Martin qualified in 1996 from the University of Hertfordshire and is the owner and principle physiotherapist of West Hampstead Physiotherapy which has been established since 2007. Previous to this, he worked as clinical lead within Brent were he taught multiple workshops to GP’s in Brent on assessment and first line care or musculoskeletal injury. He also assessed and redesigned musculoskeletal services across the borough. Alongside this, he gained numerous post-graduate qualifications in spinal manipulation, advanced shoulder and spinal assessment and rehabilitation, soft tissue release techniques, adverse neural dynamics, functional core stability as well as obtaining a post-graduate certificate in Sports injury and exercise management from Leeds Metropolitan University. He has also previously taught at Brunel University and presented at the Indian Association National Annual Conference on spinal stability rehabilitation. As part of a drive to reach people who may not be able to access services easily on the NHS he also obtained a PgCert in Autism and education to understand children and adults on the autistic spectrum and the specific issues to consider in formulating a treatment plan with them.
Through his years of working as a clinician, he has worked with hundreds of patients and athletes with neck and back pain, sciatica, sports-related injuries, patients following ACL reconstruction, shoulder surgery and many other conditions. His attitude is that physiotherapy is a ‘practice’ it is something that you continually develop, keep-up-to-date with and modify to the patient sat in front of you. Success is always a joint effort between the therapist and the patient. Outside of work, Martin is a keen distance swimmer, triathlete, trains in mixed martial arts, reads and likes to spend time with his family.
Nick studied in his hometown, completing the Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2013. Prior to this he gained a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Deakin University, also in Melbourne. Nick has been with the team at West Hampstead Physiotherapy for the past 2 years after spending time in both private practice and NHS posts throughout London, bringing a wealth of experience, after treating a wide variety of conditions.
Since graduating, Nick has furthered his knowledge completing the Australian Physiotherapy Association Level 1 Dry Needling course, as well as Dance Medicine Australia Level 1 and 2 Clinical Pilates (mat and reformer) training. Using both manual therapy and an exercise rehabilitation approach, Nick has a rounded approach in treating both acute and longer term conditions. He has a keen interest in shoulder, knee and ankle injuries and lower back stability.
Outside of work, Nick enjoys playing sport and staying active, having had a long career playing Australian Rules Football. Since moving to London, he has enjoyed staying fit through local sports, running and travelling through Europe!
Alex qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from the University of East London in 2013. Since then she has worked extensively in the NHS and private sector and has post-graduate training in running assessment, spinal manipulation, Pilates, myofascial release and kinesiology taping. She is also qualified in Acupuncture and dry needling (at M level), Remedial and sports massage (Level4) and Cranial sacral therapy. She utilises these diverse and holistic approaches in treating patients with problems due to biomechanical, sports or work-related issues and has a special interest in spinal and lower limb conditions. She is a keen runner, cyclist and yoga practitioner herself and enjoys working with the physically active population to help them reach their specific goals.
Ben is an experienced Musculoskeletal and Sports physiotherapist. He gained his Masters degree in Physiotherapy from Kings College London. He also has a degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Birmingham.
Ben has a special interest in acute and long-standing injuries of the spine, shoulder and knees. He also has extensive experience in managing complex pre-and post-surgical rehabilitation following Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, Hip and knee replacements. He has worked with professional international and amateur athletes alike to get the most out of their bodies and keep performing at a high level across multiple sports.
He combines his private practice with being the lead physiotherapist for the Surrey Women’s and Surrey stars Cricket team, as well as supporting the men’s club. Previously Ben worked with the Crystal Palace football club academy and helped with the development of many young athletes from across London into professional teams.
His charity work includes working with the Kinetic Academy foundation to help create opportunities for young people. Alongside this he is an active research professional, working with St Marys University, Twickenham, with a case study on the use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and blood flow restriction training and its effect on ‘return to play’ for patients with ACL injuries.
Outside of work, Ben has a passion for travel and experiencing different cultures and has been to nearly 40 different countries.
Inge qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in Bristol 20 years ago. Prior to this she did a BSc (Hons) in Physiology/ Pharmacology at King’s London University and had a career in corporate health promotion ( setting up International services for companies such as Freshfields law firm, European Commission Brussels). Within the field of physiotherapy she has a wealth of experience and established (and ever expanding) knowledge base.
Her assessment is thorough in order to identify the origin of your pain. She will explain it to you in a way you understand, deliver effective treatment She designs short, effective bespoke exercise programmes and corrects maladaptive movement that may predispose you to injury in the future, through use of manual therapy and a plethora of soft tissue release techniques. Her approach, if something is injured, is not to put a ceiling on performance but to use biomechanical understanding to show you how the non- injured body/mind can support the part that needs to heal whilst maintaining optimal performance and minimal pain.
Having worked in London teaching hospitals such as the Royal Free (responsible for complex condition management services working alongside neck/back/hip/knee specialist clinics) as well as her previous role as Clinical lead in a Westminster private physiotherapy practice working closely with Harley Street consultants, she is in a good position to help steer you through the labyrinth of health care and coordinate with other professionals. With over 30% of patients attending medical consultations in primary care, reported as “medically unexplained “ she has set up innovative graded therapy services in teams with immunologists and rheumatologists. These services have been involved in global research trials with a track record of effective treatment for chronic fatigue/ fibromyalgia/ burnout.
Her clients cover the whole spectrum – sportsmen (amateur to international level), old, young (children included), weary demotivated or ready to go. Success in treatment is therefore different for everyone, but she will help you get there the most effective and quickest way.
Paul has a First Class honours BSc in Sports Therapy from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) and A MSc in Physiotherapy from Kings College London. He has worked extensively in the sports field at Wharfedale Rugby Union Football club (2 years) Rosyln Park football club (2.5 years), Essex county cricket club, Preston North End and an internship at West Ham United. Paul has gained vast experience in dealing with the acute management and long-term rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and post-surgical complaints in sport. His dissertation for his Masters was ‘A randomised controlled trial on practical blood flow restriction training’ that he designed. It was subsequently published in the International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. He has taken this forward now and alongside his clinic work at the clinic he is doing a PhD At St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London in Practical Blood Flow Restriction Training. Paul utilises his experience and sound clinical reasoning not just in the management of sports injuries but all conditions that we encounter at the clinic and in people of all ages.