The team at Coates Physiotherapy
Our team are all highly qualified physiotherapists, and they offer a range of specialist treatments, including acupuncture
and office environment assessments.
MSc, BSc (Hons), MCSP, HPC (reg), ACPSM
Since qualifying from the Welsh College of Medicine in 2000, Richard has gained a wealth of experience working in the NHS as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in musculoskeletal injuries, and in elite sport, working with The Gwent Dragons, Newport RFC, and UWIC. He has also completed an MSc in Physiotherapy from Cardiff University and has recently won a Fellowship award from British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS). Richard is qualified in Acupuncture for pain control and is a member of the Association of Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine. Honorary Lecturer at Cardiff University.
BSc(Hons) MCSP HPC(Reg)
Since graduating from Cardiff University in 2011 Kate worked in the NHS for 5 years, as well as working within elite sport.
Kate currently combines working at Coates Physiotherapy with being the Head Physiotherapist for Worcester Valkyries Women’s Rugby Team and working with England Hockey U18 girls squad as their Lead Physiotherapist. She has previously worked for Newport Gwent Dragons as their age grade
physiotherapist, Wales rugby league and Bristol Ladies rugby club.
Alongside this she is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Sports Physiotherapy at the University of Bath and enjoys using the knowledge and
skills gained from working in elite sport with all her patients.
BSc (Hons) MCSP, HPC (reg), ACPOHE
Since qualifying from the Welsh College of Medicine in 2002, Vanessa has progressed quickly to become a highly respected Physiotherapist. She has worked in the NHS as a Senior Physiotherapist working in Chepstow Community Hospital and Gwent Healthcare and has also worked in elite sport with Newport R.F.C. and U.W.I.C. Vanessa is a member of The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists working in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE). Vanessa has ongoing work within corporate giant ExxonMobil (Solutia) conducting in‐house occupational health lectures, return‐to‐work and onsite assessments.
BSc(Hons), MCSP, HPC (Reg)
Since graduating from Coventry University Jon has worked in the private sector specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Jon's passion is working with sports injuries and chronic injuries, with his area of interest being the foot; and the role of the foot with lower limb injuries.
Jon maintains a keen interest in sport and has worked in a semi-professional setting, realising he is more use on the sideline than on the pitch.
AllWalks UK - Podiatry & Lower Limb Assessment - Principle Consultant: Michael Thompson
BCs Hons, MChS, HCPC registered
Michael graduated in 2001 with an honours degree in Podiatry from Glasgow
Caledonian University. Gaining a position with Selby and York PCT he developed an interest in the biomechanical aspect of podiatry working closely with the specialists within the department developing his skills.
In 2006 he moved to Australia where he developed his biomechanical knowledge. Taking up positions in both a private practice and in the health service he learnt and practiced a wide range of skills and techniques, including video gait analysis. Working within many multi-disciplinary teams he has regularly worked with the physiotherapists, orthotists and occupational therapists to provide the most effective treatment.
In 2008 Michael moved back to the UK and joined the North Somerset Primary Care Team in the role of lead podiatrist in biomechanics, orthotics and musculoskeletal treatments. in biomechanics for both the Podiatry. As the Musculoskeletal Service has grown he has changed his NHS role to concentrate as the specialist lead in biomechanics for this service. He works closely with the local Orthopaedic and Rheumatology departments, along with doing some work with Bristol Rugby, which have
broadened his knowledge and treatment regimes in relation to musculoskeletal problems. Michael is also part of the Somerset Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic
Richard and Vanessa Coates
To book an appointment with one of our team call01291 441 200 -
01600 731 313 - 01633 741 066
Beth qualified as a physiotherapist from Cardiff in 1982 initially working within the NHS. After entering the private sector in 1987 Beth owned and ran her own practice in Cardiff for eleven years, including outposts within two major private leisure facilities and running an assessment base for a physical evaluation company in Cardiff.
Since 2001 Beth has operated her own domicillary service and worked with several private clinics after moving to Monmouth in 2003.
Beth has worked with sports injuries, neurological problems and general musculoskeletal conditions. Her passion is physiotherapy and welfare of patients.
Clinic Administration Team
Sharon Edwards, Kirsty Abel, Arlette Marsden
Sharon, Kirsty and Arlette are the first point of contact for most patients. They all bring a wealth of experience to their respective roles ensuring the smooth running of the Clinics and will be only too happy to help with booking appointments and dealing with any queries that you may have.