Kirton Physiotherapy
Meet Elaine

Elaine Kirton

Business Owner

Elaine Kirton is doubly qualified in Sports Science and Physiotherapy together with a Sports Massage Diploma from the Welsh Institute of Sport. She is fully equipped to assess, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate especially musculoskeletal and orthopaedic problems from the young adolescent to the octogenarian. She has a special interest in sports injuries, post fracture and post-operative rehabilitation.

Education & Qualifications

Graduating in 1998 from University of West of England Bristol, she has worked within the NHS for 7 years in the Lake District, South Shields, Lancaster &aamp; Morecambe, Birmingham and Liverpool University Hospitals. For the last 8 years, she has been a Civilian Physiotherapist within the Army Primary Healthcare Service for the British Army in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire working closely with GP's, Army Physical Training Instructors, Regional Rehabilitation Centres and Consultants from Headley Court – The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre for Tri Services. She has also worked in Private Practice since 2010.

International Sportsmen & Sportswomen

In close liaison with her full time job she has worked with Whitehaven Warriors Rugby League Squad, GB Women Rugby League, English Schools' Rugby League and Men's England Rugby League.

She helped screen U14's/U15's/U16's youth for Regional and National camps for the Rugby Football League for five years. During her time with the MoD, she worked with the Royal Logistic Corps Rugby Union Men's and Women's Squads and the Royal Artillery Downhill Ski Team, plus all sports at Regimental level and military skills/endurance competitions. With these squads, she has gone on tour to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Cyprus and France.

She has achieved over 20 international caps, largely being part of the winning team and reached the semi finals of the inaugural Women's RL World Cup in 2003

Elite Athletes

Elaine has volunteered for the Manchester Commonwealth Games and two Summer Olympics; Athens and London, where she was a Venue Physio for Horse Guards Parade and Earls Court covering Pitchside and Athlete Medical Rooms for the Beach and Indoor Volleyball.

She was given the opportunity to treat the whole Olympic family of athletes, ball girls/boys, umpires and officials, cameramen, cheer leaders and dancers.

Personal Achievements

Personally, she has circumnavigated the world in the Clipper 09/10 Round the World Yacht Race, rowed in Club Fours at Women's Henley, dragon boat raced from Sea to City in Cork, ski guided, taught swimming, cross-country skied along the King's Trail in the Arctic Circle and most recently competed in a Tough Mudder endurance race in Seattle.

For her own training, she practices Crossfit functional strength and conditioning with an element of gymnastics thrown in for good measure and good old fashioned dog walking to keep her feet on the ground.