Meet The Team
Azeez AGBOOLA - Physiotherapist - Crystal Palace & Stockwell
Azeez graduated from The University of Hertfordshire with a first Class Honours Degree in Physiotherapy. During his University studies he gained a range of experience in assessing and treating musculoskeletal conditions, working as a massage therapist and a physiotherapist for a semi-professional football team whilst studying.
Azeez has picked up a range of skills on his journey including Joint manipulation, taping and injury prevention and rehab. He has completed numerous external CPD courses including Acupuncture, Sports Massage, Dry & Massage Cupping and Exercise Prescription. He has a special interest in sports physiotherapy, particularly in the management of boxing related conditions. Azeez believes it is important to look at a patient as a whole in order to treat an injury, tailoring treatment to specific, individual needs.
He is a keen sportsman and competes at an amateur level in Boxing and Football. In his spare time he enjoys strength & conditioning training, playing sports and socialising with friends.
Lisa BRACHFELD - Physiotherapist & Performing Arts Specialist- Crystal Palace
Lisa is originally from New Jersey, USA and qualified with her Master’s in Physiotherapy from Brunel University, London. She is a BOC-Certified Athletic Trainer, UK Sports Therapist, and NASM-Certified Personal Trainer. Lisa specialises in treating performing artists such as dancers, musicians, circus performers, singers, and actors, but she has experience working with a wide variety of patients including elite athletes, youngsters and the elderly.
Lisa has experience working with American Ballet Theatre, and Alvin Ailey Dance Company in New York City. She was a dancer for 15 years and has played 7 different instruments throughout her life. She was also the first American to be accepted and to complete the MSc Performing Arts Medicine course at University College London in 2017.
Lisa is involved with several professional organisations and is on the board of directors for the International Foundation for Performing Arts Medicine. She has received awards for her research on health education for performing artists and has presented internationally.
In her free time, Lisa enjoys cooking, reading, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Lisa works at our Crystal Palace clinic.
Shane BRENNAN - Physiotherapist - Crayford and Orpington
Shane graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His final year project focused on 'Injury prevention techniques in amateur vs professional sport'. Shane has over 4 years experience working in both hospital and private settings, so is experienced managing the patient journey from very acute stage to full rehab.
Shane uses a mix of hands-on manual techniques as well as exercise therapy, modifying his approach to each individual patient. He is passionate about achieving the best outcomes for his patients using a blend of clinical knowledge and patient preference. He trained in Dry Needle Therapy in 2015 and finds this to be a very effective treatment technique.
Shane has a particular interest in sports injuries and post-op rehabilitation. He has comprehensive first-hand knowledge of sports injuries, surgery and rehab, having gone under the knife several times for his own sports related injuries!
Shane is originally from County Clare in the West of Ireland. He has a keen interest in all sports, especially the Gaelic Atheletic Association and has played Gaelic football all his life.
Lisa CLARKE - Yoga Instructor - Orpington
Lucy completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher training with The Yoga Edge in Crystal Palace and has been practicing yoga and meditation for five years. Lucy found yoga when she was working in the fast-paced world of TV production. She discovered the benefits of both physical strength and mental well-being and was eager to share the effects of regular yoga practice with others.
Lucy’s teaching focuses on the 'feel' of the pose and aims to encourage students to connect with their bodies. Join her classes and you can expect an open and friendly environment in which to explore your practice. Lucy’s classes are in the Vinyasa flow style, whilst also incorporating elements of Yin and Forrest Yoga, as well as pranayama.
Lucy’s yoga classes are in our Orpington clinic studio.
Gabrielle CONROY - Podiatrist - Crystal Palace
Gabrielle graduated from the University of Southampton with a First Class Honours in Podiatry, and successfully completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Podiatric Sports and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary’s University London.
Gabrielle has a broad range of clinical experience including treating musculoskeletal abnormalities, sports injuries, diabetic foot management, routine foot care and minor surgery.
