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Dr Jamie Buckle, McCHb

Clinical Lead, MSK

Jamie studied medicine at Leeds University and became a Member of Royal College of Physicians in 1996. He trained to become a Rheumatologist before switching to General Practice and qualified as a GP in 1998.

Jamie began work as a sports medicine doctor in professional rugby league in 1998, working with several Super League teams and the England Academy and went on to complete an MSc in Sports Medicine at Bath University. He is an Honorary Lecturer in Sports Medicine at Sheffield University and founding member of the Rugby League Medical Management Course.

Dr Buckle is clinical lead for the Huddersfield MSK service which he helped launch 2004. He provides guidance on the strategic development of the service, as well leading the team of specialist physiotherapists providing clinical support, advice and guidance. He also teaches trainee GPs and nurse practitioners.

In his spare time he enjoys training in and teaching karate (3rd Dan black belt), watching rugby league, playing golf and also finds time for some ghost hunting and metal detecting.


Carl Chapman BSc (Hons), MCSP, HCPC Registered

Physiotherapist, Extended Scope Practitioner

Carl qualified from the University of Bradford in 2001 and has worked in the NHS, private and sporting sectors.  He was a Physiotherapist at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust before moving to Locala in 2009, to work within the MSK Service as an Advanced Practitioner.  Carl obtained his injection qualification in 2009 from the University of Keele.

Carl has a specialist interest in sporting injuries of the shoulder and knee alongside ultrasound guided injections.


Kay Bradley-Higgins Grad Dip Phys, MCSP, MSc Advanced Clinical practice, Dip Orth Med, HCPC registered

Physiotherapist, Extended Scope Practitioner

Kay qualified from Salford University in 1991 as a Physiotherapist. Starting work at the Royal Oldham Hospital, after a number of years Kay decided to specialise in musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders and moved to Huddersfield in 1995.  In 1998, Kay took a senior post at Holme Valley Memorial Hospital where she developed a particular interest in back and spinal problems.

In 2005 Kay took on her current role as an Advanced Practitioner (AP also known as an extended scope practitioner- ESP), helping to set up and develop the service we currently offer. Kay specialises in the assessment of treatment of spinal disorders, particularly low back pain, as well as hip and knee problems. An AP/ESP is a highly specialised physiotherapist who can provide a range of interventions and investigations for complex non - surgical musculoskeletal conditions which include treatment, education and advice

Kay has a wide range of knowledge and experience is the MSk field, with continuous service in the NHS for over 25 years, as well as work in the private sector, in both private practice and private hospitals.

Kay completed an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice in 2004, she also has a diploma in Orthopaedic medicine. Kay has links with Salford University and is currently an Honorary Lecturer. Kay is an accredited Sarah Key Practitioner (ASKP) (back pain) and a SIRPA (chronic pain) Practitioner. Kay is a member of the Extended Scope Special interest group and The OCPPP (organisation of physiotherapists in private practice).


Patrick Roberts, DPodM, PgD, Msch, HCPC registered

Podiatrist, Extended Scope Practitioner

Patrick qualified as a Podiatrist in 1990 and started working for the NHS in 1991. For the last 18 years he has been the Clinical Lead for MSK and Rheumatology in Podiatry working in Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Consultant led clinics. He has worked as part of the MSK assessment service for 12 years. 


Kirsty Wade BSc (Hons), MCSP, AACP, HCPC registered


Kirsty has been working as a Physiotherapist for over 8 years. She qualified from the University of Huddersfield in 2008. Since then she has gained experience working in a number of areas including Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Respiratory/ITU, post-Surgical Rehabilitation and has led Hydrotherapy and group rehab classes. She has worked in both NHS and private settings.        

Kirsty has experience in treating sporting injuries and has worked with rugby union teams within the Northern Division and has an RFU approved pitch side care qualification.

She enjoys treating all musculoskeletal conditions and has worked in this area for over 5 years.

She is a qualified acupuncturist and is APPI Pilates trained.