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Welcome to our physiotherapists section:

Are you in pain and not able to get better, please see one of our physiotherapists.

We have a team of very experienced physiotherapists ready to help you with a mixture of treatment and rehabilitation exercises and advice. Our physiotherapists are used to both acute and chronic problems and link the muscles to the bones in their treatments.

Physiotherapy definition: Physiotherapy is a health care profession directed at evaluating, restoring and maintaining physical function of the body.

What is a physiotherapist?

Also known as physical therapists, physiotherapists have a detailed understanding of how the body works and our physiotherapists are specially educated and trained to assess and improve movement and function and relieve pain. Physiotherapists promote good health by encouraging their clients to improve and increase control over their own lives.

What can our physiotherapists offer you?

What is pain?

Pain is your body's way of telling you that something is wrong. It is often caused by swelling of tissue, which creates pressure on nerves and leads to discomfort. This is important to know as pain is a useful mechanism to alert you to a problem, and stops you from damaging your body further. It should always, therefore, be taken seriously.

Pain can affect many areas of the body, but particularly the lower back, head, neck, joints and legs. It can result from injuries and arthritis, and can also manifest itself in the form of rheumatic pain and period pain.

A physiotherapists role in your complete health care Physiotherapists provide valuable health care for people throughout their lifespan - from birth to old age. For instance, physiotherapists can:

Physiotherapy vs Osteopathy:

Many of our clients come for a back pain or sports injury and therefore wish to have osteopathy or physiotherapy, and a common question is: "should I see a physiotherapist or an osteopath?". The answer is quite simple: As our physiotherapists are very much hands on in their approach, and our osteopaths deal a lot with muscle injuries, we recommend either an osteopath or a physiotherapist.

Our physiotherapists are very much hands on and might use ultrasound, electrotherapy, strapping, rehabilitation exercises and hot/cold treatment when indicated.

Our physiotherapists:

Rob Galloway, physiotherapist and applied kinesiologist:
Rob is a state registered Physiotherapist with ten years of musculoskeletal experience practicing in corporate and private physiotherapy clinics, now exclusively in the Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinics. He is not an ordinary physiotherapist, but using a broad range of treatments such as soft tissue work, massage, mobilising, manipulation, ultrasound, acupuncture, stretching and strengthening to release stiff joints, regain muscular strength and balance, aid healing of strained or sprained muscles and ligaments, also to mobilise bound neurological structures with the aim of restoring pain free movements of the body so you can return to your work sport or leisure activities as soon as possible. Pilates based core stability exercises, ergonomic advice and aids, coupled with rehabilitation exercise programmes are given to strengthen the body and alter habits, which may cause re-injury with the aim of making the effect of the treatments long lasting. Post graduate courses include Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Myofascial work and Cranial Sacral systems in order to offer treatment when required which taps into the subtle systems in the body with the intension of releasing, unblocking and allowing the body to return to healthy patterns of being. Rob is a registered physiotherapist with all the major private health insurances incl. AXA PPP BUPA.
Chris Romero, osteopath and physiotherapist:
Qualified as a physiotherapist in 2003, he decided to further improve his treatment skills by becoming an osteopath as well. He is one of the very few in UK to have this treatment combination. His background as a semiprofessional football player in Spain gives him the first hand insight into sports injuries and training, which is one of the areas, where Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinics excel above most. Chris is registered with all the major private health insurances but not AXA PPP and BUPA.
Michael Smith, physiotherapist:
Michael has gone back to further his physiotherapy qualifications and sends his best wishes to all his patients. He hopes to come back and in the meantime please see one of our other physiotherapists, who will live up to the high standard of physiotherapy you are used to.
Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland, Australia. He joined the Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injuries Clinic in 2005 after working for various sports injury clinics in Australia. With a special interest in sports injuries, Michael has been involved in providing sports physiotherapy to a wide variety of athletes including football, rugby union/league, Australian football, athletics, basketball and swimming. He is very much a hands-on physiotherapist and also uses dry needling, which is a kind of acupuncture. He has a special interest is pelvic instability and lower limb biomechanics. Michael is registered with all the major private health insurances apart from PPP and BUPA.

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World Champion and physiotherapist at the Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinics, Trecia Smith.

Please visit our physiotherapy website for further reading about our physiotherapists

With osteopathy, physiotherapy and sports injury clinics in kings cross and Shoreditch, we are conveniently located for Central London, the City, North, West, South and East London.

Our Pentonville Road clinic is serving Islington, Kings Cross, Euston, St Pancras, Moorgate, West end, Camden, City, Chelsea, Harley Street, Kensington, Knightsbridge and post codes: N1, W1, W2, W8, NW1, WC1, WC2, EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, SE1 for a complete health care.

Our Hoxton clinic is serving Shoreditch, City, Hackney, Canary Wharf, Liverpool Street and post codes: EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, E1, E2, N1