Roger’s built a long and distinguished career in sports medicine, physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
A promising schoolboy footballer, he just missed the professional grade with Notts County before joining the Royal Air Force as a PT instructor, where he served for five years. In the civilian world, he trained in sports massage and worked as a personal trainer for famous names including Frank Bruno and Dragon’s Den’s James Caan, before qualifying in 1995 as a Chartered Physiotherapist at Cardiff University, beginning his physio career within the NHS in Weston-Super-Mare.
Roger has a long association with professional sport. He has worked as a football physio at Lincoln City and Notts County FC and within the world of international motor sport, as physiotherapist to drivers including Formula 1’s Mark Webber and World Rally Champion, Colin McRae.
Roger works hard to his physiotherapy knowledge into the wider rehabilitation, incorporating a number of disciplines and techniques into his practice.
An economics graduate from Loughborough University, Javin swapped the lure of spreadsheets and financial pages to pursue a career within his first love of sport.
He qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from Sheffield Hallam University in 2011 and has continued his professional development ever since.
Landing his role at Liberty Physio + Rehab saw Javin fulfil the ambition he’d held throughout his training – to work in a forward-looking private musculo-skeletal practice, and he’s already taken the opportunity to further his training in muscle therapy, muscle energy techniques and kinetic control.
Javin played football and tennis for Lincolnshire as a teenager and continues to lead an active lifestyle. It’s this love of sport and movement that drives his interest in physical rehabilitation – he’s keen to share the benefits of good training and physical movement.
Phillipa Butler MSc, MCSP, AACP, APPI
Phillipa is Chartered Physiotherapist with a wealth of experience working with people to help them recover from illness or injury. She particularly enjoys helping people to achieve their goals whether it is to manage pain, participate in activities they enjoy, become physically fitter or to improve sporting performance.
Pilates plays an important part in Phillipa’s approach, she practices for her own body and is a Certified Pilates Instructor with APPI. She is trained to teach on the Pilates Reformer, which is an amazing rehabilitation tool but also used to provide a challenging pilates workout.
Recently Phillipa has undertaken Therapeutic Yoga training and looks forward to incorporating some of this teaching into her repertoire.
She is a member of the AACP and trained to use western medical acupuncture for pain relief. Phillipa undertakes regular training and most recently has added electroacupuncture, Gua Sha and Cupping to her skillset.
In her spare time, Phillipa enjoys a busy family life with her husband and two teenage boys. She enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking healthy meals for her hungry boys and doing her best to embody the health practices she advocates.
Phillipa is excited to join forces with Roger and the team at Liberty Physio and looks forward to sharing her passion for Pilates to optimise health and wellbeing.
Kerry is a Certified Personal Trainer and fully qualified Sports & Nutritional Therapist, and has gained over 20 years’ experience working with an extensive range of patients – from endurance athletes and weight loss clients, to individuals with complex needs muscularly, skeletally and neuro-muscularly.
With a holistic and personalised approach to treating clients, Kerry’s practise takes in every aspect of personal training, nutrition, biomechanical analysis, sports massage and bespoke exercise programmes designed for each individual’s specific body movement needs. Her philosophy is ‘move better, move more and move the way that’s right for you.’
A proponent of both post-injury treatment measures and preventative physical training programmes, Kerry’s work at Liberty will focus on providing one-to-one custom care packages for clients, and also running group physical therapy solutions as part of our joined up approach to physiotherapy and patient rehabilitation.
A keen runner and fan of resistance training, Kerry has been serving clients in and around Lincoln for two decades, and is committed to getting busy people exercising and eating well, so they can avoid injury and lead long, healthy lives.
Sue Rook has been practising Yoga since 1987. She enjoyed her yoga so much, that in addition to working in Human Resources and Training since graduating from Liverpool University in 1981, she also qualified as a Yoga Teacher in 2006. Since then she has taught both adult and children’s classes in the Lincoln area.
Sue subsequently trained with the British Wheel of Yoga and gained a level 4 Diploma in 2014. This prompted Sue to ‘hang up her flipchart’ and concentrate solely on teaching yoga to adults in order to help her clients improve not only their strength and flexibility, but also their attitude to life through regular yoga practice and relaxation.
As well as teaching general yoga classes, Sue specialises in Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs and Yoga for Pregnancy.
BsC (Hons) Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, MBAcC
Professional Acupuncturist Sarah Stanley attended the University of Lincoln and studied for a three-year Bachelor of Science Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. She graduated in 2016 with First Class Honours.
Sarah is registered and regulated by the British Acupuncture Council (BacC) which is the UK’s largest regulatory body for practitioners of traditional acupuncture. The BacC is a founder member of the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) and maintains high standards of training, safe practice and professional conduct. All members must have a minimum of three-year degree training in traditional acupuncture and can be recognised with the letters MBAcC after their name.
Sarah treats a diverse range of health conditions such as aiding movement and speech aphasia after a stroke, managing the pain and symptoms of Fibromyalgia, management of anxiety and depression, IBS, migraine, menopausal symptoms/ hot flushes – as well as multiple pain conditions with back, neck and knee pain.
She also specialises in fertility acupuncture, supporting patients both emotionally and practically with issues such as assisted reproduction and IVF, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, irregular menstrual cycle or any other gynaecological problems.
Personal Trainer & Sports Therapist
Rachel Davidson is a personal trainer and sports therapist with over 15 years’ experience within the fitness industry, working with individual and group clients to achieve strength and conditioning goals, weight loss, corrective muscular movement patterns and more.
After 7 years helping relieve clients of their aches and pains, Rachel decided she wanted to combine her knowledge and expertise in the gym and sports massage with the ability to diagnose and treat peoples injuries, and is about to complete her final year at university where she is studying for a Bsc Sport Rehabilitation degree.
Rachel believes ‘no two people are the same and neither should their treatment be’. She can pull on different areas of her fitness knowledge to create bespoke exercise programmes whilst helping relieve those tired muscles, which allows each individual the ability to achieve their goal.
Rachel has always been a sporty person being involved with gymnastics, dance and running from an early age – and it’s her love of being active which keeps her driven to help other people stay healthy and mobile.