Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a medically recognised and respected profession that is designed to get you moving again – no matter what the problem is.

Physiotherapy is a medically recognised and respected profession that is designed to get you moving again – no matter what the problem is. We use research based treatments that are proven to be valid and effective. All our staff are highly experienced physiotherapists providing hands on treatment for you and we are focussed on results. You won’t be handed a leaflet and told to manage your problem. We feel we are different! Physiotherapy involves a little effort from you too but we’ll guide you through that process!

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about what we do – we’re happy to chat through it with you.

What we treat

All our physiotherapists are trained to a very high level and we have experts that can treat a wide range of conditions including the following:

  • Sports injuries
  • Pregnancy related pain
  • Back and neck pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Postural and biomechanical problems
  • Runner’s Knee
  • Arthritis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Ergonomic/Work-related pain
  • Headaches and whiplash
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Incontinence
  • Post-fracture rehabilitation

How we treat

The treatment is based on established techniques which are supported by research and are proven to get results. Our treatment is tailored to the individual’s needs or symptoms and techniques include:

  • Joint mobilisation and manipulation
  • Soft tissue techniques including massage, trigger point release and stretching techniques.
  • Rehabilitation and gym work
  • Electrotherapy including ultrasound
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy / ESWT
  • Acupuncture
  • Core Stability training
  • Movement re-education and rehabilitation
  • Pelvic floor muscle re-training
  • Respiratory and chest physiotherapy
Prices   All Physiotherapists
Initial consultation / treatment 45 minutes £65.00
Follow up consultation / treatment 30 minutes £53.00
Home Visit (including travel – local walking distance) 1 Hour £75.00
Home Visit (including travel – local but car/public transport distance) 1 Hour £85.00
1 Hour follow up appointment  1 Hour £90.00
45 Minute follow up appointment 45 minutes £75.00

 

 

The Experts…

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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Ellie Dorman

MSc MCSP MMACP

Physiotherapy Specialist

Ellie is a highly experienced physiotherapist with extensive experience in NHS, private practice, and elite sport. She is currently the Clinical Lead for the Merton Primary Care Musculoskeletal Service. She works closely with orthopaedic surgeons in South West London. She has a specialist interest in shoulder, back and knee pain. It’s not only athletes that need help, and Ellie loves to treat people from walks of life. She will tailor make a treatment program, using hands on techniques and personalised exercises, to aid your recovery.

Ellie qualified from her undergraduate physiotherapy degree in Glasgow in 2006 where she worked for 2 years in a large acute hospital. In 2008 she moved to London to complete her MSc in Advanced Neuromuscular Physiotherapy through King’s College London. She has worked in the Royal Free and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals as a senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist, gaining invaluable experience in orthopaedics, A&E, hand therapy, and pain management. In 2012 she moved to private practice in St John & St Elizabeth Hospital in North West London, working closely with their private orthopaedic consultants.

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Kate O’Brien

MSc MSCP

Physiotherapy Specialist

Kate qualified from St. George’s University Hospital in 2016 with an MSc Physiotherapy degree, following the completion of her undergraduate qualification in Sports and Exercise Science in the University of Limerick.

Since then Kate has worked for the NHS in St. George’s University Hospital and privately for the local Battersea Ironsides Rugby Club.

Kate is qualified in APPI pilates and has worked with ante-natal and postnatal clients in assisting with a strengthening programme based on their specific needs and pregnancy related musculoskeletal pathologies.

Kate is currently involved with the trauma and orthopaedic team in St. George’s Hospital. She has a wide range of experience in treating acute injuries and post-operative patients including ACL rehabilitation and works closely with the orthopaedic team on a daily basis.

Kate is skilled in the treatment of all musculoskeletal conditions and utilised a variety of treatments including manual therapy, acupuncture, dry needling, soft tissue massage, education and exercise prescription based on the clients’ needs.

As a marathon runner and keen cyclist, Kate is passionate about injury prevention and rehabilitation. She works closely alongside her clients to ensure they achieve their goals in returning their activity or sport of choice.

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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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Eoin Murphy

MSc

Physiotherapy Specialist

Eoin is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist. He completed his BSc. in Sports Science and Health in 2015, working with various rugby, basketball, Gaelic football and hurling teams. He is also a qualified fitness instructor, completing his qualification from the University of Limerick in 2014.

He studied his MSc. in Physiotherapy at King’s College London and began working in the NHS before branching in private practice. Due to his interest in muculoskeletal physiotherapy and sports, Eoin will be going on to study a MSc in Sports and Exercise MEdicine. He has worked with elite sports teams and athletes in London where he has a history of rehabilitating ACL injuries, rotator cuff repairs and hamstring strain injuries, to name a few.

Eoin is well versed in treating common conditions like low back pain, osteoarthritis and post-joint replacement surgeries. He has a special interest in sports injuries, the shoulder, knee and hip.

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