Meet the team
Dr Harry Akerman - Consultant Anaesthetists
Dr Akerman has been working with Mr Hand since 2008 in both the NHS and in private practice. He trained as a doctor in London and during his post graduate training he has also worked in Australia, New Zealand and across the South of England. Dr Akerman has been a consultant at University Hospital Southampton since 2008 where he is the lead for regional anaesthesia (injections that numb up parts of your body to give you the best form of pain relief following surgery). His main area of interest is in patient outcomes and he has co-designed software to collate feedback from patients ,thus ensuring he knows better than most how his patients fare following surgery. Dr Akerman regularly teaches regional anaesthesia on national courses and lectures nationally and internationally on patient outcomes.
Away from work Dr Akerman spends his time surrounded by women! Married to Catherine they have 3 girls (and 4 hens!) and when time allows he is a keen sportsman who still plays fives, cricket, tennis and enjoys skiing and cycling. He is also a keen golfer whose main aim for the next year is to get Mr Hand out on the course more often!
Excellent quality physiotherapy is vital for your rehabilitation and recovery from your shoulder condition.
Campbell works with a team of specialist Physiotherapists in particular Joanna Spencer and Debbie Prince at Wessex Specialist Physiotherapy; based at Spire Perform Southampton www.spireperform.com/southampton
Joanna Spencer - Specialist Shoulder Physiotherapist
PgDip Manip Ther, MMACP, MCSP
Joanna has worked in Southampton and surrounding areas since qualifying from St Thomas" Hospital in 1992. For the past 16 years, she has worked extensively within the NHS, and also worked within the private sector for the past eight years. Joanna has specialised in the treatment of shoulder problems since 1996 working in Physiotherapy outpatients and currently works as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Orthopaedic Shoulder clinics in primary care with the Southampton shoulder consultants.
Joanna is registered with the Health Professions Council and a member of the Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice.
Debbie Prince - Specialist Shoulder Physiotherapist
Debbie has worked in Nottingham, Australia and Southampton since qualifying from Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in 1990. Debbie has specialised in the treatment of shoulder problems since 1998. She practices privately and in the NHS in a busy outpatient physiotherapy department.
She also works as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in the Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder Clinic at Southampton assessing a wide range of shoulder injuries, as well as patients who are recovering from surgery. She has previously worked with elite rugby teams and competitive sailing crews as a physiotherapist.
Debbie’s interests are sailing, snow skiing, waterskiing and cycling.
Debbie is registered with the Health Professions Council and a member of the Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice
Debbie and Joanna have been external lecturers to medical and physiotherapy staff in the assessment and treatment of shoulder conditions, locally and regionally. They are both members of the British Shoulder and Elbow Society and were jointly awarded the BESS Travelling Fellowship in 2001. Debbie and Joanna have produced postoperative shoulder guidelines which are widely used by physiotherapists in the Southampton area to rehabilitate patients following shoulder surgery.
Campbell works closely with many physiotherapy clinics
Campbell will also work closely with the physiotherapist of your choice. He ensures your physiotherapist is familiar with your condition and understands the surgery you may have had and the follow-up treatment you need. The physiotherapy you receive will be tailored to your individual needs.
Some of the clinics that Campbell works with are shown below:
Boyd Physiotherapy Lymington
Go Physio Chandlers Ford
Winchester Physiotherapy Riverside Winchester
Sports Injury Clinic Eastleigh
Romsey Physiotherapy Clinic
to name but a few, as well as the local private hospitals.