Mr Pat Gillham, Clinical Manager and Physiotherapist

Mr Pat Gillham BA in Sports Science, MSc in Physiotherapy

Clinical Manager and Physiotherapist

BA in Sports Science, MSc in Physiotherapy
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Areas of expertise

  • Spinal pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Rehabilitation, strength and conditioning
  • Manual therapy
  • Lower limb: Knee, foot & ankle
  • Hip & groin
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Recommendations for Mr Gillham

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Recommended by:

  • byMr Adil Ajuied, Knee Surgeon

    Pat is an outstanding Elite MSK physio with years of clinical experience. I have received excellent feedback from many patients I have referred to Pat.

  • by Mr Tim Maynard, Physiotherapist

    Mr Pat Gilham is a physiotherapist I would recommend.

  • byMr Adil Ajuied, Knee Surgeon

    Pat is an outstanding Elite MSK physio with years of clinical experience. I have received excellent feedback from many patients I have referred to Pat.

  • by Mr Tim Maynard, Physiotherapist

    Mr Pat Gilham is a physiotherapist I would recommend.

  • Address

    • Telephone or video consultation

      Available for patients, please call to arrange, SW20 8DE

    • Pure Sports Medicine, Raynes Park/Wimbledon SW20

      David Lloyd Leisure, Bushey Road, London, SW20 8DE

    About Mr Pat Gillham

    HCPC number: PH93928

    Year qualified: 2007

    Place of primary qualification: Durham University

    Pat did a BA in Sports Science at Durham University followed by a MSc in Pat did a BA in Sports Science at Durham University followed by an MSc in Physiotherapy at University of Birmingham and currently works as a Clinical Manager and Physiotherapist at Pure Sports Medicine, Raynes Park/Wimbledon in London.

    He is now studying for a PG Cert in Strength and Conditioning at St Mary’s University. Pat has been a qualified physiotherapist for nine years, having worked in the NHS, private practice, semi-professional rugby, and has been at Pure Sports Medicine for the last four years. He has been a regular guest writer for online magazine Sports Injury Bulletin for the last three years.

    Pat works out a customised plan of action with each patient to guide their recovery. He likes to use a combination of rehabilitation, manual therapy, taping and acupuncture to achieve the targeted goals of the patient. He treats all injuries and all ages, but has most expertise in spinal pain, lower limb and hip/groin injuries. He has a keen sporting interest in injuries from golf, rugby, cricket, and racquet sports. He treats a lot of running injuries and consults for Full Potential Coaching.

    Areas of expertise

    • Lower limb
    • Foot & ankle
    • Hip & groin
    • Tendons
    • Spinal pain
    • Physical therapy
    • Sports injuries
    • Injury prevention
    • Rehabilitation
    • Manual therapy
    • Sports medicine
    • Fitness
    • Pain management
    • Strength training
    • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
    • Physiotherapy
    • Injury
    • Knee
    • Strength and conditioning

    Frequently asked questions

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

    Normally, people present with a variety of symptoms. If it's something more acute, then the pain will be a bit more severe, whereas some symptoms can be a bit more persistent or chronic where the pain is not as severe, but will be almost annoying. It can be worse at different times in the day. It can be worse and aggravated with specific activities, and it can be helped by other specific activities as well. From the clues that are presented by the patients, our job is to work out what the causes are for a specific area of the body and we then make a plan to treat that.

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

    Once we've made a thorough plan going forward, we normally give a timescale as to what our expectations will be. I place quite a lot of responsibility with the patient, meaning I like the patient to have a specific rehabilitation program that they can do either at home or at the gym. This will be specifically tailored to their needs. At the same time, I do like, a lot of the times, doing some manual therapy as well, which I think can help patients to desensitize pain, but also to promote better movement at certain areas. I also use tape, acupuncture and dry needling as well. Depending on your presentation, and depending on your injury, we will use those tools to help you to achieve what goals we set out in the long-term.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    I treat quite a few patients with spinal pain, whether that's the neck or the back. The spine is incredibly important for injuries on the upper limb as well as the pelvis and the lower limb as well, including the knee and the ankle. I generally treat everything through the body. I do like treating sport-related injuries also. I'm particularly interested in sports like golf, rugby and cricket. We see racquet sports players as well and runners.

    I also treat people who aren't as sporty and just the general public. We treat patients of all ages, from adolescence through to patients who are in their 80s or 90s. So, it's just not sports specific.

    The important thing is that we look at the whole body and the patient as the individual and not just that specific area.

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    Other specialists recommended by Mr Gillham

  • Mr Adil Ajuied, Knee Surgeon

    Adil is a highly experienced knee specialist who is also extremely approachable and personable. These are important traits when using a team-approach treatment plan to help our patients return to the tasks they want to do. Together we have worked closely together in successfully treating a wide variety of knee injuries from athletes to the general population including adolescents and the older patient. Adil is always my recommendation if a patient is looking for a knee consultant.

  • Mr Mark Gallagher, Podiatrist

    Mark is very good at treating individual foot injuries, but also looking at the role of the foot with an injury higher up, say, at the knee or the hip or the back. He also provides orthotics, which can help specifically with foot and injuries.

  • Mr Sam Singh, Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

    Mr Sam Singh is a very nice guy. He has treated high-profile athletes. He is very conservative in his approach, which is very good. He is incredibly knowledgeable and has helped me a lot with a few patients and getting them better.

  • Dr Lorenzo Masci, Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine

    Dr Lorenzo Masci is a sports physician, who has treated a large number of elite athletes. He's a leading expert in tendon-based pathology, but also has experience with adolescent injuries and post-op.

  • Dr Anthony Waring, Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

    Dr Anthony Waring is a sports physician, who specifically enjoys seeing all types of patients, but predominantly he is tendon specific and also likes treating with shockwave, amongst other things.

  • Mr Martin Klinke, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Martin Klinke is very good in terms of injection therapy and diagnoses. He's a nice guy.

  • Dr Nora Ng, Consultant Rheumatologist

    Dr Nora Ng is very good in terms of diagnosis and treating rheumatological pathology.

  • Mr Andrew Richards, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    I refer my shoulder patients to Mr Andrew Richards. He is really nice and personable, but also likes conservative treatments and not straightaway going down the surgical route, which, from my point of view, is really important.

  • Mr Alexander Montgomery, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Alex Montgomery is an extremely clever guy with a conservative approach to treatment. Very helpful from rehabilitation point of view if pain is an issue.