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 and 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 currently consults for the welsh institute of sport working with elite athletes, most recently with GB under 23 men’s rowing.

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 and sports physicians.

    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.

      Simon Rosser

      Senior Physiotherapist

      Simon Graduated from Cardiff University in 2006 with a Bsc (hons) degree in Physiotherapy. He has worked in the Princess of Wales hospital Bridgend since graduating and has specialised in Muskeloskeletal Physiotherapy since 2008.
      Simon joined the team at Recovery and Beyond Physiotherapy early in 2012 and combines his role here as senior Physiotherapist with his NHS work.

      Simon has gained a well respected certificate in Orthopaedic manual therapy from Curtin University ,Perth ,Australia . He is also a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists meaning that he is fully qualified to provide accupuncture as part of your treatment.

      He has a particular interest in sports rehabilitation, having played rugby himself at a semi–professional level, Simon is also a current member of Dragon Crossfit in Cardiff. He also likes to ski and snowboard and is responsible for our ski fit classes as well as our pre ski assessments .

        Michelle McCann

        Senior Physiotherapist

          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

                  Christian Lambert

                  Senior Physiotherapist