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Meet The Team

We have the combined expertise to get you better

Rachel Sammes

Clinical Manager

Physiotherapy, , Sports Injuries, Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Profiling, Bike Bio-Mechanical Analysis, Running Clinic, AposTherapy, Shockwave, Remote Video Consultation

20+ years experience

Qualifications: MCSP, Member of the HPC, Msc Sports Injuies

Graduated 1994 from Brunel University College in Physiotherapy
2002 Manchester Metropolitan University MSc Sports Injury and Therapy

Rachel worked in the NHS for two years before working in a number of clinics both in the UK and Australia. She spent 2 years on the Isle of Man working both in private practice and hospitals before coming to work for the Abbey Clinic in 1999 where she has become a highly valued member of the team

She has worked with numerous sports, some of the highlights being T.T. and Manx Grand Prix 1997 and 1998, and the England lacrosse team in 1999-2001, including the World Cup in 2001. Within the clinic she has been involved in the treatment and screening of numerous atheletes, in rowing, tennis, hockey, ten pin bowling, badminton, and disabled equestrian team.

She has always been keen on continual professional development and completed her Masters in Sports Injury and therapy in 2002. She has a keen interest in rehabilitation and incorporating in clinical pilates, she enjoys lecturing to various clubs, and [Rachel] in the past has been an external speaker at Oxford Brookes University

She is a keen sportsperson, having competed in swimming, triathlons (world age group championships, Montreal 1999) as well as having completed numerous marathons.

Sport Specialties

Running, Cycling, Swimming, Triathlon and Rowing.

Team / Individuals Treated

Rugby - local teams in the Isle of man, Motor sport in the Isle of man,  England Lacrosse and various other sports badminton, rowing, football teams.

Personal Sporting Achievements

Represented Norfolk in cross country and swimming (as a junior).
Competed in 6 London marathons.
Competed in the world age group triathlon championships in 1999.
Competed in half ironman events 2011 and 2012
Completed Iron man Wales in September 2013


Our Services

We are a multi-disciplinary clinic with 18 clinicians covering over 23 disciplines.

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What We Treat

200,000 treatments in 26 years. there are few injuries we haven't seen before.

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Make An Appointment

We'd expect to offer a Physio appointment within 24 hours. Other disciplines may take longer.

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