Meet The Team

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Adam BARKER - Physiotherapist - Crystal Palace

Our resident Northerner, Adam graduated from the University of Nottingham with a first Class Honours Degree in Physiotherapy.  Since graduating, he gained a wide range of experience in assessing and treating musculoskeletal conditions in both NHS and Private sectors. 

A self-confessed geek, he has completed postgraduate qualifications in deep tissue massage, joint manipulation, acupuncture, taping and bio-mechanical analysis. 
Adam is currently based at the Crystal Palace clinic.  He has a special interest in sports injuries, particularly in the management of running related conditions, however Adam is no one trick pony!  He will tailor treatment to your specific needs and overall goals.

When not perfecting his hair (his prize asset!), Adam is a keen runner who has completed numerous marathon and half marathon events.  He also hosts our annual Running Seminars in January/February.  Renowned for his patient rapport, Adam is dedicated to getting you back to peak fitness and is committed to supporting you throughout your journey to full recovery.

Adam has co-produced a number of online exercise classes with Pactster, find out more in News

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Nick BAYLISS - Physiotherapist - Crystal Palace & Croydon

Nick studied Sport Science & Physiology (INT) at the University of Leeds and the University of Queensland, Australia before completing his Masters in Physiotherapy (pre-registration) at Brunel University. Nick joined the Private Team in 2018 and specialises in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He has worked in both our Private and NHS Teams for CPPG, across many of our London Physiotherapy clinics. Now a full-time member of the Private team, Nick is based at our Crystal Palace and Croydon Clinics.

He has special interests in treating a wide variety of shoulder and lower limb injuries, as well as sports injury rehabilitation. Nick prides himself on building a strong rapport with his patients in order to help them achieve their goals. He is motivated to make rehab fun and regularly attends external courses to further improve his practice.

Outside of work, Nick enjoys attending live music, surfing, playing beach volleyball, and has now taken up the drums to annoy his neighbours. From day one at CPPG, he has adopted the nickname ‘Prince’ for his uncanny Prince William side profile, but we have yet to change his name badge.

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Louise CARTER - Physiotherapist - Crystal Palace

Louise graduated in July 2018 from St Marys University, Twickenham in London with a BSc in Sport Rehabilitation.  Louise has a passion for both clinic and gym based practices, ensuring patients with the quality service they deserve. She enjoys teaching patients movement based exercises that help to increase and restore patients with normal functional movements which allows the body to work and move optimally, whilst preventing injuries.

Louise has the ambition to develop a sports rehabilitation gym which focuses on combining personal training, injury recovery with prevention and neurophysiology combined.

Alongside her career, Louise enjoys taking part in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, rock climbing and going to the gym with the hopes to one day compete professionally in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Louise works at our Crystal Palace clinic.

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Annabelle DALLING - Women's Health Physiotherapist - Crystal Palace  

Annabelle worked as a professional dancer for 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 

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Claire DAVIES - Massage Therapist - Bromley & Crystal Palace & Orpington 

Claire is a specialist massage therapist with over 10 years clinical experience.  Her first introduction to massage came whilst at Drama School, where she learned techniques to help cope with the physical demands of her profession.  After graduating, Claire went on to have a well-established career within London’s West End but also wanted to develop her interest in massage.  Claire took a course in Anatomy, Physiology and Holistic massage.  Her passion to learn, lead to a qualification in Clinical Sport and Remedial massage (BTEC L5) under the guidance of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage.

Claire now specialises in chronic or ongoing conditions, soft tissue rehabilitation, shoulder dysfunction and injury, swimming injury, pelvic and hip dysfunction, as well as pregnancy massage.

Claire is passionate about swimming, yoga and pilates and practices as often as her family allows! Claire is based at our BromleyCrystal Palace and Orpington clinics.

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Elena DIAZ - Pilates & Yoga Instructor - Mottingham & Orpington

Elena started teaching in her native Spain and has worked with a broad range of clients from older adults to women-only groups and busy corporate young people.  Elena is qualified in Kundalini yoga, Matwork Pilates Level 3, Ante and post natal exercise and is currently training in Exercise for Older Adults Level 3.

Elena has been teaching Yoga for 7 years and Pilates for 4 years having been a student of both herself for many years. Elena suffered lower back pain and postural problems from an early age and found the practice of both disciplines, especially Pilates, helped to free her from pain and get stronger and fitter.

