Jim Hopkins
Director - Healthshare Clinics
Jim has a background in Sports Science having completed an Honours Degree in Human Movement in Canterbury in 1990. He then graduated from Kings College London with a degree in Physiotherapy in 1997. Following three years working in the NHS, Jim moved into private practice in 1997, initially working in an Occupational Health setting for a National Supermarket chain and running clinics in local GP practices.

Having a background in sport it was not long before his main interest in Sports Injuries developed and he worked with a professional Ice Hockey team. Following this he worked in rugby both at a National League and School level, providing pitch-side acute care as well as clinic based treatment and rehabilitation.

Over the years Jim has helped a wide range of athletes and sports people from recreational to elite level having worked in athletics with a World, Commonwealth and Olympic hurdler. He has provided care for international standard squash players, cricketers, gymnasts and dancers as well as being responsible for the treatment and rehab of one of GBs most promising junior skiers. More recently he has developed further interests in running and cycling through his involvement with triathletes.

Through his clinical experience Jim believes that musculoskeletal screening is a key principle in injury prevention whilst early intervention and graded rehabilitation are fundamental to aid a speedy recovery and reduce the risk of recurrence. He utilises a movement analysis approach to his assessment and treatment strategies and promotes specific rehabilitation programs whether the patient is an elite athlete or a casual participant.

Following his recent retirement from veterans rugby due to a hand injury, Jim had taken up the challenge of marathon running and is now trying to find the time for Triathlons, in between work and his young family.