8 April 2021
New Physiotherapist joins the team
The Specialist Medical Clinic is delighted welcome Mr Chris Shaw as the newest member of our established Sports Rehabilitation team. He is fully registered with the UK HCPC and in Gibraltar with the GMRB.
Chris hails from Manchester and completed his BSc in Physiotherapy in 2007 and worked in various roles at Salford Royal Foundation NHS Trust in the UK until 2014, when he took the decision to move to Gibraltar, joining the St Bernard’s Hospital as a Senior Physiotherapist being promoted to Lead Musculo-skeletal Senior 1 Physiotherapist in 2021.
Having gained his Diploma in Strength and Conditioning in 2019 and his PGDip in 2020, Chris now plans to finish his Masters’ studies in Sports Physiotherapy in Bath in 2022. All this whilst being a husband and father to young children!!
With many years of experience working with high level sports people (particularly within Football) since arriving in Gibraltar in 2014, Chris has been a constant member of the Gibraltar Football Association’s senior physiotherapy team www.gibraltarfa.com and supports one of our other Physiotherapists, Joyce Evans, in her role as physiotherapy lead for Gibraltar Rugby Football Union www.gibraltarrfu.com.
Within his professional work, Chris has a specialist interest in soft tissue injury / surgical injury rehabilitation as well as physical strength and conditioning training for both post-injury recovery and personal physical improvement. Using a combination of exercise and manual therapy supported by ultrasound electrotherapies, taping and acupuncture, Chris treats a wide variety of conditions.
Chris’s happy cheerful disposition makes him a well-liked member of the Specialist Medical Clinic team and very popular with his patients. He thrives on personal challenges in both his personal and professional life and is a keen sportsman who can be regularly seen training at the gym himself. To relax he enjoys live music events and reading; with a particular interest in Philosophy and Theology.