Nikki McLaughlin

Nikki has an extensive education, having completed degrees in Biomedical Science and Physiotherapy and now studying for a Masters in Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy at Cardiff University. Nikki has developed his specialist knowledge, clinical and rehabilitation skills whilst working with teams including Exeter Chiefs Rugby, Newport Gwent Dragons, WRU U18’s, Wales Deaf Rugby and Great Britain Basketball U 20s.

Nikki has worked in elite level sport domestically and internationally and attended the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games as part of the Team Wales Medical Team. More recently, he was Deputy Head Physiotherapist at the 2015 World University Games in South Korea and in addition physio in the 2015 UK School Games.

Alongside leading the physiotherapy services in the Occupational Health clinic in GE Aviation, he currently is clinical lead for Baseline Physiotherapy, Senior Physiotherapist for Cardiffmet Sport and Exercise Medicine Clinic and Senior Physiotherapist at Inspire performance whilst also providing occasional cover for Sports Council of Wales.

He has a special interest in functional movement and rehab, Nikki has also qualified as a level 2 instructor in MovNat, which uses primal movement patterns to improve function and optimise performance. He is fully registered with Health Profession Council (HPC) and is listed with all major insurance companies. He is also a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine, the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health & Ergonomics and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

Nikki McLaughlin

Nikki has an extensive education, having completed degrees in Biomedical Science and Physiotherapy and now studying for a Masters in Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy at Cardiff University.

Nikki McLaughlin

Nikki has an extensive education, having completed degrees in Biomedical Science and Physiotherapy and now studying for a Masters in Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy at Cardiff University. Nikki has developed his specialist knowledge, clinical and rehabilitation skills whilst working with teams including Exeter Chiefs Rugby, Newport Gwent Dragons, WRU U18’s, Wales Deaf Rugby and Great Britain Basketball U 20s.

Nikki has worked in elite level sport domestically and internationally and attended the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games as part of the Team Wales Medical Team. More recently, he was Deputy Head Physiotherapist at the 2015 World University Games in South Korea and in addition physio in the 2015 UK School Games.

Alongside leading the physiotherapy services in the Occupational Health clinic in GE Aviation, he currently is clinical lead for Baseline Physiotherapy, Senior Physiotherapist for Cardiffmet Sport and Exercise Medicine Clinic and Senior Physiotherapist at Inspire performance whilst also providing occasional cover for Sports Council of Wales.

He has a special interest in functional movement and rehab, Nikki has also qualified as a level 2 instructor in MovNat, which uses primal movement patterns to improve function and optimise performance. He is fully registered with Health Profession Council (HPC) and is listed with all major insurance companies. He is also a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine, the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health & Ergonomics and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

Rebekah Knight

Rebekah qualified with first class honours in Physiotherapy from Cardiff University and is currently studying for her Masters degree in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy.

Rebekah Knight

Rebekah qualified with first class honours in Physiotherapy from Cardiff University and is currently studying for her Masters degree in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy. Rebekah has worked in rugby covering at Beddau RFC, Coleg y Cymoedd and has worked alongside the sports physio team to cover Wales Deaf Rugby and Gwent Dragons ladies.

Rebekah has also worked with swimmers and triathletes, helping to increase sports participation in children with disabilities through Disability Sport Wales, in addition to musculoskeletal screening and implementation of injury prevention strategies for the Wales U19 Netball squad and the Junior Welsh Archers. She has also designed and delivered injury prevention and management seminars to Caerphilly Cycling club and Caerphilly Running Club, both of whom she works closely with.

Rebekah has a special interest in the degenerative neurological disease Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT), having worked with the US based charity, the CMT Association to make a series of videos series on exercise and CMT. Rebekah now has ongoing projects with CMTUK and provides information, support and advice to people affected by it globally.

Rebekah is registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the Health Profession Council (HPC) and is also listed with all major insurance companies. Rebekah is also a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine, the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health & Ergonomics and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

Gemma Smith

Gemma has been the receptionist for Baseline since 2014 and is responsible for being the main point of contact for our patients, insurance companies and associates alike.

Gemma Smith

Gemma has been the receptionist for Baseline since 2014 and is responsible for being the main point of contact for our patients, insurance companies and associates alike. She ensures the smooth running of Baseline’s administration, organisation and along with our accountants, the financial side of the business.

Outside of work her main interest is costuming, both for herself and Cardiff Cabaret Club, with whom she’s heavily involved both as a performer and costumier. She also enjoys Taekwondo, where she currently holds a I Degree black belt and is rarely far away from a stack of comics.

Jonny Harper

Jonny graduated from Cardiff University with a First Class Honours Degree in Physiotherapy and joined the Baseline team in the Autumn of 2016.

Jonny Harper

Jonny graduated from Cardiff University with a First Class Honours Degree in Physiotherapy and joined the Baseline team in the Autumn of 2016. He has an active interest in sports and exercise medicine, having been on the committee for the Cardiff Sports and Exercise Medicine Society, and continues to work within the musculoskeletal speciality. He has previously worked closely with the Cardiff University Men’s Rugby Team through the Cardiff Inspire programme, and has provided pitchside sports trauma cover for Cardiff City Women’s Football Team. Jonny is a physiotherapist for Coleg y Cymoedd rugby team, and also physiotherapist for Newport City FC. Other experience includes providing cover for Glynneath RFC, Pontypridd RFC, and travelling with Wales to the European Touch Rugby Championships in Jersey this year.

Jonny is fully Sports Trauma Management qualified, has completed courses in advanced taping, and is also approaching the completion of his Level 4 qualification in Sports Massage. He has a wealth of soft tissue experience having worked with Welsh Netball and Welsh Swimming for the Sports Council of Wales, and has also provided soft tissue services for charity events in and around Cardiff and the South of Wales.

He is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Jonny is a keen cyclist, runner and triathlete. He is also the director of JHCatering, providing event catering for large weddings, parties, corporate events, and spends his summers working as a private chef for clients abroad.