Appointments Normally Available Within 24 Hours
PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT
Physiotherapy plays a vital role in healing, rehabilitation and pain relief following muscle, ligament, bone and joint injury. Acute conditions have been shown to respond well to prompt treatment.
Physiotherapy is a hands-on assessment and treatment for the relief of musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain.
Physiotherapy treatment stimulates and improves the body’s own natural healing mechanisms without the use of medication.
MAUD CIOFFI MCSP
Maud graduated in physiotherapy in 1998 in Paris.
She ran a clinic in Paris for 10 years where she developed a strong interest in women's health. As pelvic floor and abdominal retraining are highly promoted in France and grant aided by the French National Health System, Maud quickly gained good experience in treating pelvic floor disorders, bladder and back passage conditions and prolapses.
She has also completed postgraduate study to manage breast cancer related conditions including manual lymphatic drainage, shoulder exercises, and scar tissue work.
Maud had also extended her knowledge and skill in the treatment of pelvic pain, ante-natal musculo-skeletal conditions and diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal muscles following childbirth).
Maud is a hands-on physiotherapist using both manual therapy and exercises in her treatment. Her approach is global and she does not believe in no pain, no gain.
In addition, Maud offers specialists chest physiotherapy for babies with bronchiolitis.
Maud is available for appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please visit our Women's Health page for more information about our Women's Health services.
Maud also offers massage treatments at reCentre.
NICOLE LEE MCSP
Nicole graduated in 1999 from the University of Otago in New Zealand. Since then she has worked mostly in private practice both in the UK and New Zealand.
She has considerable experience in treating musculoskeletal problems, especially sports-related injuries and enjoys rehabilitating people back to full function. Nicole is trained in acupuncture and also has APPI Matwork Pilates training.
KATIE LOVEGROVE MCSP
Katie earned her degree in physiotherapy from Bradford in1993. Since then she has worked in both the NHS and private practice - including Kings College Hospital and London Bridge Hospital.
During the 10 years that Katie worked at London Bridge she managed a large team of physiotherapists alongside continuing with a busy patient caseload. She worked closely with the orthopaedic and sports consultants seeing a great number of post-operative conditions (including ACL reconstructions and shoulder and back surgery), sports injuries, back and neck pain and ante-natal musculoskeletal problems.
Katie provides expertise in the treatment of all musculoskeletal injuries with an additional special interest in anti and post natal care (including diastasis of recti). She is also qualified to teach Pilates, which she often uses as part of her treatment regimes.
Katie is a keen runner having completed a marathon which assists her in the treatment of sports and running injuries and she strongly believes in taking a holistic view and working with the patients to achieve a successful treatment outcome.
PIOTR MIZEREK MCSP
Piotr gained an MSc in Physiotherapy in Poland and went on to do post-graduate study in soft tissue therapy. He worked in orthopaedic and physiotherapy clinics in his home country before coming to live in the UK last year.
Piotr is highly client focused and is passionate about health and wellbeing. He has a holistic approach to his therapy and believes that pain is a signpost that points to the root cause of a problem.
Piotr works with a combination of Structural Bodywork, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports or Relaxing Massage, Cupping, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release and Stretching, Muscle Energy Technique, Core Stability Exercises, EMM-Tech, Acupuncture and Home Exercises.
Piotr works as a Physiotherapist and Massage Therapist at reCentre.
JAI MISTRY MCSP
Following graduation from the University of Nottingham, Jai has worked in several different NHS trusts and private practices across the UK and is currently a senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at King's college hospital. He will soon complete a masters in Advanced neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at King's College London.
Jai has a special interest in sports injuries and lower limb biomechanics, as well as pain neuroscience. He is in the process of aiming to publish a research paper investigating knee ligament (ACL's) exercise programmes.
Jai spent time in Cambodia training staff and patients in a amputee and paediatric clinic.
He adopts a holistic and contemporary evidence based practice when treating patients and works to achieve optimal function as soon as possible.
In his spare time he is a keen runner and cricket player.
VAGNER MIOLLA MCSP
Vagner is originally from Brazil and is currently in the UK to complete Postgraduate Study in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Brighton University. He graduated in 2007 with a BSc in Physiotherapy and has worked in both hospital and private settings as well as with footballers.
Vagner also offers massage, having qualified as a massage therapist in 2003.
MARIA WRENN MCSP
Note that Maria is currently on maternity leave. We look forward to welcoming her back to the team soon.
