Ms Clare Silvester, Physiotherapist

Ms Clare Silvester BSc (Hons) HCPC MCSP

Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons) HCPC MCSP

Areas of expertise

  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Orthopaedics
  • Post and pre surgery rehabilitation
  • Sports injuries; shoulder, knee, spinal, foot and ankle
  • Treatments; acupuncture, manual therapy and pilates instruction

Recommendations for Ms Silvester

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Recommended by:

  • byDr Michael Burdon, Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

    Clare is a very skilled and knowledgeable physiotherapist that I work with in Kensington at Pure Sports Medicine. She has a great rapport with patients and is very enthusiastic in helping patients to achieve their goals. I have no hesitation in recommending Clare to my patients.

  • byMr Adil Ajuied, Knee Surgeon

    Clare is a superb specialist MSK physio, with a particular interest in complex lower limb rehab. Highly recommended.

  • byDr Michael Burdon, Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

    Clare is a very skilled and knowledgeable physiotherapist that I work with in Kensington at Pure Sports Medicine. She has a great rapport with patients and is very enthusiastic in helping patients to achieve their goals. I have no hesitation in recommending Clare to my patients.

  • byMr Adil Ajuied, Knee Surgeon

    Clare is a superb specialist MSK physio, with a particular interest in complex lower limb rehab. Highly recommended.

  • Address

  • Pure Sports Medicine, Kensington SW7

    Point West Building, 116 Cromwell Road, London, GB, SW7 4XR

  • About Ms Clare Silvester

    HCPC number: PH88807

    Year qualified: 2008

    Place of primary qualification: Brunel University London

    Clare is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with 10 years of experience in both the NHS and the private sector. She graduated from Brunel University London in 2008 and completed her early post-graduate years at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. She currently works as a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at Pure Sports Medicine, Kensington in London.

    Clare’s role involves working within sports professionals’ teams including doctors, strength and conditioning coaches, osteopaths, podiatrists and soft tissue therapists.

    She manages a varied caseload of clients from both sporting and non-sporting backgrounds. She is also involved in creating connections and links with consultants and surgeons to ensure and improve awareness of the latest surgical procedures and protocols. She is passionate about research and maintains a high level of interest in the latest publications.

    Clare has earlier worked with Guy’s & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, BMI Fawkham Manor, BMI Somerfield, The Horder Centre, Men’s Rugby Football Union and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

    Areas of expertise

    • Knee
    • Orthopaedics
    • Post operative
    • Post and pre surgery rehabilitation
    • Sports injuries
    • Shoulder
    • Treatments; acupuncture, manual therapy and pilates instruction
    • Spinal
    • Foot and ankle
    • Patient education
    • Musculoskeletal system
    • Physical therapy
    • Public health
    • Therapeutic massage
    • Injection therapy
    • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
    • Chronic pain
    • Orthopedic surgery
    • Exercise prescription

    Frequently asked questions

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    Pain is probably the most common symptom that patients present with. They may also have other symptoms such as stiffness or feelings of weakness. Functionally, that often translates into limitations, whether that be day-to-day activities or sports and exercise activities, inability to train or complete sporting pursuits that they normally would do.

    Additionally, with that, often comes the psychological effects, whether that's frustration or anxiety, frustration of not being able to what they want to do. They may often use sports and exercise such as management of stress around work or anxiety regarding their symptoms. They may be fearful of symptoms that they are presenting with and need reassurance and education.

    Quite a wide range. Trying to incorporate both the physical and mental and emotional symptoms and address all of those and treat the person as a whole is a priority of mine.

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    My first line of treatment, always after I've assessed the patient, is to try to educate and explain what they are presenting with as best as I can, whether that's with imagery, pictures online or anatomical models or drawings, and try to give that and empower that patient and help them to understand why they are having difficulties or pain or stiffness or weakness. I think that's really important, to reassure and also just ensuring that they know the end goal based on what they've been diagnosed with.

    On top of that, depending on the condition, there is normally a combination of exercise therapy that will be tailored specifically to them depending on whether they need to work on flexibility or strength or muscular activation. If there are elements of muscle tightness or joint stiffness, we'll often do massage and mobilization or manipulation of joints.

    Sometimes, if pain levels are high or there's a lot of muscle tension, acupuncture can be very effective. I do incorporate Pilates-type exercises in people who need to work on core strength and core activation as well.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    Earlier on in my career, I worked alongside some leading orthopedic consultants. I've got quite a lot of experience in preoperative and postoperative orthopaedic rehabilitation and things like knee ligament repair or shoulder surgery tendon injuries and things like that.

    I've worked for 11 years with rugby players. So, I have experience with quite a wide range of injuries that they sustain. That crosses over into other sports, such as impact sports and high-intensity footballers and hockey players.

    I do tend to see quite a a wide range of shoulder conditions, both traumatic and degenerative, as well as knees, feet and ankles, and spines as well. These tend to be the areas that I see quite a lot.

    I often see people who play racquet sports as well, such as tennis players and badminton. I also see knee conditions in runners and triathletes.

  • Professional memberships

    Other specialists recommended by Ms Silvester

  • Dr Michael Burdon, Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

    Dr Michael Burdon has got many years of experience. He has previously worked as a GP and specialises in sports medicine. He's got a huge breadth of experience and he's able to offer treatments like shock wave, injection therapy and diagnostic ultrasound imaging. I work very closely with him.

  • Mr Mark Gallagher, Podiatrist

    Mr Mark Gallagher is a really experienced podiatrist. He's dealt quite a lot with complex traumas in the past and he's excellent at developing bespoke footwear adaptions for not only fairly straightforward cases, but the more complex biomechanical issues that some of our patients have.

  • Dr Anthony Waring, Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

    I've shared some really good cases with Dr Anthony Waring. He's got a huge depth of experience. He's worked with UK Athletics. Very knowledgeable about a wide range of sports injuries and metabolic disorders amongst athletes.

  • Mr Richard Skudder, Osteopath

    I've shared a few patients with Mr Richard Skudder. He specialises in musculoskeletal osteopathy and I would recommend him.

  • Mr Adil Ajuied, Knee Surgeon

    Mr Adil Ajuied is a very knowledgeable surgeon. Very balanced surgeon. He's very collaborative as well.

  • Mr Martin Knight, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Martin Knight pioneered arthroscopic spinal surgery around 30 years ago. He's one of the very few people in the country that performs minimally invasive spinal surgery. He does a huge amount of failed back surgery cases with excellent results. I've seen a lot of his patients and they all report great care from him. The transition from his care into physiotherapy has always been good and they tend to do really, really well.

  • Mr Ali Abbasian, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Ali Abassian is a foot and ankle surgeon who I've worked with. He's very well-renowned surgeon. He's dealt very complex foot and ankle cases. People travel from all over to see him. He provides excellent care and excellent MDT worker.

  • Mr R Andrew Sankey, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Andrew Sankey is a shoulder surgeon and I've seen a few of his patients. He's an excellent, very well-respected surgeon. He performs quite complex cases regularly.