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Meet The Team

We have the combined expertise to get you better

Rachel Sammes

Team Leader

Physiotherapy, Sports Injuries, Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Profiling, AposHealth, Shockwave, Remote Video Consultation

20+ years experience

Qualifications: MCSP, Member of the HPC, Msc Sports Injuries

Graduated 1994 from Brunel University in Physiotherapy
2002 Manchester Metropolitan University MSc Sports Injury and Therapy

Rachel worked in the NHS for two years before working in a number of clinics both in the UK and Australia. She spent 2 years on the Isle of Man working both in private practice and hospitals before coming to work for the Abbey Clinic in 1999 where she has become a highly valued member of the team

She has worked with numerous sports, some of the highlights being T.T. and Manx Grand Prix 1997 and 1998, and the England lacrosse team in 1999-2001, including the World Cup in 2001. Within the clinic she has been involved in the treatment and screening of numerous athletes, including rowing, tennis, hockey, ten pin bowling, badminton, athletics, cycling, triathlon, swimming, long distance and ultra running and disabled equestrian sport as well as many others.

She has always been enthusiastic about clinical standards and continual professional development and completed her Masters in Sports Injury and therapy in 2002. She has presented to various clubs, and [Rachel] in the past has been an external speaker at Oxford Brookes University.

She is a keen sportsperson, having competed in swimming, triathlons at various distance (world age group championships, Montreal 1999 and Lausanne 2019) as well as having completed numerous marathons. Rachel is now entering the world of ultra running having now entered the Lakeland 50mile event.

Sport Specialties

Running, Cycling, Swimming, Triathlon.

Personal Sporting Achievements

Represented Norfolk in cross country and swimming (as a junior).
Competed in 10 London marathons.
Represented GB in the World Age Group Triathlon Championships in 1999 and 2019
Completed the 15km Isles of Scilly swim challenge 2023
Completed the Coast to Coast in a day 150 mile cycling sportive
Completed Iron man Wales in September 2013 and Outlaw Nottingham (ironman distance) 2022
Will complete the 50 mile Lakeland 50 ultra in 2024

Our Services

We are a multi-disciplinary clinic with 18 clinicians covering over 23 disciplines.

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What We Treat

200,000 treatments in 26 years. there are few injuries we haven't seen before.

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Make An Appointment

We'd expect to offer a Physio appointment within 24 hours. Other disciplines may take longer.

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