Neil Liffen, ECP Director

NEIL LIFFEN – Director ECP Ltd

Neil Liffen, is an Extended Scope Practitioner in Physiotherapy and a Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Sonographer with over 15 years experience working within the NHS and private practice. Diagnostic ultrasound is a skill, which takes years to learn and Neil now performs >5000 diagnostic ultrasound examinations per year for NHS radiology departments, private organizations and ECP. In addition, he has maintained his ‘hands on’ skills for manipulative therapy, but also performs >1200 corticosteroid injections per year for the NHS and private setting on sports injury, musculoskeletal and rheumatology conditions on behalf of orthopaedic consultants, podiatry surgeons, rheumatologists, GP’s and other healthcare professionals.

Historically, Neil Liffen career began at Norwich City FC as a footballer and played at a professional level at reserve team level, ironically, having been an avid Ipswich Town FC supporter. A coaching career the pursued at Ipswich Town FC, whilst working with the academy and professional players and studying BSc (hons) Sport Science Degree, before commencement of a BSc (hons) Chartered Physiotherapist career. The quest of ensuring a correct diagnosis and management, detailing a ‘point of care’ approach led Neil to MSc (distinction) Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Nationally, there is only a small number of physiotherapists qualified with this specialism to perform diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and Neil has been invited to teach at Bournemouth University to consultants, GP’s, sport physicians and other health care professionals.

Neil’s career has gone full circle, with a good appreciation of what it takes to play and coach professionally and now to specialising in diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of the client and/or sporting athlete.

Neil Liffen, currently divides his commitments between, working as an Extended Scope Practitioner in Physiotherapy at ECP specialising in diagnosis and treatment management for acute and chronic pain and working in Radiology departments specialising in musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound imaging and guided injections. In addition, he regularly attends various GP practices to offer injection therapy on behalf of their patients.

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