Jane Leah

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP HPC registered

Jane graduated from Salford University in 1994 as a qualified Chartered Physiotherapist and has to date 23 years of NHS experience. Her first post was at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, working in a rotational post covering all specialties. Since then, Jane has shown a special interest in musculoskeletal and sports injuries, working in the NHS and the private sector treating all ages and abilities in the non-professional, semi-professional to professional/international sportsperson. This has involved travelling to Europe to provide physiotherapy cover during the UEFA Champion’s League Cup and also with Hockey Wales.

Jane has gained vast experience in dealing with both acute and chronic sports injuries after taking up the position of Head Academy Physiotherapist at Crewe Alexandra F.C. in 1997, where she was responsible for looking after academy footballers and also working as part of the medical physiotherapy team looking after YTS and 1st team players.

From 1999 to present day, Jane works as a Senior Sports Injuries Physiotherapist in the NHS with the Sports Injury Team alongside Consultant Sports Injury Surgeons having worked alongside Mr Dai Rees,one of the UK’s top knee surgeons for 12 years and since 2012 Jane has worked as a specialist physiotherapy practitioner with the Foot and Ankle team of consultants and in addition since 2012 with the Foot and Ankle team of Consultant Surgeons at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Gobowen, UK.

Jane’s interests are mainly involved in treating lower limb injuries including hip/groin, knee and foot and ankle conditions where she has gained extensive experience in these areas. Jane has also gained a recognised Pilates qualification (APPI) to teach in a class setting or an individual basis for a variety of injuries/conditions.

Although most of her time is spent in a “hands on” capacity, Jane is also involved in education of undergraduate Physiotherapy students and is active in rehabilitative research including giving lectures nationally and internationally.

Away from work, she enjoys swimming, running and going to the gym and spending time with her family.