David qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Coventry University in 2002 after completing a BSc (Hons) in Sports and Exercise Science from Nottingham Trent in 1999.
David completed additional study to allow him to practice in acupuncture, which he provides at Burchfield. Since qualifying as a physiotherapist, David has worked in both NHS and private hospital settings, specialising in treating Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal conditions. David enjoys treating a variety of conditions and has a particular interest in preventing and treating sporting injuries. This is evident in his work with local rugby and cricket teams as well as with recreational athletes of all levels.
Karen qualified from Coventry University in 2002 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy.
She then worked in the NHS for almost 5 years, developing specialist musculo-skeletal skills particularly in the fields of hydrotherapy, orthopaedics, soft tissue and joint mobilisations and acute emergency medicine in A and E.
This allowed her to develop close working relationships with orthopaedic consultants and learn valuable skills to treat acute soft tissue and bony injuries. Karen joined Burchfield on a part time basis in 2006 and enjoys treating a variety of conditions including neck, back, hip and knee problems both in the hydrotherapy pool and in the gym and treatment rooms. Her area of expertise is treating equestrian athletes. In her spare time she enjoys horse riding, walking her dog Percy and spending time with her family.
Trish trained at The Bath School of Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy, qualifying in 1972, including a certificate in Hydrotherapy.
She started work in April 1972 at The Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital in Alton, a centre of excellence for elective orthopaedics, especially with regards to children. Here she gained extensive experience in orthopaedic surgery both in adults and children, musculoskeletal conditions and latterly sports injuries. She has been on numerous courses throughout her career gaining knowledge in soft tissue and bony conditions.
At the closure of LMTH in 1994 Trish opened Burchfield Physiotherapy Practice along with her husband Dennis, an engineer. It includes a purpose built hydrotherapy pool, treatment rooms and a gym, offering a variety of treatments for those suffering from musculoskeletal problems. The practice works closely with local G P s and consultants, as well as orthopaedic specialists from a wider area. In her spare time Trish enjoys various forms of dance including Salsa and Zumba, travel, socialising with family and friends and helping Dennis in their large garden.