Physiotherapists

Clare Heath : Operations Manager & Senior Physiotherapist

Clare Heath

Operations Manager & Senior Physiotherapist

Clare qualified in 2000 and started her career working in the NHS where she quickly specialised in the field of musculoskeletal medicine. After leaving the NHS she worked in football for a 5 years, developing a solid understanding and experience of sports physiotherapy. Clare has worked for Premier since 2005 starting as a senior physiotherapist. Since 2007 she has been part of the senior management team and now manages the operations and clinical practice of London and the South East, she is involved in private care and NHS care. Clare has a special interest in Pilates and functional stability/rehabilitation she is a qualified Pilates instructor as well as a senior physiotherapist and so combines her competent manual therapy clinical skills with specialised individual rehabilitation.

 

Amy McQuitty : Head of Sports Physiotherapy

Amy McQuitty

Head of Sports Physiotherapy

Amy Qualified from Coventry University in 2007. Amy started work at King’s College hospital in London completing her junior rotations. Alongside this Amy started her work in the sporting field with an amateur rugby club before moving to Richmond RFC (National 1). Amy specialised in Musculoskeletal and sports in 2009. After 10 months working in Australia Amy now works with Oxford Blues, TASS athletes based at Oxford Brookes and Premier’s clinic at Virgin Active in Oxford.

 

Juliano Afonso : Physiotherapist

Juliano Afonso

Physiotherapist

Qualified in 2011 as top grade student in one of the best Portuguese Physiotherapy Universities. Juliano has worked in different areas, such as, sports, neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitation and orthopaedic traumatology. He accumulated experience in sports were he worked in Gymnastics and football, with the Portuguese Gymnastics National Teams and Manchester United Soccer Schools. Special interests include manual therapy, acupuncture, spinal and sports rehabilitation.

 

Nathan Dare : Senior Physiotherapist

Nathan Dare

Senior Physiotherapist

Nathan studied Physiotherapy full time at Salford University. Having covered all core areas his final placement was at Wigan Athletic Football Club to specialise in sport. After finishing at university, he started work at an independent physiotherapy and sports injury clinic in his home town where he assessed and treated a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and pathologies on a day to day basis, including rehabilitation. He has recently joined the Premier Therapy team for the fantastic opportunity for professional development.

 

Stephen Davies : Senior Physiotherapist

Stephen Davies

Senior Physiotherapist

Stephen qualified in 2007 with a BSc Honours degree in Yorkshire. After completing his rotations in the NHS he chose to specialise in sports physiotherapy both working in Rugby League and private practice. Stephen specialises in rehabilitation from the elite sportsman or woman to the casual enthusiast enabling a reduction in pain and enhancing performance. Soft tissue work, mobilisations and manipulations are some of the tools used to achieve this goal. Stephen is qualified in Acupuncture, Pilates and Golf Performance and Injury Management and maintains a healthy appetite of sports competing in triathlons and rowing events.

 

Simon Edwards : Chartered Physiotherapist

Simon Edwards

Chartered Physiotherapist

Following graduation from King's College London, Simon has worked for Nigerian National 7s and 15s sides, Esher 1st XV as physio and player and a variety of International Samurai 7s sides, journeying to Prague and Rome, before joining Premier.Simon currently works within Premier's NHS clinics and privately at Crossfit Aldgate. He also has a keen interest in sporting injuries and return to play of injured athletes.A keen rugby player in his spare time, he can be seen representing Richmond FC 1st XV in National 1.

 

Ingvild Firth : Regional Manager & Senior Physiotherapist

Ingvild Firth

Regional Manager & Senior Physiotherapist

Ingvild qualified from Teeside University in Middlesborough in 1999 following a previous degree in Sports Science from her native Norway. She joined premier to take over the Regional Managers role in Kent where she oversees a team of 5 physiotherapists across 12 NHS and Private clinics. She is a keen interest in Sportswomen having coached Biathlon in Norway when she was younger.

