Remedial Massage

Enjoy a relaxing remedial massage, great for your wellbeing.

What is a Remedial Massage?

A type of complementary therapy, remedial massage employs a range of massage techniques intended to naturally aid the healing powers of the body allowing it to return to a state of health.

Remedial massage is designed to assist in the treatment of various painful soft tissue disorders which may include strained or injured muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues. Through a variety of different massage techniques, which may include deep tissue penetration, trigger point therapy and myofascial release, as well as various other cross-fibre and stretching techniques, remedial massage therapy can help to restore range of motion, eliminate painful symptoms and improve flexibility and general wellbeing.

The Benefits of Remedial Message

Remedial massage offers a wide range of benefits both physiological and psychological. Its main purpose is to balance muscle tone, length and tension as well as increasing blood flow and promoting the return of the normal position of the joint, capsule and bone to create favourable conditions for the body to restore itself to normal health following an injury. Remedial massage can also be highly beneficial in reducing pain, improving immunity and stimulating endorphin release which aids in healing, mood and sleep.

Rehabilitation

Most people who consult a remedial massage therapist have painful symptoms as a result of a pre-existing injury or condition from a sporting activity or an accident. Others may be suffering from stress or occupation related aches and pains. Remedial massage therapy provides a highly effective treatment for a range of different musculoskeletal disorders involving the arms, legs, back, neck and shoulders as well as reducing swelling and stiffness and improving joint mobility – all of which improve symptoms and general wellbeing.

Maintenance

The benefits of regular massage have been long documented for their therapeutic properties. Some people use massage therapy to help manage persistent aches and pains such as non-specific lower back pain, whereas those involved in regular rigorous exercise may use massage therapy before and after training to maintain optimum form. Others may use massage therapy to help with mental wellbeing, sleep related problems or to simply relax and unwind.

Regular remedial massage therapy is beneficial to everybody and can help keep the body in optimum condition as well as relieving stress and anxiety which may build up quickly due to the demands of a busy lifestyle and occupation.

What to Expect

Remedial massage therapy employs a holistic approach, whereby the individual’s health is considered as a whole, not merely focused on symptoms. Each patient is unique with an individual set of needs, and should be thoroughly assessed during an initial consultation where the therapist collates detailed information regarding any specific injuries or conditions as well as information regarding general health and lifestyle, prior to the application of any treatment.

Our Therapists

All of our professional therapists are well qualified and demonstrate a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology in order to provide effective treatment to our patients. We encourage patients to openly discuss with the therapist what they hope to achieve from each session, to provide a more tailored treatment.

The Experts…

Carla Joseph

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.

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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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Hannah Wells

MSc MCSP

Physiotherapy Specialist

Hannah qualified from the University of East Anglia with a distinction in MSc Physiotherapy in 2014.

Since then, she has worked both privately and for the NHS, including both University College London Hospital and St George’s University Hospital.  Hannah has also spent a winter season working with elite athletes and weekend warriors in Val D’Isere. 

Hannah has a wide range of experience of treating both acute and chronic injuries and works closely with the orthopaedic teams at St George’s Hospital where she runs the shockwave clinic and ACL rehabilitation classes.

Hannah is skilled in the management of all conditions of the back, neck, upper and lower limbs. She utilises a variety of techniques including manual therapy, massage, acupuncture, bespoke education and exercise prescription.  

Hannah most enjoys working with her patients to understand their needs and provide the best treatment to reach their rehabilitation goals.

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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 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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Richard Potts

BSc MCSP

Physiotherapy Specialist

Having first studied for a BSc in Sports Science at Brunel University, Richard went on to complete a BSc in Physiotherapy at Kings College London, graduating in 2014.

With excellent experience in both the NHS and Private sectors, Richard now combines working at ProPhysiotherapy with working in Professional Sport.

Richard’s specialist interests include the treatment and rehabilitation of both upper and lower limb sports injuries, and he has indepth knowledge with the prescription and progression of sports injury rehabilitation, combining Strength and Conditioning experience with Physiotherapy. Due to the nature of his involvement woring in professional sports he has a particular interest and advanced knowledge on lower limb muscle and tendon injuries, and post-operative joint and ligament injuries. He routinely treats and rehabilitates ankle injuries, knee ligament injuries, for example ACL repairs and other ligament repairs, and he has excellent expereince with groin injuries and their specific rehabilitation.

Working in Elite Sport, Richard is interested in Injury Prevention Screening and Performance Physiotherapy.

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Victoria O’Gorman

BSc MCSP

Physiotherapy Specialist

Victoria graduated from The University of Birmingham in 2001 with a first class honours degree. She spent the first 6 years of her career working in the NHS at St George’s Hospital where she became a highly specialised physiotherapist in the out patient department, treating and rehabilitating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries.

Victoria then went to Val d’Isere in the French Alps for 2 winter seasons, where she worked at the English Medical Centre as one of the Principle physiotherapists. During this time Victoria worked alongside the British Ski Team physiotherapist, treating both elite and recreational skiers. This gave Victoria exposure to the triage, assessment and treatment of acute skiing injuries which is a part of her work she is still hugely passionate about.

Victoria started working at ProPhysiotherapy in 2009. She has a special interest in the treatment and rehabilitation of lower limb sporting injuries and is dedicated to helping her patients achieve their sporting goals through evidence-based rehabilitation. Victoria treats a number of other conditions including recovery from orthopaedic injuries, ergonomic related back pain as well as ante natal and post natal musculoskeletal pain.

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Lizzy Marcroft

BSc MCSP

Physiotherapy Specialist

Lizzy qualified from the University of Plymouth with a BSc Physiotherapy degree in 2014.

Since then, she has worked both privately and for the NHS, including Royal Devon and Exeter hospital, Southampton General Hospital and St George’s University Hospital.

Lizzy has a wide range of experience in treating acute and chronic injuries and is currently specialising in Women’s Health Physiotherapy. Here she is treating pregnant and post natal women with musculoskeletal injury and urinary incontinence. She utilises a variety of techniques including manual therapy, massage, acupuncture, bespoke education and exercise prescription, in order to make pregnancy the most comfortable experience.

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