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 studied Physiotherapy at St Thomas' Hospital, London, qualifying in 1992. She started work in the NHS at Southampton General Hospital, and worked in joint clinics with Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgeons, continuing to work alongside them subsequently in NHS triage clinics across South Hampshire.
Joanna was one of the first Allied Health Professionals to be awarded the British Elbow and Shoulder Society AHP fellowship in 2000, which furthered her interest in shoulder therapy by visiting other shoulder professionals in the UK and Europe. She obtained a postgraduate diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2002 and completed a Master’s Injection Therapy module in 2013.
Joanna started working privately in 1998, balancing this alongside NHS management commitments, in order to continue to pursue her passion for helping people with all types of shoulder problems, including sports injuries, frozen, dislocations, frozen shoulder and rotator cuff problems, as well as those recovering from shoulder surgery. She has worked exclusively in the private sector since 2012.
Joanna has been involved in teaching other health professionals about shoulder rehabilitation and in the development of postoperative physiotherapy shoulder protocols. Her experience in triage clinics has given the knowledge of experience to be able to signpost when patients may benefit from either an injection or diagnostic imaging, or referrals to a Consultant.
Joanna receives referrals from Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgeons across Hampshire and London, assessing a wide range of shoulder conditions, as well as patients referred from GPs and local physiotherapists.
Joanna holds a clinic at Boyd Physiotherapy Associates in Lymington on Mondays and Wednesdays and Friday mornings. Contact 01590 688788 to book an appointment.
For further information please see: www.hampshireshoulderphysiotherapy.co.uk