Charlotte Cowie - Clinical Director:
Charlotte is Clinical Director for Perform at St. George’s Park. Charlotte has an immense wealth of elite football medicine experience, a huge amount of enthusiasm and a passion for sports medicine. Charlotte has most recently combined her role as Clinical Lead at the BUPA Musculo-skeletal Centre of Excellence in the Barbican, with that of National Governing Body Doctor for the GB Taekwondo squad. Over an impressive 20 year career in sports medicine Charlotte has also gained experience in numerous sports, tennis, athletics, synchronised swimming, boxing and cycling to name but a few, so brings a wide variety of skills and huge professional credibility to Perform at St. George’s Park. During 2012 Charlotte worked as part of Team GB at her third Olympic games.
Steve Kemp - Elite Physiotherapist:
Steve is the Elite Football Physiotherapist for Perform at St. George’s Park. With recent elite football clinical experience as Head of Medical Services for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Steve has over 12 years’ experience as a physiotherapist working in a sports environment. He was worked extensively with football teams both in the UK and worldwide, including stints at Leeds United, Preston North End and Busan Icons in South Korea. He has additionally worked as a private physiotherapist with athletes from numerous sporting professions. Steve is a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) and is a Gold-accredited member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine (ACPSM).
Neil Fell - Centre Manager:
Neil is the Centre Manager at Perform at St George’s Park. Neil studied at Liverpool John Moores University both as an undergraduate in Sports Science and as a PhD Student. Specialising in the areas of the mechanisms of injury to the lower limb during locomotion (undergraduate study) and neuromuscular fatigue and recovery in response to strength training exercises (post-graduate study). Neil has presented some of his research findings at several conferences including the XVth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (Finland 1995), the inaugural International Conference on Strength Training and Weightlifting (Finland, 1998), and the Commonwealth Games Conference (Manchester, 2002).
Paul Williamson - Physiotherapy Lead:
Paul graduated from Salford University with first class honours in BSc Physiotherapy; he also gained a distinction in MSc Sports Physiotherapy at Cardiff University and holds a BSc honours degree in Exercise Physiology from Staffordshire University. Additionally he holds post graduate qualifications in spinal manual therapy and acupuncture. Prior to his education Paul competed for Great Britain for over 11 years in athletics (Pole-Vault). As a lottery funded athlete his achievements included five times British champion, World Student Games, nine European Championships and Commonwealth Games finalist. Clinically, Paul has worked in orthopaedics, musculoskeletal and sports injuries for over six years and has over two years clinical management experience. He has worked in both private sports practice and private hospital settings. His clinical interests are sports injuries, athlete screening, injury prevention and strength and conditioning.
Donna Gormley - Physiotherapist:
Donna is an experienced physiotherapist who has worked for the NHS, in a private clinic and in the military. She has worked extensively in sport for Leeds United (2004-2008), Wigan Warriors and the British Amateur Rugby League Young Lions Team. Donna has two masters degrees at distinction level in Sports Medicine and Sports Biomechanics, a post-graduate diploma at merit level in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and is a member of the MACP (musculoskeletal association of chartered physiotherapists). Before joining Perform in November 2012, Donna was a personal physiotherapist to an international footballer.