I qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2005 from Sheffield Hallam University. I returned to Hull and spent the next 8 years working for the NHS, gaining experience treating post-operative orthopaedic surgical patients, a range trauma injuries and also worked in plastic surgery (complex tendon and nerve repairs) and hand therapy, where I learnt about wound management, splinting and suture removal. During this time I also worked for Hull FC, dealing with pitch-side care, as well as ‘behind the scenes’ management to return players to action as soon as possible. My next move was to Spire Hospital in Hull, where I utilised my range of experience in mainly musculoskeletal injuries and orthopaedic surgery in a busy private hospital. I then moved to the University of Hull to lecture on the Sport Rehabilitation programme 4 years ago, where I currently remain as a specialist lecturer to deliver a module in complex neuromusculoskeletal management. The lecturing role has reduced as my private clinic has grown over the last 3 years and the plan is to now commit more time to this to offer quality, quickly accessible physiotherapy management in the East Yorkshire area.
I believe in a very much ‘hands-on’ approach to get results as fast as possible. I also integrate this with advice, exercises and rehabilitation to encourage longer-term self-management and prevention, but understand the real need for manual treatments to aid recovery. I often use a range of manipulations/mobilisations, soft tissue manipulation/massage, acupuncture and tailored exercise programmes following a thorough biomechanical, movement pattern and hands-on assessment. I treat necks, backs and all peripheral joints and soft tissue injuries for all ages from children to senior citizens! Treatment can be appropriately adapted to the individual’s needs and requirements.
Liam Sykes MCSP
HCPC Registered – PH74894