Massage

At ProPhysiotherapy we offer Sports massage, Remedial massage and Pregnancy massage

Sports massage

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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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Remedial massage

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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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Pregnancy Massage

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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:

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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Prices
Massage 60 minutes £65.00
Massage 30 minutes £48.00

All of our Physiotherapists are trained in massage therapy. Give us a call to make an appointment or book online.

The Experts…

Ramita Kudhail

BSc (Hons)

Sport & Exercise Scientist

Since studying Sport and Exercise Science and graduating from the University of Hertfordshire in 2015, I have continued to study and have furthered my skills with qualifications in Sports Rehabilitation Injuries, Personal Training, mat Pilates and have experience with GP Exercise Referrals and Special Population Groups.

I am a member of BASES, REPs and CIMSPA, accrediting me to be a Senior Health Practitioner.

Over the years, I have developed a passion and take pride in alleviating pain and enabling patients to recover and rehabilitate fully from injuries. I aim to identify the underlying postural causes of any dysfunction or symptom, and use a wide range of techniques that are adapted and specific to the needs of the individual client.

My approach is to create a functional, pain free, healthy lifestyle for all clients and my aim is to help them achieve their goals.

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Catherine “Kate” Robertson

MSc MCSP

Advanced Practice Physiotherapist

Achieved a distinction in her Physiotherapy Masters in Sports Injury and Therapy from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2003. She works very closely with the Orthopaedic Consultants at St George’s Hospital, London and at Frimley NHS Trust. She has over 20 years experience in assessing and treating all musculoskeletal patients.

Clinically she works as an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist (APP) in Orthopaedic Spine Clinic and performs peripheral injections and spinal injections in the NHS. 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 qualification to prescribe medications where appropriate.

Kate has an excellent knowledge base for treating lower limb injuries and assessing biomechanical issues. Due to her Masters qualification, she enjoys treating all sporting injuries and she specialises in ACL reconstruction and post op knee rehabilitation, and has a particular interest in biomechanical and gait assessments. She worked in Val d’Isere for 2 seasons and has therefore treated numerous skiing injuries. Her NHS work ensures that she provides research based spinal treatments and takes a holistic approach to all patients to help them achieve their goals.

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Alexandra Kallistratou

MSc MMACP MCSP

Physiotherapy Specialist

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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Sarah Engelbrecht

BSc MCSP

Physiotherapy Specialist

Sarah qualified as a physiotherapist in 2003 from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Since then she has worked as a physiotherapist in both the UK and in South Africa. She has also been involved in other areas of health care such as spinal surgery. She has experience treating patients of any age, from teenagers to the elderly.

She is a keen runner, and has always been the go-to person in her running club for any aches and niggles. She loves treating runners of all abilities to help them to achieve their running goals injury free.

She has an interest, and vast experience, with treating neck and lower back injuries, as well as spinal surgery conditions. She enjoys treating sports injuries, work-related pain and other post-operative rehabilitation and recovery treatment.

She worked with the Springbok rugby team before the 2015 World Cup Rugby. She was also the primary physiotherapist at an ultra 3 day stage mountain bike race.

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Jessica Foxley

MSc MCSP

Physiotherapy Specialist

Jessica received her MSc Physiotherapy degree with distinction from Teesside University in 2017. She has worked as a rotational physiotherapist at two NHS trusts with experience in treatment of musculoskeletal, trauma and orthopaedics, paediatrics and ante-natal and postnatal patients. Jessica now works as a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist for Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust with a focus on assessment and treatment of both acute and chronic condition of the neck, lower back, upper and lower limbs.

Jessica additionally has experience working privately with a local rugby team maintaining their pre-game fitness, pitch side first aid and rehabilitation from acute injury, such as ACL rehabilitation and recovery from shoulder rotator cuff injuries.

With a background in scientific research, having completed her BSc in Biochemistry and Immunology, Jessica likes to keep up to date with the latest research and treatment techniques in physiotherapy. Jessica provides the best treatment for her clients through utilising her ‘toolbox’ of physiotherapy interventions including pain management techniques such as manual therapy, acupuncture and soft tissue massage alongside tailored education and individualised exercise prescription. Her main focus in treatments is functional and goal orientated rehabilitation, working with clients to ensure they achieve their goals and return to full fitness.

