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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Acupuncture (MSK)
- Back pain (MSK)
- Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) MSK
- Pain management
- Sports injuries (MSK)
Neil Liffen is an extended scope practitioner in physiotherapy and a diagnostic musculoskeletal sonographer within the NHS and in private practice. He performs > 5000 per year musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound examinations for several large NHS radiology departments on musculoskeletal and rheumatology conditions, which includes guided injections for diagnostic and treatment purposes. In addition, Neil performs corticosteroid injections for several GP practices within Suffolk and on average performs >1200 injections per year. Neil Liffen has >10 years working in the NHS and as a private musculoskeletal physiotherapist, therefore he has the experience of forming diagnostic ultrasound reports for consultants, GP’s and other healthcare professionals, and clinical experience in examination and treatment, including corticosteroid injections. For further information please see www.eastcoastphysio.co.uk.
Areas of interest
▶︎ Low back spasm/pain and sciatica
▶︎ Neck pain and headaches
▶︎ Postural and ergonomic pain
▶︎ Post surgical rehabilitation
e.g. shoulder, hip and knee surgery
▶︎ Traumatic injuries
e.g. whiplash, road traffic accidents
▶︎ Osteoarthritis painful and stiff joints
▶︎ Occupational overuse injuries
e.g. tennis tendinitis
▶︎ Foot pain e.g. plantar fasciitis
▶︎ Joint sprains e.g. sprained ankle
▶︎ Muscle strains e.g. strained hamstring
▶︎ Sports technique analysis and correction
e.g. functional rehabilitation
▶︎ Overuse and repetitive strain injuries
e.g. tendinopathy (tendinitis; tendinosis)
e.g. achilles (ankle); patella (knee);
shoulder; elbow; wrist tendons
▶︎ Joint and soft tissue rheumatology conditions
e.g. rheumatoid arthritis; fibromyalgia
▶︎ Corticosteroid injections and hyaluronic acid injections
Current NHS consultant posts held
MSK Sonographer for several NHS Radiology departments including ultrasound guided injections.
Injection Therapy for several GP surgeries.
East Coast Physio Ltd.
Achilles tendon diagnostic ultrasound examination: A locally designed protocol and audit - International Musculoskeletal Medicine Journal (link http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/1753615413Y.0000000024?journalCode=yimm20)
- MSc (Distinction) Diagnostic Musculoskeletal ultrasound Bournemouth University 2011
- BSc (Hons) Chartered Physiotherapy Kings College London 2006
- BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science Essex Univeristy 2003
- Post Grad. Injection Therapy Essex University 2010
- Post Grad. Advanced physiotherapy examination Essex University 2010
Affiliations / memberships
Health and Care Professions Council
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Society of radiographers
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.