 

Sarah Holmes : Assistant Operations Manager & Senior Physiotherapist

Sarah Holmes

Assistant Operations Manager & Senior Physiotherapist

Sarah has been working as a Physiotherapist for ten years after graduating from the University of East Anglia in 2004. She gained valuable experience working in London based NHS hospitals before specialising her skills solely into the musculo-skeletal outpatients setting five years ago. Sarah has developed a special interest in the rehabilitation of lower limb disorders particularly those related to running or sports injuries.Sarah has acquired post graduate skills in acupuncture, myofascial taping and manual therapy techniques which are regularly incorporated into treatment sessions.

 

Liam Hosier : Senior Physiotherapist

Liam Hosier

Senior Physiotherapist

Liam qualified from Nottingham University in 2011, entering the NHS and completing a variety of disciplines including working in multiple Musculoskeletal Outpatient clinics and the Major Trauma Centre in Oxford. During this time Liam also built up Sports Physiotherapy experience, including working for Premier with St.Edwards School 1st XV Rugby team, Wasps Academy EPDG and voluntary work with OURFC & England U16’s Rugby. Liam has left the NHS to work more closely with Premier, including St.Edwards School Rugby and Rowing teams and also working in Professional Motorsport.

 

Sonal Jain : Senior Physiotherapist

Sonal Jain

Senior Physiotherapist

After Completion of Bachelors in Physiotherapy in 2005 I worked in a wide range of physiotherapy departments. Working with MSK conditions and sports injuries my wider experience provides a broad understanding and appreciation of the body’s systems as a whole. My keen interest in MSK conditions and sports injuries drives me through my specialisation in MSK. In 2011 I achieved an MSc in Applying Physiotherapy (MSK) from Sheffield Hallam University with an additional module of Sports Injuries Management. My interest in MSK and sports medicine has involved me in the treatment of people at all levels and across many disciplines.This process is aided by the use of Acupuncture and Sports Massage techniques.

 

Anandh Kadirvelu : Senior Physiotherapist

Anandh Kadirvelu

Senior Physiotherapist

Anandh qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2006 from India. He spent 3 years working for a private clinic in where I gained excellent exposure to orthopaedic and sports injury rehabilitation, and has also worked as a physiotherapist for a 1st Division cricket team in India and treated national level players. In 2010 he completed a Master degree in musculo-skeletal physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University and has also specialised in occupational health injuries. Anandh has a special interest in neck and upper extremity disorders and is passionate about health and fitness and loves to play cricket.

 

Supriya Kale : Senior Physiotherapist

Supriya Kale

Senior Physiotherapist

Supriya completed her Bachelors in physiotherapy in 2009. Since college her interests have been in musculoskeletal and sports therapy. Later she worked with one of the leading Othopaedic surgeons in India, Dr Niraj vora. In his team she got to treat many post operated patients. Supriya completed an MSc in Physiotherapy (neuromusculoskeletal) in 2014 from Coventry University. During the course she also completed as Extended scope practice as one of her modules. Her treatment protocol usually involves manual therapy thechniques like mobilization, manipulation and soft tissue therapy.

 

Anna Moss : Senior Physiotherapist

Anna Moss

Senior Physiotherapist

Anna qualified from University of East London in 2012. She has worked in private practice since qualifying, specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and sports injuries. Very keen on supporting women's sports she has enjoyed volunteering for many local sports teams including women’s netball and football.

 

Rohan Patel : Senior Physiotherapist

Rohan Patel

Senior Physiotherapist

Having completed a Bachelors of physiotherapy from in 2008, Rohan moved to UK for further studies. He achieved Masters in 2011. Working with musculo-skeletal conditions and sports injuries he attained wider experience and a broader understanding and appreciation of the MSK injuries. Currently working for Premier treating the whole range of clients with wide range of conditions being referred by GP and direct referral of private clients. His special interest is in sports injuries and MSK injuries.He was lead physiotherapist in county Cricket in India.

 

Marilia Pires : Senior Physiotherapist

Marilia Pires

Senior Physiotherapist

I qualified from Sheffield Hallam University with an Msc in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy. I have experience in a wide range of hospital physiotherapy departments, including intensive care, acute trauma and neurosurgery units. I enjoy working with all individuals and a broad range of injuries. However working with musculo-skeletal conditions and sports injuries have always been my main focus. I always strive to achieve the therapeutic goals set up together with my clients through personalised functional and specific rehabilitation and exercise prescription and by combining treatment methods. In treating patients I use a variety of techniques including joint mobilization, soft tissue release, kinesio-taping , advice and education.

