Meet our Physiotherapists
Daniel graduated from the University Of Wales College Of Medicine in 2003, with a BSc Honours degree in Physiotherapy. Throughout his career he has developed a broad range of clinical experience, from working with the general public to elite sports athletes.
He has previously worked in New Zealand, Australia and the U.K., with a specialist interest in musculoskeletal and sports medicine and has completed an MSc in Sports Physiotherapy at Cardiff University.
Daniel has worked with a number of professional sports teams including Worcester Warriors, Gloucester Rugby and the Welsh Rugby Union as Head Physiotherapist to the Wales National 7s Squad. He is currently Senior Physiotherapist for Guinness Pro14 rugby team the Cardiff Blues. Dan has recently been selected as part of the Medical Team for Team Wales at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
Alyson Matheson MCSP AACP
Senior Chartered Physiotherapist
Alyson qualified from Cardiff School of Physiotherapy in 1987. She worked for Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust for 22 years. She specialises in Musculoskeletal Medicine and has held a number of positions including Superintendent Physiotherapist at Chepstow Hospital and later in Musculoskeletal Outpatients at St Woolos Hospital, Newport.
Alyson has completed numerous post graduate courses in acupuncture, muscle imbalance, Cyriax & McKenzie concepts. Alyson joined Health & Sports Physiotherapy in 2015 and specialises in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, including sports injuries and degenerative conditions.
John brings a wealth of experiece to the team at Health & Sports Physiotherapy, having worked in Elite level professional sport for a number of years. Having started his career as a Senior Physiotherapist with Llanelli Scarlets, John went on to become Head Physiotherapist for the London Broncos rugby league team in 2009.
During this period he was Senior Physiotherapist to the England National Rugby League team and also worked as a HQ Physiotherapist with Team Wales at the Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010.
John returned to Wales in 2012, as Head of Medical Services for Wales' Capital Region, Cardiff Blues. John combines this role with consulting at our Cardiff clinic, with a specialist interest in sports injury rehabilitation and the graston technique.
Helen combines the role as a Consultant Physiotherapist to Health & Sports Physiotherapy, with her role as an extended scope practitioner for the Cwm Taf Health Board.
Helen is also a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP), a group of Physiotherapists recognised for their standard of excellence in neuro-musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Having previously held a post with the Cardiff & Vale NHS trust as a Spinal orthopaedic practitioner, Helen has a specialist interest in spinal pathology and rehabilitation.
Helen holds a post graduate certificate in musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound. Helen holds the prestigious position as one of only two physiotherapists trained in sonography in South Wales. Health & Sports Physiotherapy provide an MSK Diagnostic Ultrasound service from our Cardiff clinic led by Helen.
Clare qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2009 from Bournemouth University. Following graduation she started working for the Aneurin Bevan Health Board, specialising in the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions.
Clare has extensive experience in elite sports having previously held positons with Celtic Crusaders RL, Wales U18s rugby league and Cardiff City FC Academy. Currently, Clare combines her work in private practice, with her role as Head Physiotherapist to the Cetic Dragons and Wales Netball Squads.
Ben graduated from Cardiff University in 2010, with a BSc Honours degree in Physiotherapy. On graduating Ben joined the medical team of the Newport Gwent Dragons as Academy Physiotherapist. In 2013, Ben joined Cardiff Blues as a Senior Physiotherapist, working with the first team squad with a specialist interest in advanced rehabilitation.
Ben is currently Lead Physiotherapist for the Wales U18s National rugby team. He combines his sports physiotherapy roles with working at our Cardiff clinic.
Wendy graduated from St George’s, University of London with first-class honours in her BSc Physiotherapy degree. Since graduation, she has worked in a large teaching hospital in Singapore and in private practice, specialising in musculoskeletal conditions. Wendy joined Health & Sports Physiotherapy in 2016 and has completed, amongst others, post-graduate courses in acupuncture and the Mulligan concept. She is also a qualified Mummy MOT practitioner.
Wendy is also a triathlete and recently represented Team GB at the Age Group World Championships in Rotterdam. She is currently working towards her Level 2 triathlon coaching certificate.
Gillian McCabe Msc MCSP
Women's Health Physiotherapist
Gillian is a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Women's and Pelvic Health with over a decade of experience in the areas of pregnancy related pain and dysfunction, pelvic floor muscle training, vaginal prolapse and post natal rehabilitation.
Gillian has a BSc in Physiotherapy from the University of the West of England and an MSc in Physiotherapy in Women's Health from the University of Bradford. Following a decade in the NHS, Gillian decided to set up a private practice in Cardiff to provide a specialist service for the women of South Wales.
Gillian is based at our Cardiff clinic as the clinical lead for our Pregnancy, Post-natal & Women's Health Physiotherapy service, including the Mummy MOT.
Based at our Cardiff office, Lynne is the practice manager for our network of clinics ensuring the highest level of customer care and service. Lynne joined the team at Health & Sports Physiotherapy in 2010, bringing a wealth of experience in accounts and business administration.
Lynne was recently awarded a second prestigous award by WhatClinic.com, for delivering an excellent level of service and a superior satisfaction record for customer care and service in both 2014 and 2015.
If you require any further information Lynne can be contacted directly on: 02920 762000 or firstname.lastname@example.org