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Jill Dean (nee Hendry)

Practice Owner

MCSP HCPC Grad.Dip.Phys
 

jill hendryJill established the physiotherapy clinic at Cannons Health Club in the City in April 1990 and rebranded it physio in the city in 2000. In 2001 she opened her first satellite clinic at Cannons Health Club Bloomsbury, followed in 2002 by clinics in Twickenham, Willesden and Wimbledon. 2003 was a busy year as it saw the opening of the full time complementary health clinic in the West End where we offer Physiotherapy. Sports Massage, Pilates, Podiatry, Chiropody, Shiatsu, Acupuncture and Alexander Technique as well as a new physiotherapy and sports massage clinic inside the new development at Paddington Basin.

2004 saw the opening of a clinic in Cheam and of our clinic at the Third Space Sports Club Canary Wharf. In 2013 the City Clinic was re located to King William street and we now offer Physiotherapy, Sports Massage, Shiatsu massage, Acupuncture, Chiropody, Podiatry and Alexander Technique from this site.

Jill qualified in 1982 from Kings College Hospital London, and worked for the N.H.S. at King's,the Middlesex Hospital, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bath Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases and St Bartholomews Hospital, before moving to the private sector at London Bridge Hospital and then setting up the clinic at Cannons Health Club in April 1990.

Jill specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has a special interest in treating back and neck problems and sports rehabilitation including work in the gym, hydrotherapy and muscle imbalance correction.

Jill has a post graduate hydrotherapy diploma gained whilst working in Bath where she was providing hydrotherapy and clinic treatments to all types of rheumatic disorders, especially rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Jill has experience in the field of women's health and particularly pregnancy related aches and pains.

Jill was a member of the British Women's Gymnastics Squad and a qualified Gymnastics coach and Aerobics Instructor. She is still a keep fit enthusiast using the gym, swimming and running regularly as well as coping with the demands of her own 3 children!

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Greg Savides

Senior Physiotherapist

BSc(Hons) MCSP HCPC
Located at : City of London Clinic

Greg SavidesGreg graduated from the University of the Witwatersand, South Africa in 1994 and has been part of the Physio in the City team since moving to the U.K in 2003.

He specialises in sports injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation.

Greg has a special interest in the prevention of posture related injuries in office based staff.

He is involved in our Ergonomics programme conducting CityBacks ergonomic posture management training workshops as well as carrying out workstation assessments.

His sporting interests are distance running and long distance triathlon having completed the Comrades Ultra-marathon and Ironman triathlon.

Greg is a firm believer in educating clients to better manage themselves in order to prevent injury.

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Claire Atkinson

Senior Physiotherapist

MCSP HCPC MAACP BSc (Hon I)/ B. Exercise Science
Located at: Canary Wharf Clinic

ClaireAClaire graduated from Griffith University in Australia with degrees in Physiotherapy and Exercise Science.  Following completion of her training, Claire gained a wide range of experience working within a multi-site hospital in Brisbane, treating adults, paediatrics and pre/post-natal women.

Since moving to the UK two years ago, Claire has developed a special interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and injury management, working within private practice and with the Ministry Of Defence.  She has post graduate training in Pilates and Acupuncture and has a strong interest in research and evidence based practice, ensuring the highest level of patient treatment. 

Claire utilises a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture and exercise based rehabilitation to ensure not only a full recovery for her patients, but long term injury prevention. 

Claire loves keeping fit and active with running, Pilates and regular gym sessions. She has travelled extensively and never intends to stop, using her time in the UK to experience all that Europe has to offer.

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FIONA PYKRE

Senior Physiotherapist

MSCP HCPC AACP B(Hons) Physiotherapy
Located at: City of London Clinic

FionaPFiona studied Physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University and graduated with honours in 1999.She has a special interest in the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal dysfunction, particularly in back pain and post- surgical rehabilitation.  Fiona has extensive experience working as a Physiotherapist in both the public and private sector.

With growing evidence in the role of exercise and Pilates she trained with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates institute and achieved Class Instructor status.  She also studied with Polestar in the rehabilitation of patients using the specialised Pilates equipment.

Fiona continues her professional development in Physiotherapy by attending courses in both the UK and in the USA.

Fiona is also a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.  She treats pain from musculoskeletal injuries and headaches using acupuncture.

Personally, Fiona attends the gym and enjoys Pilates Fusion, Yoga and Ballet classes.