Elena’s classes are open to all-levels, and she strives to create a warm and nurturing environment where everyone can feel safe and release their own full potential. She particularly enjoys working with older adults, because they tend to know their bodies very well, both strengths and weaknesses. Through Elena's  guidance and inspiration, her clients understand that consistency is key and she finds it wonderful and rewarding to observe their progress.

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Serife (Sheri) DJUMA - Physiotherapist & Vestibular Specialist - Crystal Palace

Sheri graduated from University of East London in 2010 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.

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Jay FINIKIN - Physiotherapist - Crystal Palace

Jay is a New Zealand trained physiotherapist, who graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Otago.  He has worked in busy private practices in both New Zealand and Australia and offers experience in the rehabilitation of a wide range of musculoskeletal presentations. This has included work injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, persistent pain management within a specialised multidisciplinary team and sports injuries, from acute sideline management through to return to play.  Jay is based at our Crystal Palace clinic.

Jay brings experience from a specialist spinal rehabilitation clinic working with leading spinal surgeons and specialists, as well as 6+ years of experience with regional representative Rugby Union teams throughout New Zealand.

Jay has a keen interest in running and was a competitive sprinter in New Zealand for 10 years prior to working as a physiotherapist. This experience has given him insight and understanding of the key factors involved in returning to function in areas such as the sports field and the gym.

Jay strives to empower all of his patients to return to full function through education and understanding of their unique presentation. He is an advocate of 'Movement as Medicine' and strives to get his patients moving in a way that achieves their goals, integrating the benefits of hands-on techniques and dry needling.

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Jenna FORD - Physiotherapist - Crystal Palace

Jenna qualified as a physiotherapist from Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. She has since worked as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in both private and NHS clinics, and with premier level rugby teams in Auckland; providing side-line first aid and high level sports rehabilitation. She has treated a range of different musculoskeletal conditions including acute and chronic sports injuries, spinal pain and post-operative rehabilitation. 

Being a keen runner herself, Jenna has a particular interest in running related injuries and sport-specific injury prevention and rehabilitation. She likes to use a combination of hands on therapy and exercise-based rehabilitation in order to achieve patient goals.

Outside of work Jenna enjoys travelling, running and practicing yoga.  Jenna is based at our Crystal Palace clinic.

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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. 

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Duane GRAY - Physiotherapist - Fareham, Southampton

Duane qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of Brighton. He currently works as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in occupational health, private, NHS and a Premier League football academy setting. 

As an exercise enthusiast with an interest in movement control, he will be sure to get you moving! Duane uses a mixture of manual therapy and exercise based rehabilitation.

In his spare time, Duane enjoys playing football, bouldering and gym related exercise. Duane is based at our Fareham clinic.

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Harry JARRETT - Physiotherapist - Kingston

Harry is originally from the South Coast of England and qualified as a physiotherapist from St Georges, University of London.

Harry uses a combination of manual therapy and personalised exercises, to make his treatment programmes fun and enjoyable, as well as using problem solving to tailor rehabilitation plans for his patients.  He is also qualified in AACP Acupuncture.

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 CPPG Private Services Team in 2018 and is based at our Kingston clinic. 

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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.

Social interests include running and going to the gym. Ann is based at our Mottingham and Bromley clinics.

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Caroline LEIGH - Physiotherapist - Manchester

Caroline qualified as a Physiotherapist from St Georges, University of London in 2015. In addition, she also has Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science.  

Since joining the company in 2015 she has worked across the NHS, Private and Occupational Health services.  Caroline uses a mixture of exercise and manual therapy within her treatment and has a Diploma in Sports Massage and is also Acupuncture trained.

Having recently moved to Manchester in 2018, Caroline currently works in Occupational Health and Private Physiotherapy services.  In her spare time Caroline is a keen runner and enjoys strength training in the gym.

Caroline works at our Trafford and Stretford clinic. 

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Terry LEUNG - Physiotherapist - Mottingham & Crayford & Croydon

Terry qualified as a physiotherapist in Hong Kong in 2014, graduating from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has worked in one of the largest public hospitals, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Hong Kong. He worked with patients with a wide range of different musculoskeletal complaints, including upper and lower limb injuries, spinal pain and post-operative rehabilitation.

Terry completed an MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy in the University of Birmingham in 2017, graduating with Award of Merits.  Terry has also completed courses in manual therapy and acupuncture, and he is a certified kinesio taping practitioner (CKPT).

