Mr Dave Cracknell, Physiotherapist
Mr Dave Cracknell BSc (hons) MCSP
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About Mr Dave Cracknell
HCPC number: PH79037
Year qualified: 2006
Place of primary qualification: University of East Anglia
David is currently working as a Physiotherapist at Pure Sports Medicine, St Paul’s in London. His clinical interests include shoulder, elbow, knees, neck, functional screening and rehab for golf and overhead sports. His sporting interests include athletics, football, golf, rugby, boxing and racquet sports.
David has previously worked at the Nuffield Health, Atherapy London, Physio Academy, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, West Berkshire NHS Trust and South West Essex Community Services. He has a background in fitness and personal training.
Areas of expertise
- Lower back pain
- Functional screening
- Rehab for golf
- Overhead sports
- Post-surgical rehab
- Manual therapy
- Physical therapy
- Sports medicine
- Sports injuries
- Therapeutic massage
- Medical education
- Clinical research
Frequently asked questions
What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?
The most common symptoms that I would see day to day would be people presenting with mechanical shoulder pain, which would have developed gradually or as a result of a trauma.
The other things that I would tend to see are patients that have been referred to me with post-surgery after shoulder surgery, elbow surgery or knee surgery. I commonly treat a lot of people who present with acute and chronic neck pain.
These are the main symptoms that I specialise and treat.
What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?
Firstly, good advice and education about how to manage their symptoms. I perform a lot of manual therapy techniques to reduce people's neck, shoulder and elbow pain, as well as progressive exercise therapy. I tend to focus mainly on exercise and manual therapy as opposed to acupuncture.
What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?
Generally, all types of shoulder injuries as well as complex shoulder injuries, post-surgical shoulder pain and end-stage sports rehabilitation of shoulder injuries and elbows. These would be the main areas of specialism.
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❝If somebody needed a surgery for an ACL or something like that related to the knee, I would send the patient to Mr Adil Ajuied. He's a strong communicator. He's a very good technical surgeon. Gets good outcomes and gives very clear instructions to the therapist and the patient.❞
❝Miss Alice Corbett is fantastic. She is extremely well mannered with patients. Very professional and extremely thorough with her assessments and works very well alongside physiotherapy.❞
Mr Amit Amin, Orthopaedic Surgeon
❝Mr Amit Amin has solid opinions and seems very well up to date with physio research and what we would do with that. He's able to tell patients why he thinks physiotherapy will help. He is probably one of the few consultants out there that he can build a case slide just solely based on physiotherapy referrals because he's fantastic. He's a good technical surgeon. He knows when a surgery will help and when it will not help. He's a very good communicator.❞
Mr Simon Owen-Johnstone, Orthopaedic Surgeon
❝I often recommend Mr Simon Owen-Johnstone as a shoulder opinion for my patients mainly because I think he provides a balanced opinion of the pros and cons of different approaches, whether it's conservative or surgical. I feel he gives patients an honest opinion and helps us direct people's care in the right direction. He has a good bedside manner, and patients therefore feel comfortable and trust his opinion. He has a good experience.❞
Mr Adel Tavakkolizadeh, Upper Limb Surgery & Trauma- Shoulder/ Elbow/ Wrist / Hand
❝I often send patients to Mr Adel Tavakkolizadeh, particularly for patients who are quite anxious and need a lot of reassurance. He's well liked by his patients and they are able to talk and air their questions and get a balanced view on their situation without feeling pressured into taking one particular avenue.❞
Prof. Tony Kochhar, Shoulder, Elbow and Upper Limb Surgeon
❝I recommend Prof. Tony Kochhar for cases where people have got quite an obvious need for surgery because he seems to be a very good technical surgeon and the outcomes of the surgery are very good. He's also quite good with some unique and particular shoulder injuries as well that may require surgery.❞
Mr Andrew Richards, Orthopaedic Surgeon
❝Mr Andy Richards has a good opinion, particularly with shoulder instability. Seems to make good decisions for his patients.❞
Mr Alexander Montgomery, Orthopaedic Surgeon
❝Mr Alex Montgomery is very well known. His patients will tend to trust him and they all give him a very balanced opinion.❞
Jonathan Richard Hanson,
❝Dr Jonathan Hanson has useful opinions because he's very experienced, but he's also a rheumatologist.❞