Philip Bateman

Phil Bateman has worked as a Physiotherapist since qualifying with a BSc (Hon) Degree in Physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University in 1996. He completed an MSc in Manipulative Physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam in 2007. He currently works as an Extended Scope Practitioner for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust specialising in spinal & temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Within Physiotherapy Outpatients his caseload consists mainly of patients with complex TMD and spinal disorders. His extended role involves working with neurosurgeons and dental consultants in specialist clinics to identify appropriate management options for patients with persistent problems referred from the South Yorkshire area and beyond.

Phil sits on the committee for the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Temporomandibular Disorders (ACPTMD). He  lectures on the management of TMD to physiotherapists and dentists at the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and at the University of Liverpool. He also teaches around the country on ACPTMD courses.

Philip Bateman - Physiotherapist

Helen Cowgill BSc Physiotherapy, MCSP, SRP, MMACP, MAACP

Clinical Specialist TMJ Physiotherapist, NHS Clinical Lead Manager and Honorary Lecturer

Helen Cowgill is a highly specialised musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Private Practice Principal of, who has a specialty and vast experience in the treatment and management of Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) with over 11 years experience. Helen graduated from St George’s Medical School with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and has completed extensive post graduate training.

TMJ disorders are not taught as part of undergraduate Physiotherapy education, therefore this area is highly specialised. Helen is highly regarded in the assessment, treatment and management of TMJ dysfunction both within the NHS and in Private Practices.

Helen Cowgill - Clinical Specialist TMJ Physiotherapist

Helen is currently at King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust as a Clinical Lead Physiotherapist and was fundamental in setting up a pioneering and unique TMJ MDT Clinic. The data from the TMJ MDT clinic highlighted the importance of Physiotherapy with this treatment modality receiving the most referrals from clinic. The outcomes from this clinic have been so impressive, that this data was presented by Helen at the National Physiotherapy UK Conference.

Helen has also been published in the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery on the perceived effectiveness of Physiotherapy in the management of TMD, together with being published in numerous other academic Journals, national newspapers and professional publications regarding her work with TMJ disorders. Helen is also a founding member of the ACPTMD board (The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Temporomandibular Disorders). Helen is passionate about TMJ treatment and education and is regularly invited to deliver post graduate lectures regarding TMD, in particular Physiotherapy input and management and is an Honorary lecturer at both Liverpool University and Coventry University.