Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Award

John Wood the Lead Physiotherapist and Clinical Director at Sheffield Physiotherapy received an award from the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists at their annual conference in May this Year. The Excellence in Innovation award is presented to physiotherapists who have consistently demonstrated that they operate at the cutting edge of the physiotherapy profession in what they offer to both their patients and also other members through their teaching and input into the organisation. “I was really surprised and excited to be one of the first physiotherapists to be honored with this new award” said John. “I think our patient’s know that we are doing something we are very excited about at Sheffield Physiotherapy. We are always trying to find new ways of bringing together some of the most up-to-date technology and combining it with good old fashioned physiotherapy skills. This approach has allowed us to develop a new model of physiotherapy that emphasises treating the root cause of the problem where ever possible and not just settling down the symptoms. People are starting to take a real interest in what we’ve already achieved and how we are taking things forward from here”. 

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Lewis Payne

Lewis graduated from The University of Nottingham in 2013 with a First Class Honours in Physiotherapy, worked as Sheffield F.C.’s first team Physiotherapist, and now runs a leading-edge private clinic in Sheffield. With over ten years of experience, he specialises in manual therapy, advanced technological treatments, and exercise-based approaches, focusing on spinal and joint conditions, sports injuries, and specifically complex spinal issues like disc pathology and scoliosis. Lewis leads in IDD Therapy, performing over 6000 treatments, offers MRI referrals and reviews, and employs a holistic treatment philosophy viewing the body as a Tensegrity structure. He excels in postural analysis, soft tissue release techniques, and prescribes biomechanical corrective exercises to enhance natural movement.