 

Hilary Poole : Senior Physiotherapist

Hilary Poole

Senior Physiotherapist

 

Ginu Rodrigues : Senior Physiotherapist

Ginu Rodrigues

Senior Physiotherapist

Ginu qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2002 and gained valuable experience working in a leading multi-specialty hospital in Mumbai, India, where she had a wide exposure in dealing with musculoskeletal, neurological, cardio-respiratory, intensive care and post-surgical cases. A keen interest in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy she had the opportunity to work with an eminent orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Ahmed Kazim. Specialisation in post-surgical musculoskeletal rehabilitation of shoulder, knee, hip and spinal injuries further developed her skills in treating diverse musculoskeletal population groups. Her special interests are manual therapy with a strong focus on exercise therapy. She loves to learn new things and is always looking at upgrading her skills by pursuing relevant courses to benefit complete rehabilitation.

 

Adriano Dores : Senior Physiotherapist

Adriano Dores

Senior Physiotherapist

Adriano qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2004, entering private practice and a private hospital soon after. Adriano has also worked with sports injuries prior to joining Premier. While qualifying he had a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation. He has also worked with youth football teams and with Imperial College Rugby Men’s team. Adriano has completed some specialist courses, including Kinesio Tapping and functional ligature on soft tissue, Specialization course of Mulligan and Cyriax evaluation.

 

Duarte Mendes : Senior Physiotherapist

Duarte Mendes

Senior Physiotherapist

Following his graduation in 2011, Duarte has worked as a Physiotherapist with professional handball teams, football academies and in MSK clinics with both private and NHS patients. Duarte joined Premier Physical Healthcare in 2015 is qualified to carry out acupuncture as well as currently working towards a masters degree in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy at King's College London.

 

Joana Oliveira : Senior Physiotherapist

Joana Oliveira

Senior Physiotherapist

Joana qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2011, she also has a masters degree in cardiorespiratory and a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Joana has worked in areas such as orthopaedics traumatology, neuro-musculoskeletal, intensive care and cardiorespiratory. Joana has a special interest in acupuncture, manual therapy and sports injuries.

 

Jo Wright : Senior Physiotherapist

Jo Wright

Senior Physiotherapist

Jo qualified from the University of Southampton in 2013 with a Bsc in Physiotherapy. Jo has a special interest in sports injuries and has also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Rehabilitation. Jo has worked both in sports injuries clinics and for Manchester United Soccer Schools. She is also interested in pain management and has previously worked in a private pain relief centre. Jo is a keen sportswoman and has become a competitive triathlete and is now competing internationally in both triathlon and duathlon as part of the British Age Group Team.

 

Deborah Jason : Senior Physiotherapist

Deborah Jason

Senior Physiotherapist

Deborah gained her Bachelors of Physiotherapy followed by a Msc Sports Bio mechanics degree from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen Scotland. She specialises in orthpaedics and sports injuries(Manual therapy, instrumented based tissue mobilisations)

 

Pedro Nunez : Senior Physiotherapist

Pedro Nunez

Senior Physiotherapist

Pedro graduated as a Physiotherapist in 2012 and has since specialised in musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries within a varied working environment. Pedro has worked with football academies in Madeira, as well as adult and youth handball teams. He has also spent time working within a Special Needs Unit.

 

Akhil Kamath : Senior Physiotherapist

Akhil Kamath

Senior Physiotherapist

Akhil qualified in 2012 Akhil qualified in 2012 at University of Nitte, Mangalore and then worked a multidisciplinary hospital in India. He completed his MSc Sports Biomechanics programme at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and worked as a Muskoskeletal Physiotherpist and was a volunteer during the European Corporate games 2016 in Liverpool.

Akhil works as Senior Physiotherapist for Premier Physical Healthcare and currently treats patients referred by NHS Hampshire backs team. Akhil specialised in running retraining and injuries along with sports injury and rehabilitation, he has a keen interest in strength and conditioning.