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Patient testimonial for Kevin's physiotherapy skills

Kevin Finn

MSc Sports & Exercise Medicine, BSc Physiotherapy, BSc Health Science & Physiology

 

Kevin is a Chartered Physiotherapist with an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine. He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Tutor on the MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine programme at the University of South Wales, where he supervises Master’s Degree research projects and teaches modules on injury prevention, assessment, and treatment. He is also an Independent Physiotherapist Prescriber, which means that he can prescribe medications up to and including a selection of controlled drugs. He does not currently offer prescription services, but this knowledge helps him in his assessment of patients and injuries.

 

His experience includes 11 years working in elite professional football, including Norwich City FC’s 1st team in the English Premier League, as well as working with the elite underage academies at Norwich City FC and Coventry City FC. He also worked with Sligo Rovers FC, where he was part of national league and cup winning backroom teams that also competed in Champions League and Europa League qualifiers. 


Kevin has worked as a sports physiotherapist at the following international events:

 

  • Commonwealth Games 2014

  • European Games Baku 2015

  • Rio Olympic Games 2016

  • World Athletics Championships 2017

  • Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games 2017

  • World Indoor Athletics Championships 2018

  • World Para Swimming Championships 2019

  • European Mixed Martial Arts Championships 2016 and 2017


In addition to his sports work, Kevin has been a Band 7 Clinical Lead in the UK’s NHS, managing physiotherapy teams across four hospitals. He has also worked in private orthopaedics in Oxford, England, helping hip and knee surgery patients from pre-op and post-op back to full function or amateur sport. 

 

Kevin’s own sporting interests:

 

As a keen martial artist, Kevin has earned his black belt and has won national and international championships as well as sports scholarships in the UK and in Ireland. “I enjoyed the technical and tactical aspect of training, but I also enjoyed the physical and mental preparation. I incorporated HIIT training, running, sprinting, and weightlifting to increase my explosiveness and endurance. I’ve had my share of injuries and this is where I had my first insight into injury rehabilitation and how it impacts a safe return to training as well as improving performance.” 

With regards to online physiotherapy treatment, Kevin says:

 

“I have been an early adopter of online physio and have worked with athletes who have been in quarantine and isolation as well as those who have been unable to access elite sports physios in their locale. It’s great being able to interact with patients in their own environment as the rehab is then extremely individualised and I can see exactly how my patients are moving outside of a traditional clinic setting. So many of my patients have got back into running recently, and injuries have halted them in their tracks. The first step is identifying the reason for the injury, then prescribing some treatment modalities to get things moving better and following up with a personalised injury prevention and rehab programme.”

  • Kevin on LinkedIn

Kevin has been practising as a physio since 2012.

Qualifications:

  • BSc Health Science and Physiology

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

  • MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine

Memberships and Registrations:

The Health and Care Professions Council Regulates health, psychological and social work professionals.
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