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Kirsty Hunter


I studied for my MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health at University College London and my BSc (Hons) at Oxford Brookes University. I am a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Prior to joining Buckinghamshire New University, I have worked predominantly as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist. My extensive clinical experience spans many different settings including hospital, private practice and elite sport. I am currently the lead physiotherapist for the Great Britain under 18 rowing squad alongside working in private practice.

As part of my clinical practice, I adopt an individualised evidence-based approach which includes manual therapy and I enjoy challenging my patients through progressive rehabilitation in order to help them achieve their goals. I have foundation training in injection therapy and diagnostic ultrasound and am working towards Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) Level 3. I have a particular interest in the young athlete and the female athlete with aspirations to explore these topics to PhD level.

I lectured on the Sports Therapy MSc at BNU in 2018/19 and thoroughly enjoyed sharing my clinical knowledge with the students. I am excited to be part of the MSc Physiotherapy Team helping to inspire and promote the next generation of physiotherapists.

My career highlight to date is the time I spend within the rowing environment whether that be at trials, training camp or racing internationally. My role alongside the traditions of delivering physiotherapy is to educate our future Olympians about their bodies, how to optimise their movement, improve recovery and build on the foundations of strength. Teamwork in this is environment is paramount to performance and is an aspect of physiotherapy I thrive upon.