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Our Team

Therapist Team

Kevin Spear

Kevin is a Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in Hand Therapy Rehabilitation. Having Qualified from Brunel University in 1998 he has specialised in Hand Therapy for over 15 years predominantly working in the NHS as the lead Hand Therapist for Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

His private work is carried out through the Candover Clinic based at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital. 

Specialising in the assessment and rehabilitation of all aspects of musculoskeletal hand and forearm injuries including post-operative  trauma and elective surgery,  particular interests include; rehabilitation following complex finger fractures, tendon repair / reconstruction, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, soft tissue and bony wrist injuries / fractures and splinting. 

Through working closely and collaboratively with the client and the Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, Kevin ensures hand therapy treatments are timely and bespoke to the individual allowing each individual to achieve their full functional potential following injury or surgery.


Gemma Jones

Following a degree in human physiology and exercise science, Gemma completed her BSc Hons Physiotherapy at the University of East London in 2005.

She joined the team of physiotherapists at the Hampshire Clinic in 2006.

She is now an experienced member of the team, assessing and treating patients with complex musculoskeletal conditions both post trauma and elective surgery.

Gemma’s interest in rehabilitation of patients with conditions affecting the hand and upper limb has developed throughout her career and through advanced study.

She has specialised as a hand therapist and competed the British Association of Hand Therapist’s course, Level 1.


Nita Ward

Nita is an HCPC Chartered Physiotherapist, specialising in Hand Therapy for the last 15 years.

She has a strong commitment to continued professional development and has completed the British Association of Hand Therapist’s course, Level 1.

Prior to working at the Hampshire Clinic, Nita worked as a civilian physiotherapist employed by the British Army, specialising in treating musculoskeletal conditions and trauma. She is well versed in the use of acupuncture.

Nita has also worked in the NHS and in her own private practice based in the Midlands, specialising in musculoskeletal, neurological and paediatric conditions.

 


Hannah Bolger

After graduating from Southampton University in 2002 as an Occupational Therapist, and working across a variety of specialities, Hannah specialised in Hand Therapy in 2008.

She has worked in two of the major trauma hospitals in London treating people with injuries ranging from complex polytrauma, tendon repair and fractures, to soft tissue injuries and rheumatological conditions.

She specialises in the treatment of upper limb conditions, making splints, providing exercises and guidance in order to maximise recovery and return of function following accident or injury.

Hannah currently splits her time between working at the BMI Hampshire Clinic and her local NHS Trust.