In addition to her Crystal Palace clinic, Gabrielle also works in the NHS as a specialist podiatrist. Gabrielle has previously worked as a podiatrist at the London Marathon and helps patients of all ages.
Outside of work, Gabrielle enjoys keeping fit through exercise classes and swimming. She was previously a national swimmer so truly understands the importance of the early injury detection and treatment, so that patients can continue with their activities.
Podiatry and Foot Health services are based at our Crystal Palace clinic.
Sarah CROSBY - Women's Health Physiotherapist - Crystal Palace
Sarah qualified as a physiotherapist from The University of Manchester. She began her career in the NHS in a London Trust as a junior physiotherapist gaining a broad range of experience in different areas of physiotherapy including musculoskeletal, paediatrics and intensive care. Sarah has also worked over in New Zealand within private clinics treating sporting injuries, especially skiing related.
Sarah joined the team in 2009 and set up our Women Health Service, which is her area of special interest. She treats a wide range of conditions from pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain to incontinence problems. She has published several articles helping new mums return to exercise.
Sarah also treats musculoskeletal injuries with a particular interest in skiing and running injuries. Sarah is trained in both Pilates and Acupuncture.
In her spare time Sarah is a keen runner, triathlete and loves nothing more than a big powder day on the mountain
Sarah recently returned from maternity leave and is based at Crystal Palace on Mondays.
Laura CSERNUS - Physiotherapist - Kingston
Laura graduated with a BSc Physiotherapy from the Fontys University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. She completed clinical practice in Hungary, Finland and Spain. Before physiotherapy, she studied at a theatre dance school in Hungary and the Contemporary Dance University in Austria. Laura was introduced to training elements such as Pilates, yoga and gyrokinesis and experienced her own dance overuse injuries, triggering a passion for physiotherapy.
Laura moved to London and worked for the NHS within elderly community rehabilitation. She worked alongside occupational therapists, psychologists, speech and language therapists to provide holistic care. Laura has a Pilates diploma and is a compassionate physiotherapist, delivering high quality, patient-centered care.
Laura has experience managing a varied patient caseload including orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and chronic pain conditions as well as spinal disorders, trauma (amputee), neurological (stroke, Parkinson’s Disease) and elderly patient groups. She has also led group therapy classes and hydrotherapy.
Laura combines manual techniques including mobilisations, soft tissue or trigger point massage and exercise therapy/Pilates to optimise patient recovery and quality of life. Her special interest is treating low back pain and spinal disorders (cervical and lumbar spine).
In her free time, Laura can be found in the gym or doing yoga, Pilates and dancing. She loves travelling to new places and cultures, cooking, going to the theatre and concerts.
Laura is based at our Kingston clinic.
Annabelle DALLING - Women's Health Physiotherapist - Crystal Palace
Annabelle worked as a professional dancer for over 10 years, performing with Matthew Bourne’s 'New Adventures’ and in West End Musicals. Once her career came to an end and having experienced some very effective physiotherapy treatment over the years, she decided to retrain.
She has since had 8 years experience working in a wide variety of specialisms at St George’s Hospital.
Her specialism of interest is Women’s Health, which involves a wide range of conditions, from pelvic girdle pain, carpel tunnel syndrome, through to incontinence. She has had further training in Pilates and Acupuncture, and advanced Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor training with Maeve Whelan.
Annabelle is a huge advocate of exercise, and feels it is very necessary for a healthy body and soul. She loves yoga, ballet or just lots of walking. She has two small children so (in theory) spare time would involve lots of yoga, theatre and travel!
Annabelle works at our Crystal Palace clinic.
Sheri DJUMA - Physiotherapist & Vestibular Specialist - Crystal Palace
Sheri graduated from University of East London with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy. She spent 4 years at Guys and St Thomas Hospital (GSTT) before deciding to specialise in musculoskeletal conditions at CPPG. She works as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist within our NHS Team and Private Vestibular Physiotherapist at our Crystal Palace clinic. Having worked within a specialist Vestibular clinic during her time at GSTT she developed an interest in dizziness conditions and rehabilitation.