In his spare time, Terry enjoys traveling and workout at the gym. Prior to moving to the UK, Terry also enjoyed hiking and playing badminton. Terry works at our Mottingham, Croydon and Crayford clinics.

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Sandra MARTIN - Physiotherapist - Crystal Palace

Sandra is originally from Ireland and qualified as a physiotherapist with First Class Honours, as well as receiving the Dame Agnes Hunt Prize for her research at Keele University, Staffordshire.

Since qualifying, Sandra has worked in both private practice and hospitals throughout London, as well as within the NHS community where she is highly regarded as an Advanced Physiotherapist Practitioner. Her clinical experience extends from complex spinal cases, post-operative rehabilitation, running injuries to pitch side sports related injuries having spent many weekends working alongside Dulwich College Boy’s Rugby Team as well as with Gaelic Irish Football and Hurling teams in both Ireland and England.

Sandra is also a qualified Pilates teacher and has previous worked for many years as a personal trainer. She has a particular interest in movement analysis and biomechanics in order to maximise her client’s strengths and function. Sandra expertise is providing specific exercise programmes however understands when hands-on treatments are beneficial to relieve pain and stiffness.

Known for her strong communication skills, ability to connect and educate her clients about their condition, she believes one must consider all aspects of a patient’s journey in order to fully rehabilitate the injury. As a keen sportswoman having playing at the top of her field in Irish sports, she understands the impact of injury and the hard work required to fully recuperate.

When she is not working, Sandra likes to get lost on her mountain bike or in her trainers on the Surrey hills or the South Downs and enjoys the great outdoors. A keen traveller, she finds adventure in those countries less travelled.

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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.

Read Anthony's latest blog Recovering from Injuries in Team Sports, in News.

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Vasiliki METSOU - Physiotherapist  - Fareham, Southampton

After qualifying as a physiotherapist in Greece in 2012, Vasiliki worked for a year in a private clinic, treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. She then graduated from a Masters degree in the University of Southampton during which she particularly focused on neck conditions.

Vasiliki is currently working as a musculoskeletal therapist in occupational health and private settings and has worked for the NHS.  She runs a Functional Restoration Program and is highly interested in treating neck and lower back pain. She values the psychological side of the rehabilitation as believes that “a healthy mind belongs to a healthy body”.

During her spare time Vasiliki enjoys yoga, pilates, running, cycling, socialising and listening to music

Vasiliki is based at our Fareham clinic.

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Jason MILBURN - Physiotherapist - Kingston & Stockwell

Jason is a New Zealand trained Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist graduating from Auckland University of Technology. He previously studied at Otago University in New Zealand completing a BSc in Anatomy and Structural Biology.

Jason joined the CPPG team in 2014 and works at our Stockwell and Kingston clinics.

He has worked at a busy private practice in New Zealand and has experience with the management of a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries. During his time in New Zealand he worked with numerous sports teams including Rugby, Cricket, Netball and Hockey from an amateur to an elite level. He has completed post graduate courses in dry needling, kinesio taping, biomechanics of cycling and running, Pilates and manual therapy. Jason has a keen interest and passion for sports physiotherapy, in particular running related injuries.

In his spare time Jason enjoys the gym, playing numerous sports, running and travelling.

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Katie O'NEILL - Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor - Fulham

Katie is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with the Private Team at CPPG. Born and raised in the county of Cork, Ireland, Katie graduated from the University of Limerick in 2014. She moved to New Zealand in 2015 to start her career in physiotherapy and then on to London in 2017 to continue the journey.

Katie chose a career in Physiotherapy to help people in the community rehabilitate and achieve their personal goals. She also enjoys the analysis and problem solving involved when diagnosing a patient’s specific issues.  Katie has completed extra training courses to enhance her clnical practice and treatment techniques, including AACP Acupuncture.  Katie is also one of our Pilates Instructors leading Pilates Classes for Beginners to Advanced levels at Crystal Palace.

In her spare time Katie enjoys yoga, live music and road trips. Katie works at our Fulham clinic.

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Helen O'REGAN - Physiotherapist - Harrow & Islington & Waterloo

Helen qualified as a physiotherapist in 2013 from the University of the West of England. Helen began her career in the NHS, completing in and outpatient rotations before returning home to Cork (Ireland), where she worked in a neurological outpatient setting treating movement disorders along with musculoskeletal conditions.

