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Nina Slawson

Chartered Physiotherapist

Clinical Lead

Nina is an experienced clinical practitioner, a Clinical Specialist in Sports Injuries and leading provider of therapy services, who is responsible for the management and delivery of treatment, injury recovery and injury prevention. Nina tailors therapeutic healthcare solutions within the clinic and ensures effective injury recovery, alongside enhancing movement and performance. Advising on musculoskeletal concerns and return to function and competition, movement analysis and alignment is central to her work. Nina’s clinical experience also includes supporting clients with complex musculoskeletal cases including spinal surgery and multiple trauma.

Nina is a registered Chartered Physiotherapist in practice for 20 years. Her specialist responsibilities include team physio working with GB Olympic and Paralympic athletes, professional dancers, stunt actors, elite athletes and performers on stage and screen.

  • Diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation planning for LJMU staff and students
  • Fast track physio consultation and client-centred programmes
  • Bupa, AXA and Medicash registered

Joanne Garnet

Specialist Physiotherapist

Joanne has extensive clinical experience across upper limb, lower limb and spinal disciplines, with added specialist knowledge in the management of temporomandibular joint pain, bell’s palsy, vestibular problems, symphysis pubis dysfunction, diastasis recti and pre/post-operative orthopaedic patients.

In complex cases Joanne considers associated psychological factors, applying a biopsychosocial approach to undertake specialist assessment. She ensures every patient is treated with respect, care and compassion, alongside the latest evidence-based practice to formulate appropriate management plans. As an experienced clinical practitioner Joanne regularly liaises with musculoskeletal practitioners and chronic pain management service teams, to ensure the best outcomes for patients.

Her experience spans acute and chronic presentations and further work in fracture clinics, traumatic, non-traumatic, rheumatological and post-operative conditions, ENT and pain clinics.

Within a physiotherapy role providing acupuncture to patients with chronic pain in order to provide an alternative treatment for pain relief, Joanne is highly competent and provides high quality physiotherapy intervention for clients with routine and complex neuromusculoskeletal problems, developing bespoke exercise programmes and promoting self-management principles.