liane, who is a graduate from the Middlesex Hospital London, has recently returned from Cape Town in South Africa where she has worked for 25 years.

Having gained experience in general physiotherapy and orthopaedics as a senior physiotherapist at Princess Alice Orthopaedic Hospital, Liane specialised in hand and upper limb rehabilitation. She led the physiotherapy team at the Cape Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation Unit as part of a multidisciplinary team.

She is a Hand Therapist and has extensive experience in both post-surgical and conservative rehabilitation of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand and has a special interest in shoulder instability.

She has recently joined the iCSP team as a facilitator in Hand Therapy. Liane is a keen Racketball player and Horse rider.

Simon Smith, MSC, MMACP, MCSP

Simon Smith is a well respected physiotherapist within the Yorkshire region and lead therapist for Cycloform providing Physio led bike fitting at Tadcaster Physio & Sports Injuries Clinic. He also works as a clinical specialist within the NHS, taking complex back, hip and knee pain patients whom have failed to improve with usual physiotherapy and General Practitioner management and putting them back on track.

Simon is also an Associate Lecturer at Teesside University, teaching expert practice in the assessment of musculoskeletal dysfunction on their Masters Degree program.

A near obsessive approach to his own cycling with a clear focus on working hard to acquire performance gains has seen Simon dedicate his clinical and academic skills into the field of Bike Fitting.

Hannah Michael BSc (Hons) MSc MCSP HCPC

Hannah trained at the University of Hertfordshire graduating with a BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy in 2000. Specialising in paediatrics in 2002, Hannah gained extensive experience working in the paediatric orthopaedic and paediatric rheumatology services at the Leeds General Infirmary.

In 2009 Hannah took on the post of lead paediatric rheumatology physiotherapist at Sheffield Children's Hospital. Here she gained advanced skills in performing intra-articular steroid injections for children with juvenile arthritis. Hannah returned back to work in Leeds in 2010 where she treats children and adolescents with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.

Hannah also gained an MSc in veterinary physiotherapy in 2005 and runs a busy private veterinary physiotherapy practice. She is involved in the training of veterinary physiotherapy students across the UK.

Millie Bell

I have just graduated from York College where I obtained a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy, achieving a 2:1.

I have competed in four piece and team-gym gymnastics for 12 years at regional and national level, a highlight of which was training in Italy and Gran Canaria. Recently becoming an enthusiastic runner, I initially took part in a 10K and I am now looking to progress to Tough Mudder and Great North run in 2017.

I have gained level 3 and 4 (VTCT) massage qualifications, specialising in maintenance massage, Soft tissue release (STR), Trigger points massage and pre & post event massages. I have worked with a broad spectrum of clients within the college and university clinics and voluntarily at a variety of sporting events. Following my student placement at Tadcaster Physio & Sports Injuries Clinic and through helping at a number of local sporting events I have joined the team offering a Friday night clinic.