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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 George’s Medical School in 2005 and has since worked in a number of NHS, private hospitals, clinics and sports settings. She has extensive experience within hydrotherapy and treating patients with brain injuries, through to complex trauma from road traffic accidents, as well as post-operative recovery.  She has worked as a senior physiotherapist on ITU settings, as well as on cardiac wards assisting patients who have had heart and lung transplants, and has a deep empathetic understanding of the psychological and physical trauma that extensive injury and inpatient hospital stays can cause.

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, both in training and at their national games.  She has from this gained a deeper understanding that if you truly want to, you can return to high levels of sports despite major traumatic injuries to the body.

Anj has qualifications in Clinical Pilates and acupuncture and uses the knowledge she has developed over the years, alongside higher level movement analysis, to provide refined movement control rehabilitation and achieve the best level of care and intervention possible. Her treatment approach aims to help you prevent reinjury, manage long term chronic conditions and return you to higher levels of function and fitness.

Being an Apos therapist, Anj looks to improve movement patterns and decrease pain of the lower limbs and back through supporting the body’s systems with a more innovative conservative therapy option, that only a few clinics are privileged to provide.  Anj is the Apos therapist serving the whole of West London and is a clear advocate for prevention being better than cure.

 

Helen Alsop

- BSc Physiotherapy, MCSP, HCPC

Helen has over 20 years' experience in treating a variety of orthopaedic conditions in the NHS and privately, but particularly enjoys rehabilitation of the lower limb and spinal conditions. She has worked closely with Professor Justin Cobb in the area of hip and knee arthroplasty and has her name to publications where she has helped with following up patients. 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 is also trained in Women’s Health and is a certified Mummy MOT practitioner, helping to rehabilitate post-natal patients (with pelvic pain, abdominal diastasis and retraining the pelvic floor muscles) and empowering them to get back to normal, as well as treating women with continence issues.  It’s never too late to deal with these problems and she finds this area of treatment incredibly rewarding, as often initial results can be gained very quickly.   

Helen has also completed Parts 1-3 of the "Connect Physio" course with LJ Lee and employs this ‘Thoracic Ring’ approach to her patients to provide a more holistic assessment of underlying issues driving pain and dysfunction.  She works closely with consultants and is always happy to refer on if she feels this is required.

 

Luke McPherson

- Bsc (Hons), MCSP, HCPC

Luke McPherson is a specialist physiotherapist with over 8 years of experience in the NHS and private clinics. He is currently a Team Lead Physiotherapist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS trust and works across Sprint’s clinics. Over the years 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, utilising his excellent manual therapy skills and classical mat-based Pilates to ensure a full recovery. He has vast experience in post -operative rehabilitation including knee ligament reconstruction, fracture management and joint arthroscopic procedures.

Luke has also 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 including sports injuries, fractures, tendon injuries and occupation related wrist pain.

In his spare time Luke is a keen runner, cyclist and triathlete, so 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.

 

Nathan Oh

- BSc Physiotherapy, MCSP, MAACP, HCPC

Nathan graduated from the University of Melbourne (Australia) Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2001. He immediately applied his knowledge in the private sector before furthering his practice by relocating to London in 2005. Since then he has gained extensive experience in the NHS working with pre and post-surgical cases, acute and chronic conditions and private clients.

With his exposure to numerous conditions and furthering his studies with courses and seminars over the years, Nathan has found a balance in utilising manual therapies, exercise prescription, and addressing pain behaviours to the best effect for his clients. He is qualified in acupuncture and Clinical Pilates and employs these when appropriate. He has a particular interest in the shoulder, knee and sports injuries and is one of Sprint's in house Apos therapists.

 

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. She is also a certified Mummy MOT practitioner, helping new mothers to optimise post-natal recovery and address any maternity or birth related problems. 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

- Msc Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy, MCSP, HCPC

Viktoria obtained her BSc in Physiotherapy in Greece before completing a Post-Graduate degree in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at King’s College London. She is currently undertaking her PhD Research at King’s College in Vestibular Rehabilitation.

She specialises in all Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal conditions including injuries of upper and lower limb, spinal, orthopaedic and sports injuries in adults and teenagers, as well as rehabilitating various ante-natal and post-natal Women’s Health conditions.

Her specific interest is in Neurological Disorders and she provides rehabilitation for various conditions including Vestibular Migraine, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and Parkinson’s, as well as more mental disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Additionally, she is a specialist in Vestibular Assessment & Rehabilitation in various peripheral and central vestibular disorders and one of her research interests is in cognitive rehabilitation in populations that experienced traumatic brain injury, for instance post-concussion due to sports or road traffic accidents.

Viktoria used to train for competitive cross-country skiing when she was younger and still enjoys 'good skiing' when she gets the opportunity. She also regularly enjoys long runs, tennis and boxing sessions.

 

Yvonne Culloty

- BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MCSP, HCPC

Originally from Ireland, Yvonne Culloty qualified from the University of Hertfordshire in 2010 after her previous undergraduate training in Physiology and Health sciences. She has since developed a range of expertise within the Musculoskeletal and Neurological field by working in a number of different settings and specialties.

She combines her role in private practice at Sprint Physiotherapy with her NHS post at Imperial College Healthcare Trust, where she covers a caseload of specialist orthopaedic rehabilitation including major trauma, sporting injuries, rheumatology and pain management. Moreover, Yvonne has developed further skills in specialist areas such as hydrotherapy, women's health and vestibular rehabilitation, and gained invaluable training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore working with some of the most complex spinal cord injuries and orthopaedic cases in the country. She was able to acquire a unique foundation to her neurological and musculoskeletal background, which has seen her take further specialist training in Bobath techniques to the highest level available.

