Meet the Team
IAN GOODWIN B. Phty MCSP
With a typical Australian lifestyle centred on swimming and cricket, Ian qualified in 1987 at the University of Queensland. After varied working environments including trauma and orthopaedics, neurological rehabilitation and private practice, Ian moved to the UK in 1994. In addition to his clinic at Mount Stuart Hospital, Ian is responsible for Brixham RFC as their local physiotherapist. He is a member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise medicine and of the Acupuncture Association of Physiotherapists.
JOHN BROOKER Grad Dip Phys MCSP
With a background in microbiology, John then retrained in physiotherapy and qualified from Bath School of Physiotherapy in 1991. He worked in specialist, private orthopaedic units in Bristol and Reading and also at Wentworth Golf Club. Subsequently moving to Wales, John split his time between his own clinics; dealing predominantly with post-trauma rehabilitation – notably whiplash problems – and the Cardiff Sports Medicine Centre; treating international athletes as well as the Welsh Rugby Union Team. John was also tour physiotherapist with Welsh Mons Hockey squads.
His own sporting background is equestrian since riding as an amateur jockey and internationally in endurance races. John holds post graduate qualifications with the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine and in Ergonomics from the University of Surrey. He is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Physiotherapy.
HAZEL WALKDEN Grad Dip Phys MCSP
Hazel qualified whilst a serving member of the Royal Air Force from the RAF School of Physiotherapy at RAF Halton in 1976. Throughout her career she has worked in various specialities in hospitals in the UK and at the Joint Services hospital at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus.
At Mount Stuart Hospital Hazel specialises in the pre and post-operative treatment of patients with orthopaedic and gynaecological conditions. Her outpatient clinic addresses Womens’ Health issues. Continence treatment includes the relatively new technique of tibial nerve stimulation and Hazel works closely with the Consultant Gynaecologists in Torbay.
Hazel has continued to play netball and basketball since her service days and reached County level standards. She now tries to pass these skills on to her granddaughters – when she can persuade them to take their football boots off!
GARY JONES BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP AACP
Having had a career in industry and a long sporting career, I studied as a mature student at Brunel University.
After my initial “core rotations” in Slough I soon progressed to a senior role in musco-skeletal physio in Reading. This role has been combined with Sports Physio roles ever since. In 2009 – 2017 I supported the Armed Services in various posts including the lower limbs team at DMRC Headley Court. My sports physio roles include top level rugby over the past 15 years (Oxfordshire & Bucks County, Southwest and RGS High Wycombe), 2012 London Olympics and with British Judo. This experience has enabled me to treat a wide range of presentations at all levels and across the age ranges. In my spare time (in moving to Devon) I have taken on a major DIY project and become a grandad.