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…

Catherine “Kate” Robertson

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

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 Marzouk

BSc. Hons, MCSP, CEHF

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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Alexandra Kallistratou

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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Caoimhe Gallagher

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.

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Carla Joseph

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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