Sheri enjoys building a rapport and getting to know people to help understand and help achieve individual goals through physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
Outside of work, Sheri enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family. She likes to stay active by practicing Wing Chun Martial Arts.
Stephanie GILBERT - Physiotherapist - Mottingham
Stephanie is a Canadian trained physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Alberta with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. She also previously studied Kinesiology at Western University in Ontario.
In Canada, she specialised in musculoskeletal therapy and worked in a busy private practice. She has worked with patients of all ages and activity levels. Since graduating, Stephanie has completed courses in manual therapy, AACP Acupuncture and dry needling.
Stephanie enjoys working with all types of patients. Her goal for each patient is to give them the tools necessary to manage their rehab. Additionally, Stephanie believes that education empowers patients to better understand their injuries and the importance of treatment.
Stephanie is based at our Mottingham clinic. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, photography and traveling. Prior to moving to the UK, she also enjoyed playing golf and snowshoeing.
Nikolay ILIEV - Physiotherapist - Waterloo & Kingston
Nikolay graduated with a BSc in Physiotherapy (National Sport Academy) from Ruse University in Bulgaria. His clinical techniques include manual therapy, sports massage, trigger point and soft tissue release, functional movement and kinesiology.
Nikolay specialises in sport injuries, shoulder, lower back and whiplash conditions.
His clinical approach combines manual therapy as well as soft tissue work and he feels that exercise programmes are essential to restoring range of movement, decreasing pain, and preventing future complications or recurrences.
Nikolay’s interests are going to the gym, photography and running. He keeps himself fit and healthy, so he can be more helpful to his patients!
Nikolay is a relaxed and friendly therapist. He explains to his patients details about their condition and how he is going to treat it. He knows that trust, on both sides, is very important to successful patient outcomes.
Harry JARRETT - Physiotherapist - Kingston
Harry is originally from the South Coast of England and qualified as a physiotherapist from St Georges, University of London. He is qualified in AACP Acupuncture.
Harry uses a combination of manual therapy, taping and acupuncture, as well as using problem solving to tailor personalised rehabilitation plans for his patients. He ensures that patients are well informed about their pathology and spends time educating on how to manage this going forward.
Harry also works part-time for Crystal Palace Football Club as an academy physiotherapist.
In his spare time, Harry plays county football and was vice-captain of the University Football 1st Team. He frequently enjoys running, weight training, cycling and is currently learning French. He also enjoys cooking, DIY and gardening – and is the lead of the St. Georges Hospital allotment project.
Harry joined the Private Services Team in 2018 and is based at our Kingston clinic.
Brad JONES - Physiotherapist - Crystal Palace
Brad has joined us all the way from Ballarat, Australia. He completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy Degree with Distinction at Charles Sturt University in Australia. Brad developed his skills working in private practice and sporting organisations in Melbourne and now specialises in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy.
Brad has completed post graduate courses for joint mobilisation and manipulation, hydrotherapy and water-based exercise, dry needling, sports physiotherapy, lower and upper limb rehabilitation, taping and athletic splinting, throwing and running biomechanical analysis.
Brad has a special interest in sporting injuries, including shoulder and elbow injuries, as well as ankle and knee injuries, especially ACL rehabilitation. He treats lower back and neck pain, pre-operative management and post-operative rehabilitation, as well general aches and pains for all patient populations. Brad is a dedicated physiotherapist, committed to helping his patients achieve their recovery goals.
Brad is based at our Crystal Palace clinic.
Ann KUAN - Physiotherapist & Vestibular Specialist - Mottingham & Bromley
Ann qualified from the University of East London. She has since worked in large London teaching hospitals including Kings College Hospital. She has treated a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions including spinal pain, soft tissue injuries and post-operative rehabilitation.
