Karl Rudkin is the Lead Chartered Physiotherapist at Wetherby Sports Physiotherapy. Karl practices a very 'hands on' approach combining manual techniques, myofascial release and exercise prescription to optimise his patients speedy recovery. He is very passionate about ensuring you receive the best 'hands on' treatment when you need it most. He utilises mainly the Australian Maitland Concept - which is the pioneering approach of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Due to his impressive success rate Karl gets patients referred to him by local GP's and surgeons to help them return to optimal function and prevent injury recurrence.
Having previously worked in California, USA and Sydney, Australia, Karl brings a wealth of experience to his patients in Yorkshire. His impressive C.V. Includes working with local elite athletes, semi-professional athletes, touring dance and performer groups as well working at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
His friendly, professional and open manner immediately puts his patients at ease. This personal and successful approach means Karl gets patients recommended to him by previously satisfied customers. On occasions this means all the members of the same family.
A keen runner, cyclist and swimmer, Karl has completed several long distance events including several marathons both in this country and abroad and also the 50 mile 'RoundRotherham' run in 2010. In addition, he completed the Lands End to John O'Groats cycle ride unsupported in 2009 for a local Leeds hospice. His route covered an exhaustive 1200 miles in 14 days. Due to this experience he understands the physical demands placed on the body and how to maintain injury free during training programmes.
Rachel graduated from Coventry University in 2009 to become a Chartered Physiotherapist. She has focussed on musculosketal physiotherapy practice since her graduation. This has led to her developing a depth of experience and knowledge in the wide areas of musculoskeletal, spinal and sports injuries. Her skills are in the diagnosis of complex spinal pain.
Her experience in spinal pain led to her interest in core stability and the role it plays in musculosketal conditions. She completed her APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) Pilates qualification in 2012. She has an interest in pre-and-post natal Pilates and furthered this knowledge by completing her specialist Pilates course in this area in 2013. Rachel manages and runs the successful Physio-led Pilates groups.
She continuously strives to provide the best possible treatment for her patients and has attended numerous other courses - including her acupuncture training and her post-graduate diploma in the society of musculoskeletal medicine.
Rachel reflects the beliefs of our clinic - she treats the source of our clients problems with a very hands on manual approach. She tailors her treatment to each of her patients individual needs.
In her spare time she enjoys indoor and outdoor climbing which has led her to have an interest in rock climbing injuries.
Matt is a passionate and knowledgeable Chartered Physiotherapist who has a keen interest in the treatment and prevention of all injuries. He has a particular interest in knee injuries; diagnosis and rehabilitation. Matt has a BSc in Physiotherapy from York St John University and intends to continue to add to his already large repertoire of skills by attending a Mulligan course and gaining his Acupuncture qualification.
He practices the same philosophy as the rest of the team - an attention to detail and a very hands on manual approach.
Matt is a keen athlete and sportsman - rugby union combined with a keen interest in the gym. His forte is weight training, plyometrics and high intensity interval training.
Matt predominately runs the Harrogate Clinic