The Broadgate Clinic in London provide patients with personalised care, using our team of Physiotherapy, medical, specialist practitioners and allied health professionals
The Physiotherapists at Broadgate work within the City’s largest team of spine and joint specialists. They provide fast, effective relief from back pain, neck pain, as well as extremity pain such as knee pain, shoulder pain and so forth. Each of our Physiotherapists has specific areas of special interest and active care is carried out in our rehabilitation gym which is equipped with the latest Pilates equipment (reformer, trapeze table, pilates chair, core align and more).
Cooperation and communication between the staff at Broadgate also provides quick and effective cross referral when required, making sure you will always have the treatment or combination of treatments that provide the best results for your problem. Our Physiotherapists are recognised and covered by all health insurers.
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After over a decade in the Physio and the Sports industry I knew the time was right to set up Movement Perfected. My goal has been to bring together talented professionals with varied and diverse experience, all able to deliver flexible and highly personalised services to meet the needs of a broad client base.
Movement Perfected now has two central London practices and a team of four highly motivated and experienced professionals as well as a dedicated support team who combine our skills and experience to give our clients exceptional service.
Skills, training and career highlights
I have been working as a Physiotherapist since 2005, beginning in the NHS specialising in neurological rehabilitation and critical care. I moved to a London based practice, where I joined an educational scheme focusing on musculoskeletal physiotherapy before travelling to Australia to join the Mosman Sports Injury Clinic and complete my Rehabilitation Pilates Series with Polestar – renowned for their forward thinking approach to physiotherapy – which encouraged me to refine my clinical reasoning and treatment skills.
I returned to the UK in 2010 and took up a Physio post at the Broadgate Spine and Joint Clinic where I became the head Physiotherapist. It’s always been my dream to set up my own practice so in 2013 I began Movement Perfected.
Cycling is now my main sport and I am a member of both Brixton CC and Dulwich Paragons CC. I cycle regularly in Kent and Surrey and as often as I can, I head for the hills! In the last couple of years I have cycled Lands End to John O’Groats and taken part in several major European cyclosportives, including the Marmotte and the Maratona. This year I plan to cycle in Tenerife, Italy, France, Switzerland and Majorca. I also enjoy snowboarding and skiing – the combination of fresh air and speed is a winner.
I believe in getting strong for sports rather than the other way round and keep myself in shape with regular doses of practicing what I preach. I use modified pilates to keep me supple and strong allied to plyometrics to keep me bouncy and fast.
Skills, training and career highlights
After graduating from Cardiff University in 2006, I worked for three years in a large NHS teaching hospital completing core rotations in a variety of Physiotherapy fields including trauma and orthopaedics, respiratory care, neurosurgery, neurological rehabilitation and musculoskeletal outpatients.
My Physiotherapy focus was honed by my love of tennis which began at the age of five, and so it was natural for me to develop my interest in musculoskeletal injuries and sports rehabilitation. I also travelled to Sydney to work in private practice, developing my skills in biomechanics, movement dysfunction and lumbo-pelvic stability, focusing on Pilates as a key element of rehabilitation.
After spending a short period in the French Alps skiing and treating skiers and snowboarders I returned London where I worked within a hospital and clinic setting. Continuing my passion for Pilates I joined the APPI Health group and taught everything from one-to-one classes to sports specific group sessions.
I’m Bupa approved and spent three years working as part of Bupa Clinic in close alliance with Sports Medicine Physicians, GPs and Podiatrists. I’ve also set up numerous Pilates classes for a range of different levels.
I focus on rehabilitative and graded strength training and call on my manual skills and acupuncture therapy to assist with pain relief.
When not at work I’ll be running or riding my bike with various cycle and running clubs. I challenge myself with European cyclosportives and compete in various running and triathlon races, having raced several marathons, including the London Marathon twice, although my preferred distances are the Half Marathon and Half Ironman Triathlons. I’ve recently qualified for Great Britain Age Group within the Middle Distance Triathlon taking place in June 2017.
Skills, training and career highlights
I started my career in Vienna, in Austria’s biggest trauma hospital after I graduated in 2011 which led to me discovering my passion to treat working and sports accidents. I specialised in musculoskeletal therapy of acute traumatic injuries; immediate care unit patients and traumatic brain injury patients.
Although I’ve worked in many different areas of physio, treating musculoskeletal outpatients has always been my centre of interest, especially where sporting injuries are concerned. I’ve undertaken extra training to enlarge my knowledge around patient needs and treatment possibilities, for example, completing Mulligan A/B and Clinical Patient Management has allowed me to treat patients in an integrated way, using acupressure massage to activate the body meridians or influencing via visceral therapy.
Because injuries resulting from playing football, basketball or caused by winter sports used to be on my daily agenda, I was led to undertake an MSc in Sports Physiotherapy and Exercise Medicine at Middlesex University in 2015.
I love to be active in my free time and I enjoy running, gym, yoga, playing tennis, snowboarding and skiing. I also enjoy trying out new restaurants. A particular passion of mine is travel; I lived in Argentina for nearly a year before starting university and my love of exploring and travelling has led to road trips through the USA, Australia and South Africa to London. Living and studying in London has brought me into contact with many interesting people, which I consider to be one of the most positive aspects being a physio; it’s a thrill to get to know a broad diversity of people from all over the world and many different professions and backgrounds.
Since graduating from university Thanh has worked and toured with the Ladies European Golf Tour and Ladies PGA tour, also has specialised training in treating the circus, dance and performance community.This detailed analysis of movement faults helps her in all areas of physiotherapy. Thanh utilises clinical pilates in the sports setting and also in managing persistent lower back pain, and postural shoulder and neck pain. Thanh’s work in the sport setting has made her an expert in acute injury management and post surgical work. Thanh continues to be active in search of knowledge progression to make recovery and prevention of injury as quick as possible.
In my spare time, you’ll find me lifting weights at the gym, painting or photographing. Monday is a painting day and Thanh has recently entered competitions – watch this space for examples.
I can’t recommend Broadgate chiropractors enough. My problem was explained and after a few sessions my back and leg pain was a thing of the past! Friendly staff and a convenient location near my work too!
I have no hesitation in recommending Dr Hollis and the team at the Broadgate Centre for anyone that has pain issues and have recommended friends and colleagues to use their services regularly over the years.
by Simone Faby
by Alan Jordan