Rugby World Cup 2019 Head Physiotherapist - Chris Jenkins- Contact on: 07378839966

High Performance Sports+Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Sports Injury Diagnostics, Injury Management Rehabilitation and Reconditioning

Rugby Union and Contact/ Collision Sports Specialist

Elite Team Medical Management and Consultancy


Sports Injury Management 

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

Post Traumatic Rehabilitation of Upper ,Lower Limb and Spine

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 20+ years working in Elite Sport, International Rugby, Private Practice, Military Rehabilitation and the NHS.

I have a post-graduate Masters Degree in Advanced Physiotherapy from Kings College London 2009 , having completed my Undergraduate Physiotherapy degree at the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff 2000.


Elite Rugby Experience

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

Senior Physiotherapist USA Rugby - Locum

Senior Physiotherapist Canada Rugby

Head Physiotherapist Newport Gwent Dragons in the Pro14.

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

I have spent over 12+ 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 Head Physiotherapist in the Opening Game in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan and receiving winner’s medals for winning the English Championship on two occasions in 2012 and in 2014 with London Welsh RFC.

Being a Welsh Regional Head Physio and beating Stade Francais in Paris with Newport Gwent Dragons was a memorable moment on the way to the European Challenge Cup Semi Finals vs Edinburgh in 2015 , and beating Gloucester Away to reach the Semi-finals vs Montpellier in 2016 was special.


Olympic and CommomWeath Games Sport Experience

I worked as Senior Physiotherapist at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games 

I worked at the London 2012 Olympic Games providing medical/physiotherapy cover for the Weightlifting competition at the Excel.

I have worked in Football and was physiotherapist to Barry Town AFC for their 2001 Champions League Campaign vs FC Porto.

I have also worked with Canda Rugby,Bedwas Rugby, Blackheath Rugby, Bristol Aztecs American Football, 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.


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.