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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Advanced Practice Physiotherapist
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 completed his degree in Physiotherapy at Coventry University with first-class honours.
Since then, he has worked in both the private and public health care sectors including two London NHS hospitals; University College London Hospital & St George’s University Hospital. His experience spans across various specialties including recently 2 years in the St George’s Shoulder Unit, working along side world leading upper limb orthopaedic surgeons, and rehabilitating all patient groups including the elderly to high performance athletes.
Within the private physiotherapy sector, Sherief has worked with high level sports teams and athletes practicing; manual techniques, joint manipulations & mobilisations, Pilates, biomechanical movement analysis, bespoke rehabilitation, acupuncture and dry needling to aid his patient’s recovery. He is skilled in the management of all conditions of the back, neck, upper and lower limbs.
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MSc MMACP MCSP
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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Victoria graduated with First Class Honours in Physiotherapy at Cardiff University. She commenced her career within the NHS at the University Hospital of Wales, here her passion for Musculoskeletal Outpatient Physiotherapy developed. During her time in Cardiff, Victoria worked with multiple sports teams including; Cardiff Blues, Cardiff University Rugby Club and England Juniors Lacrosse, where she developed her management of acute and longer term sporting injuries.
As part of Victoria’s wider work in private practice she also enjoys treating patients within their home environments to help patients reach their functional goals.
Victoria combines her variety of treatment techniques to holistically treat and empower patients to reach their rehabilitation goals, utilising her skills in manual therapy, massage, trigger point release and exercise prescription.
Victoria has a specialist interest in post operative and post fracture rehabilitation.
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Massage Therapy Specialist
Carla completed her Sports Rehabilitation degree at St Mary’s university in 2013. Since then she has used her skills in a variety of settings including private clinics, personal training gyms and the NHS falls team.
Carla has a special interest in sport and musculoskeletal injuries. For the last 7 seasons she has been lead therapist at Fulham Football Clubs Foundation team and most recently the clubs Women’s team.
Within these areas Carla has experience working with a diverse clientele using a combination of posture correction, massage, trigger point release and exercise prescription to rehabilitate the limitations the body encounters.
Whilst continuing with personal hobbies in running and swimming, in September 2019, Carla will be expanding her education to study for her masters in Physiotherapy.