Elizabeth Gardner



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Membership level
Full Member (MSMA)
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Last name

Contact Details

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Burnham On Sea
Post Code
SMA Region
South West
Phone 1 (Primary Contact)
07931 835517

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  • Private Practice
  • Professional Sport

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Liz’s physiotherapy career started 18 years ago within Poole NHS Trust after graduating from Coventry University with a 1st class honours degree. She worked in the NHS as a senior member of the Musculoskeletal team, progressing to Orthopaedic team leader specialising in trauma and rehabilitation. Working closely with a range of consultants she became heavily involved in the development of various evidence based musculoskeletal and orthopaedic protocols. In addition, she worked for both the Nuffield and Harbour private hospitals and spent time outside of work setting up and providing a physiotherapy and massage service for the Under 18s Dorset County Rugby teams. She ran an injury prevention screening programme and has developed this for several other sporting teams and clubs over the years.

Liz gained further musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and paediatric experience working both in the private sector and for various NHS trusts including Kent, Southampton and the Isle of Man as a senior 1 physiotherapist before moving to Somerset where she established Central Somerset Physiotherapy. Liz enjoys treating a wide range of conditions and has a special interest in muscle and joint pathologies and soft tissue therapy. She works with a wide range of clients treating elite sporting athletes, paediatric patients, various neurological conditions and the elderly. She is involved with several local sporting teams providing injury screening, physiotherapy assessment and treatment and sport massage.

Due to her expertise and popular demand Liz now works for Central Somerset Physiotherapy on a full time basis. In addition, Liz is also an experienced sports massage practitioner having worked with national sporting competitors and she is also a qualified personal trainer enabling her to rehabilitate her clients to the highest level within the sporting and gym environment.

Between juggling family life and practicing in the Burnham-on-Sea clinic Liz is most often found training and competing in the sport of triathlon.

Sports Massage Qualification Details

* Display Qualification
  • BSc (Hons)
  • Chartered Physiotherapist
College qualified at:
* SMA Membership Grading
  • Level 4
* SMA Member Status
  • Silver

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Valid Insurance
  • I confirm I have valid Professional Liability Insurance to practice as a Sports Massage Practitioner
  • I further confirm that the minimum cover level is AT LEAST £2m for any one claim
  • I understand that application approval will be delayed if cover is for less £2m
* Insurance Expiry
18 Jun 2022
First Aid Qualification Details
EFAW; JaLee First Aid

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