Wessex Specialist Shoulder Service
Debbie Prince MCSP, Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy, Clinical Specialist Shoulder Physiotherapist
Debbie qualified from Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in 1990 and has specialised in the treatment of shoulder problems since 1997.
Debbie works as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in the Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder Clinic at Southampton assessing a wide range of shoulder conditions, including sports injuries, frozen shoulder and rotator cuff tendon problems as well as patients who are recovering from surgery. She was amongst the first allied health professionals in 2000 to be awarded the British Elbow and Shoulder Society fellowship which facilitated her interest in shoulder therapy by visiting other shoulder professionals in the UK and Europe. She has completed a Master’s Injection Therapy module to enable her to inject shoulder patients when necessary with corticosteroid medication and can order MRI, Ultrasound scans and X-rays in shoulder clinic.
Debbie performs regular audit and evaluation of shoulder patients in Southampton, the results of a surgical repair to ACJ instability which were presented at the British Shoulder and Elbow society conference in 2017. Debbie is also part of a working party which includes other shoulder specialists across the UK designing and evaluating an Instability scoring system for complex atraumatic shoulder instability. Debbie also teaches other health professionals about shoulder rehabilitation, updates the current surgical protocols in Southampton and advises on the management of shoulder patients playing professional sport in the Hampshire region. Debbie has previously worked with elite rugby teams and competitive sailing crews as a physiotherapist. She also enjoys sailing, skiing, cycling and running.
Joanna Spencer PgDip Manip Ther, MMACP, MCSP, Specialist Shoulder Physiotherapist
Joanna has worked in Southampton and South Hampshire since qualifying from St Thomas' Hospital in 1992 specialising in the treatment of shoulder problems since 1996. She has worked extensively within the NHS, and also worked within the private sector since 1998.
Joanna practices privately at the Club and also works as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Orthopaedic Shoulder clinics in primary care. She works with the Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgeons from Southampton and Portsmouth, assessing a wide range of shoulder conditions referred from GPs and local physiotherapists.
Tel: 07913 794212