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Anj Periyasamy

- BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MCSP, HCPC

Anj qualified with an honours degree from St Georges Medical School in 2005 and has extensive knowledge from working in a number of NHS and private hospitals and clinics. With a keen interest in hand therapy and spinal injuries she has worked voluntarily with the London Wheelchair rugby team in the lead up to the 2012 Paralympics. Anj looks to improve movement patterns and decrease pain through a combination of manual and rehabilitative therapy. Always being mindful of any pathology, Anj also uses her training in acupuncture to relieve discomfort and assist recovery.


Valentina Roffi

- BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MCSP, HCPC

After graduating from St George's Medical School in 2005, Valentina has worked in some of the countries' leading trusts and private hospitals including Imperial College Healthcare Trust, Guy's & St Thomas' Trust, The Lindo Wing, The Princess Grace and St John's & Elizabeth's Hospital. She is a regular guest lecturer at Kings College London on the undergraduate Physiotherapy programme helping train medical and physiotherapy students.

Valentina has gained extensive clinical experience by working alongside a number of medical and research teams with whom she regularly liaises in the management of her patients. She has vast experience working as a clinical specialist physiotherapist treating both common and complex conditions. Her clinical expertise covers elective and specialist orthopaedic rehabilitation, major trauma, complex spinal pain, musculoskeletal haematology, vertigo, headaches, pain management, hydrotherapy and women's health. This breadth of expertise allows her to expertly manage her patients with an in depth understanding of the different body systems. She uses a mix of assessment and treatment skills to return patients back to their optimal level of health and functioning.


Viktoria Azoidou

- BSc Physiotherapy, MCSP, HCPC

Viktoria graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in Greece and has practiced as a Chartered Physiotherapist in private clinics in Greece and London.

She has a keen interest in all sport injuries, being a keen runner and cyclist herself, as well as lower limb biomechanics. However, she also loves treating neuromusculoskeletal conditions including neck and low back pain, headaches, dizziness and TMJ (jaw) disorders.

Viktoria is constantly updating her skills to ensure that she delivers the very best service to her patients. At present, she is undertaking her MSc in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at King's College London.



Rob Ukaegbu

- BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP, HCPC

Rob qualified from The University of Hertfordshire in 2004 after qualifying in 2000 as a Sports Scientist. He initially advanced in the NHS and shortly became established in private practice where he was heavily involved with physiotherapy service development in Harley Street clinics, working closely with international Ironman athletes, English football league clubs and professional dancers.

His background in competitive sports at a professional level has enabled Rob to establish his reputation with sports-specific rehabilitation by analysing technique, restoring function and prescribing personalised rehabilitation programmes.

Rob's area of expertise is the management of complex sports injuries and post-operative management, particularly shoulder and knee conditions in addition to tendon pathologies. He has acquired extensive experience resolving postural and lower limb biomechanics and has excellent manual therapy skills. Rob enjoys football, fitness training and mountain biking in his spare time.


Julie Mann

- MSc Sports Medicine, MCSP, HCPC

Julie graduated from the Queen Elizabeth School of Physiotherapy, based at the University of Birmingham, in 1992 and went on to achieve a Masters in Sports Medicine at Trinity College, Dublin in 1996. She has worked in both the NHS and the private sector - treating a large variety of musculo-skeletal problems and over the years has working closely with sports persons of all abilities - including professional sportsmen and women and dancers. At St. George's hospital, in SW London, she was responsible for the operation of clinics assessing orthopaedic and rheumatological conditions - working closely with physicians. Additionally, Julie is a qualified mat Pilates instructor. With these skills and experience, Julie uses a combined approach of manual therapy and functional rehabilitative exercises to help her patients.


Kathryn Foy

- BSc Physiotherapy (Paediatrics), MCSP, HCPC

Originally from Galway, Kathryn graduated with an honours degree in physiotherapy from St George's medical school in 2010. After graduating, she worked as a rotational physiotherapist in Singapore General Hospital before returning to the UK and NHS in 2013, where she worked as a senior paediatric physiotherapist. She has worked in a range of specialities including musculoskeletal assessment and rehab/management, post-op orthopaedics, acute respiratory problems and in mainstream and special schools working with children with acquired and congenital disabilities.

Kathryn has a keen interest in musculoskeletal problems of the growing body, ranging from acute injuries to hypermobility related issues. Kathryn has completed the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) level one certificate and uses this within her treatment and is currently undertaking a MSc in Advanced Physiotherapy: Paediatrics at UCL.