Ann has worked with Crystal Palace Football Club’s Academy teams, English Institute of Sport Weightlifters and has experience in acute sports injuries and sports specific rehabilitation/injury prevention. She has a special interest in running assessments, lower limb rehabilitation and acupuncture. Ann also leads our Dizziness, Balance and Vestibular service.
John LYNESS - Physiotherapist - Crystal Palace & Mottingham
John originally hails from Northern Ireland and graduated from the University of East London. He has experience working across various NHS clinics and the private sector for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. He uses a combination of effective hands-on treatment and critical movement therapy to accelerate recovery times and ultimately get his patients back to full fitness.
John has a personal background in elite level hockey and prides himself on his ability to guide sportspeople back to their fully functioning selves. As well as his hockey, John has a keen interest in football, MMA and skiing. During the Winter months you’ll find him on the slopes; during the Summer you’ll find him on hockey tour in the UK and abroad.
Anthony MARTINGELL - Physiotherapist - Orpington
Anthony studied Physiotherapy at the University of Brighton and is also a qualified sports massage therapist. Since graduating Anthony has worked in the private sector specialising in sports injuries and medico legal cases.
Additionally, Anthony works for local rugby team Sidcup Rugby Football Club, helping with match days and an evening clinic during the week. His clinical interests include acupuncture, manual therapy and exercise based rehab sessions.
Outside of work Anthony is a keen rugby and sports fan. He enjoys going to the gym and socialising with friends. Anthony is based at our Orpington clinic.
Shona D MIRANDA - Physiotherapist - Harrow
Shona completed her Bachelor’s degree of Physiotherapy in India. Since graduating, Shona has worked with a professional football team in India for 6 years, treating a broad variety of sports injuries and other musculoskeletal conditions. Shona worked under the guidance of former Physiotherapist of the Indian Cricket team, Dr. Ali Irani.
Shona completed her post graduate studies in Sports Physiotherapy and Exercise Medicine at Middlesex University in London.
Shona does a split role for CPPG, working between Occupational Health services and Private services. She also works for Tottenham Hotspur Ladies football Club. Outside of work, Shona enjoys working out in the gym and loves reading.
Shona is based at our North London, Harrow clinic.
Katie O'NEILL - Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor - Crystal Palace
Katie is originally from County Cork in Ireland and studied Physiotherapy at the University of Limerick. She started out volunteering for six months in the paediatric neurology sector in Ireland. After this, she travelled to Auckland, New Zealand where she spent three years working as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and treating a wide variety of acute and chronic injuries. She also worked with rugby league teams at the weekends.
Katie has a special clinical interest in musculoskeletal injuries and chronic pain management. She decided to pursue Physiotherapy as a career in secondary school as she studied biology and wanted to know more about how this could be applied to help people with injury and achieving their rehabilitation goals.
Katie has worked with Vita Health Group in 2017 with both our NHS and Private Services. She enjoys being part of a hard-working and talented team of physiotherapists.
Katie is based at our Crystal Palace clinic and also teaches Pilates classes at Crystal Palace.
Marios PANAGI - Physiotherapist - Islington
Marios is originally from Cyprus but he completed his undergraduate studies in the Netherlands graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. He has previously worked as a personal trainer and assisted a wheelchair rugby team in Amsterdam. Marios completed an internship at a FIFA sports rehabilitation centre.
In the UK, Marios was the first-team physiotherapist for an U18 Rugby team. He has valuable experience working with both semi-professional and professional athletes who have diverse needs and a variety of musculoskeletal injuries.
Before joining the private services team at CPPG, Marios worked in the NHS and in private practices in Kent and London. He is passionate about rehabilitation for sports and musculoskeletal conditions for all age groups.
Marios is currently studying for a Masters’ degree in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health at UCL. His clinical specialty is Sport and Musculoskeletal injury management with a focus on exercise and health.
Marios believes that ‘exercise is medicine’ but also uses manual therapy and other skills in addition to exercise prescription to enhance healing and rehabilitation.
