Tony Deakin MCSP
Tony qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1992 and worked for five years in the NHS in Leicester, developing skills for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. He gained valuable experience as part of the physio team for Leicester Tigers over three seasons, and received specialist training in assessment and rehabilitation of work-related injury in the United States and Canada. He has since worked extensively in Occupational Health settings locally over a seven year period with Caterpillar, Asda, the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, and Walkers Midshires Foods. He commenced working in Private Practice in 1998 and established the Leicester Forest East Physiotherapy Clinic in 2001, with relocation to the new clinic in Kirby Muxloe in 2014. He has a special interest in the rehabilitation of spinal conditions, and has been instructing Clinical Pilates classes since 2000. He has also been trained in the use of Acupuncture since 2007, and continues to progress these skills for the treatment of chronic pain, headaches and Women’s Health issues. Tony celebrated 25 years as a physiotherapist in 2017. Currently, Tony is in the process of completing training to enhance expertise in soft tissue manipulation and mobilisation techniques used in the clinic’s 'Balanced Body Programme'.
On top of being a devoted husband and father of two, Tony continues to play cricket for local club Kirby Muxloe and enjoys cycling, travel and walking the dog!
Joanne Deakin MCSP
Jo qualified in 1992 and has worked in the NHS throughout Leicestershire, developing expertise in care of the elderly and particularly physiotherapy following Stroke. Jo has worked in Coalville Community Hospital since 2001. She has continued to specialize in physiotherapy for sufferers of Stroke, being principally responsible for physiotherapy at the Coalville hospital Stroke Unit, and having a particular interest in retraining walking and restoring function. Jo also trained to perform acupuncture treatment in 2013.
When time allows from running (and fixing!) the family home and walking the dog with husband Tony, Jo is a keen artist.