Physiotherapy Team | BMI Three Shires Hospital

Our Physio Therapists

Shaun Patterson - Clinical Services Manager

Shaun Patterson achieved his physiotherapy degree at the University of Hertfordshire in 2005. He has many years of experience working in private practice as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist working closely with consultants in a wide variety of specialities enabling him to enhance his clinical skills and all-round knowledge.

Shaun joined the team at Three Shires in 2011 as Clinical Team Lead before became Clinical Services Manager in 2016. Since then the department has grown and developed to meet the needs of our patients.

Shaun has excellent diagnostic skills and utilises a variety of treatment techniques through extensive practice and post-graduate training.  He has continued to develop his interest in lower limb disorders and biomechanics exploring the effects of foot and ankle dysfunction on other areas of the body, in particular the knee, hip and lower back. This enables him to develop a tailored individual rehabilitation program allowing you to reach your goals and improve function.

In his spare time Shaun enjoys motor sport and using his season ticket at the Northampton Saints Rugby Club.

Sarah Baker

Sarah graduated from the Queen Elizabeth School of Physiotherapy, Birmingham in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Physiotherapy.

She has worked in a variety of clinical areas, including the NHS, private practice, GP surgeries and private hospitals, specialising in musculoskeletal work.

Sarah was introduced to the APPI method of Pilates and subsequently completed her Pilates training to become a fully qualified Pilates Instructor in 2012.

Sarah now specialises in Women’s and Men’s Health physiotherapy and is a member of the BMI special interest group, working with clinicians across the country to ensure the best provision of care for this group of patients. Sarah is able to deliver specialist care for women ante-natally, postnatally and during pregnancy, for women who have undergone gynaecological surgery and for women who suffer with pelvic floor dysfunction.

Sarah also provides continence care for men, in particular for men diagnosed with prostate cancer, delivering pre-operative assessment and post-operative treatment and advice.

Sarah also continues to work as a musculoskeletal outpatient physiotherapist, providing assessment, treatment and advice for post-operative orthopaedic patients, as well as sports injury patients and patients with other musculoskeletal conditions.

In her spare time Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and reading a variety of literature.

Juli Walker - Physiotherapist

Juli Walker gained a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 1997 from Brunel University. Starting her career in the NHS she began specialising in outpatients and trauma and orthopaedics in 1999. She has undertaken a varied number of physiotherapy post graduate courses including several from the society of orthopaedic medicine and further sports and manual therapy courses.

Juli joined BMI in 2007 and continues to help provide and in and outpatient service for our clients.

Juli has a special interest in breast care and works closer with our specialist team to support patients post-surgery to return to normal function. In addition Juli has recently undertaken several cognitive behavioural therapy courses to benefit some of our more complex caseload.

In her spare time Juli enjoys going to the gym and completing jigsaws, the more complex the better!

Sarah Williams - Physiotherapist

Sarah Williams has  been a physiotherapist at BMI Three Shires for 14 years having previously worked in the NHS for many years gaining experience in all areas of in and out patients. She currently works in an outpatient setting in the private sector and loves to be able to help patients achieve their full potential, whether this is post orthopedic surgery or from a muscular skeletal issue.

She has maintained a good level of CPD covering her particular interests in shoulders and all spinal conditions, having spent 2 years training to become a McKenzie Accredited Therapist. Sarah has also become a  physiotherapist lead Pilates Instructor, attending whilst attending specialist courses in shoulder rehabilitation, Pilates for post spinal surgery, Cognitive Behavioral  Therapy and the treatment of Vestibular Insufficiency.

In her spare time Sarah takes a lead role in the regional street pastoring volunteer community, providing teaching to other services as far afield as Ghana and the Caribbean. 

Claire Gibbons - Physiotherapist

Claire Gibbons gained Sports therapy degree at the University of Kent in 2013 before completing her Masters in physiotherapy at The University of Oxford Brookes in 2019.

Claire has experience with a variety of sports and sports injuries. She has progressed through the public and private sector through her physiotherapy training, developing and enhancing her knowledge and clinical skills before joining BMI healthcare in January 2020.

Claire has worked widely with consultants progressing patients on the ward moving them forwards into outpatients. Claire is developing an oncology pathway from rehabilitation, inpatient care and post treatment rehabilitation to assist those with an oncology diagnosis. Claire has a keen interest in sporting injuries and orthopaedic pathways, especially knees and ankles. Claire is looking to attend a number of training courses to develop her knowledge base to coincide with her practical application at BMI.

In her spare time Claire is a keen sport enthusiast, especially football, plus she is  notorious for taking long walks with her dog.

Joanne Kain - Physiotherapy Assistant and Soft Tissue Masseuse

Joanne took up the post of Physiotherapy Assistant at Three Shires Hospital in 2011 and with her knowledge of sport, physiology and anatomy she was strongly advised to study Sports Massage or a Sports Therapy Foundation degree.  She gained VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage in 2013 and went on to gain Level 4 in 2014 within the Sports Department at Moulton College.

Within her two years experience of studying she gained further experience by being accepted to learn with elite sports clubs such as Northampton Saints Rugby, Northamptonshire County Cricket Club and Bedford Blues Rugby Club where she also currently works as a Soft Tissue Therapist.

Joanne continues to support the Physiotherapy Department and work alongside the Physios with particular interests in the rehab of hip and knee replacements, with other knee joint problems.  She regularly attends training sessions within BMI and professional therapist seminars for continued development.

In her spare time Jo is a keen cricket fan, supporting her local teams and coaching in the Northamptonshire girls’ academy.

In his spare time Tom is a keen sport enthusiast, playing cricket locally and following most other sports.

In her spare time Kathryn enjoys spending time with her family and pampering herself with days out at the spa.