Meet the Team

Our Experts include:

Mark Roe - Sports Physiotherapist, Sheffield


MarkMark founded the clinic due to an increase in word of mouth referrals for his services.  As an ex-professional footballer, Mark had to retire at 21 year old following several knee operations, and poor physiotherapy provision.  He not only knows what it’s like to play at the highest level, but also the psychology of an injured player, and the dedication needed to get back on the pitch.  His time spent on the sideline sparked a passion for rehabilitation of sports players and in particular junior footballers.  Since qualification as a chartered physiotherapist, Mark spent many years working as a senior physiotherapist in the NHS and in the private sector, and has worked with various sports clubs including Huddersfield Town FC. 

As well as his role as director of the Mark Roe Sports Physio Academy and current clinic work, Mark has written articles for the Sheffield Star Grass Roots Section, the Sheffield & Hallamshire F.A. website, the Sheffield & District Junior Sunday League and various other sports websites.  His client base includes several current and ex-world champions in many sports.  He also has good friendships in boxing and thai-boxing which brings him many high-profile clients and World champions.  Also on his CV is the Soccer Aid 2010 event where he worked with Robbie Williams and football sporting such as Zidane, Figo, Brian Lara, Joe Calzaghe.  In his free time, Mark previously worked as the physiotherapist for M1 Charity football team which was made up of soap stars and ex-professional footballers.  See testimonial page and the news page for more details.


Mark is based mainly at the Gleadless Clinic, with occasional sessions at our Hillsborough Clinic, Sheffield 

Follow Mark on twitter @sports__physio


Lee Higginbotham - Sports Physiotherapist, Sheffield

Lee Higginbotham Sheffield Sports Physio

Lee has been a great addition to the Mark Roe Sports Physio Academy, since receiving his first class honours degree in physiotherapy from his home town of Sheffield. 

Lee is the only physiotherapist in the UK studying on the International Olympic Committee Sports Rehab Diploma and after his first year is again on for a first!

He splits his time between both our Hillsborough Sports Arena clinic and Gleadless clinic.  Lee has learnt his extensive skills through his training under a range of leading Musculoskeletal specialists including the late Kevin Banks (co-author of The Maitland Manual Therapy concept).  He has also trained in Rehabilitation of Functional Movement under Team GB boxing's lead physiotherapist and the team GB basketball's previous physiotherapist.  With the skills he picked up, Lee has devised the sports specific rehab sessions which he runs at our Hillsborough branch.   

Lee is a member of the College of Medicine and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine.  One of his main passions away from work is football, particularly for Sheffield Wednesday and Juventus (for the glory!).  Lee's other favourite sports are athletics, basketball and boxing. 


Lee splits his time between our Gleadless Townend site and our Hillsborough Clinic.

Follow Lee on twitter @LeeDarrenH 


Nathan Walker -  Sports Physiotherapist, Sheffield

Nathan Walker Sports Physio Sheffield

Nathan has worked with us for over 18 months now after joining us from a recommendation from a patient!  Five minutes into our first conversation with Nathan and it was obvious that he would fit straight into the team, so we new we had to poach him!

He completed his physiotherapy degree at Sheffield Hallam University and through his training in all areas of physiotherapy, decided to pursue his special interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.  Nathan has a wealth of experience in many fields including medico-legal work, occupational health and sports injuries.  He also has qualifications in sports massage and sports strapping/taping.  Like all our physiotherapists, he is a member of the CSP and HCPC.   

Another keen football fan - playing and watching - Nathan follows his beloved Sheffield Wednesday.  An avid season ticket holder, there isn't much Nathan can't tell you about the Owls!  As with all the therapists we work with, Nathan has an interest for most sports. However, his other sporting love is quite unusual.  He loves crown green bowling which he has played since the age of 5 and competitively since 2010.  He presently bowls for Wraggs Bowling Club.  Nathan has a great sense of humour, is very conscientious about his work, and because of this is very popular with his patients.

Nathan works mainly at our Gleadless branch with occasional shifts at Hillsborough.

Follow Nathan on Twitter @Nathwalker2


Jamil Karolia - Podiatrist - Sheffield


At Gleadless clinic only


Matthew Scattergood - Podiatrist - Sheffield


At Gleadless clinic only



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