Our Physiotherapists

KEVIN HALL MSc, MACP, BSc, MCSP, SRP

Kevin prides himself on providing clients with treatment based on the best scientific evidence. To ensure his ability to do this, Kevin has continued to study at the highest level; his qualifications include an NIHR Research internship (2012), an MSc in Manipulative Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy, a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy and he has recently been awarded a prestigious National Institute of Health (NIHR) doctoral fellowship. This means that Kevin is being fully funded by the Department of Health to study for his PhD.

Kevin is a clinical educator for students on the MSc programmes at the University of Brighton and University of Hertfordshire and writes and delivers postgraduate training courses. Over the last few years Kevin has tutored internationally in Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Poland and Spain. He is also a member of the exclusive MACP.

As well as running the clinic in Brighton and Hove, Kevin is also a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist (ESP) working part time in the NHS at Worthing and Southlands. Kevin has previously been physiotherapist to Haywards Heath Rugby Club 2004-2005 (national league) and Brighton Rugby Club 2003-2004, and has developed special links with many local sports clubs and coaches.

Kevin has a special interest in;

  • Back pain and neck pain, Kevin has worked as a spinal clinical specialist in the NHS for many years and has acquired a great deal of knowledge and skill to assist with treating complex spinal problems.
  • Kevin has been awarded an NIHR Doctoral Fellowship grant to perform clinical research on shoulder impingement. As a result has developed an excellent knowledge and skill set to treat complex shoulder problems.
  • Sporting injuries, with a strong focus on running and cycling injuries, video analysis, biomechanical testing and strength programming
  • Optimizing sporting performance and preventing injury. Kevin has competed at swimming, athletics, rugby and basketball and is a recreational age-group triathlete as well as a keen tennis player and (when he gets the chance) windsurfer and stand up paddleboarder.

 

Publications;

Hall and Mercer 2015; The Stiff Shoulder; A Case Study. Manual therapy, DOI; http://www.manualtherapyjournal.com/article/S1356-689X(15)00053-3/abstract

Hall 2013. Soft Tissue Dysfunction and Treatment: The State of the Evidence. Clinical commentary reviewing the evidence base relating to soft tissue dysfunction and its role in common muscluoskeletal dysfunction including treatment recommendations. In Touch, Spring edition 2013 volume 142. The quarterly journal of OCPPP.

 

Research grants;

National Institute of Health (NIHR) Clinical Doctoral research Fellowship (2015). £200,000.00 (finance still under review). Fully funded PhD study at the University of Brighton in collaboration with Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust to investigate the role of treating posterior shoulder tightness on pain and disability associated with shoulder pain (shoulder impingement).

Research and Innovation department Western Sussex Hospital NHS Trust. Personal research award (awarded June 2013). £5200. The application provided ongoing support following a funded Clinical Academic Internship to facilitate the development of the NIHR clinical doctoral fellowship application.

Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HE KSS) Research Award. Personal Research Award (awarded May 2013). £3774. The application provided ongoing support following a funded Clinical Academic Internship to facilitate the development of the NIHR clinical doctoral fellowship application.

National Institute of Health (NIHR) Clinical Academic Training Program Research Internship 2012. £10000. University of Brighton as Host Higher Education Institute.

 

Conference Platform Presentation;

Advanced Practitioners Professional Network (ESPPN). May 2014. Research design protocol RCT protocol for research proposal to investigate the role of treating posterior shoulder tightness on pain and disability associated with shoulder pain (shoulder impingement).

Poster Presentation at National Conference

Reliability of three clinical tests for identifying posterior shoulder tightness over a 6-week interval. Physiotherapy UK 2015, National Physiotherapy Conference. Accepted for poster presentation February 2014.

 

 

JOANNE QUILTER BSc, MSc, MCSP, Ass.MACP

Joanne qualified with an MSc. In Rehabilitation Science from the University of Brighton in 2006 and is currently undertaking a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Hertfordshire University.

She has worked with Kevin Hall Physiotherapy since 2009 and is also a part time senior physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in the NHS. During her career Joanne has developed a specialist interest in spinal conditions (in particular neck and arm pain), tennis elbow and sporting injuries. Joanne takes pride in ensuring her clients are educated about their condition and that the treatment plan is based on collaboration between herself and her clients. Her first degree in Neuroscience (BSc) makes her particularly good at understanding and explaining pain and pain syndromes.

Joanne is committed to high quality treatment using evidence based practice and is currently continuing study to the highest level in this field, completing an MSc which will lead to full membership of the exclusive MACP.