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Back Pain Treatment

Femke Van Dreven

BSc (Physio), MSc, MCSP

Clinical Specialist - Physiotherapy

Specialist Areas

  • Sports Injuries

  • Shoulder Injuries

  • Chronic and Acute Neck Pain

  • Injection Therapy

Professional career

Femke left her part-time post as an Upper Limb ESP (Extended Scope Practitioner) in the NHS, to dedicate all her time to Durham City Physio Ltd in Durham. She set up the clinic in 2008.

She obtained her physiotherapy degree at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa in 1992, and moved to Durham in 2000.

She also qualified as a Personal Fitness Trainer in 1995.

She gained her diploma in Injection Therapy in 2005, and completed her

MSc in Sport & Exercise Injury Management at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2010.

She has worked as a Physiotherapist at following Games:

  • Davis Cup 1999 Cape Town

  • Olympic Games 2012 London

  • Commonwealth Games 2014 Glasgow

  • European Games 2015 Baku, Azerbaijan

  • IAAF World Championships (Athletics) 2017 London

  • IAAF World Indoor Championships (Athletics) 2018 Birmingham

  • Commonwealth Games 2022 Birmingham


Femke has a special interest in Shoulder & Sports Injuries.


She enjoys trail running and runs for Durham City Harriers.


  • Member of HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council)

  • Member of CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists)

  • Member of ACPSEM (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports & Exercise Medicine)

  • Member of BESS (British Elbow & Shoulder Society)

  • Committee Member of ACPSEM 2016 - 2020

  • Chairman of ACPOMIT 2010 - 2012

  • Committee Member of ACPOMIT 2008 - 2010

  • Committee Member of BASEM (North East branch) 2003 - 2008 

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