Grosvenor Physiotherapy

Appointment Times: Monday - Friday 8.45am - 5.00pm

Appointments: 01638 667606

Edward Stephens: MSc, BSc

Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Director of the Grosvenor Physiotherapy Clinic, Newmarket

 

  • Chartered Physiotherapist
  • Member Health Care Professions Council
  • Experience in Elite Sport, British Armed Forces and NHS MSK/Orthopaedics
  • Independent and Supplementary Prescriber MSK
  • CASE Accredited Diagnostic Ultrasonographer
  • MSK guided injections
  • Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT)
  • Acupuncture
  • Manual Therapy
  • Pilates
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Biomechanics and Gait Analysis

Ed is 38 years old living with his wife and 2 daughters near Bury St Edmunds and is the new director of the Grosvenor Physiotherapy clinic, Newmarket.

 

First graduating from the University of Glasgow in 2001, Ed has since completed post-graduate Masters level courses at Caledonian University, University of Bournemouth and Hertfordshire University. A Chartered Physiotherapist registered with the Health Care Professions Council, he also practices as an Independent Prescriber within the scope of pain relief for MSK disorders, as a CASE accredited Ultra-Sonographer, and as a musculoskeletal Injection Therapist. Additional post-graduate training includes exercise prescription, pilates, manual therapies and manipulation, acupuncture, shock wave treatment, biomechanics and orthotic prescription.

 

Since graduation, Ed has focussed his career on musculoskeletal and sports injuries. He worked in a large NHS hospital in Plymouth as an orthopaedic and musculoskeletal outpatient Senior Physiotherapist for 5 years. Following this, he worked privately for a National 1 and Championship rugby club, Plymouth Albion. He then moved to a well-respected private clinic in Henley-on-Thames before starting with the Ministry of Defence in 2010. For the past 6 years he has been the Clinical Specialist leading a team at a Regional Rehabilitation Unit for the Ministry of Defence, providing care for more complex musculoskeletal cases across East Anglia. He was employed in this role for advanced assessment and management strategies in which he used his familiarity with diagnostic imaging, injections therapies, pain education/management and rehabilitation programs. In this role he worked alongside Doctors with special interest in Sports & Exercise Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgeons for pre and post-surgical management.

 

Although employed as a Clinical Specialist for all musculoskeletal problems, Ed has a special interest in the management of tendon injuries, rehabilitation of the painful shoulder, running related lower limb injuries and the management of persistent spinal pain. He has a particular interest in diagnostic ultrasound which he has been using as part of his assessments for the past 6 years. This includes undertaking additional work at the Centre of Ultrasound Studies in Bournemouth, a centre of clinical excellence in ultrasound education and training; training with consultants in radiology, orthopaedics, sport and exercise medicine to gain his CASE accreditation in this field.  

 

“Having worked with many physiotherapists through my roles as a sports medicine doctor both within Premier League football and also while looking after a number of elite athletes and boxers, I feel that Ed is without doubt a quite outstanding physio.

He has a marked commitment to excellence and first class clinical skills, which in turn reflect a detailed knowledge and superior understanding of musculoskeletal medicine. He has extensive supplementary diagnostic and therapeutic skills, including diagnostic ultrasound, shock wave therapy, injection therapies and appropriate independent prescribing. Ed is particularly good at informing and educating patients in a language which is highly understandable and promotes both patient sign up and treatment compliance.

For anyone wanting an accurate diagnosis and a successful management plan I would highly recommend him”

 

                                                                                 Dr Nick Wilford MB BS BMedSci PGcertM-SUS DFFP DGM DM-SMed MScSEM

Our team

All our physiotherapists are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and are registered with the Health Professions Council. They are all committed to increasing their knowledge and expertise and have a regular program of in-service training and attending educational courses.

 

The practice is registered with BUPA, AXAPPP, Aviva, WPA and most other medical insurance companies.