Physiotherapy: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 in the United States, 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?
- Physiotherapists do assessments of movement, strength, endurance and other physical abilities
- Physiotherapists do assessments of the impact of an injury or disability on physical function
- Our physiotherapists do assessments of physical preparation for work and sports
- Physiotherapists do program planning and education to restore movement, reduce pain
- Physiotherapists give individualized treatment of an injury or disability based on scientific knowledge, a thorough assessment of the condition, environmental factors and lifestyle.
PHYSIOTHERAPY AND PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
A migraine can be disabilitating but like other headaches relief can be found with physiotherapy, osteopathy or acupuncture
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. 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.
Your physiotherapist's role in your complete health carePhysiotherapists provide valuable health care for people throughout their life span - from birth to old age. For instance, physiotherapists can:
- physiotherapists can prevent and treat sports injuries
- You can restore and increase range of motion in joints with physiotherapy
- physiotherapists can increase coordination
- physiotherapists can counsel and educate in pre and post-natal care
- physiotherapists can design 'user friendly' homes and workplaces
- physiotherapists can educate clients in the use of devices such as canes, crutches and wheelchairs
- Pain can be alleviated with physiotherapy
- assessment of posture and movement
- ergonomic assessment and correction
- joint mobilisation
- orthopaedic manipulative therapy
- McKenzie method
- soft tissue mobilisation (massage)
- biofeedback training of abdominals
- core stability exercises or 'body control'
- Swiss ball exercises
- postural taping
- electrophysical treatments such as heat, ice, laser therapy and ultrasound.
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 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 1-joint and spinal adjustments coupled with physiotherapy deep tissue work. Linked to stretches and strengthening plans. 2- applied kinesiology. using muscle testing to find joint/ muscle /ligament issues and vitamin/mineral deficiency. allergies and herbal remedies. 3- cranial/ facial work to release deeper structures in the body. 4- postural and ergonomic advice.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.
Our osteopaths and physiotherapists are registered with all major health insurances - except BUPA and AXA/PPP who since 2016/7 are reduced benefits per treatment and not allowing their members to top up will not make it viable for most clinics in Central London to work with them
Susana Tous, physiotherapy in London:Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, HCPC registered. Susana is an experienced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with a strong background in injury rehabilitation.
Her interest in Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine started at a very early age, whilst she was training in the Spanish National tennis team, where she spent a lot of her time receiving treatment for different injuries. Susana obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine in 1995 whilst representing an American University tennis team. Spent the next few years assessing and managing sports related injuries, getting athletes back to their sport safely. Later on qualified as a Physiotherapist in London to become more competent treating a wider range of patients, not to be confined to treating athletes or sports injuries. For the last few years she has developed my expertise in treating a wide variety of patients and conditions.
She listens to ner patient’s needs very carefully, addressing the causes of their injury as well as their symptoms to produce a diagnosis and treatment tailored specifically to their needs and goals. In her practice, she uses manipulation/mobilisations techniques, trigger point therapy, tapping, muscle energy techniques, adverse neurodynamics combined with rehabilitation exercise programs for patients to return to their work, sport or hobby as soon as possible. Postgraduate courses include, Acupuncture, advanced spinal manipulation techniques, K tapping, Functional Movement Screening, myofascial release and pain management. She truly enjoys working with her patients, being 100% committed to help them achieve their goals.
Susana is covered as a physiotherapist with all major health insurances but not BUPA and AXA/PPP who in 2016/7 are reducing benefits per treatment and not allowing their members to top up. This will not make it viable for most clinics in Central London to function. We are therefore restricting our BUPA treatments to one osteopath, Tracy Davies and one physiotherapist, Robert Galloway until further notice. AXA/PPP have reduced their benefit to a level that makes it impossible for us to work with them.
Ange-Elie Ramariavelo, physiotherapist in London:
Ange-Elie is a therapist with 2 MA's, one in Sports Sciences and the second in Physiotherapy and functional rehabilitation. He obtained both with honours, and has a strong knowledge in applied anatomy, biomechanics, physiology and nutrition. Sportsman since little, he tried himself many activities such as athletics, gymnastics, motocross, dance, yoga and Pilates. His main sport, though, is football, and he plays at a semi-professional level, understanding therefore the sportsworld and expectations as well as the setbacks/injuries through my own experienced eyes.
“I would say my approach starts with listening, whether it is verbal or non-verbal, I know the body talks a lot on by itself. In complement with observation, I will evaluate your posture, the relative position of the different segments of your spine while resting, standing and in movement and the function of your main area of concern.
While treating, I use and induce motion as a main tool to show the right healing direction to your body. This could be done through mobilizations, rehabilitation exercises, muscle release and stretches or proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitations techniques. The finality will be to raise your body awareness, giving back to your body its proper postural harmony and function. Complementary techniques can involve kinesiotaping, myofascial work, trigger point techniques, positional release.
I know the body is organised in muscular chains, hence the root of your problem can be somewhere else than your main area of concern. Also, prevention and well-being is very important to me and I will gladly appreciate any discussion about meditation, breathing, training and least but not last stretching.”
Ange is covered as a physiotherapist with all major health insurances - except BUPA and AXA/PPP who since 2016/7 are reduced benefits per treatment and not allowing their members to top up will not make it viable for most clinics in Central London to work with them.