Physiotherapy is a non-invasive treatment to address a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Our physiotherapists aim is to restore normal, pain-free movement without the use of medication or surgery. They utilize manual techniques to address joint and soft tissue restrictions and employ strengthening exercises to restore the physical balance between body parts. These therapies are supplemented with rehabilitation exercises and stretches to achieve a pain-free return to activity.

Whenever we are in pain, we want to be seen and get well quickly.  At the Specialist Medical Clinic we offer a comprehensive physiotherapy service where patients can be normally seen every day of the week. Speedy access to our team of highly qualified specialist musculo-skeletal physiotherapists, who each have a wealth of experience treating in treating patients with musculoskeletal problems, ensures you are seen quickly and can get on the road to recovery fast.

What Can Physiotherapy Treat?

Our specialist physiotherapists treat pain and discomfort arising from the locomotor system (bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves).

Conditions such as lower back pain, thoracic and neck pain, sports injuries, ligamentous and tendon strains and sprains, nerve injuries, and postural dysfunction aggravated by the working environment or sporting activities are all part of the physiotherapy repertoire . Unlike sports therapists and chiropractors, physiotherapists also trained to address musculoskeletal dysfunction following major skeletal and muscular injuries such as dislocations and fractures, as well as provide post-surgical rehabilitation.

The Treatment Process

Your initial consultation will includes a detailed discussion of your problem, followed by a comprehensive physical examination, and if necessary treatment to begin to alleviate and treat your symptoms.

Patients will receive a full explanation of their diagnosis / condition and an appropriate treatment plan for the proposed  course of therapy during subsequent sessions.  In many cases a home-care program may also be included.

The Physio Team

At the Specialist Medical Clinic we have three physiotherapists- Joyce Evans, Rebecca Ramirez and Christopher Shaw.  All three of our specialists trained in the UK and are registered with the British Association of Physiotherapists. They have been qualified for several years and hold post-graduate qualifications in their specialist areas, which include Manual Therapy and Manipulation, Sports Physiotherapy and Women’s Health Physiotherapy.  Physiotherapists work as independent healthcare practitioners and a GP or Consultant referral is not always necessary.

Please contact the clinic for more information or to make an appointment.

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Your Specialists

Rebecca Ramirez. BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, BSc (Hons) Sports Science, MCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist

Areas of expertise

Physiotherapy areas of interest: sports injuries, paediatrics, women’s health I have worked with numerous sports teams including netball, football and swimming. Most recently, I worked at the World Swimming Championships and Island Games providing physiotherapy services for the Gibraltar National Swim Team.


Education and professional training

Teesside University, UK


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

BSc (Hons) Sports Science BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy HCPC registered Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Member of Pelvic, Obstetric and Gyneacological Physiotherapy


Professional experience

I qualified in 1998 with a degree in Sports Science and went on to complete my Physiotherapy degree in 2002. I then worked at the Luton and Dunstable Teaching Hospital where I worked in paediatrics, musculoskeletal outpatients, neurology, respiratory, orthopedics and in the limb fitting center. I then returned to Gibraltar and took up a senior II post at the physiotherapy department in the GHA. I worked as a senior II Physiotherapist in the GHA where I worked primarily in paediatrics in my latter years there. In 2017 I left the GHA to work in private practice and further pursue work in sports injury management as well as women's health.


Languages spoken

English Spanish


Interests

interest in all things sports related and love to read sports biography books. Getting an insight into the psyche behind elite athletes fascinates me.