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Anica Coetsee

MSc MCSP

Physiotherapy Specialist

Anica graduated as a physiotherapist from Stellenbosch University (South Africa) in 2009. After graduating she focussed her career on Musculo-skeletal conditions and completed a Certificate in OMT (OrthopaedicManipulative Therapy) in 2012 and thereafter her Master’s degree in Physiotherapy in 2015. She is also an APPI trained Pilates instructor.

She has worked in different private practice settings and has always embraced working closely with the healthcare team. She also worked with a University Rugby Club in South Africa.

Since becoming a mother in 2019 she has grown her interest in Pelvic Health and is expanding her skillset in this area.

She believes in treating clients holistically with the aim being getting to the cause of the problem rather than just treating the symptoms. She believes movement and exercises are key factors in this and loves empowering her patients to improve quality of life and getting back to doing the things they love.

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Chloe Binmore

BSc MCSP

Physiotherapy Specialist

Chloe graduated from Cardiff University in 2019 with a first-class honours in Physiotherapy. She has since spent her time gaining professional experience within 2 NHS trusts and is currently working with antenatal and postnatal patients at St George’s University Hospital treating pregnancy related musculoskeletal pathologies. Chloe has completed multiple clinical rotations including trauma and orthopaedics and musculoskeletal outpatients and has treated a wide range of shoulder, hip and knee injuries.

Chloe has a Level 4 Diploma in sports massage and is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). Chloe is a professional and friendly therapist and enjoys helping patients to achieve their individual goals, through manual therapy, exercise, and rehabilitation.

Chloe is an avid tennis player and represented her county for 5 years as a junior. Chloe’s experience within sport has given her a specific interest in sports rehabilitation and injury prevention.

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Emilia Scianek

MSc MCSP

Physiotherapy Specialist

Emilia qualified from Jagiellonian University in 2012 in Poland with an MSc Physiotherapy degree.

Since then she has worked as a physiotherapist and massage therapist in Poland and in the UK.

Clinically she works as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in the NHS, treating all musculoskeletal patients of any age, from age 5 to the elderly.

She is a semi-professional Swing and Polish Folk dancer and she has a great interest in treating dance injuries.

She has vast experience in treating sport injuries, upper/lower limb pain, neck and back pain as well as post surgical rehabilitation.

She worked with the IBB Polonia London volleyball team treating conditions like: Achilles tendinopathy, ankle sprains, rotator cuff injuries as well as lower back and knee pain.

“I want to help people to build on their strengths and achieve their picture of success”.

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Marcus Gerges

Marcus graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in 2014. Since then, he worked as a rotational physiotherapist at St Georges NHS Foundation trust, gaining a wide experience in all his rotations. His specific interests were mainly musculoskeletal and trauma and orthopaedics.

Marcus currently works as a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist for Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust with a focus on assessment and treatment of both acute and chronic conditions of the neck, lower back, upper and lower limbs. Marcus’s focus in treatments is functional and goal oriented rehabilitation, working with clients to ensure they achieve their goals and return to full fitness.

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Aliki Barr

Aliki qualified as a Physiotherapist from King’s College London in 1999, and has a wealth of experience working alongside clinicians and multidisciplinary teams in NHS hospitals across London and also in private practices. Since 2002 she has mainly focused on Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, with experience in Hand Therapy and upper limb rehab, Sports Rehabilitation, Back Clinic and setting up Pain Management Programmes amongst other things. She has years of clinical experience assessing and treating musculoskeletal injury and works well with patients to achieve their goals.

Aliki is an APPI qualified class instructor, and has been teaching classes and 1:1 since 2002. She has run numerous advanced workshops for runners and cyclists. She has many sporting interests (hockey, tennis, windsurfing, triathlon and marathons) which carry over into her work. She has worked with many elite athletes but finds working with those starting in their sporting endeavours just as stimulating. 

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