James Avery

James is our Managing Director, a highly-regarded Chartered Physiotherapist with over 20 years experience as a sports and musculo-skeletal physiotherapist, working with both elite and amateur athletes.

James’ enjoys working with a wide range of patients however his main specialty areas are dynamic sports-specific rehabilitation to maximise and accelerate recovery, specialist movement screening to reduce the risk of injury and improve performance and adolescent sports injuries related to growth and development.

Having graduated with first class honours, James developed his sports and rehabilitation expertise working in the NHS, private clinics and with athletes and sports teams in central London prior to becoming a partner of Bevan Wilson in 2008.

James has a particular interest in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of knee, ankle and shoulder problems including ACL and other ligament injuries. He has experience treating athletes at both amateur and elite professional levels in a wide variety of sports including Football, basketball, squash, athletics, equestrian and most notably tennis, where he currently works on a regular basis for the Lawn Tennis Association at the National Tennis Centre and the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club.

Having been involved with both Arsenal’s and the LTA’s academy screening programs he has developed an interest in adolescent injuries and movement screening such as our Functional movement screening and running analysis services.

Having worked with athletes from a variety of sports including running, triathlon and cycling as well as the more unusual kite-surfing, ultimate Frisbee and cage fighting James enjoys the challenge of the more complex and unusual sports injuries! He has also worked with professional actors, dancers and musicians including the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Away from the clinic James has lectured for the National Sports Medicine Institute, worked alongside Cyclefit’s bike fitting team, performed running clinics for Nike and Asics and has written for both Men’s Health and Zest magazine.

James is a keen cyclist, runner, climber and snow-boarder and has recently taken up wake-boarding. He also enjoys body-weight training and kettlebells, having been one of the first kettlebell-trained physiotherapists in the UK.

James is predominantly based at our Charterhouse Club and Guildford Spectrum clinics where he can maximise dynamic rehabilitation using the wide range of available facilities.