Paul Rastrick

Paul is a chartered physiotherapist with over 24 years’ experience working within professional elite-level sport at Arsenal FC, the Welsh U21 National Team, Watford FC as Head Physiotherapist and at Aston Villa FC where he spent 14 years working with the club’s 1st team squad.

Paul studied under renowned physiotherapy tutors, Professor Tim Watson and Dr Mick Thacker at Brunel University in London before moving to Watford General Hospital and working in both the outpatient and rehabilitation environments.

As a highly skilled musculoskeletal physiotherapist specialising in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries, Paul has undertaken extensive post-graduate training to develop a vast array of first-class treatment techniques and bespoke rehabilitation programmes. He is a keynote speaker and regularly presents on specific topics such as ankle rehabilitation exercise for the recovery and prevention of lower limb injuries.

During his career, he has worked alongside highly respected Physiotherapist Gary Lewin who was Head Physio at Arsenal FC and Head of Physiotherapy to the England Senior Men’s Football Team. He has also collaborated with some of the world’s leading orthopaedic surgeons providing treatment and rehabilitation programmes around complex sporting injuries.

The use of clinical Pilates within rehabilitation is something Paul regards as a natural extension of physiotherapy. He is APPI trained and a certified Pilates rehabilitation specialist and his extensive training in this area allows him to work alongside Paula to provide a comprehensive programme combining treatment and recovery where appropriate. It is this level of natural integration between disciplines which prompted Paul and Paula to formulate the Physiyolates clinic.

A keen cricket fan, Paul is currently Head of Junior Cricket at Dorridge Cricket Club, and passionate about using his extensive experience of professional sport to help develop local young cricketers. His energy and enthusiasm has resulted in a record number of over 250 participating members.