Helen returned to London to complete a yoga course. She regularly practices yoga herself and now teaches classes across London. Helen’s aim is use yoga &

and pilates, where possible, as part of her treatment plans in the physiotherapy clinic.  Helen is also a qualified AACP Acupuncturist.   

Helen is very caring and compassionate by nature but remains goal orientated to ensure clients reach their optimum potential.  Helen is based at our WaterlooIslington and Harrow clinics.

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Britt RAAIJMAKERS - Physiotherapist - Charing Cross & Crystal Palace

Britt is from the Netherlands and graduated in Physiotherapy in 2011.  She then specialised in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and finished her Master of Science in 2015.  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.

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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. 

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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.

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Sarina RIZK-DIAB - Physiotherapist - Mottingham & Stockwell

Sarina is a graduate from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Sports Rehabilitation and Exercise Science. Sarina has previous experience working in both a private clinic and sports setting, assessing a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions with patients of all ages and fitness levels.

Since graduating, Sarina has been particularly interested in the psychological aspect of musculoskeletal rehabilitation and hopes to strengthen her knowledge base by completing post-graduate courses in the future.

In Sarina’s spare time she enjoys going to the gym and more specifically has a keen interest in weight lifting. She loves the idea of being able to combine her passion for fitness with her career and feels exercise rehabilitation can be an extremely effective form of injury treatment.

Sarina is based at our Mottingham and Stockwell clinics.

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Katie SINGER - Phyiotherapist - Crystal Palace & Waterloo

Katie graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2012 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy.  She has since worked through a variety of rotations in the NHS for 3 years, before moving onto working in full time professional football with Hamilton Academical FC.  

Katie recently moved to London to complete a Masters in Advanced MSK physiotherapy and is working part time in our Crystal Palace and Waterloo Clinics.

Katie enjoys working with a variety of patients and has a particular interest in sport specific injuries and rehabilitation. She is also interested in injury prevention strategies to help her patients maintain their activity levels and sporting participation.

Outside of her work and Uni studies, Katie enjoys the gym, running, swimming and going out for food with friends and family.

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Emily SWAIN - Physiotherapist - Mottingham

Since receiving a First Class honours degree at the University of Hertfordshire, Emily has completed a number of rotations within the NHS hospital setting. These involved treating a variety of conditions such as patients post stroke, elective orthopaedic surgery and intensive care.

Emily is currently working full time within the NHS setting in a busy musculoskeletal outpatient physiotherapy department and also runs hydrotherapy classes at the hospital. Within this role she has treated a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including knee pain, shoulder pain, low back pain, hip pain and post-operative patients.

Emily joined the Private Services Team at CPPG in February 2018 and has clinics on Wednesday evenings and alternate Saturday mornings at our Mottingham Clinic.

In her spare time Emily likes to keep active with horse-riding, middle distance running and skiing.

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Sean TOWERS - Physiotherapist - Crystal Palace & Waterloo

Sean is an Australian trained physiotherapist working out of our Crystal Palace and Waterloo clinics. He graduated from La Trobe University in Melbourne with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy. Since then, he has worked primarily in musculoskeletal and sports injury clinics, though has also held roles within an elite AFL academy and gymnastics program.

Sean has a passion and keen interest for general soft tissue injuries and rehabilitation, lower limb tendon and joint injuries, the sporting shoulder, running and sprinting injuries as well as persistent back pain.

Outside of work, Sean enjoys keeping fit, travelling, as well as staying up to date with his beloved AFL side, Essendon.

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Andriana TSIANTOULA - Physiotherapist - Islington & Crystal Palace

Andriana qualified as a physiotherapist in Greece in 2015, having studied at the University of Athens. She then completed her Masters in Advanced Physiotherapy Practice at the University of Birmingham, focusing on Sports Physiotherapy and in particular football.  

Andriana worked as a physiotherapist in Athens and gained experience treating a wide variety musculoskeletal conditions, as well as post-operative and functional rehabilitation. Her clinical experience has been mainly in lower limb rehabilitation and sports injuries. Her special interests are treating soft tissue and ankle injuries, especially in runners and footballers.  Andriana has also completed her AACP Acupuncture training, so can offer her patients a variety of treatment techniques.  

Andriana has worked for a rugby team and was responsible for preventing and rehabilitating sports injuries. She is passionate about swimming and volleyball.  Andriana works at our Crystal Palace and Islington clinics. 

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