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Specialism


High Performance Sports+Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Rugby Diagnostics, Injury Management Rehabilitation and Reconditioning

Contact Sports Specialist

Team Medical Management and Consultancy


Interests:

Biopsychosocial Management of Sports Injuries- integrating Pain Science and Psychology principles

Post Traumatic Rehabilitation of Upper and Lower Limb

Strength and Conditioning in End Stage Rehabilitation and Return to Performance

Concussion Management and Rehabilitation

Return to Play/ Performance Testing and Decision Making




High Performance Physiotherapy Experience


I am a highly-experienced Sports and Musculoskeletal Specialist Physiotherapist, who has spent the last 19 years working in Elite Sport, Amateur Sport, Private Practice, Military Rehabilitation and the NHS.

I have a post-graduate Masters Degree in Advanced Physiotherapy from Kings College London , having completed my Undergraduate Physiotherapy degree at the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff.


Elite Rugby Experience

Head Physiotherapist Russia Rugby during the 2019 Rugby World Cup In Japan.

Head Physiotherapist Newport Gwent Dragons in the Pro14.

Head Physiotherapist London Welsh RFC in the English Rugby Premiership and Championship.

I have spent over 11 years working Full Time in Elite Professional Rugby Union at International level, European Challenge Cup, PRO 14, English Premiership and the English Rugby Championship.

My proudest moments working in Rugby to date was participating in the Opening Game in Rugby World Cup in Japan and receiving winner’s medals for winning the English Championship on two occasions in 2012 and in 2014.

Beating Stade Francais in Paris with the Dragons was a memorable moment on the way to the European Challenge Cup Semi Finals vs Edinburgh , and beating Gloucester Away to reach the Semi-finals vs Montpellier.


Additional Sport Experience

I spent a month working at the London 2012 Olympic Games providing medical/physiotherapy cover for the Weightlifting competition at the Excel.

I had a short stint working in Football and provided Physiotherapy Support to Barry Town AFC for their 2001 Champions League Campaign vs FC Porto.

I have also worked with Bristol Aztecs Rugby, Wales and Newport Tae-Kwon-do TAGB and Cardiff Met/UWIC Rugby.


Private Practice Experience

I have extensive experience working in Private Practice including:

  • Central Health Physiotherapy, Chelsea, London
  • Physio4Life, Putney, London
  • Ashton and Jenkins Physiotherapy, Tewkesbury, England
  • Andrew Seary Physiotherapy, Cardiff, Wales.

Military Experience

I have worked at the Welsh MOD Rehabilitation centre at St. Athans in Barry providing High end Rehabilitation for Military Personnel.


NHS and Public Sector Experience

I initially started his physiotherapy Career in the NHS in 2000, with Gwent Healthcare. I was based at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Ystrad Mynach Hospital, Caerphilly Miners Hospital and Gwent Children's Physiotherapy Service.

I moved onto work in the public sector in Whakatane, New Zealand for the Bay of Plenty District Heath Board.

On my return to the UK, I worked again for Gwent Healthcare and then moved on to Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust for several years, working in Musculoskeletal Outpatients and Hand Injury Therapy.




Education and Memberships


Christopher Jenkins - Physiotherapist

MCSP/HCPC: Member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and registered to the Health and Care Professions Council.

MSc Advanced (Sports and Performance) Physiotherapy Kings College London 2009.

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy — University of Wales College of Medicine 2000.

Has also recently completed and passed his exams to join the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in 2012.

A member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine.




Interests


My sporting background is in martial arts, having received a 2nd Degree Black belt in Tae Kwon Do, competed in Kickboxing, and more recently Brazilian Jiu Jujitsu. I am a keen Snowboarder and have completed my Advanced PADI Scuba diving qualification. Week to week, I enjoy weights and running outdoors with my dog, and outdoor hikes with the family.