Sarah van der Riet

- MSc (Sports & Performance), MCSP, HCPC

Sarah graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2004 and has subsequently worked in private practice in South Africa and the UK. She completed her MSc in Sports & Performance Physiotherapy at King's College London in 2010. Shortly after completing her studies, she took up a position at the English National Ballet School and the Central School of Ballet. Through her work with elite dancers Sarah has developed an interest in lower limb conditions and hypermobility. She believes in an integrated approach to physiotherapy treatment and is passionate about helping people to achieve their full potential, no matter what their activity levels are. Sarah has a keen interest in rehabilitation and is a qualified matwork and equipment Pilates instructor. She also believes in the power of education and has previously led courses to train Physiotherapists how to teach Pilates, and currently teaches Anatomy to dancers.

Sarah is also qualified in Women's Health physiotherapy, dealing with pre/post-natal problems as well as continence issues.


Maree Hohaia

- BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP, HCPC

Maree qualified in New Zealand in 2008 and has since worked in many different areas of physiotherapy, giving her a broad base of experience. She is truly passionate about restoring the body back to function and works with the body as a whole. She has a keen eye for alignment and biomechanics and focuses on creating balance by using a combination of hands on manual therapy including acupuncture, as well as Clinical Pilates to achieve the desired results. She has worked at a high level within elite sports, providing physiotherapy support for combat and racquet sports at the 2015 First European Games in Azerbaijan and the England Indoor netball team on the 2016 World Cup tour. She has also worked extensively with rugby and touch rugby teams, squash players and MMA fighters.


Holly Masser

- BSc Physiotherapy, MCSP, MHCPC

Holly graduated from the University of Otago in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She gained experience in Melbourne, Australia working both in a private practice and the Royal Children's hospital. She has also worked closely with various sporting teams including rugby league and netball. Since moving to the UK she has gained experience in the NHS, including a specialist back and neck pain clinic.

As a physiotherapist, Holly combines her understanding of biomechanics with both manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation. Holly has a special interest in biomechanics of movement dysfunction and corrective exercise therapy, including Clinical Pilates.

Helen Alsop

- BSc Physiotherapy, MCSP, HCPC

Helen has over 20 years' experience in treating a variety of orthopaedic conditions, but particularly enjoys rehabilitation of the lower limb and spinal conditions. Working with Professor Justin Cobb she has learned a lot about hip and knee arthroplasty and has her name to publications where she has helped with following up patients. She continues to advise regarding Jointpro website - an online tool for outcome measures following surgery - developed by Professor Cobb and his team. She has worked both in the NHS and privately. She gained invaluable experience at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore and, before going into private practice, worked at King Edward VII Hospital in Marylebone. She has done Parts 1-3 of the "Connect Physio" course with LJ Lee and has recently done a course on pelvic pain and the pelvic floor muscles.

Lorna Hetherington

- Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist, LSSM (Dip), MISRM

Currently on maternity leave

Lorna qualified at the renowned London School of Sports Massage. She uses a variety of techniques, including deep tissue massage, to break down scar tissue and knots, release chronic tension and lengthen muscles. As well as enhancing your sporting performance, sports and remedial massage is also excellent if you are recovering from an injury or operation, suffering from occupational or postural stress and as a preventative measure to keep you feeling loose and relaxed. In addition to this, she holds qualifications in medical acupuncture, osteopathic spinal manipulation, pregnancy massage and lymphatic drainage massage. Lorna was selected to provide sports massage to the athletes at London 2012 Paralympic Games. Lorna is also our Practice Manager, so please feel free to contact her directly if you have any queries about the clinic.


Kinga Bornemisza

- Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist, LSSM (Dip), MISRM

Kinga holds a Sports & Remedial Massage qualification from the renowned London School of Sports Massage. She provides a hands-on therapy that combines a number of tailored techniques and pressure. She deals with pain and tense muscles due to work-related stress or posture, athletes looking to improve performance, prevent or overcome injuries, or people looking to enhance recovery after an operation. With a background in competitive swimming, and currently being an active member of the Serpentine Running & Triathlon Club, Kinga has a specific interest in sports related injuries as well as the management of postural issues - including, neck, shoulder and back pain. Additionally, she is trained in medical acupuncture, osteopathic spinal manipulation, pregnancy massage and lymphatic drainage, and effectively uses kinesiology tape to enhance the outcome of her sessions.


Nadia El Emam

- Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist (Dip)

Nadia graduated with a comprehensive Diploma in Massage Therapy in Ontario, Canada in 2009. Through her established private practice in Therapeutic and Sports Massage, she has extensive experience dealing with office related discomfort (such as neck/shoulder/back/wrist pain, stiffness and stress) as well as sports related injuries. Nadia has successfully treated many conditions including headaches, TMJ dysfunctions, postural dysfunctions, joint muscle and nerve pains, post-surgery rehabilitation, swelling, pregnancy and hypomobility.

