A6 Physiotherapy



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Specialises in

  • Acupuncture (MSK)
  • Back pain (MSK)
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Sports injuries (MSK)

About us

Sam Durnian gained her BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Degree from the University of Teesside and graduated in 1994. Subsequently she has worked in the NHS and then moved into private practice in 1996. Sam specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and sports injuries and believes prevention of injury is better than cure. Consequently Sam believes in looking at each patient as a whole in order to provide fast effective treatment.

Sam has a special interest in treating lower back, pelvic girdle and shoulder pain. Pelvic girdle pain affects 1 in 5 pregnant women and often goes untreated. Pelvic pain can also affect many sporting and non-sporting individuals and can present itself as a range of symptoms such as low back pain, hip and groin pain, pelvis and sacroiliac joint pain.

Sam's interest in sport injuries developed through her own participation in a variety of sports ranging from county netball, national level dressage, club level squash and golf. It is through golf that she has had the good fortune to travel around the UK and Europe practising Physiotherapy on the European Seniors Tour (2000-2004) and working with CAP Junior Golfers (County Academy Program supported by England Golf) to enhance their Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) (2011-2014). Sam has worked closely with golf coaches that have a special interest in golf biomechanics and fitness; Mark Johnson ( and Mark Bull (

Sam's golf biomechanics background was developed through the late Ramsay McMaster whose work remains an inspiration to many Health and Golf professionals to date.

Sam has trained in assessing running gait to determine whether altered biomechanics are a result of muscles not working properly. Sam feels that muscle activation rehabilitation is a vital area of focus for all runners and it is easier for runners to work on technique with their coaches using these activation drills.

Sam also has an interest in treating children (7 years and above) and up to and including the elderly in order to prevent injury from poor posture occurring from everyday normal activities. This has proved beneficial for patients with Parkinson's Disease. It is through her work on posture rehabilitation that Sam has trained in Pilates and now teaches this at all levels.

Sam is a member of the Acupuncture Association for Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).

Sam has built up a team of professional Physiotherapists and Sports Massage Therapists who work alongside her at A6 Physiotherapy.

Areas of interest

Acupuncture, Pain Management, Post-Operative Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Pilates, Sports Injuries, Sports Massage, Kinesiology Taping

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Procedures completed

  • AA361

    Follow on musculoskeletal session (physiotherapy) - (>50)

  • AA360

    Initial musculoskeletal session (physiotherapy) - (5-50)

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