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Who we are - therapists in Kensington

Aldo Russell de Boer

- Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

Aldo is a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist and Extended Scope Physiotherapy Practitioner.

He has over 12 years of working within both private and NHS sectors. He has extensive experience working in orthopaedic, sports medicine, rheumatology and pain management departments managing a wide range of conditions.

He gained a first class MSc degree from King's College London leading to membership of The Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP). He was the Chair of Research for the MACP and continues to sit on the Executive committee. He has won awards for his research and is regularly involved in new research projects, which he integrates into his practice.

He has written rehabilitation protocols for spinal, shoulder, knee, and foot & ankle surgeries. He has extensive experience working with complex pain presentations and has built well established links with leading specialists to ensure his patients are best managed.

He is passionate about teaching and has lectured at Imperial College, King College London, and presented at international conferences.

He utilises these experiences and knowledge to maximise the recovery for his patients

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.

Darren Laughland

- Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Originally from New Zealand, Darren graduated from AUT with and Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2005. As a junior therapist Darren had the opportunity of working in the specialist area of Hand Therapy and has since continued to work and specialize in this area. Since moving to the UK in 2011 Darren has worked in a number of high profile Hand Therapy units around London, including St Georges, Guys and St Thomas', and at Imperial College NHS and Private healthcare. His clinical expertise covers both trauma and acquired conditions. He uses an extensive knowledge of anatomy, specialized splinting skills and focused exercise to achieve optimal functional outcomes with his clients. Darren has special interest in the wrist and in major trauma.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Luke McPherson

- Bsc (Hons), MCSP, HCPC

Luke McPherson is a specialist physiotherapist with over 8 years of experience in his clinical field. He is currently working as a Team Lead Physiotherapist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS trust and across our Sprint Physiotherapy's London based clinics. He has worked throughout London in a variety of other leading NHS trusts and private health clinics. Within these sectors Luke has developed relationships with top clinicians, surgeons and sports physicians, providing his patients with the best possible care.

Luke has developed a wealth of knowledge and skills in the management of complex musculoskeletal conditions affecting the spine, upper and lower limbs and understands the importance of getting a handle on pain at the earliest opportunity. He can quickly identify the problems that are causing pain or dysfunction and develop an effective treatment/rehabilitation program to ensure a full recovery. He has vast experience in post -operative rehabilitation including knee ligament reconstruction, fracture management and joint arthroscopic procedures.

Alongside his musculoskeletal work he has amassed considerable experience within the hand therapy field, developing expert diagnostic and treatment skills for patients suffering from hand and wrist injury or pathology. He is trained in the fabrication of thermoplastic splinting which can aid in recovery from finger, hand and wrist injuries this includes sporting injury, fractures, tendon injuries and occupation related wrist pain.

Luke works with his clients to ensure that each treatment program is individually tailored to tackle the specific condition and aid recovery towards the client's goals. He has gained post-grad qualification in classical mat-basedpi Pilates and has excellent manual therapy skills.

In his spare time Luke is a keen runner and cyclist, he has completed several Triathlons, half-marathons and in 2016 completed the London Marathon. He understands the importance of injury prevention in sport and will work tirelessly with his clients to ensure that they achieve their sporting goals.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 stren gth in h er own body and hopes to pass on to others her experience of the many benefits Pilates can offer.

Viktoria Azoidou

- Msc 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.

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

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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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Sprint Physiotherapy
2 Drayson Mews
W8 4LY
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Winston Churchill Wing
St Mary's Hospital
Winsland Mews
W2 1NY
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