Also a Certified Physical Training Specialist with a background in dance, running, cycling and climbing, Nadia is passionate about long term movement wellness and includes movement pattern assessments, corrective exercises and taping methods into her massage practice to best help you improve the mobility, stability and patterns needed for lasting physical wellness. Nadia cares about your goals - whether it's to be the best version of yourself, get a new PB or simply be pain free - and using her large tool belt of manual and training techniques she will work with you and the Sprint team to ensure you achieve them. As an old student of the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle in South Kensington, Nadia is bilingual and welcomes French speakers.


Serap Erbas

- Pilates instructor

Serap was born and raised in Turkey. She graduated from Ankara University in Social Anthropology and then completed a masters in Social Policy. She fell in love with Pilates after attending one of the mat Pilates classes in London during her studies. In 2010 she obtained her "Mat & Studio Pilates instructor" national certificate in the UK. Serap's passion for her new career led her into the rehabilitation side of Pilates. She is REPs registered "GP Exercise Referral Specialist" and Level 4 Lower back pain specialist. At the beginning of 2014 she travelled to California for BASI Pilates training to become an international BASI instructor. Teaching Pilates is her joy and passion in life. She believes Pilates is a powerful tool, one that can help virtually anybody.


Victoria Twelves

- Pilates Instructor

Victoria has a background in ballet and Latin dance styles and was first introduced to Pilates about 15 years ago. After the first few classes of being sceptical she was hooked, and her passion for Pilates has continued ever since. In 2004 she trained as a Pilates teacher with The Body Control Pilates Association is also a current member of the Register of Exercise Professionals at level 3 Advanced Instructor (the Pilates national standard). She continues to develop her skills and own body awareness by regularly attending classes, training courses and workshops, which allow her to progress her knowledge of Pilates practice and theory and keep up to date with the latest developments in teaching and industry advances. She finds that having great working relationships with other highly-qualified health practitioners (such as the wonderful physiotherapists at Sprint!) is another advantage to her Pilates teaching. Victoria finds Pilates to be the best way to find balance and strength in her own body and hopes to pass on to others her experience of the many benefits Pilates can offer.


Nathalie Vauterin

- BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy, mBANT, CNHC

Nathalie graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Nutritional Therapy at Westminster University. She is an experienced bilingual (French/English) nutritionist passionate about sharing her knowledge of nutrition. Her practice is patient-centered and her recommendations are tailored to suit personal preferences through joint decision-making. Nathalie has helped patients with all kinds of conditions that may benefit from nutritional support. Her specific areas of expertise are weight loss, sports nutrition, digestive function, increasing energy, injury healing and healthy eating.

She is very practical in her approach, providing her patients with shopping lists, meal planners, and easy recipes but also giving them regular feedback to keep them on track. She aims to empower them in making informed choices to optimize their health.

She has also been trained as a Nutrition and Mind coach working on government funded programmes, working in different London boroughs delivering workshops and cooking classes for parents and their children, empowering them to become healthier and fitter. Nathalie is constantly updating her skills and is currently undertaking her MSc in Eating disorders and clinical nutrition at UCL.

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Our services cover the following locations (if your location is not listed please don't hesistate to get in touch and ask us if we can help you):

Kensington - W8 - W14 - SW7 - Notting Hill - W11 - W2 - W10 - Chelsea - SW10 - Knightsbridge SW1 - SW3 - Fulham - W6 - Hammersmith - W6 - W12 - Hyde Park and Holland Park, Paddington, Bayswater, Marylebone W1, W2


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Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy
Our physiotherapists specialise in restoring your normal function and movement patterns so you can get on with everyday life.


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Pilates
Pilates
Pilates focuses on building the body�s core strength and improving posture through a series of low repetition, low impact stretching and conditioning exercises.

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Sports injuries
Sports injuries
At Sprint Physiotherapy we are experts at treating a variety of sporting injuries, including; swimming, running, golfing, etc.


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Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy
Our massage therapists specalise in a range of massage techniques; remedial, sports, pregnancy, etc.


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Kensington Clinic
Sprint Physiotherapy
2 Drayson Mews
West London
W8 4LY
Paddington Clinic
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Winston Churchill Wing
St Mary's Hospital
Winsland Mews
London
W2 1NY
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Hydrotherapy Department
Ground Floor, South Wing
Charing Cross Hospital
Fulham Palace Road
London
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