Charlotte Saunders

2014 BOS Pirates of Penzance

BSc (Hons) MCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist

Charlotte enjoys treating all areas of the body, in particular hands, ankles and lower back/pelvis dysfunction. Charlotte has a remarkable ability to diagnose accurately. Since 2009 Charlotte has worked hard to add a diverse number of treatment skills to her repertoire, from specialist hand and chronic pain to sports and fascia issues. Having been involved in sport at all levels she works well with that type of issues but also has great empathy with chronic pain and nerve issues, which are often poorly treated and care for elsewhere.

Taking care to listen to the patient is key to good treatment and Charlotte has this ability to engage and work with a patient to get to the bottom of the problem. It is well known that issues, say in the Achilles, can often be caused by the spine and pelvis as well as hip control and muscle strength. It is this type of biomechanical relationships that Charlotte excels at.

With conditions such as Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), there is a need to be careful and steady in your approach and to work in a systematic manner. This is exactly how Charlotte treats and as such she has excellent results with these difficult issues.

Hands and hand therapy, as well as post-operative hand care, also calls for this approach which is again why Charlotte is excellent at the treatment of hand and wrist conditions with all the complexities they bring.

Charlotte graduated from Keele University in 2009 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. She went on to specialise in orthopaedics both privately and in the NHS at Horton Treatment Centre in Banbury. She took particular interest in joint replacements, shoulder surgery and hand and wrist therapy, taking several postgraduate courses in this. She was also the unit’s specialist in CRPS (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome). At this unit she was also trained in the use of shockwave therapy, using it regularly on several complaints, in particular, tendon and inflammatory problems of the hip, knee, foot, Achilles, tennis elbow and shoulder.

In 2012 she started working in an outpatient setting doing in-house physiotherapy to several GP surgeries in Milton Keynes treating, assessing and managing all aspects of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems, fractures, sports injuries and post-operative rehabilitation.

She has covered England netball and was Lead Physiotherapist at Bugbrooke RFC from 2009-2013.

Charlotte has extensive post-graduate training in manual therapy, hand therapy, kinesiology taping, orthopaedics and shockwave.

From Charlotte’s own personal interest in musical theatre, she has also developed a love of treating dance-related injuries and rehabilitating dancers back to full competitive fitness (including ballroom dance, freestyle, pole, rock and roll, ballet, tap and swing)

When not working, Charlotte is a keen singer, taking part in several local groups and bands.