Physiotherapists

Clare Heath : Head of Operations and Clinical Governance Lead

Clare Heath

Head of Operations and Clinical Governance Lead

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.

 

Emma Cooper : Regional Manager and Senior Physiotherapist

Emma Cooper

Regional Manager and Senior Physiotherapist

Emma qualified in 2009 from Manchester Metropolitan University, she spent two years working within the NHS before starting at a private firm and specializing in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Emma is an experienced manual therapist, some of the techniques she uses includes spinal mobilisations, soft tissue massage, myofascial release and trigger point massage to name but a few. Emma is also competent in exercise prescription and is a qualified acupuncturist and disability assessor.

 

Nick Beale : Regional Manager and Head of Sports Physiotherapy

Nick Beale

Regional Manager and Head of Sports Physiotherapy

Nick is a highly skilled physiotherapist having developed his practice with the Ministry of Defence and sports for many years. He graduated from Oxford Brookes University and later gained an MSc in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy from Cardiff University, furthermore he is an accredited member of the Association of Charted Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM). Nick has worked with multiple Olympians and other elite athletes through junior and senior programmes, such as, Great Britain Hockey, GB Judo, British Bobsleigh, England Athletic and England Badminton. Whilst also at major sporting events traveling with the GB team to the Summer World University Games 2017 in Taipei, World University Karate Championships 2016 in Portugal, also he has worked at the World Half Marathon Championships 2016 in Cardiff, European Games 2015 in Baku, Olympic Games 2012 in London, as well as a number of UK School Games and University (BUCS) National Finals. Currently he is Lead Physiotherapist for Oxford University Blues Rugby Teams and has worked in rugby in the local counties and with the Wooden Spoon Marauders at international 7s tournaments. With his wealth of experience, you would be hard pushed to find a sport he hasn't had involvement in. This has led to expert skills in movement analysis, injury prevention and rehabilitation of any individual, tailoring care to their requirements and aiming for a robust recovery to limit recurrence whilst maximising their performance in any task.

 

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.

 

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. Stephen is currently undertaking a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary's University and can also be seen on a weekend being the match physio in rugby games down in Barnes.

 

Simon Edwards : Offender Health Manager

Simon Edwards

Offender Health Manager

Simon graduated from King’s College London in 2012. After graduation, he started an on-site sports physiotherapy service for the King’s College Men’s and Women’s Rugby clubs and worked with Esher RFC in National 1, then joining Premier Physical Healthcare in 2014. Simon has a keen interest in injury prevention, corrective exercise, manual therapy, return to sport and performance improvement. He enjoys working with sports men and women from amateur to fitness enthusiast to elite level. From a contact sport background, Simon has a keen interest in pre and rehabilitation of the shoulder and ankle.
Simon can also be found playing for Richmond Rugby club on the weekends and providing pitch-side physiotherapy for the Richmond Women’s side, who play in the top flight of English rugby.

 

Ingvild Drake : Regional Manager & Senior Physiotherapist

Ingvild Drake

Regional Manager & Senior Physiotherapist

Ingvild qualified from Teeside University in Middlesborough in 1999 following a previous degree in Sports Science from her native Norway. Ingvild joined Premier in 2014 as Regional Manager in Kent where she oversees a team of four physiotherapists across 12 NHS and Private clinics. Ingvild is a keen sports woman and does a lot of running, in particular long distance. She has competed at a high national level within Biathlon in Norway and was on the B-team for Norway. Her main interest is sports physiotherapy, and rehabilitation.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Marilia Pires : Regional Manager and Senior Therapist

Marilia Pires

Regional Manager and Senior Therapist

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Daniel Martins : Senior Physiotherapist

Daniel Martins

Senior Physiotherapist

Daniel qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in Portugal in 2013. Since then has worked in Neuro-Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in both hospital and private settings. Daniel has extensive experience treating sporting and work related injuries, however he has a special interest in movement biomechanics, running and treating the lower limbs from the pelvis to the feet. In his practice Daniel uses a range of techniques including manual therapy, acupuncture and movement re-education. Daniel has one goal only, to provide the best treatment and see his patients return to full capacity as quickly as possible.

