Johnny Wilson

Johnny Wilson
Johnny Wilson, HPC Registered, Chartered Physiotherapist

Over the past 14 years Johnny has worked in a variety of roles within the NHS, private sector and professional sport.

He is currently Head of Sport Science & Medicine at Notts County FC which incorporates educating patients and staff, creating innovative rehabilitation programs and leading a multi-disciplinary sports medicine team, which consists of physiotherapists, strength & Conditioning coaches, sports therapists, sports medicine doctors, osteopaths and other healthcare professionals.

To ensure all his patients  achieve their goals, he feels it essential to integrate current research strategies with anecdotal experience when diagnosing, treating and devising rehabilitation programs. He has a wealth of experience in planning comprehensive treatment programs, which are devised to cater for the patient as a whole and not just concentrate on the injury itself, with the aim of preparing his patients not only to achieve their goals but to excel and exceed them. Johnny is a big believer in exercise as medicine and places a big emphasis on functional movement and movement control when assessing and treating patients.

Johnny believes that it is of the utmost importance to involve the patient in the planning and decision-making aspects of their rehabilitation pathway to help them understand their diagnosis, prognosis and what options they have during their patient pathway to achieve their goals. Johnny adds: “In my experience, communicating effectively with patients is vital to ensure that they have input into the rehabilitation process which helps lead to a smoother transition back to pre-injury levels”.

Academically Johnny has completed undergraduate degrees in Sports Science and Physiotherapy as well as a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine. In addition to this, he has also been awarded a Post-graduate in Manual Therapy (Upper & Lower limb) with MACP accreditation from the University of Birmingham and is completing a Masters in Diagnostic Ultrasound at the University of Brighton. He also lectures for the University of Nottingham on their MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine and on the Physiotherapy undergraduate course and has presented at this year’s International Isokinetics Sports Medicine Conference.

Johnny works evenings at the practice from 6 30 to 9pm and specializes in providing:

  • Diagnostic ultrasound scans to provide an accurate diagnosis on muscle, tendon, ligament and joint problems.  Diagnostic ultrasound technology has improved dramatically over the past 15 years. Technological advancement means that ultrasound is now considered to be superior to MRI scans for visualizing and diagnosing certain tendon, ligament and muscle complaints. These include the Achilles, patella and rotator cuff (shoulder) tendons and the tendons involved in tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow. Accurate diagnosis is key to implementing the most effective treatment regime for your recovery and diagnostic ultrasound can provide an effective adjunct in this process.
  • Shockwave treatment
  • Acupuncture
  • Dry needling
  • Manual therapy including high velocity thrust manipulations
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Lower limb, shoulder and spinal specialist
  • Rehabilitation program for athletes