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Our physiotherapy services cover the following areas:

Kew - Richmond - Brentford - Chiswick - Twickenham - Barnes - Isleworth - Mortlake - London


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Who we are

The Physiotherapists



Arturo Lawson MSc MCSP MMACP, Reg with Health Professions Council
Qualified in 1988 from West Middlesex University Hospital, he worked in the Health Service at Edgware, Finchley and Barnet Hospitals dealing with a range of conditions including back and neck disorders, frozen shoulders and post-operative rehabilitation. He obtained a Post-graduate Diploma in Manipulation in 1994, becoming a member of the MACP. He became a part-time private practitioner in 1997, sharing the time with teaching undergraduate physiotherapy at Brunel University which he still does today, teaching physiology and clinical subjects in the musculoskeletal field.

He also had involvement with semi-pro football and young elite tennis players, developing a special interest in lower limb biomechanics and knee problems of mechanical origin. He completed a Master of Science degree at University College London in 2002 and his research focused on knee pain. His latest interests focus on the pathology and management of tendon related problems. He is now carrying research as part of a PhD into tendon structure in health and disease.

Following his interest in lower limb mechanics, Arturo assesses patients using Video Gait Analysis which involves using video and computer software designed to observe movement in slow motion to highlight faults. Having attended training in podiatric biomechanics, he uses orthotic devices to help improve movement patterns when relevant. Two lively children keep him away from the golf course, but keeps fit by running and completed his first London Marathon in April 2011....and probably the last!!

Michelle Cuthbert MCSP, Reg with Health Professions Council
Qualified in 1991, she worked in the Health service at University College Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital treating a wide range of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions. In 1994, she pursued her interest in Sports Medicine and became physiotherapist to Richmond Rugby Football Club.

In 1997, she became Head Physiotherapist treating the elite professional squad at the time. She is currently studying a Masters Degree in Sports Physiotherapy at Southbank University and her area of interest is rehabilitation and exercise'.but she is currently on extended maternity leave having just had child number 3 (about a year ago)!!

Based on over 10 years experience working within rugby, she stresses the importance of exercise for stability, strengthening and control in her approach to treatment. She is has also completed courses on Speed-Agility-Quickness (SAQ), which is often incorporated into her treatment programmes.

Adam Kwasnicki BSc MCSP, Reg with Health Professions Council
Adam graduated in 2007 from Brunel University with a First Class honours degree in Physiotherapy and immediately joined an established private practice in South West London, where he developed his core skills, successfully treating injuries ranging from back pain in office workers to sports injuries.

While working for the practice, Adam has taken every opportunity to broaden his expertise in sports injuries, including working with the boys' sports teams at Trinity School in Croydon since 2007. He has worked with the Welsh Exiles Rugby Squad in 2009/2010 and the Great Britain Elite Gymnasts in 2011, treating top sports men and women. His specialities and clinical interests include treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy, shoulder injuries and the use of Kinesio taping.

Adam's extensive experience and links with elite level sport has established him as an expert in sports injuries. He frequently comments in the media, most notably appearing on Channel 5 News reviewing the benefits of ice baths, and on Sky Sports discussing groin injuries in football players.

Adam is equally adept at treating sports related injuries or pain developed at the office. He is experienced in working in Occupational Health with clinics at the National Physics Laboratory including work station assessments and ergonomics.

Alongside physiotherapy, Adam is keen surfer and a professional rugby player, currently playing in the Championship for London Scottish.

Sarah Marsh BSc MCSP, Reg with Health Professions Council
Sarah graduated from Brunel University in 2009, qualifying as a yoga teacher at the same time. She also presents nationally on managing our wellbeing, resilience and sleep.

She has worked in a variety of physiotherapy settings: from managing a back pain clinic at Heathrow to treating patients in the City with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions including sports injuries, over-use injuries, neck and back pain, and helping an amateur triathlon team compete and stay injury free.

Post graduating Sarah continued her training to include women's health, treating pre and post-natal aches and pains as well as menopausal and peri-menopausal concerns. She uses the Mummy MOT a one-hour assessment to cover an in depth check of pelvic floor strength, tummy gap and assess any physical problems arising from pregnancy and birth.

Sarah uses a holistic approach to treatment to help her patients return to normal movement and function after injury and after pregnancy.

She teaches medical therapeutic yoga on a one to one basis and also teaches courses on yoga to physios to help them use yoga and the breath as part of their treatment where appropriate. When not treating patients or teaching yoga Sarah can be found on a paddle board on the Thames or running with her cockapoo in the park.


Dietician



Rachel Vallis BSc RD
Rachel has 6 years clinical experience in the NHS working with groups and individuals to optimise health through dietary modification. Whether you are seeking advice for yourself, looking to improve the health of your company or developing a catering service, Rachel's knowledge and experience will prove invaluable.

Her professional, personable approach enables clients to stay motivated, feel supported and achieve their goals. Rachel focuses on tailoring advice to the individual needs of the client, which results in a unique, functional plan that is specifically designed to meet their requirements.


Massage



Moragh Leask
Moragh has been qualified in Body Massage since 1998 and went onto qualify in Sports Massage in 2006. Also ITEC Qualified and a Member of the Complementary Therapist Association.

Moragh has extensive experience in massage and was heavily involved in helping with Richmond Rugby Club until recently, as part of the medical team including physiotherapists, keeping the players fit. Her role involved providing massage from the development squads to the senior teams, some of which have international experience.

We are happy to have Moragh join our clinic under her own banner, Away with Aches.

She also studied Shiatsu, qualifying in the early 1990's, and utilises this knowledge and some techniques in her treatments.

She is a student of the martial art, Gaocan Nam Pai Chuan.


Michaela Fogden Dipl. LSSM
Michaela qualified in Remedial and Sports Massage at the London School of Sports Massage. Since qualifying she has been working in a variation of clinics in the private sector.

Massage can be a very useful complement to help recovery and enhance wellbeing in soft tissues subjected to high level use. Her method of treatment focuses on pain relief, aiding flexibility and relaxation to enable clients to function as normally as possible following injury and following sports activity.

In addition to her work in clinic, Michaela works as part of the medical team with London Irish Amateur RFC, working as part of a team to keep the players fit for matchday.

She spends much of her spare time running, swimming or cycling, in preparation for various triathlons!



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