Mike Wilsmore

Mike at Wilsmore Physiotherapy

Specialities:

Sports injuries and performance

Sports massage

Return to running

Running Performance workshops

Specialist interest in the foot and ankle

 

Mike offers a professional and patient centred approach to rehabilitation.  He has a wealth of experience diagnosing and treating a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions, both simple and complex, including long term or chronic problems.


His extensive experience of working with both the general population and within sports, across all ages and abilities, allows him to offer high quality physiotherapy skills and advice tailored to you. Whether you train for fun or compete at an elite level, Mike will be able to offer whatever help you need to allow you to achieve your goals.

Following a complete and thorough physiotherapy assessment,  Mike is able to offer evidence based treatment in the form of exercise prescription, manual therapy, soft tissue techniques,  acupuncture, strength and conditioning programmes, taping and sports massage. 

Treatment will be in an open and honest manner, with a realistic timeline explained to you from the start, and no more treatment sessions than you actually need. If it becomes apparent that Mike is unable to help you, he will happily advise you on management strategies and further referral options (NHS Pathways, Podiatry and GP etc.)

As a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, Mike strives to use the latest research in his approach to treating you.  This way you can rest assured you are receiving the best possible treatment and advice to allow you to get you back out doing what you love.

A bit about Mike

Mike joined the Royal Marines in 2002 and went on to serve for 8 years.  During this time he completed a tour in Afghanistan,  was deployed to Norway for Arctic Warfare training and also completed exercises in the USA .  He has proudly represented the Royal Navy and Combined Services Athletics Team on several occasions, cumulating in becoming the Inter-services 1500m champion in 2009.  


In 2010 Mike was medically discharged from service and returned to education to retrain as a physiotherapist where he achieved a Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) degree in 2013.  During his time at university he was an active member of the University Athletics and Road Running Team, and on top of coaching the team, went on to win the BUCS 1500m indoor title in 2011 and the outdoor 1500m title at the London Olympic stadium in 2012. He also participated in many charity and fund raising events gaining him honorary sporting colours from the university for his contributions.

As a newly qualified physiotherapist, Mike was successful in gaining an NHS post at Torbay hospital where he worked for 6 months, before moving to Derriford Hospital for 4 years. This time within the NHS provided him with valuable experience in orthopaedics, neurology and musculoskeletal outpatients before moving to his current job, back within the comfort of MOD walls at the Primary Health Care Facility in HMS Drake, where he has worked since 2016.

 

Outside of his 9-5 hours, Mike has worked extensively with a variety of athletes including those who have competed at olympic and world championship level, Commonwealth Games medalists, pro triathletes, professional dancers and world olympia fitness champions. This has required him to treat a huge range of injuries and problems within those working at the highest levels of sport.

In his spare time Mike continues to be an avid runner under the direction of his coach Graeme Riley, and he has gone on to represent England in both road and track events achieving personal bests of 1.49 (800m), 3.40 (1500m) 30.43 (10k) and 70.17 minutes (Half marathon).  This passion for sports ensures Mike is well aware of the hard work needed to achieve your goals, but also the patience necessary to return post injury with appropriate rehabilitation. Your physiotherapy experience with Mike will allow you, to together, build a treatment plan tailored made to your needs and lifestyle in order to achieve your goals, whether that is walking to the corner shop independently or competing in a sport to highest level.


Please feel free to drop Mike a message at any time if you have any questions or alternatively use the booking button on the Facebook page to book your session today. 

Kate Wilsmore

Kate at Wilsmore Physiotherapy

Specialities: 
The Mummy MOT specilaist

Acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems

Sports injuries

Post-operative rehab

Sports and holistic massage

Post-natal health/return to sport

 

Kate graduated from the University of the West of England in 2015 with a Physiotherapy degree with honours. Since graduating she has worked in both the NHS and private practice and has gained a wealth of experience in a variety of specialty areas. 

 

Kate joined University Hospitals Plymouth NHS trust after graduating and gained experience in neurology, orthopaedics and cardiothoracics before taking a quick career break to spend six months in the French Alps as a sports massage therapist before returning to the NHS in 2017 and specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in 2018 where she now works a Band 7 Team Lead. 

 

In addition to NHS work, Kate has been working in private practice clinics for 3 years now and has treated international level athletes of multiple sports including runners and triathletes. Her experience of living with an athlete (husband Mike!) has certainly provided an essential insight into the goals and needs of runners whether at high level or just as a hobby. 

 

She specialises in both acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems, sports injuries and post-operative rehab. Kate also has a  special interest in helping new mums return to sport. 

 

In her spare time she enjoys keeping active herself in the gym, running and sea swimming; walking cockapoo Rufus and cooking in the kitchen. 

 

Post graduate qualifications also include - AACP Acupuncture Foundation Course, Level 3 Sports Massage Diploma. 

 

HCPC and CSP registered and a member of POGP (pelvic, obstetrics and gynalogical physiotherapy)