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Paul is now on Paternity leave(no baby yet!) until the 9th of June and there are no appointments available until then please telephone reception 02380 653 707 with queries or to make appointments. 
Thank you.

The Southampton Running School is based within the busy physiothearpy practice Therapeutics, who have years of experience of treating injuries in runners of all abilities, they have 17 health care professionals that offers multiple services, through this combination of these business' under one roof we hope to provide the runners of Southampton and surrounding areas a one stop solution to all their running needs.

Paul Bartlett

Paul’s sporting background started at a young age, running wise it started back when he was 13, training and competing at county level for new forest runners, Becoming a valued member of the club Paul began to coach the junior section of the club a couple of years later and has coached ever since.

Paul started out work as a personal trainer & a sports massage theraphist, both his own business & in a new forest health club, eventually making his way up to Health Club supervisor before joining the Running School in January 2012.

He has been developing The Running School Southampton since it opened in Febuary 2012, it has been growing from strength to strength since then, along the way, Paul has worked with everyone from recreational runners to international athletes, he also does a lot of work with the local football academy's, Southampton football club & Portsmouth football club, He has also worked with most local running & athletic clubs, netball teams, hockey to name a few.

Paul trains injured people the most, working on specialist rehabilitation to get them back to their sport and then to enchance their performance & locally, he won the cross country championships, the 'CC6's' in 2011.                          

Kim Waters

Kim qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1986 from Guy’s Hospital and has specialised in the area of sports medicine for many years working with the England Women’s’ Hockey Team and the highlight of her sports physiotherapy career was attending The 2004 Athens Olympics as The Team GBR Sailing Physiotherapist.

Kim has worked for many years in elite and recreational sports injury management and has lectured in sports physiotherapy. She specialises in lower limb injuries especially the knee and ankle and enjoys the sports rehabilitation to enable the athlete to return to full participation.

 Kim has a keen interest in sport participating in running, mountain-biking, swimming, skiing and tennis.

Qualifications: Chartered Physiotherapist MCSP, Member of the Health Professions Council HCPC, Diploma in Academic and Practical Sports Physiotherapy, Diploma in Injection Therapy, Member of The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine, Member of Physio First, ACPSM Silver Award. 

Rob Edmondson

Rob graduated in 2000 with a BSc (HONS) Physiotherapy from Brunel University. He then worked for the NHS in some of Londons main teaching hospitals. Rob has specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy since 2003.

Rob is currently studying part-time for an MSc in advanced Physiotherapy (Neuromusculoskeletal) which will also gain him membership to the MACP which is a specialist group of musculoskeletal physio's. Rob has completed Level 1 of The Titleist Golf Performance Training Institute Programme and is awaiting accreditation for Level 2 Medical Professional.

The knowledge gained from this has enabled Rob to perform a very specific golf assessment and taylor treatment and fitness prgrammes to enhance the golfers' physical ability and swing. He is happy to then liaise with club pro's to work to improve the player's swing and lower their handicap.

Clinically Rob treats all musculoskeletal problems but specialises in Shoulder and Lower Limb assessment and rehabilitation. Rugby and rowing are Rob's main sporting interests, although he enjoys playing racquet sports and sailing when he gets the chance. Qualifications: Chartered Physiotherapist CSP, Member of Health Professions Council HCPC, Member of the Association of Physiotherapists in Acupuncture, BSc Hons Physiotherapy.