Meet The Team

Charlie Poynter

Sports Therapist

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Following a skiing accident which resulted in multiple structure damage to my knee. I had to have knee surgery twice and lots of physiotherapy routinely, pre and post operatively. It was there I discovered the gap between being able to walk around and perform in my sport to the level I had done before the accident. This inspired me to study a degree in Sports Therapy, to bridge this gap and provide immediate care and rehabilitation. I now provide treatment and rehabilitation from day 1 to returning you to the game/sport you love and hopefully beyond to a better athlete than previously.

 

Having been injured for a number of seasons I understand the psychological turmoil an athlete goes through when injured this has helped me to empathise with my clients to get the best out of a rehabilitation programme.

 

I play football competively for a women's football team and also fit in golf and Crossfit. 

I like to see how far the mind and body can be pushed and have completed the Hertfordshire 100, a 100 mile road cycle around Hertfordshire, supporting the Alzheimer's Society.

May 2017, saw me take on my most challenging event so far where I ran/walked my way from London to Brighton, a 63 mile route.

This year in 2020, I'm really pushing it and completing 20 events in 2020 for The Willow Foundation's 20th anniversary. This will see me complete 2 Crossfit competitions, 50km run, 100km run, 100 mile cycle, a bungee jump, a sky dive and more! 

If you're interested in sponsoring me or seeing what I'm up to visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/charlie202020

 

I believe in pre-habilitation as much as rehabilitation, so whether you're injured or not, I want to see you. We can screen and prevent a number of injuries by creating mobility and gaining strength. 

 

Outside of the clinic I currently teach for Anglia Ruskin University on their sport and exercise therapy degree. I also tutor at Sports Therapy UK teaching on a variety of their courses.

Emily Field 

Sports Rehabilitator

    I qualified as a Sport Rehabilitator in June 2019 and continued my education at the University of Hull to gain a masters in Sport Rehabilitation, where I graduated in June 2020.

    During my time at university I have worked with professional and semi professional athletes in rugby and Ice hockey and this was a fantastic opportunity. I have also worked with the general public helping with their musculoskeletal injuries and allowing them to get back to normal.

    I am excited to meet new patients, I have experienced being in pain from my own injuries and I understand the challenges it brings with it. It’s from this experience that made me chose my career and want to help others.


     

    Jake Coombe

    Osteopath

      I graduated with a first-class masters degree from Swansea University. I have experience working in both the private and public sectors as an osteopath, as well as working alongside different sports teams. This diversity of clinical placement has exposed me to both acute and chronic pain. I am fully registered with General Osteopathic Council.  

      Rehabilitation and progressive management plans form a large part of my practice, but as a skilled osteopathic clinician I also apply appropriate hands-on techniques to best aid your recovery. My extensive knowledge of the evidence base combined with his empathetic approach, ensures you have every opportunity for a full recovery.

       

      I have also conducted research into the effectiveness of manual therapies including osteopathy, in managing chronic respiratory conditions.

      I  strongly believes that osteopathy can work closely alongside pre-habilitation to prevent injury, both within sport and in the workplace. I also know from experience, having had various sports-related injuries in the past. Regardless of whether you are in little or no pain, you will still be able to benefit from treatment.

      As a fitness enthusiast, there aren’t many sports I don't enjoy. Having played Football at a high level and previously consistently participated in Tennis, Squash, Rugby and Cycling. I now just do sport recreationally and I combine this with gym work to get my fitness fix. 

      Poynter Injury Clinic, Peak House, Works Road, Letchworth, Herts, England, SG6 1GB

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