He has military experience from time spent in the Special Forces and has a special interest in exercise rehabilitation for injuries. Marios believes in finding a quick resolution to symptoms and encouraging an early and safe return to exercise.
Marios works in our Islington clinic.
Courtney PHILLIPS - Physiotherapist - Crystal Palace & Croydon
Courtney is originally from Ottawa, Canada and qualified as a physiotherapist from Brunel University of London. She also studied Kinesiology at Western University in Canada. Courtney has worked with a rugby team, and also in a private clinic. Courtney has managed a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries amongst a broad patient population.
Courtney has a special interest treating patients who have had surgery, especially ACL reconstructions. She enjoys managing the pre and post-op rehabilitation process, helping her patients return to their normal level of physical activity.
Courtney uses a combination of manual therapy and personalised programs, tailoring to her patient’s individual needs. Courtney is motivated to help her patients achieve their recovery goals, by providing appropriate exercises and creating a positive environment throughout their rehabilitation journey.
In her free time, Courtney enjoys running, weight training, hot yoga, and travelling.
Britt RAAIJMAKERS - Physiotherapist - Charing Cross & Crystal Palace
Britt is from the Netherlands and graduated in Physiotherapy. She then specialised in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and completed her Master of Science. Britt has been working in the Netherlands for seven years in a private clinic located within a fitness centre. This year, she decided to combine two of her favorite things: working as a physiotherapist and London.
Britt has experience of a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, but mainly focuses on the management of people with neck and/or back pain. She also has a special interest in treating (chronic) pain. It is always a puzzle to find all the factors that play a role in a persons pain and it is her passion to find the right treatment together to solve and prevent it.
She likes spending time with friends and family, discovering London, play tennis or going for a run. She is a group fitness instructor as well who loves to teach Sh’Bam.
Britt is based at our Crystal Palace and Charing Cross clinics.
Louise RENWICK - Massage Therapist - Crystal Palace
As a deep tissue therapist, Louise uses sports massage techniques alongside the wisdom of Thai massage and her recent study of cranio-sacral therapy to ease tight and aching bodies, increase range of movement and unwind body tension.
An adolescence enjoying dance, athletics and rowing - and being injured more often than not - has fuelled Louise's desire to help other people heal and repair their bodies. She loves to work with clients from all walks of life and relishes the challenge of unravelling tension and improving the function of bodies, old or young. Over the past 4 year at CPPG this has included professional and amateur athletes, Paralympic swimmers, DIY fanatics, gardeners, yogis, marathon runners, desk based workers, stunt men (!) and many more.
Outside of the clinic, Louise's continued love of movement now draws her to spend time in nature, wild swimming and cycling. She's also a self-confessed yoga addict and is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher for both adults and teens.
Louise is based at our Crystal Palace clinic.
Clare RICHARDS - Physiotherapist - Crystal Palace
Clare studied Physiotherapy at University of Brighton and has over 18 years’ experience in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, within the NHS and private practice. This includes treating a wide spectrum of conditions including acute and persisting low back pain, post orthopaedic surgery and reconstruction as well as rehabilitation and sporting injuries.
Within the NHS, she is a Team Leader and works in Orthopaedic and fracture clinics, Haemophilia and out-patients. Clare is involved in regular weekly teaching and enjoys keeping up to date with the best research to help manage musculoskeletal problems more effectively. Currently Clare is completing MSc modules in Advanced Physiotherapy Practice.
Personally, Clare enjoys fitness and exercise. She is passionate that everyone should regularly exercise for their physical and mental well-being. Clare is based at our Crystal Palace clinic.
Carolina SANTOS - Phyiotherapist - Crystal Palace, Waterloo & Woodford Green
Carolina qualified as a Physiotherapist from the Red Cross University in Lisbon. During her final year, she completed her clinical training in a hospital in Warsaw, Poland. After graduating Carolina worked in a nursing home, leading mobility classes to help patients maintain a good quality of life.
