MSK Sports Injury Clinic

Mark Poolan – Clinic Director

I started practicing in 2011 after graduating from the University of Northumbria. Since graduating I worked in one of the top Sports Injury Clinics in Newcastle gaining knowledge and experience treating a wide range of patients from adolescence to professional athletes. My biggest achievement to date was getting recognised from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science as a Certified Exercise Practitioner (CEP). I am currently the only person in the North East to hold a CEP status.

Laura Knight – Clinic Manager and Senior Soft Tissue Therapist

Following her passion, Laura has excelled with a first-class honours degree in Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation. Laura’s education and personal development qualifications has led to her specialising in treating clients with back, hip and sciatic pain through the use of manual therapy and Pilates exercise. My biggest achievement to date is having two of my research papers critically acclaimed and published in the Newcastle College Seven Bridges Journal.

MSK Sports Injury Clinic

Karl Pryor – Soft Tissue Therapist

Karl is a Soft Tissue Therapist and NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Corrective Exercise Specialist making him an expert in human movement.  This provides him with the skills to assess posture and movement, in view of implementing effective treatment to address, rehabilitate and correct imbalances or dysfunctions identified in line with his clients’ individual needs. Karl specialises in working to relieve neck and shoulder pain, provide structural realignment, and rehabilitation in function.

Steven Moon – Soft Tissue Therapist

Steven is a Soft Tissue Therapist who lives and breathes our vision and philosophy and has continued his professional development and went onto become further qualified in Advanced Medical Acupuncture and Dry Needling, Myofascial Dry Cupping, Shockwave Therapy and Osteopathic Manipulation Techniques. Since his lower back surgery, Steven has taken a particular interest in the rehabilitation from lower back and sciatic pain. In his spare time, Steven is a keen runner, which he has developed an interest in lower limb pain and rehabilitation.

Dean Gouldsborough

Dean Gouldsborough – Soft Tissue Therapist

Dean graduated from the University of Teesside in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation and is a member of The British Association of Sport Rehabilitators (BASRaT). As a Soft Tissue Therapist, he helps people suffering from pain, injury or illness involving the musculoskeletal system. He does this by using biomechanical assessments, treatment programmes, manual therapy, exercise rehabilitation and education to treat injuries and manage pain. He uses a complete approach, considering the whole needs of the individual to allow optimal recovery and placing the patient at the centre of their own care.