At ProPhysiotherapy we offer Sports massage, Remedial massage and Pregnancy massage
Are tight muscles hampering your performance? The faster you recover, the faster you can get back to training. Whether you have completed an event and are suffering from muscle pain or if you are preparing for a sporting challenge, sports massage can help you stretch out the tight tissue in your legs, shoulders and back. All elite athletes swear by the process and it is considered to be helpful in performance. All our physiotherapists are trained in massage therapy and can be as firm or as light as you can bear! But we get results!
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Due to stressful lifestyles, complementary therapies are now in higher demand. Treatments tend to be more “holistic”, where an individual’s health is considered as a whole, and is not just focused on the symptoms. Complementary therapy including massage, naturally aid the healing powers of the body to return it to a state of health.Our massage therapists use a range of techniques to manipulate tissue and improve movement. Massage has been proven to reduce pain via the pain-gate mechanism, increase immunity cells in the body and stimulate endorphin release that aids healing, mood and sleep. Therefore, our therapists see a variety of patients from sports people to the sleep deprived and they use different techniques with each patient – dependent on their requirements. So feel free to discuss with the therapist on your first visit what you want to achieve out of the session.
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Massage during pregnancy is extremely beneficial for the ‘Mother To Be’ and it is also important to take time out and relax during your pregnancy. Remember that your body is working really hard to grow new life so you deserve a treat!
Pregnancy Massage has a number of benefits including:
- Relieving pain in the muscles and joints of the body (especially in the low back, hips and legs), by reducing stress on the weight-bearing joints
- Reducing swelling in the arms and legs by increasing the blood and lymph circulation.
- Relaxation and reducing stress and muscle tension
- Enhancing the pliability of skin and underlying tissues
- Helping to reduce labour pain, especially when combined with labour massage (courses in this are also available for couples)
In addition to these physical changes it can kick start the important bond between the mother and the unborn baby. The human touch during massage can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy. Massage is safe for both mother and baby as are the oils used during your treatment. The massage can be carried out in a number of positions including side lying, or lying on your stomach with a specially designed HOLO – like a lilo but with a whole in the middle for your bump!
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All of our Physiotherapists are trained masseurs. Give us a call to make an appointment or book online.
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Achieved a distinction in her Physiotherapy Masters in Sports Injury and Therapy from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2003. She works closely with the Orthopaedic Consultants at St George’s Hospital, London and at Frimley NHS Trust. She has over 20 years experience in treating patients.
She also works as an Extended Scope Practitioner (ESP) in Orthopaedic Spine Clinic and performs peripheral injections and is training to perform spinal injections. She completed her Diploma in Injection Therapy at the University of Hertfordshire in 2012 and finds that using corticosteroid injections as an adjunct to physiotherapy can be exceptionally useful and successful. Kate completed her non-medical Independent Prescribing course from the University of Brighton in 2017 and therefore has the ability to prescribe the necessary medications for the injection without the need for you to see your GP for the prescription.
Kate has excellent experience in treating lower limb injuries and assessing biomechanical issue, as well as her experience in managing patients with spinal injuries and pain.
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Victoria O’Gorman qualified from The University of Birmingham with a first class honours degree in 2001.
The first seven years of her career were spent in the NHS. She then went to work at the English Medical Centre in the French ski resort of Val d’Isere where she was their physiotherapist for two winter seasons. On returning from the mountains in 2009 she joined the ProPhysiotherapy team.
Victoria has a special interest in sports injuries and lower limb rehabilitation.
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Sherief graduated from Coventry University with first class honours in 2011. Previously he had completed a Bachelor of Business Studies in Sport Management in 2010, and National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness Studies from University of Limerick (Ireland) in 2010. In 2017 he also completed a MSc Module in Advanced Physiotherapy Rehabilitation from St Georges University.
He has specialised experience in Musculoskeletal care, and Trauma and Elective orthopaedics rehabilitation. Prior to specialising Sherief worked across a wide variety of specialities such as ICU, cardiac care, elderly rehabilitation and various surgical wards. This has provided him with excellent background experience to his chosen speciality.