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Jack Lidyard

Podiatrist/Chiropodist

B.Sc. (Hons), MChs
Located at : City of London Clinic and London Docklands Clinic

JackAfter qualifying in 2008 from the University of Brighton Jack immediately began working with athletes from an amateur to national level. He has always maintained a keen interest in sports podiatry throughout his career while also spending considerable time working in routine chiropody, diabetic clinics, cosmetic podiatry, bio-mechanics and nail surgery, all within NHS and private practice. The role of the lower limb in everyday life is as important in the non athlete as in the enthusiastic amateur and he offers a wide range of specialist treatments to enable effective care and recovery. Jack is mainly based in central London but will regularly run clinics in the surrounding areas to work with local teams, clinics and sports facilities to ensure clients are able to maintain their commitment to healthy gait and posture and that have the opportunity to seek specialist treatment. Jack was an active rugby and american football player however now is a keen cyclist, his treatment philosophy is accurate, tailored care and uses his experience and enthusiasm to deliver results.

Jack is available at Docklands Clinic but at present only on Wednesday mornings.

 

 

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Mark Edmonds

Sports Massage Therapist

Located at : City of London Clinic

Mark Edmonds Mark qualified in Sports Massage with Honours at the London School of Sports Massage in 1991. In 2010 he enhanced this qualification to a Level 5 BTEC Sports Massage Diploma. He has now accrued 20+ years experience. Mark works between 3 London Venues in the City, Canary Wharf and Covent Garden.

Formerly an Essex County Level swimmer. he made the transition into a triathlete in 1985.

Having won a National Age Group gold medal at the British Junior Championships in 1987 he soon began to progress into the senior ranks as a triathlete.

From 1989-97 Mark won 3 senior British Championships medals (2 silver, 1 bronze) and won the British Grand Prix Series outright for 3 consecutive years ('92-'94). He also represented Great Britain at an Elite Level on over a dozen occasions at European and World Championships. He has also competed in 7 Ironman Triathlons including the prestigious Hawaii World Championships in 2004 and has a marathon PB of 2hrs 43 mins.

Mark is a qualified YMCA Fitness Trainer and also possesses ASA Swim Coach, Schwinn Spinning Instructor and BTF Level 2 coaching qualifications.

He has a keen interest in working with athletes in particular and was very excited to be included at the Olympic Games as a Sports Massage Practitioner in London 2012 within Track and Field Athletics. In this time he got to massage the Gold Medal winner of the Mens 1500m (Taoufik Makhloufi from Algeria) and also the Bronze Medal winner in the 110m Hurdles (Hansle Parchment from Jamaica). Read about Marks experience in our articles section.

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Sophie Apps

Senior Physiotherapist

BSc(Hons) MCSP HCPC AACP
Located at: Canary Wharf Clinic

SophieAppsSophie graduated from Kings College London and initially worked in the NHS before moving into Private Practice to develop her interest in Musculo-skeletal and Sports Physiotherapy.

Sophie has wide experience of treating back and neck disorders as well as sports and post operative rehabilitation. She has worked with several different sports teams including Crystal Palace Football Club Boys Academy, Barnet Ladies Football Club, the KCH Boxing team and multi sports as physio for the British Universities Championships programne.

Sophie has post-graduate qualifications in Acupuncture, Pilates and Spinal manipulation.

She played volleyball for KCH and is a competitive runner and Triathlete.

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Alain Cauchi

Sophie has a very sympathetic and empathetic nature and using her extensive knowledge works well with you to determine the injury cause so that she can develop the right treatment and rehab program for you. My injuries were calf and hamstring related brought on by short hip flexors and weak glutes.

After some initial treatments which involved massage and acupuncture we spent less time on the treatment table and more time concentrating on developing the right conditioning techniques to gain strength in the weak areas.

These weaknesses consequently turned into strengths to prevent me re injuring myself and successfully being able to run confidently. I am so thankful that I had Sophie as my Physio, who was able to give the right treatment and advice to get me through this.

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Celine Mougeot

Sports Massage Therapist

Located at: City of London Clinic

CelineMougeotCeline is a graduate of the London School of Sport Massage (LSSM) - one of the leading establishments in it’s field in the UK- and a member of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage (ISRM). She has a BTEC Level 5 in Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy.She is skilled in massage modalities such as Neuromuscular Technique (NMT), Muscle Energy technique (MET), Soft Tissue Release (STR), Positional Release Technique (PRT), Myofascial release and deep tissue massage.

