All the physiotherapists at St Paul’s Physio in Birmingham, West Midlands, are highly experienced in treating a wide range of conditions. This allows us to quickly identify the problem and deliver effective treatment.
Alexander McCall – Principal: MSc, MMACP, BSc (Hons), MCSP, HPC, OCPPP
Alexander chartered as a physiotherapist in 2000. Working with various specialist physiotherapists he spent the first three years of his career in the NHS building up his clinical experience and practice.
Following this he completed a specialist Masters degree in specialist manipulation and advanced physiotherapy practice at Birmingham University. With completion of this came membership to a prestigious sub group of physiotherapists known as the MACP, of which there are just a few hundred practicing in the country.
Using these specialist skills Alexander continues to work in the role of a musculoskeletal expert at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, carrying out advanced orthopaedic assessment including XR + MRI scans and treatment such as cortisone injections. His expertise are also noted in his ongoing work with various representative England Rugby squads. He spent 4 years with the premiership rugby club Leicester Tigers and is currently working as senior physiotherapist at Worcester Warriors.
Andrew Emms – Director: BSc (Hons), MCSP, HPC, Dip (OMS), Dip (Inj.th) FOM
Andrew graduated from The University of Birmingham as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1999. After completing his rotations he chose to specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. He spent several years working in the nationally revered Pain Service at Dudley Hospital Group. He has gained Post graduate Diplomas in Orthopaedic Medicine, Injection Therapy and in 2011 gained Fellowship to the Orthopaedic Medicine society.
Andrew currently works as a musculo-skeletal expert at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham. He has his own clinics where he assesses, investigates and treats predominantly spinal problems. He also works alongside surgeons and physicians within their clinics.
Along side his clinical practice Andrew is a tutor for Orthopaedic Medicine Seminars and is an Honorary Lecturer at The University of Birmingham, lecturing undergraduate medical and physiotherapy students. He is also actively involved in research projects and continues to publish his work in peer reviewed journals, as well as presenting at national and international conferences.
David Rogers – Associate: MSc, BSc, MCSP, HCPC reg
David Rogers is a chartered physiotherapist with over 20 years’ experience of helping people with musculoskeletal pain to recover function and regain their quality of life. After completing a degree in Sports Studies, he qualified as a chartered physiotherapist from the University of Birmingham in 1994 and in 2010 gained his Masters degree in Pain Science and Management from Keele University. He has worked in many different healthcare environments, including the NHS, the occupational health industry and sports medicine, and is currently playing an active role in large research trials relating to back pain. As well as working at St Pauls he also works at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham, where he has established a functional restoration service for people with back pain, combining both physical and psychological treatments within an interdisciplinary team. His work is focused on applying a biopsychosocial approach to recovery, using cognitive behavioural principles aimed at maximising recovery. As well as his clinical work, David is a lecturer to undergraduate and post-graduate physiotherapy students. He has recently written a book titled ‘Back to Life – How to Unlock Your Pathway to Recovery When Back Pain Persists’, published by Penguin (ISBN 9781473529601)
Arti Shah – Associate: BSc (Hons), MCSP, HCPC reg
Rachel Thebridge – Associate: BSc (Hons), MCSP, HCPC reg
Rachel graduated as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2010 with a First Class Honours degree from Manchester Metropolitan University. She completed rotations in a variety of specialities at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, before moving to the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in 2014.
She currently works as a specialist physiotherapist, predominantly working with lower limb injury or post surgery rehabilitation, but treating a wide range of musculoskeletal pathologies. As part of her role she teaches both physiotherapy and medical undergraduate students on clinical placement.
Ahmed Maarabouni – Associate: BSc (Hons), MCSP, HCPC reg, PgCert
Ahmed graduated from Keele University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physiotherapy. Ahmed started his career at the Blackpool Victoria Hospital, where he completed his core rotations as a junior physiotherapist. Ahmed started at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham in 2012 as a rotational senior physiotherapist. Ahmed is now a Senior Physiotherapist specialising in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal outpatients. Ahmed is currently undertaking his Masters in Science in advancing physiotherapy at Coventry University. He has a keen interest in shoulder pain, injury and rehabilitation.