Carolina gained her musculoskeletal experience working in a local clinic in the South of Portugal, and also in the Private Hospital of the Algarve. She specialised in neuro-rehabilitation, orthopaedics (knee and hip replacements), hand therapy, chronic lower back and neck pain and sports injuries.
Over the past 2 and half years Carolina has been working for a private clinic in Southampton, consolidating her musculoskeletal experience.
Carolina has always been a sports lover, such as football, badminton, basketball, padel, but tennis is her true passion and she has been competing since she was 12 years old.
In her free time, Carolina enjoys reading, playing board games, spending time with her family and friends, and travelling as much as she can, continuing to explore the world.
Jazz SHIRET - Phyiotherapist - Eastbourne
Jazz qualified from the University of Brighton in 2016 with a BSc Hons Degree in Physiotherapy. She has worked in Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic departments in East Sussex.
Jazz is passionate about providing the best quality care possible to all her patients and takes pride in making sure patients feel listened to and supported.
Areas of clinical expertise include Pilates for the management of low back pain as well as running form analysis and managing patients towards a successful return to their sport and exercise hobbies.
Outside of work Jazz is a keen runner and is currently training for her first trail marathon over Beachy Head. She also loves spending time walking her 2 dogs.
Jazz works at our Eastbourne clinic.
Zoë WARD - Physiotherapist - Mottingham
Zoë studied a BSc in Sports Science at Greenwich University before completing her BSc in Physiotherapy at St George's University of London. Her final year dissertation was the 'Relationship between hip and ankle strength with dynamic balance'. Zoë worked as a fitness instructor and lead group exercise classes whilst studying.
Since graduating Zoë has completed further specialist training in taping and Acupuncture and her specialist clinical interests are sports physiotherapy and women's health.
Zoë believes in the importance of using a combined approach when treating her patients, with manual therapy techniques and rehabilitation; tailoring to a patient’s individual needs.
Zoë works with Crystal Palace Football Club’s Academy players on match days and evening clinics during the week. She enjoys all sports but her greatest passion is athletics.
Zoë works at our Mottingham clinic.
Sam WILSON - Physiotherapist - Crystal Palace & Fulham
Sam graduated with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Oxford Brookes University and completed his MSc Physiotherapy at King's College London. He has experience working in the NHS managing a varied caseload, including many pain conditions. He has also worked in a gym treating adults and children with neurological issues.
His clinical specialties include post-surgical rehabilitation to regain full physical performance. He has rehabilitated his own ACL reconstruction and shoulder operations, so knows from experience the commitment required to achieve the best recovery.
Sam’s MSc Dissertation topic was looking at "frailty" in older adults and the psychological and social aspects that can affect this. He is a believer in strengthening to improve pain and function "can't go wrong, getting strong". Other research interests include building strength, muscle hypertrophy, endurance performance and using nutrition to maximise recovery.
Outside of work, Sam completed the Paris marathon in 2014 and will be taking part in the London Revolution, 155 mile cycling sportive, and a stage of the Tour De France.
He enjoys strength training (of course!), cooking and going to the cinema. Sam plans to go surfing in Sri Lanka and snowboarding in the French Alps next year. He also enjoys a double espresso and a good crime book.
Paulina ZYSZKIEWICZ - Physiotherapist - Harrow
Paulina graduated from the Medical University in the city of Lublin in Poland, completing Bachelor and Masters’ degrees in Physiotherapy. After graduating, Paulina worked as a physiotherapist in Poland and gained a wide variety of experience in many clinical areas of Physiotherapy. She ran individual and group gymnastic exercise classes in swimming pools and in the gym. Paulina also led classes for back strengthening and was a coach in Nordic Walking.
Paulina is now a specialist in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She has broad experience of musculoskeletal conditions, but mainly focuses on the management of injuries related to the neck, shoulders and lower back. Her treatment programmes include soft tissue techniques, specific exercises and taping.
Outside of work Paulina’s main passion is sport and she has played basketball for 13 years. She likes spending her free time on the court, at the gym or travelling.
Paulina works at our Harrow clinic.