Osian Merfyn 

Director and Principal Physiotherapist

Osian qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1999 from the University of Wales Cardiff gaining a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy . He then consolidated his clinical practice at the University Hospital of Wales before working privately at St Joseph’s Hospital , Newport where he joined the outpatient musculoskeletal team working closely within a team of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Physiotherapists.

Osian then moved on to work in a busy private practice predominantly treating sports and spinal injuries before opening Recovery & Beyond Physiotherapy in 2005 treating everyday conditions to international sportspeople.

As well as expertise in the clinical setting Osian also has a wealth of experience within elite sport, he was the Head Physiotherapist for the Celtic Crusaders rugby league for a number of years , responsible for professional players care both on and off the pitch , as well as bring Welsh rugby league Head Physiotherapist. He has also consulted at the Welsh Institute of Sport , with elite athletes from a wide range of sports , is currently Lead Physiotherapist for Hockey Wales and is looking forward to his second Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast 2018 as part of the Medical Team for Team Wales.

Osian has a special interest in sports injury and sports performance being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA and a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine. He also has a specialist interest and is very experienced in treating complex and non-responding musculoskeletal conditions using a combination of manual therapy , movement analysis , and strength and conditioning. For this he is very sought after and regularly receives such referrals from Surgeons , Sports Physicians and Elite Sports.

     

    Lucy Colmsee

    Senior Physiotherapist

    Lucy qualified in 1999with a Bsc ( Hons ) in Physiotherapy from Birmingham university . She Initially worked at a busy NHS teaching hospital in Birmingham where she specialised in muskeloskeletal problems.

    Lucy moved into the private sector in 2002 where she became a senior muskeloskeletal physiotherapist at a private hospital responsible for the running of numerous clinics at BMI Edgbaston and Priory hospital as well as maintaining the training and clinical standards of the departments.

    Lucy has treated a range of athletes from amateur to professional clients in a vast range of sports from rugby and hockey to dancers. She worked for England hockey for many years , treating both male and female athletes and has travelled to many countries covering tournaments.

    Lucy also has a vast knowledge of dance injuries in particular ballet as she was responsible for the care of Elmhurst ballet school where she treated students ranging in age from 11 years to age 20 before they moved on to professional dance companies.
    Lucy also has a diploma in orthopaedic medicine and a qualification in Accupuncture . Since working at Recovery and Beyond Physiotherapy she has become a certified clinical pilates instructor registered with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates instructors (APPI ) .

    Lucy has a keen interest in core control and Pilates and is responsible for teaching our APPI Pilates classes here at the clinic.

       

      Cerys Evans

      Senior Physiotherapist

      Cerys qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Cardiff in 2008. She initially worked in the Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust , spending additional time with a local rugby team providing pitch side cover and rehabilitation services , before moving into private practice. She has also worked as Physiotherapist for Hockey Wales senior women , in a sports resort and as a personal trainer in Australia. She joined the practice in 2016. Her specialist interests include: sports injuries , advanced rehabilitation , running injury assessment and management and movement analysis.


       

       

      Niamh Wynne

      Senior Physiotherapist

      Niamh qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 2007 before working in private practice in New Zealand and Australia , this enabled her to gain extensive sports and manual therapy experience , before returning to Dublin in 2015. She is a also a Certified APPI Pilates Instructor,  and has a special interest in motor control, core conditioning and Sports Physiotherapy. She is currently studying a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at Cardiff. Niamh joined the team at Recovery & Beyond Physiotherapy in 2017 as a senior physiotherapist and is also one our APPI clinical Pilates instructors.


       

      Steven Jay

      Sports Massage Therapist

      Stephen has been a level 4 sports massage practitioner for many years. He graduated from the University of Wales , Cardiff , in 2006 with a Bsc (Hons) in sports and exercise science , before going on to complete a sports massage accredited diploma in sports massage.
      Stephen has experience working with many professional sports teams including the Welsh, Australian and New Zealand rugby union sides , Welsh women's netball, St Helens Rugby league and the Celtic Crusaders . His work included all forms of event massage , from training phase to pre, inter and post event massage .
      In 2007 Stephen joined the Cardiff City FC as a first team match day masseur and spent a season working as part of the medical team , preparing and treating players on match day .
      Stephen joined us here at Recovery and Beyond Physiotherapy in 2009 and has continued to develop his skills in client assessment , Myofascial release , trigger point therapy and soft tissue release whilst working closely with the Physiotherapists at the clinic.
      Stephen's interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation developed through his own participation in sport. He focused on rugby and achieved a scholarship to Llandovery college and played rugby for the Welsh under 17's and under 19's but has a keen interest in all sports.

      Steven is qualified and registered with the Sports Massage Association.

         

        Stefan Burnett

        Sports Massage Therapist

        Whilst training for a Degree and Masters in Sport and Exercise Science Stefan additionally trained as a Sports Massage Therapist.

        Since leaving full time education in 2002, Stefan has worked with a variety of professional teams and Olympic athletes. In 2003 he began working with 3 of the 4 Celtic League rugby teams which led to 3 successful years with the WRU- 21’s.

        Stefan moved from rugby to football in 2005 with Cardiff City initially as the first team masseur. It was this environment that allowed Stefan to develop his skills in Specific Stretch treatment techniques and aspects of myofacial release, trigger point and acupuncture, which combined with his Sport Science qualifications, enabled proven strategies to improve performance and recovery from injury for the athletes in his care.

        In 2011 Stefan was promoted to Cardiff City’s first team and academy Sport Scientist which required Stefan to monitor nutrition, develop and implement strength and conditioning programmes to optimise player’s physiological performances and recovery.

        In 2012 Stefan decided to leave Cardiff City and work alongside the physiotherapists at Recovery & Beyond as a Sports Massage Therapist.

        Stefan is qualified and registered with the Sports Massage Association.

           

          Nicola Merfyn

          Practice Manager

          Our practice manager Nicola is supported by the rest of our friendly reception team who are always happy to help with booking appointments or classes , accessing your insurance , or forwarding referrals.Please contact them by phone , email , or drop by in person .

             

            Ceri Molan

            Receptionist
               
               

               

              Kate Harrison

              Receptionist

              Rhiannon Davy

              Specialist Pilates Physiotherapist

               

              Ciara Horne

              Specialist Pilates Physiotherapist

               

                 
                 
                Ciara Horne