Celine has worked as a sports massage therapist at Triathlons and the London Marathon.She is a dedicated therapist who is passionate about the health and well being of all her clients. A passion for gymnastics when young has led to a lifelong interest in sport and exercise. She practices yoga and also enjoys cycling and running. She is fluent in English and French.

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Simon Cutler

Senior Physiotherapist

MCSP HCPC
Located at : Canary Wharf Clinic and Docklands

SimonCutlerSimon graduated at Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand in 2009. Since then he has worked for private clinics in Christchurch and Melbourne specialising in gym and clinical rehabilitation for spinal, post surgical and sports injuries. He has worked alongside surgeons, sports doctors and specialist physiotherapists.

Simon has an interest in sports physiotherapy and has been head physiotherapist for the Sydenham Rugby Club, and Park Orchard Australian Rules Football Club. He developed skills in player screening, management and injury rehabilitation and return to sport.  

Simon uses soft tissue massage, myofascial release, joint mobilisation and dry needling in the clinic combined with home and gym exercise programmes to ensure a full recovery and prevention of future injury.

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Sarae Pratt

Pilates Instructor

Located at : City of London Clinic

SaraeWhether you’re a complete beginner or improver, looking to shape up during or after pregnancy or perhaps you’re a sportsperson with a nagging injury, you can benefit from a tailored approach to Pilates.

Sarae came to Pilates as a student in 2003 and was introduced to its rehabilitation potential when recovering from two lower back injuries. This inspired her to learn to combine her skills as a trainer and coach, with her growing passion for Pilates. Sarae studied and completed: a Level 3 Advanced PilatesInstructorqualification, with advanced fitness and physiology via City Lit London; Pilates in Pregnancy taught by Allan Menezes, Director of Pilates Institute Australia; and, a Standing Pilates Instructor qualification from the PhysicalMind Institute New York. In addition, she is a full member of REPS and can be found on their Member Directory.

Having taught matwork and standing Pilates since 2008 at Physio in the City, Sarae's clients say that she has a real energy and ability to help them progress towards Joseph Pilates’ “Superbody” and “Powerhouse” of core strength.Utilising the matwork repertoire, Standing Pilates exercises and the TYE4® harness or small equipment, she leads creative, upbeat sessions that balance strength and flexibility. You can expect to work hard, laugh a bit as well as stretch your body and mind through an interactive hour of Pilates exercises, anatomy insights and challenges.

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Alex Iavu

Sports Massage Therapist, Reflexologist

Located at : City of London Clinic

AlexAlex started practicing Martial Arts (Taekwondo ITF) at an early age and in his 17 years of practice he became a multiple national champion. From 2001 until 2007, he was selected in the Romanian National Taekwondo Team. During these years he has won multiple international competitions becoming European and World Champion at different categories and in 2005 obtained a Black Belt with 2nd degree.

His sports experience has led him to have a better understanding of the different stresses and tensions that may be placed upon the body during a competition and training. Since then he has become increasingly interested in sports injuries and has decided to develop his skills in Physiotherapy and Sports & Remedial Massage.

Studying Physiotherapy at Physical Education and Sports University in Romania (2004-2008) has helped him to improve his knowledge about sports and physiotherapy and has also introduced him to Sports and Remedial Massage.

In 2006 he started working as a sports massage therapist and continued learning and developing his knowledge into complementary massage types and techniques. At the moment, he is fully qualified in Sports and Remedial Massage, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology, Cellulite Breakdown, Aromatherapy and Deep Tissue. During his training and working years as a massage therapist he has collaborated with several massage centres, clinics and with two Taekwondo clubs treating and working with a wide range of clients from athletes to disabled persons with different needs and problems.

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Daniela Cherneva BSc (Hons)

Sports Massage Therapist

Located at : City of London Clinic , Paddington Clinic (Tuesdays evenings ) , and London Docklands Clinic (Thursday evenings)

DanielaDaniela qualified as a sports and dance therapist with London Metropolitan University. She has worked in private and NHS physio clinics, a contemporary dance school and rugby teams helping with postural assessments, screening, injury prevention and rehabilitation. She strongly believes that sports and remedial massage are essential in preventing injuries, back pain and stress.

