Having the right guidance from an experienced physiotherapist prior to and after your surgery is a critical element for any surgery.
Our physiotherapists are experienced in providing pre and post operative physiotherapy for a wide range of surgeries and work alongside many consultant orthopaedic surgeons around London to help achieve the best results for every patient.
Our Physiotherapists provide preoperative rehabilitation which helps to optimise your physical function prior to surgery to allow for a quicker and smoother recovery process afterwards. It is well documented that those who undertake an appropriate prehab program before their surgery achieve full range, muscle activation, and their overall functional goals much quicker than those who do not.
Postoperative physiotherapy is also essential. Surgery often results in joint stiffness, soft tissue tightness, and muscle weakness. Our specialist physiotherapists and soft tissue therapists can work with you to help achieve your goals. We are trained in a variety of techniques to help you manage your pain, reduce any swelling, and guide you back to the activities that you love doing!
Benefits of pre & post operative Physiotherapy:
- Guidance regarding post-operative care and instructions to allow for optimal healing
- Pain and swelling management
- Regaining range of motion
- Appropriate muscle activation
- Muscle strengthening
- Improving flexibility for areas that have become tight or stiff
- Improving function
- Building confidence in movements
- Enhancing balance and proprioception
- Ongoing support, advice, and education
- Future injury prevention
- Goal setting
- Getting you better than you were previously, return to sport, or in general the things you love doing!
Surgeries we work with:
Wrist & Hand
- Wrist fractures
- Carpal tunnel decompression
- Trigger finger release
- Tendon repairs
- Tendonitis surgery
- Dupuytren's contracture release
- Elbow fractures
- Tennis elbow release
- Golfers elbow release
- UCL repair
- Biceps tendon repair
- Rotator cuff repair
- Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
- Acromioclavicular joint repair
- SLAP repair
- Shoulder dislocation
- Biceps tendon repair
- Disc replacement
- Vertebral fractures
Foot & Ankle
- Ligament reconstruction
- Ankle arthroscopy
- Ankle fractures
- Metatarsal fractures
- Achilles tendon repair
- Midfoot fractures
- Stress fractures
- Knee replacement
- ACL reconstruction
- Ligament repairs
- Meniscus surgery
- Patellar tendon repair
- Acute knee injuries and surgeries
- Hip replacement
- Hip arthroscopy
- Hamstring avulsion repair
- Labrum repair and reconstruction
- Hip impingement
- Post C-section management
- Post mastectomy release
- Pelvic prolapse
DR ANNE KENG MCSP Lead Physio
Lead Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Teacher
Anne originally hails from Canada but she lived the bay side dream in Australia for five years before moving to London in 2018. She graduated as a Doctor of Physiotherapy with honours from the University of Melbourne in 2016 and relocated to London to further her adventures.
She has worked in private practice since graduating, treating a multitude of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. She was the team physiotherapist for a National Premier League soccer team as well as an Aussie-rules football team.
Anne has a special interest in treating spinal and sports injuries, particularly the knee after having torn both ACL’s herself. She completed working a season in Japan as a snow sports physiotherapist.
Anne has a holistic approach to treatment and uses a combination of manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation. She is committed to developing rapport and trust with clients and enjoys promoting a collaborative approach to help them through their rehabilitation and achieve their personal health and fitness goals.
Anne is an avid traveler and is keen to explore all of London's sights on her bike! She enjoys staying active by playing basketball and climbing the occasional mountain or ten.
SAMANTHA WILLIAMS MCSP
Samantha is a chartered physiotherapist, who specialises on athletic performance. She graduated in 2012 from the Peninsula Allied Health Professions School in Devon and has since completed 6 years working within the NHS across all key specialities of physiotherapy, alongside an additional 3 years of sports massage.
Samantha provides physio to high-performance athletes across a wide variety of disciplines, including olympic weightlifting for GB and international athletes, rowing, CrossFit, dance, rugby, swimming and boxing (The Royal Artillery Boxing Club).
Her strong strength & conditioning (S&C) background is enhanced by not only working with athletes, but competing against athletes at a national and international level in several sports.
In addition to sports injuries and performance, Samantha has a particular focus on:
- Hip and pelvic injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Women’s health and fitness, including progressing back to high-level sport post women’s health physio
- The adolescent athlete
Her speciality also extends to performance coaching for athletes from post-injury rehab to prehab and performance progression.
