Somerset Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic

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Our Physiotherapists




Jason Seaton

Jason qualified in 1995 with a degree in Physiotherapy and went on to do a diploma in Sports medicine. Since then Jason has worked in the NHS and with various sports teams including Weston Rugby Club, South West Women’s Hockey League and British Gymnastics as the main Physiotherapist for the Great Britain Sports Acrobatic Team. He provided medical cover for them at various World Championships including the World games in Japan, where he also looked after the Great Britain Tumbling and Trampoline Teams. Jason is a full member of the Charted Society of Physiotherapy as well as completed his Society of Orthopaedic Medicine qualification. More recently Jason has gained his Masters level qualification in Injection Therapy. Jason continues to work in the NHS as an extended scope practitioner and part time in the Private sector. He developed an interest in Knees after injuring his own knee back in 1999 which required surgery. After returning back to international competition, Jason started to develop his assessment and treatment skills around the knee. This consequently led to Jason working along Mr Michael Radford, Orthopaedic Consultant knee specialist. Jason has since developed the knee service at Weston General Hospital alongside Mr Radford especially around ligament reconstruction and has been involved as an assessor for the Active trial looking at cartilage regeneration In the knee. He has recently written and presented his own 1 day cousre on knee assessment and rehabilitation aimed at Physiotherapist to help increase their knowledge and skills in this complex area.
Jason is a former International gymnast and Great Britain Sports Aerobics Champion. Jason retired from gymnastics in 2000 as reining G.B champion, to return to his roots of Shaolin Kung Fu. Jason continues to compete in Shaolin Wushu Kung Fu and is currently the U.K Wushu Open Traditional Weapons Champion. Professionally Jason’s main interest is the knee, especially ACL and ligament injuries, alongside anterior knee pain. Further interest also includes sports injuries and sports specific conditioning. 

Neil Evett

Neil qualified in 1984 with a Diploma in Physiotherapy and is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and registered with the Health Professions Council.  His Masters degree is in Sports Medicine and he is a member of the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine.  He also has a Diploma in Management Studies.
Neil works full time in the NHS and manages the adult Allied Health Professional teams including Physiotherapy at Weston General Hospital and also works as an Extended Scope Practitioner in musculoskeletal medicine.  His clinical role is mainly in assessing people with musculoskeletal problems and directing them to the most appropriate services, including surgery, where he works closely with Orthopaedic specialists and surgeons.
Apart from assessing a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions Neil has particular clinical interest in spinal and shoulder assessment and treatment.  He, for many years, has played football and Rugby competitively and still plays football and golf recreationally.



Mr Michael Radford






Gavin Kelly

Gavin qualified in 2002 with a Degree in Physiotherapy. He is also a full
member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Since qualifying Gavin has gained nine years experience working in both the NHS and private sector. He has worked with Bristol City Football Academy and as a senior Physiotherapist in both orthopaedic and musculoskeletal outpatient settings. He has previously held the post of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy representative for Weston General Hospital and prior to qualifying achieved certificates in sports injuries with the English Football Association. Gavin has a keen interest in shoulder pathology and treatment, developing the physiotherapy shoulder service at Weston General Hospital and specialising in this complex area having close contact with the Orthopaedic consultants.

Gavin is a former judo player competing at both County and National level, where he received an invitation to join the National Judo Squad. Currently he regulary competes in all distances of triathlon, focusing on long distance events, having completed both Ironman 70.3 and Ironman UK along with numerous Olympic distance races over the past seven years. He is also a keen cyclist and enjoys competing in international cyclosportive events, finishing both La Marmotte (France) and Maratona dles Dolomites (Italy). He enjoys XC mountain biking and spending time with his two children.