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Ms Tonia Chester

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Upper Limb and Spinal Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Practitioner

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy 1993 – Coventry
  • MMACP 2003 – Brighton (Member of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists)
  • MSc Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2004 – Brighton

Outpatient Services

Clinic Day
Orthopaedic Clinic Independent (OPP, Mr Sibly and Mr Majeed referrals seen) Monday AM and PM and Wednesday AM
Orthopaedic Clinic with Mr F Sibly Wednesday PM

Conditions Treated

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dupuytrens contracture
  • Trigger finger/thumb
  • Ulnar nerve entrapment
  • Tennis elbow
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • De Quervains tenosynovitis
  • Ganglions of the hand
  • OA base of thumb
  • Mechanical Low back Pain
  • Cervical spine pain
  • Shoulder instability
  • Rotator Cuff arthropathy
  • Osteoarthritis of the shoulder

Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Practitioner’s (OPP’s) are chartered physiotherapists who have specialised in the treatment and management of orthopaedic conditions and gained postgraduate qualifications in musculoskeletal/orthopaedic medicine.

In clinic the OPP assesses patients, performs aspirations/injections if necessary. If further investigation is needed these will be ordered and the patient reviewed in a follow up clinic. If surgical intervention is appropriate the OPP will list the patient for the necessary procedure.

The OPP service was implemented in 2003 to help reduce waiting times in the orthopaedic department. The OPPs assess and review non-complex cases in consultant and independent clinics.

The OPP service is now available on Choose and Book and can be booked directly.

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