She is involved in ongoing work to improve the accessibility and safety of for women, and newcomers to strength and conditioning. As part of this work, she has hosted an annual female-only charity fitness event for the past eight years.
Samantha also has a foundation qualification in nutrition for health and performance, acupuncture, taping and strength and conditioning.
Samantha believes that patient understanding education is key to ensure you make the most out of the rehab and is able to fully support your treatment in the short and long term.
Samantha is registered to the Health Professions Council: Reg No PH101373.
CHRIS CLEAVER MCSP
Chris qualified as a physiotherapist in 2014 at Sheffield Hallam University and more recently completed the MACP Masters in Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy. He has worked in a large variety of clinical settings before his current position as a team lead at the St John's Therapy Centre for the NHS.
Chris has a passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy and aims to create therapy programmes tailored to his clients' specific needs. His in-depth approach allows him to not only get people better, but keep them that way.
His therapy skills include manual therapy, massage, acupuncture, sports specific rehab, taping and exercise therapy. Additionally he has a specialist interest in treating knee, foot and lower back pain.
Chris is a sports lover with his biggest passion coming from cycling and competing in triathlons. He also loves to try his competitive hand at anything from basketball to golf.
MICHELE BIANUCCI MCSP
- Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (Hons)
- Master of Science Osteopathy Medicine
- Master of Science in Postural Osteopathy
Michele is an Italian physiotherapist, who graduated with honors from the University of Pisa where is also specialised in Osteopathy, Postural Osteopathy, Manual Therapy and Osteopathic Medicine. Michele has a huge amount of experience a passion for sports and has worked with sportsmen from the Italian Federation Tennis, Martial Arts Team, Competitive Sports Dance, Master Skier and the Formula One Lotus Team, where he was the private physiotherapist for F1 driver Jarno Trulli. Michele has also worked with many other athletes including wheelchair tennis, Ironman triathlons and sailing.
Michele is committed to identifying and addressing the root cause of musculoskeletal pathologies through the use of manual therapy and empowering the individual with postural rehabilitation. His approach starts with an accurate and global assessment followed by a variety of manual therapy options and specific rehabilitation guidance.
In his spare time, Michele is very active and enjoy running, lifting weights, gym, functional training and yoga. His favourite sport is martial arts and enjoys meditation for a healthy mind.
HANNAH SHANKS MCSP
Hannah graduated with a BSc Hons in Physiology with Sports Biomedicine before completing an MSc in Physiotherapy from Kings College London in 2013. She is a Chartered Physiotherapist with over seven years experience, working in Sports and Orthopaedic medicine in a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence. Hannah’s underlying philosophy is that “exercise is medicine”, whilst maintaining the traditional hands-on approach. Hannah works holistically to treat the body as a whole in order to resolve pain, and restore movement, strength, and function. This may include a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture, taping, electrotherapy, education, and exercise prescription.
Since having her baby in 2017, Hannah has developed a strong interest in Women’s Health. She is a Mummy MOT Practitioner and passionate about helping mums recover and achieve their goals from their 6-8 week post natal check and beyond.
In her spare time, Hannah enjoys Yoga, walking her dog, and is a bit of a health and fitness fanatic! She thrives off empowering others, loves being by the sea, and spending time with family and friends.
SHAUNA TWEEDIE MCSP
Shauna is South African and graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2015. She has worked in multiple settings from rural hospitals to private sports practices as well as working with wellness groups within the corporate environment.
She has treated numerous sport’s injuries as well as general injuries linked to our daily activities i.e. neck and back pain, orthopaedic rehabilitation, care of the elderly and blocked ducts/mastitis within women’s health.
Shauna’s skills include hands-on therapy using evidence-based techniques, dry needling, exercise rehabilitation tailored to each individual, as well as massage therapy. She has a keen interest in furthering her knowledge in Pilates and continuously keeping up-to-date with new research.
Shauna recently moved to London with her husband to gain international work and life experience.
She is an active, outdoor person who spends most of her time walking/ running, hiking and traveling.
Shauna has an interest in sports injuries and a passion for helping people overcome their pain and injury to reach their goals.