 

Fabienne Theler : Senior Physiotherapist

Fabienne Theler

Senior Physiotherapist

Fabienne Theler is a physiotherapist, born and studied in Switzerland where she worked for four years as a specialist for lower limb amputees and musculoskeletal outpatients in a private clinic. In 2017, she obtained her Masters in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at King`s College London. She joined Premier Physical Healthcare in July 2017, specialising in persistent low back pain and evidence based practice of common neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. Fabienne also leads our London team of physiotherapists as Regional Manager. Fabienne’s management plans are always in accordance with patient goals considering the bio-psycho-social framework.

 

Michael Sanderson : Senior Physiotherapist

Michael Sanderson

Senior Physiotherapist

Michael graduated from University of Newcastle, Australia in 2015, and was awarded First Class Honours and the University Medal. He worked as physiotherapist at Concord Hospital, where he gained experience across orthopaedic, intensive care, musculoskeletal and rehabilitation wards. Pursuing an interest in treating musculoskeletal outpatients, he moved to London and joined Premier Physical Healthcare in 2017. Michael has experience in treating a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions using hands on therapy, tailored exercise programs and lifestyle advice. Michael specialises in assessment and treatment of neck and low back pain, with particular interest in orthopaedic and A+E physiotherapy.

 

Matthew Hopgood : Senior Physiotherapist

Matthew Hopgood

Senior Physiotherapist

Matthew graduated from University of Queensland, Australia in 2014 where he completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Since graduating he has worked in private practices in Redland Bay and Brisbane, Australia, and completed further training in dry needling and medical acupuncture. He moved to London in 2017 to meet new challenges. Matthew is passionate about providing quality hands on physiotherapy and working with clients to achieve great outcomes. Matthew is experienced in the treatment of all musculoskeletal conditions but has a special interest in overuse and repetitive strain injuries.

 

Pia Grixolli : Senior Physiotherapist

Pia Grixolli

Senior Physiotherapist

 

Russell Burwood : Regional Manager & Senior Physiotherapist

Russell Burwood

Regional Manager & Senior Physiotherapist

Prior to gaining his physiotherapy qualifications Russell worked as a personal trainer for over six years working with high level athletes and actors. He lived in America coaching football for over four years before returning and working at Chelsea F.C which also included coaching a disability football team.  Since graduating as a physiotherapy Russell was worked with a wide variety of patients where he also carried out the shoulder rehabilitation class on a weekly basis, he has keen interests in wide variety of activities including football, basketball, badminton and scuba diving.

 

Juliet Liberda : Senior Physiotherapist

Juliet Liberda

Senior Physiotherapist

Juliet qualified from Kings College London with a Bsc Honours degree in Physiotherapy in 2011. She completed an additional diploma in sports massage and started working with a local rugby club as well as specialising in occupational physiotherapy to maximise her exposure to a variety of patients and circumstances.  Juliet enjoys treating patients from high level athletes to the average office worker and has completed further training in manipulation, mobilisation, ergonomic desk assessment and qualified as an acupuncture practitioner.

 

Vivian Jere : Senior Physiotherapist

Vivian Jere

Senior Physiotherapist

Vivian completed her BSc(Hons) degree in physiotherapy at the university of Zimbabwe in 1997. She then worked in a sports injuries clinic before moving to England in 2002 and has worked in musculoskeletal physio since 2003. Vivian completed an MSC in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy with MACP( manipulations) qualification in 2010, at Kings College London. Vivian as a wide experience in managing various types of musculoskeletal conditions and is experienced in referring patients for further investigations including blood tests, XRays and scans. She has worked closely with orthopaedic and pain consultants and gained an understanding of the indications for conservative versus operative management of the various musculoskeletal problems, including pain management. Vivian currently works closely with GPs and triages patients with musculoskeletal problems as the first point of contact.

 

Cecile Brocheret : Senior Physiotherapist

Cecile Brocheret

Senior Physiotherapist

Cecile qualified in 1999 and since worked in France and England in both the public and private sectors. She is passionate about and has extensive experience in “lifestyle” physiotherapy, promoting movement and facilitating rehabilitation in everyday life. Cecile has developed these skills through her professional experience, working with corporate organisations such as Unilever and BP as well as extensive experience in sports with a Paris based semi-professional rugby league club, NEC Harlequins youth development and other adhoc sporting events such as the Handicapped Tour de France and London Marathon.

 

Grace Brown : Senior Physiotherapist

Grace Brown

Senior Physiotherapist