Meet the Team

Meet the Musculo-Skeletal Team

  • Dr. Jeremy Axon FRCP

    Rheumatology

    Soft tissue injuries, acute & chronic spinal pain, inflammatory arthropathies, sports injuries.

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    Jeremy Axon is Consultant Rheumatologist for the East Herts Trust and has been consulting at the Hertfordshire Clinic since November 2002.

    He is happy to take referrals in all aspects of rheumatology, particularly soft tissue injuries, acute & chronic spinal pain and inflammatory arthropathies. He finds the most rewarding injections are carpal tunnel, trigger fingers and thumb CMC joints, which respond to treatment quickly, often within days.

    Jeremy Axon’s speciality is in sports injuries. He has personally helped to look after the London rugby league and weightlifting team.

  • Mrs. Kate Montgomery MCSP, MMACP, SRP

    Physiotherapist

    Management of neuro-muscular skeletal dysfunction and management and treatment of spinally referred pain.

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    Kate Montgomery will be well known to many Hertfordshire GPs from her work at the Orchard Clinic in St Albans.

    She trained at The Middlesex Hospital from 1984 -1987 and specialises in the management of neuro-muscular skeletal dysfunction with a special interest in the management and treatment of spinally referred pain.

    She gained membership of the Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) in 1992 and also works as a senior lecturer in Physiotherapy at The University of Hertfordshire.

  • Ms. Lesley Harmer BSc (Hons), MCHS, SRCH

    Podiatrist

    Biomechanical assessment, orthotics, paediatric assessment, sports injuries - acute and chronic.

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    Lesley Harmer (Podiatrist) is a specialist in lower limbs and foot problems who qualified at Leicester University in 1994 and worked as a Podiatrist initially entirely within the NHS.

    In 1997 Lesley was appointed Biomechanics Specialist at St Giles’s Hospital, London, receiving patient referrals from Guys, Kings College, Lewisham and St Thomas’ Hospitals.

    Lesley has now expanded her podiatry and biomechanics practice within the private sector.

  • Mr Neil Younger

    Osteopathy

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    Neil studied at the British School of Osteopathic Medicine, London, from 1999-2003 where he gained his qualification in Osteopathy. He also has a qualification in Naturopathy and Visceral Osteopathy (the treatment of the abdominal organs via osteopathic techniques). Neil has a particular interest in the treatment of sports related injuries, particularly those sustained from running. He is a member of the BBENSCH regional osteopathic society and has specialist recognition for AXAPPP, BUPA and other major insurers.

  • Dr. Ian Hamilton MBBS, MRCGP, MSC

    Sports Medicine

    Sports and exercise medicine.

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    Dr. Hamilton trained as a General Practitioner and gained an MSc in sport and exercise medicine at the Royal London Hospital in 1995. He is also the current Chief Medical Officer for Watford FC.

    Although principally a sports physician with specialist knowledge of how injuries relate to exercise, any patient with a musculo-skeletal problem can be referred to him for a non-surgical approach.

    In 75% of cases injuries relate to overuse, or training errors and the majority of these patients referred to orthopaedic surgeons do not require an operation. He is also able to provide an alternative treatment plan based on diagnosis, rehabilitation and appropriate training advice, either directly from the GP or when physiotherapy has failed.