Only the leading practitioners in the fields of physiotherapy, medical aesthetics and veterinary medicine are selected to be Venn Ambassadors.
Mr Paul Hobrough
As a former elite kayakist, leading physiotherapist Paul is all too aware of the strain professional sport can place on the body. It’s this experience that enables him to create treatments that get to the source of his patients’ physical problems.
At the heart of Paul’s treatment armoury is shockwave therapy. Introduced to it by Steve Cram and Paula Radcliffe, Paul became a quick convert to SWT after seeing how it could help patients with osteoarthritis and speed up the recovery of injured athletes.
Away from the clinic Paul is the author of fitness book, Running Free Of Injuries
"At the heart of Paul’s treatment armoury is shockwave therapy"
Mr Robert Cox
PODIATRY MFPM RCPS (Glasg)
Mr Rob Cox is an Extended Scope Podiatric Practitioner and service lead at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust.
Rob has gained affirmation of his personal and professional expertise, by gaining membership of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, at the prestigious Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow.
He works closely with the consultant foot & ankle orthopaedic surgeons. He diagnoses many of the complex foot & ankle related conditions entering the hospital. He uses further investigations when required, such as MRI scans. He lists and consents patients for surgery when appropriate and checks them post operatively.
Rob has been instrumental in the setting up of the successful Heel Pain Service, at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. This has included the introduction of Shockwave Therapy for the treatment of heel pain and tendinopathies. The service is now one of the largest specialised NHS heel pain services in the UK. The service has treated over 3000 patients with shockwave therapy.
Rob has been active in training other healthcare professionals in important foot related areas, such as foot care for the high risk patient. He has mentored colleagues in the administration of steroids and local anaesthesia into the foot and ankle. He is continuously involved in the hospitals undergraduate medical training programme.
Mr Benoy Mathew
MSc MAACP MCSP HPC Registered
Ben qualified as a physiotherapist in 1998 and has worked extensively in hospital, private practice and sporting settings within UK, Asia and the Middle East.
Having specialised in musculoskeletal care, he works in private practice at Harley Street and as Advanced Physiotherapist for the NHS.
He has developed a special interest in treating complex lower limb pathologies, running injuries and chronic hip and groin patients. The majority of his private caseload is made up of recreational runners and overuse lower limb injuries. He is also involved in training and designing screening programmes for various client groups in private practice.
Ben has completed his masters in advanced physiotherapy from the University of Hertfordshire in 2014 and was the national winner for the highest scoring candidate of the society of orthopaedic medicine registration examination and was the recipient of the Saunders prize for 2011.
Clinically, he deals with complex patients referred by GPs and for a second opinion on failed patients by other therapists. Ben loves a challenge, and enjoys treating hip and groin patients and overuse running injuries.
He is passionate about the application of research in clinical practice and is also involved in regular teaching nationwide on multiple lower limb courses. More than 1000 therapists have attended his CPD courses, both in the UK and internationally.
Further information on Ben can be found at: www.function2fitness.co.uk
Follow Ben on Twitter: @function2fitnes
Professor Matthew Allen
Professor Matthew Allen - graduated from the University of Cambridge with a veterinary degree (1991) and PhD in orthopaedics (1995). After post-doctoral training at Purdue University, He took up a research-intensive faculty appointment in Orthopedic Surgery at the Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, where he set up and ran a program on pre clinical orthopaedic animal models. In 2008, He moved to the veterinary school at The Ohio State University. As director of the Surgical Research Laboratory. He performed pre clinical and clinical trials in the areas of total joint replacement, orthopaedic oncology, spine surgery, regenerative medicine and osteoarthritis. In September 2014, Matthew was elected Professor of Small Animal Surgery at Cambridge. In this new position he combines clinical interests in total joint replacement (with a particular emphasis on primary and revision total knee replacement) with an expanded pre clinical and clinical research effort through the newly established Surgical Discovery Centre.
The Surgical Discovery Centre directed by Prof. Matthew Allen, is a hub for developing new surgical techniques and spinning out ideas in partnership with Cambridge Enterprise.
Professor Allen has developed a study in partnership with Venn Healthcare using STORZ Medical devices on dogs with elbow arthritis at University of Cambridge’s Surgical Discovery Centre. Professor Allen set up this study in response to the increasing problem with treating animals with arthritis. In particular dogs with arthritis, when medication is not longer working or no longer tolerated and surgery proves too expensive or challenging.