Sherief has a special interest in sports and athlete rehabilitation. He enjoys working with patients with conditions such as runners knee, chronic groin pain, hamstring strain and ACL reconstruction rehabilitation. In addition to this given his background in orthopaedics, he also enjoys the rehabilitation of traumatic fractures and elective orthopaedic procedures such as hip and knee replacement.
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Sarah qualified in 2011 from Oxford Brookes University with First Class Honours in BSc Physiotherapy, and concurrently completed a Sports Massage Diploma. She is trained in APPI Pilates Matwork Level 1 and 2, and AACP Acupuncture Accredited.
Since qualifying Sarah has worked in the NHS and Private medical sectors within the UK and with local football and rugby teams. Sarah particularly enjoyed her time working with a ski physiotherapy company in France and with a Pilates company in Cape Town. She is well travelled!
Her broad experience has enabled her to gain valuable knowledge of the assessment, treatment and management of patients with a variety of neurological, respiratory, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions. Her area of clinical interest now lies in musculoskeletal physiotherapy where she enjoys treating both upper and lower limb sporting and non-sporting injuries, conditions and post operative rehabilitation patients. Her area of particular special interest is in the management of patients with scoliosis. Sarah remains evidence-based in her treatment approach and adopts a combination of manual techniques and exercise therapy to bring about the best results for her patients.
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Alexandra is passionate about her job as a physiotherapist. She finished her masters at Coventry University in 2012 and since then she has been working in various private physiotherapy clinics.
Her areas of expertise include musculoskeletal overuse conditions and sports injuries, and she has a specific interest in spinal and shoulder joint pathologies.
Alexandra combines various treatments techniques in order to achieve the treatment goals, including manual therapy techniques, trigger point release, acupuncture and exercise prescription.
She has a particular interest in research, providing all her patients with evidence based practice and up to date physiotherapy techniques, and she hopes to finish her PhD soon!
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Lucy qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of Birmingham in 2009. Over the last 8 years she has worked across South Wales and Oxford before moving to London to start at St Marks Hospital in Harrow. Coming from an experienced musculoskeletal and sporting background, Lucy developed a passion for treating women with pelvic girdle pain both ante and postnatally; helping them continue to lead an active lifestyle.
This enthusiasm for pelvic health led Lucy to specialise in Women’s and Men’s Health with a special interest in pelvic floor dysfunction and colorectal disorders. Lucy is dedicated to helping her patients become confident in their symptom management and to regain control of intimate issues such as incontinence and sexual dysfunction.
Lucy is a qualified acupuncturist and a member of the Association of Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapists (POGP). She is also starting her Masters in Women’s Health Physiotherapy next Autumn.
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I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2014 with a First Class Honors in BSc Physiotherapy. Looking ahead, I start my MSc in Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in September 2018
Since qualifying, I started as a junior physiotherapist working in the NHS gaining a broad all round experience across medical, surgical and musculoskeletal areas. My interest and passion for helping individuals within the musculoskeletal remit has driven me to specialise in this area for the past several years now. Currently I continue my work in the NHS as a senior physiotherapist at St. George’s hospital giving me access to expert resources.
Since specialising I have worked across orthopaedics and outpatient musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Drawing on knowledge from both areas allows me to have a better understanding of how to manage injuries and longer term conditions. In order to assist recovery and management I have trained in sports massage, taping and acupuncture to use alongside core physiotherapeutic treatments.
I enjoy helping people with all conditions of the body, however I have specific interest in managing, general lower limb injuries and post-operative rehabilitation. Since a young age I have always been a keen runner, having experienced several injuries I also have a special interest in the rehabilitation of running injuries.
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Caoimhe qualified at St George’s University of London in 2014 and has been working for them ever since having specialised in Musculoskeletal Outpatient Physiotherapy.
Caoimhe has experience in treating chronic pain and general musculoskeletal injuries. She has a particular interest in post-operative issues, having run the post-operative total hip and knee and ACL reconstructive surgery clinics and classes at St George’s Hospital.
Caoimhe has also worked in ante-natal and post-natal musculoskeletal care at St George’s and so has experience treating these issues individually and in group settings.
Caoimhe also completed three seasons at Wimbledon Rugby Club where she worked with the men’s, women’s and youth teams dealing with both acute injuries and longer term rehabilitation.