Alex has given me hope when I thought my Ironman race season wouldn’t happen due to chronic Achilles issues.
Declan, London

Meet the team


Meet the team

Alex Drummond B.Sc(Hons) MCSP, GSR, ACPSM

The boss!

As a Physiotherapist and Sports Rehabilitation Specialist, Alex is the clinical lead. Over his 15 year career, Alex has worked with elite and professional athletes from the world of rugby league, football and tennis and has conducted consultation work for a number of individual elite level athletes from a wide range of sports including athletics, swimming, triathlon, cycling, running and orienteering.

In addition to his clinical role, he lectures domestically and internationally in the field of Clinical Exercise Rehabilitation, and regularly contributes to several leading health and fitness websites and publications.

When not working you will find him training hard  – whether it be triathlon, running, road and mountain biking, skiing (cross country, downhill, telemark) and even kitesurfing!

 

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Arran Nicholson B.Sc(Hons) GSR, BASRaT

Arran is our clinical exercise rehabilitation specialist and trained at St Mary’s University. He brings experience in sport and exercise rehabilitation and exercise performance following periods at Aldershot FC, Harlequins RFC and Ealing RFC.

Arran’s keen interest in sport has seen him previously train as a district level swimmer with Leatherhead Swimming Club, qualify as a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver and gain a 2nd Dan black belt in Ju-jitsu. He continues to be actively involved in football, playing in central midfield.

Like all of our therapist team, Arran works with a diverse range of patients, from those struggling to remain active right through to elite athletes, and all levels of active people in between.

Arran’s specialties in the clinic include the clinical rehabilitation of patients, biomechanical gait assessments and sports and health testing (VO2Max, lactate and Resting Metabolic tests).

 

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Gibwa Cole B.Sc(Hons) MCSP

Having trained at the University of Cape Town, sports physiotherapist Gibwa is the latest addition to the Drummond team bringing her talent and experience cross continent to be with us.

Having primarily danced from childhood Gibwa has a keen interest in the ‘artistic’ sports with past experience in a variety of styles including competing in Latin and Ballroom. She loves the outdoors and anything active like hiking, paddling and has also qualified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Diving instructor.

She is passionate about MSK physio and keeping active people doing what they love.

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Faye Knight

Faye Knight is a highly specialised children’s physiotherapist with over 15 year’s experience across many hospital and community settings, most latterly as a senior physiotherapist at the Chelsea and Westminster hospital in London.

Based at the Drummond Clinic, Faye set up her practice in 2014 following some time at home to look after her two young children. The practice provides high quality assessment, advice and rehabilitation. Faye is passionate about working with children; the benefits of her speciality is an in-depth knowledge and understanding of child development and the diseases, conditions and injuries specific to childhood.

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Gill Cummings-Bell BA (Hons) MSc PGCE MBA

Gill Cummings-Bell is an exercise and nutrition scientist who specialises in sports nutrition management for training, performance, recovery and body weight management. Gill is Fitness Professionals Education Consultant and the Director of Drummond Education leading the field of research in sports and weight management nutrition and exercise.

 

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Craig Lewis

Craig is an Exercise Scientist at Drummond Clinic and has recently relocated from South Africa. Having qualified with a post-graduate degree in Sports Science and with over 15 years’ experience within the industry, Craig has worked with numerous international level teams and athletes with the highlight being the Physical Trainer for the Portuguese National Football Team during the 2010 World Cup Football Finals.

Although Craig has worked at an elite sports level, he is equally passionate about assisting a client in final phase rehabilitation, improving mobility and wellness or getting you to compete in your first 5km time trial.

Having grown up playing numerous ball sports, Craig still has a keen interest in participating in a variety of sports in between spending time with his Wife and two young daughters.

Craig’s main focus at the Clinic is on injury prevention and improved function across a wide variety of activities utilising exercise as the tool to improve wellness, vitality and athletic performance.

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Freddie Drummond BA (Hons)

Having spent time away from the clinic working in the city, Freddie has returned to manage the clinic’s operations and marketing as well as teaching Yoga!

Outside of work Freddie has always had a keen interest in dancing having competed with her university dance squad in classical and hip hop. She also has a passion for skiing in which she holds a level two BASI qualification in Ski Instructing. Freddie continues to take an interest in fitness at home with her fondness for yoga, swimming and more recently cycling.

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Tammie Hawkins

Tammie is our part time receptionist who does her role as well as looking after her two children.

 

To relax and stay sane Tammie is a fun runner who has progressed from half marathons to her first full marathon (a very hilly Bristol to Bath) last year where was very excited to hit her target of under 4 hours!