Yvonne has had a keen interest in sports, being an enthusiastic Irish dancer, runner and rower herself, and has worked with Gaelic Football and Hurling teams at club and county level. She is currently the GB head classifier for Wheelchair Rugby at national and international levels.

Yvonne provides client catered, evidence-based care that combines education, exercise prescription and manual therapy.  She is able to use skills such as acupuncture and clinical Pilates when required and is a firm believer in using a holistic approach to treating each individual.

 

Tamsin Lees

- Hand Therapy Specialist, BSc MCSP HCPC AACP BAHT

Tamsin Lees is a specialist physiotherapist working in the field of Hand Therapy. Originally trained at the University of Manchester, she has over ten years of experience working in this specialist area at some of London’s most highly recognised hospitals. She currently holds a senior therapist role within the Hand Therapy service at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and prior to this worked at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. She has gained extensive experience in the treatment of complex hand and upper limb trauma, complex wrist injuries, chronic hand conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Dupuytren’s disease and complex rheumatology. By working closely with Orthopaedic and Plastic Hand Consultants, Tamsin has excellent links and communication within the field of Hand Therapy.

She has in-depth knowledge of the anatomy of the upper limb and ensures she keeps up to date with current evidence-based practice to ensure she provides excellent care to her patients. She has high level treatment skills, including splinting, manual therapy, exercise therapy and acupuncture. Tamsin is extremely passionate about her role and delivering the best possible care to her patients, helping them to regain optimal recovery of their hand injury or condition.

 

Darren Laughland

- Hand Therapy Specialist, BSc 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.

 

Kinga Reinecke

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

Kinga holds a Sports & Remedial Massage Diploma (from the renowned London School of Sports Massage) as well as a STOTT Pilates instructor qualification, and is currently in her third year studying towards gaining her Masters of Osteopathy. She provides hands-on therapy that combines techniques of soft tissue release, joint articulation, medical acupuncture and osteopathic spinal manipulation, all tailored to individual needs to reduce pain and improve movement patterns.

She has a special interest in scar tissue release (post-operative scars and burns), and uses the STRAIT method, that includes manual release and integrated stretches to help release restrictions and aid in scar healing and circulatory equilibrium of the body as a whole. Kinga is also a great believer in empowering patients, so she teaches scar self-release techniques and, using her Pilates skills, functional rehabilitative exercises to further the outcome of her sessions. 

 

Anca Bucur

- Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist

Anca is a Sport Massage Therapist with a physiotherapy background, and is trained in treating sports injuries, providing relief to people with long-term health conditions, postural issues, orthopaedic injuries, or to maintain overall wellness.

During treatment sessions she uses a range of techniques, including trigger point therapy which is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release using fingers, hands or elbows to stroke, knead and manipulate the soft tissues. This combination of techniques makes her treatments highly effective in reducing muscular pain, tension and improving overall movement patterns. She is also trained in scar tissue treatment.

 

Shaun Gilmore

- Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist, BSc (Hons) Sports Dance Therapy

Shaun has over 22 years of clinical experience and has worked with and supported professional athletes and dancers, including the Irish Senior Rugby Team, Leinster Senior Rugby, Riverdance, League of Ireland Football, Taekwondo World and European champions and the New Zealand All Blacks. Shaun also works with the weekend sports person in disciplines such as triathletes, marathon runners and race car drivers.

He has taught massage courses and presented continued professional development (CPD) lectures to his peers and education seminars to the public.

Shaun specialises in sports massage, pregnancy massage and soft tissue therapy using a wide range of techniques including active & passive release, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, dry needling and stretching to treat musculoskeletal injuries. He works closely with other healthcare professionals to provide soft tissue therapy during rehabilitation, pre and post surgery and the treatment of office workers with occupational injuries such as back and neck pain. Shaun has a special interest in the treatment of the hips as this is the centre of power, posture and movement in activity and any biomechanical dysfunction can lead to issues throughout the body.

Shaun's career to date has spanned the UK, Ireland and Australia. This broad range of experience has provided Shaun with expert knowledge to provide efficient and effective management of patients in private practice.

 

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.


Diane Purton

- Pilates Instructor

Diane qualified as a personal trainer and sports massage therapist in 2002 and added a comprehensive Pilates qualification from Balanced Body to her skill set in 2012.

She is trained to teach Pilates mat work and all studio equipment, which allows her a wide range of exercises to help clients get the most out of each session.

Diane has a background in endurance racing (Ironman) and triathlon at International level, so has lots of experience in helping people train and recover from events and works closely alongside our Physiotherapists to assist in any rehabilitation post-injury or surgery.

She has a well-rounded approach to her Pilates sessions, and works closely with clients to help them achieve their goals.


Adele Jewson

- Pilates Instructor

Adele used to be a professional dancer and had taken up Pilates in order to maintain her flexibility. However, in 2011 she decided to retrain and qualified with Stott Pilates in mat Pilates, following that in 2012 with a qualification in Pilates for Rehabilitation after Injury from APPI, using the full range of Pilates equipment.

She holds a level 4 REPS qualification in the management of b ack pain and a level 3 qualification as an exercise referral specialist. She also has qualifications in helping people with knee, hip, shoulder and back pain, as well as postural problems.

Adele enjoys helping clients achieve their goals, whether that be to improve muscle tone, balance and coordination or improve athletic ability and prevent injuries. She also helps golfers and tennis players with specific exercises for their sports. She always tries to fully understand each client’s individual needs, thereby delivering more effective sessions.


Nathalie Vauterin

- PgDip, BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy, mBANT, CNH

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


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Kensington Clinic
Sprint Physiotherapy
2 Drayson Mews
Kensington
London
W8 4LY
Paddington Clinic
Sprint Physiotherapy
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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