Medical Team

We are fortunate to have the support of Dr Usamah Jannoun, our Chief Medical Advisor, and a group of physiotherapists and osteopaths that support UK Ultimate and in particular our Great Britain teams.

The team is led by Dr Jannoun, and also includes: Monica Franke, Clare Whittingham, Andy Kelly, Jo Vokes.


Dr Usamah Jannoun MD FFSEM (UK) DMS-Med DSportEx-Med was appointed to the voluntary role of Chief Medical Advisor for UK Ultimate in 2007.

Usamah has worked with sportsmen and recreational athletes for over 15 years in the UK and abroad (Switzerland, Germany, Bermuda) and brings with him a wealth of clinical experience. A keen sportsman himself, his interest lay in Sport and Exercise Medicine and his philosophy is to keep his patients active and fit. He works full-time as a Sport Physician in London amongst a team of leading UK physicians. He is a keen practitioner of many techniques, uses Ultrasound and MRI as diagnostic tools and traditional Orthopaedic and Osteopathic techniques of treatment as well as acupuncture and spinal pain relieving injections.

Usamah teaches and lectures both nationally and internationally to a wide audience in Musculoskeletal and Sport and Exercise Medicine. He is Clinical Tutor for BASEM, the Bath University Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine and to the British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine (BIMM) modular courses attended by mostly GPs and Sports Physicians. He is instructor to the national Peripheral Injection Road Show for physicians and has taught senior physiotherapists on the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine (SOM) injection courses.

Usamah's mostly works with the GB teams at the moment. The plan is that gradually the team will be able to help us improve the medical/physio cover at UKU (and other) tournaments, and provide information for all UKU members.