Daniela has a keen interest in gymnastics and ballet due both to her Bulgarian origins, a country in which ballet and rhythmic gymnastics schools have achieved international acclaim, and having grown up in a family that includes professional ballet dancers and teachers. She has worked alongside physiotherapists and choreographers at The Place - contemporary dance school, and The Bulgarian National School of Dance Art helping with injuries recovering, auditions and screening programmes.

Daniela also works as a sports therapist at London Welsh Rugby club.

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Kate Mitchell HCPC MSc. Physiotherapy

Physiotherapist

Located at : Located at : Paddington Clinic

 

Kate MitchellKate graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2013 with Masters of Physiotherapy Studies, following on from completing a Bachelor of Human Movement and Bachelor of Management. Through her studies, Kate has developed exceptional exercise based knowledge and skills for strength and conditioning, personal training and injury prevention.

Since graduating, Kate has worked in private clinics and public hospitals and has gained broad experience working with athletes, work-related injuries, chronic pain, pre and post-natal women and orthopaedic post-operative patients. Kate also has extensive experience with both Clinical and Mat-based Pilates.

Kate relocated to London in April 2016 and has worked for the NHS in Watford General Hospital and Kings College Hospital. However, Kates special interest is in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, in particular low back and neck pain. She uses a combination of manual therapy, dry needling and exercised-based rehabilitation to ensure a speedy recovery for her patients.

Kate is a member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Australian Physiotherapy Association and enjoys keeping up to date with the latest in physiotherapy developments.

Kate has a keen interest in all sports, including Netball, Basketball and Australian Rules Football and grew up playing these from a very young age.

 

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Sandra Martin MCSP HCPC

Senior Physiotherapist

Located at : City of London Clinic

Sandra MartinSandra graduated from Keele University with a 1st class honours degree in Physiotherapy and was awarded the Dame Agnes Hunt Research prize.

Since qualifying, she has spent most of her career working in Private Clinics and Hospitals throughout London. Incorporating many years of Personal Training, Pilates instructing and playing competitive sport, means Sandra is ideally places as a sports physiotherapist to help manage sports injuries and prescribe exercise rehabilitation.

Sandra also has a special interest in Spinal Physiotherapy and utilises hands on mobilisation techniques together with movement analysis, spinal alignment and post-operative rehabilitation. Above all she believes in educating her patients to understand the causes of injury and ways to avoid further problems.

Sandra likes to keep updated by regularly attending conferences and training opportunities to help manage her patient injuries.

Heavily rooted in Irish sport, Sandra maintains her enthusiasm for exercise and competitive edge by X - training, mountain biking, trail running, swimming and yoga.

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Petr Dobes

SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST

Located at :City of London Clinic

petr Dobes Petr Dobes is a qualified soft tissue therapist specialising in sports and remedial massage techniques. He is particular renowned for his deep tissue massage. In addition, Petr also relies upon a variety of techniques like Trigger point Therapy, Myofascial release and controlled stretching to encourage healing of his clients tissues.

It is paramount for Petr that he works closely with his clients to help them achieve their goals and prevent injury. Having spent half his life playing semi-pro football in Czech Republic he is well accustomed to understanding how debilitating an injury can be. Petr's keen interest in sport is still very much shown from his track record of treating top athletes at Aldershot Town FC and Old Allthian Rugby Club.

In order to survive a busy schedule of massage, Petr maintains his own strength and fitness in the great outdoors and will often be seen tackling the scenic hills of Surrey on his mountain bike. Moreover, he maintains his competitive nature with time spent in the squash court, gym and pool. While it’s clear Petr is passionate about his role as a Sports massage therapist, he is also a keen traveller who loves to share his stories of travel as well as hear of others! Appointments with Petr can be booked at the City Clinic on Thursdays and Fridays.

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Mat McElligott

PILATES INSTRUCTOR AND PERSONAL TRAINER

Located at :City of London Clinic

Mat McElligottLevel 3 Personal Trainer and Advanced Instructor;
Level 3 dynamic Reformer Instructor;
Polestar Pilates Reformer certification;
Nutrition for Weight Management;
Nutrition for Sport and Exercise.

We are delighted that Matt has joined the team at Physio in the City having been in the fitness industry for over 10 years. Matt brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and understanding of advanced anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and kinetic chain assessment which he uses to provide a personal programme for every client.

Matt’s has been teaching Pilates since 2013 when he started work with one of London’s premier reformer studios. Working with clients in classes and 1:1 training and he will be providing Pilates Reformer, Mat work and Personal training sessions at the City Clinic.


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