Maria qualified from Nottingham University in 2003. She is passionate that her patients receive a top level of assessment and treatment, guiding them through an individually tailored treatment programme. Maria is experienced in treating a wide range of pathologies and injuries and uses an evidence based approach to restore function and target pain. Her main aim is to establish the root of the problem and work together with her patients using a combination of manual techniques, acupuncture, Pilates, exercises and advice to reach their goals. She is also trained to use instrument assisted soft tissue massage techniques.
Maria takes into consideration the daily physical strains and stresses that each individual patient encounters, including work postures/work stations, as this is often a key contributing factor to muscle imbalance and pain.
She specialises in sporting injuries, pre and post operative rehabilitation, pre and post natal care, including urinary incontinence and treatment of rectus diastasis. She is also trained in treating patients who have undergone surgical treatment for breast cancer, including cording, scar management and muscle imbalance.
CORINNE LETIZIA MCSP
Physiotherapist, Women's Health Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor
Corinne is originally from Australia and graduated from James Cook University in Townsville in 2013. She has experience working in both a hospital and musculoskeletal private practice settings which has helped her to understand the treatment required at all stages of rehabilitation.
Since completing her degree, Corinne has become a qualified Women's Health Physiotherapist and has more recently had experience working in the NHS treating women with continence issues. She also has a special interest in pre and post natal physiotherapy and was part of the team which pioneered an in-hospital post natal Women's Health Physiotherapy service in the private hospital in her hometown.
Corinne has completed an advanced DMA Clinical Pilates course and has experience teaching small group classes as well as one-on-one sessions which can be highly beneficial when creating a tailored program specific to the level and injury of an individual.
Corinne is experienced with 'hands on' physiotherapy techniques such as massage and is trained in dry needling. She is interested in treating acute and chronic lower back pain as well as post-operative orthopaedic and surgical rehabilitation. She is very thorough in her assessments and strives to ensure she provides the highest level of client care.
Booking Time: 45 Minutes
Booking Time: 30 Minutes
Booking Time: 45 Minutes
PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE
Our Physiotherapists are recognised by most major Private Medical Insurance companies such as BUPA, AXA PPP, Aviva and Simply Health. For more information about making a claim for treatment through your Private Medical Insurance, please visit our Private Medical Insurance Page
A physiotherapist may be able to visit you at home in the South West London area if you are unable to travel. Please enquire with reception for more details and pricing.
You may qualify for a 30% discount (30 minute appointments) at our Community Clinics on weekday mornings (subject to availability) if you:
- Are age 70 or over
- Are a full time students
- Are NHS staff
- Hold a valid medical exemption certificate
- Hold a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate, HC2 or HC3
- Receive income support, job seeker’s allowance, income related employment and support allowance, pension credit guarantee credit or universal credit
Please visit Prices for more information and note that you must quote Community Clinic on booking and bring proof of eligibility to your first appointment.
WHAT CONDITIONS ARE TREATED?
Some of the conditions we treat are:
Neck and back pain
Prolapsed disc, sciatica, whiplash, referred arm or leg pain
Tennis elbow, ankle sprain, tendonitis, shin splints, runner’s knee
Repetitive strain and overuse injuries
Plantar fasciitis, impingement syndrome
Frozen shoulder, hip pain
Post-surgery and fracture rehabilitation
Postural dysfunction and muscle imbalance
WHAT METHODS OF TREATMENT ARE USED?
Mobilisation and manipulation of soft tissues and joints
Massage and myofascial release
Muscle balance; exercise therapy to mobilise and strengthen weak or tight muscles
Trigger point acupuncture for pain relief
Laser, interferential and ultrasound electrotherapy
Advice on return to exercise and the resumption of normal activities
Ergonomic assessment and advice for work and home
HOW CAN I PREVENT REINJURY?
To prevent a recurrence of injury, or further damage, changes in lifestyle may be suggested by your physio as well as an ongoing home exercise programme or referral into Pilates or yoga classes. Each case is different and you should ask your physio for advice on preventing future problems.
WITH WHICH PROFESSIONAL BODIES ARE YOU ASSOCIATED?
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice
Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
PHYSIOTHERAPY APPOINTMENT TIMES
Monday – Friday 8.15am – 9.00pm
Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 9.00am – 1.00pm
BALHAM SW12 / TOOTING BEC SW17
Where we are
The Clinic & Studio
260 Balham High Road
020 8672 4455
The Therapy Rooms
246 Balham High Road
020 8772 0222
Customer Service Number
020 8672 4455
Open 7 Days a Week
within 24 hours
Our Physios & Osteos are registered with Private Medical Insurance providers such as AXA PPP and BUPA
OPENING HOURS Saturday 9.00am-5.00pm
Mon - Fri 8.15am-9.30pm Sunday 9.00am-2.00pm