Carmen Luxton, Physiotherapist.
Carmen graduated from Vasile Alecsandri University in 2014 receiving a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree. After graduation she worked at the leading private practice clinic in Bacau specialising in musculoskeletal, and orthopaedic disorders whilst continuing studies for her MSc in Physiotherapy and gaining both Chartered Physiotherapist and HCPC recognition. Additionaly Carmen is a certified Mulligan Concept Practitioner, qualified in Ostheopathic Articulation Techniques, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation, Rapid Neurofascial Reset Technique Medical Taping, Manual Therapy in pregnancy and post natal, Deep Transverse Soft Tissue Massage.
As a former athlete herself and having worked with professional from different sport fields from dancers to boxing, Carmen understands the importance of preventing and treating sport related injuries providing a fast and full recovery.
Recognising the need to continue her personal development in a environment that offers challenge and opportunity Carmen moved to UK early 2017 taking up a position in a clinic in South East of England for 14 months upon moving to Hexham.
In her spare time Carmen likes to travel, play badminton, run recreationally and has an active interest in animal welfare.
Carl Bell, Director.
Carl developed a keen interest in physiotherapy due his experiences playing football having played for Newcastle United from the age of 13 to senior reserve team level and England. Following an injury, Carl completed a degree in Applied Health and Exercise Science and then later obtained a degree in Physiotherapy.
Carl started his career as a Physiotherapist in the NHS before moving to more specialist physiotherapy practice working with the UK’s elite forces, senior athletes and Olympians in sports ranging from bobsleigh, rugby, football and rowing. Carl has developed a keen focus in rehabilitation and exercise progression and believes that understanding the demands of a sport is essential in creating a pathway of care to remain injury free. Carl is passionate about the treatment and rehabilitation process and gains great satisfaction from seeing patients being able to reach their goals.
Carl describes himself as an adrenaline junky and his spare time enjoys the gym, running, hill walking and is the dad of two great little boys who like to keep him busy!
Teleri Hamilton, Director.
Teleri’s love of sport started from a young age competing in swimming, running, hockey and tennis to name a few, spending time in America coaching tennis and as a ski instructor. Her career in coaching started in 2005, alongside gaining experience as a coach she followed an educational path to increase her knowledge in Strength and Conditioning, earning a Masters (MSc) degree from Edinburgh University in 2007 following completion of her BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science at Northumbria University.
Her career to date has seen her head up Strength and Conditioning at Leeds Met Carnegie for all sports with professional and amateur athletes, for the English Institute of Sport and for Sport England. She has vast experience working with national and international sports men and women and working as a consultant coach for England Golf, British Fencing, the LTA, England Women’s FA, England Women’s RFU, England Badminton amongst others. Athletes Teleri has worked personally with include members of the Women’s Rugby World Cup winners’ squad and members of England Ladies Football team. More recently in her career she worked specifically in Youth Athletic Development, an area which Teleri has huge passion for and continues to enjoy offering the opportunities to train young talent here at F.I.T.
Away from coaching Teleri loves spending time with her two small children, dog and, of course husband, representing Morpeth Ladies 1stXI Hockey at the weekends.