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Knutsford physiotherapy treating an ankle injury
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Sports Injury Professionals

A.K Physio and Sports Injury Clinic is a small, friendly clinic established in 2004 by Abi Kubiak and located in Knutsford since 2011.

We provide a professional service aimed at returning the patient from initial injury back to full function and fitness. We deal with all types of musculoskeletal problems and have a special interest in sports injuries. Being involved in sport and exercise ourselves, we fully understand your desire to get back to your chosen activity/sport as soon as is physically possible.

We offer physiotherapy, sports rehabilitation, acupuncture, kinesiology taping and sports massage – everything you could possibly need to get back to work or sport after an injury.

We treat people of all ages and backgrounds and have had many happy patients over the years (take a look at our testimonials).

meet the team
Abi Kubiak
owner and clinical director

Abi Kubiak is the owner and clinical director of A.K Physio and Sports Injury Clinic. She has nearly 20 years of experience working in private practice, having gained a first-class honours degree in Sports Rehabilitation from the University of Salford in 2003, prior to becoming a HCPC Registered Physiotherapist and a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP). Abi also attained a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1999. She completed a VTCT Sports Massage Qualification in 2003 and has extensive experience of all types of sports massage. Abi is qualified to administer acupuncture and is a member of the AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists).

Abi has always had a love of sport and exercise, swimming competitively from a young age as well as being a keen runner, which led her to compete in modern biathlon and subsequently modern triathlon (swimming, running and air pistol shooting) representing the Northwest in the National Finals twice. She has continued to swim and run through the years, competing in numerous run races from 5km up to marathon distance, and in 2010 took part in her first triathlon (this type with the 3rd discipline being cycling not shooting!). She has competed in several triathlons since, completing a half ironman in 2018. She also plays competitive netball and represented Cheshire in her 20’s. When she’s not doing triathlon or netball she is also a keen gym goer. This love of sport was what drove Abi to get involved in this field, as she understands how frustrating it is not to be able to do something you enjoy because of injury or pain and she wanted to help people get back to their desired pasttimes, whether that be a particular sport, keeping fit or a hobby.

Kat Heyes
Sports Rehabilitation Therapist

Kat gained her BSc Honours degree in Sports Therapy in 2013 from Leeds Metropolitan University. She later gained her master’s degree in Sports Injury Rehabilitation from the University of Salford in 2018. Additional to this she also holds qualifications in medical Acupuncture, Pre-hospital pitch side medical care in Sport, and previously worked as a fitness Instructor and personal trainer.

Since graduating, Kat has worked in a variety of both Clinical and Sports settings ranging from amateur to elite. Her main roles have been within Rugby League, Rugby Union and she also got the opportunity to spend a season in Australia working in Aussie Rules. Kat’s current roles when she is not here with us at the clinic, include being the Lead Therapist for Warrington Wolves Women’s Super League Team and also for an Amateur Rugby League Team. 

As well as her vast experience in Sports injuries, Kat has particular interest in postural related conditions including lower back pain, neck and shoulder problems and movement related dysfunctions. 

Kat has always been passionate about sport and exercise. From a young age she took part in a variety of Sports but mainly Swimming and Hockey. Kat swam competitively for 10 years for club and School and has played hockey for over 15 years for School, County, University and most recently making her return to club level. 

Madeline Kubiak
Administration

Madeline joined the team in 2010. She was made redundant from her previous role, which she had held for 25 years, and joined the Clinic as an Office Administrator. She has a background in wages and accounts and helps with the bookings, admin and accounts functions within the clinic. When not working she can usually be found on the golf course or helping out with her grandchildren. She liaises with all the team but in particular with the Clinic Director, Abi, who happens to be her daughter.

Melanie Townsend
Administration

Melanie joined the team in 2020, with a background as a PA and in team Secretarial work. She enjoys general administration and will cover reception to assist with clinic bookings and day to day duties to keep the team organised on days when Madeline is out of the office.

COVID19

COVID 19

Your safety and that of our practitioners is our utmost priority and therefore you should expect the following:

• You will be sent a Covid Screening Form before your Appointment along with information about current restrictions.
• You will not be admitted into the clinic until specifically told and there will be no cross over of patients (as a result there is no waiting area available).
• On admission, you will be required to have a temperature check, sanitise your hands thoroughly and to wear a mask.
• Our practitioners will continue to wear full P.P.E.

Testimonials

Testimonials

Some of our Reviews

A K Physio & Sports Injury Clinic
4.7
Based on 15 reviews
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John Keegan
John Keegan
21:18 06 Jul 21
For the second time in three years, Abi has got me to the start line and subsequently the finish of Ironman U.K. ... Problems with my upper legs (ITB and Quads) were treated in a variety of ways having got to the point of not being able to cycle more than 50miles without intense pain. I got through the entire event without a single issue or flare up. I highly recommend Abi.read more
Camilla Lumsden
Camilla Lumsden
21:35 16 May 21
Been seeing Abi for a couple of years now and cannot recommend enough - she has been great at sorting out my various... issues, advising referral when appropriate, using all different types of treatment (acupuncture, massage, ultrasound etc), and working out what works best for me.Really is a god-send keeping me ticking over and able to train and compete. Thankyou!read more
Alastair Demick
Alastair Demick
20:34 11 Apr 21
The treatments I have had from both Abi and Kat at AK physio have been fantastic. From sorting out sciatica with... treatments and ways to reduce ongoing symptoms to ensuring I was ‘match fit’ for a 24 hour running charity challenge they have been amazing. I cannot recommend their diagnosis, treatment and advice highly enoughread more
Heather Stanway
Heather Stanway
17:46 08 Nov 20
As a physio myself I recognise Abi's professionalism, expertise & empathy. I have had an injury for 11 months but... thanks to Abi's excellent assessment & treatment I am now pain free. I would not hesitate to recommend this helpful & friendly physio practise. Thank -you Abi.read more
Chloe Clarke
Chloe Clarke
08:47 07 Feb 20
I was going somewhere else for 5 weeks. Nothing imoroved. Within 4 sessions with abi i jave near no pain and my daily... life has improved massively. I cant recommend abi enoughread more
Annette Jackson
Annette Jackson
19:17 04 Feb 20
I was referred to AK Physio by my company having suffered for several years with upper back pain. My first initial... contact was via phone and the service was excellent from the very start. The appointment was made and I immediately received an email confirmation. From my first appointment to my last Abi and the team have been excellent, professional and caring. I had lived with the pain for years and I cannot thank Abi enough for getting me sorted. Would definitely have no problem with recommending the practise, fabulous!!!read more
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