Expert physiotherapists to help you get back to good health

All our physiotherapists are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapist (MCSP) and Health Professionals Council (HPC). As experts in their fields they also lecture for the undergraduate and master’s level physiotherapy courses at King’s College London.

Mrs Hannah Atkinson

BSc MCSP AACP

Hannah is a highly specialised MSK physiotherapist with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from Cardiff University, and has worked in various NHS Trusts as well as private practices. She has experience working with high level athletes and competitors including the Wales Men’s Hockey Team.

Hannah has specific manual therapy skills, as well as being trained in acupuncture and Pilates, and uses these techniques and treatment approaches, along with individualised exercise programmes, to help clients achieve their specific goals and enhance their recovery.

Specialist interests: Lower limb disorders; tendinopathies; pilates; hydrotherapy.

Chris Tack

BSc MSc Sports and Exercise Rehabilitation MCSP

Chris Tack is the clinical specialist physiotherapist. Qualified for over 10 years, he has extensive experience in managing neuro-musculoskeletal problems, sports injuries and occupational health injuries.

Chris uses a combined treatment approach to help clients optimise their rehabilitation, including the use of Rehabilitative Conditioning™. He has developed this model of exercise prescription, which is specific for injured tissue, to assist clients to return to sport and full activity. He also has qualifications in soft tissue massage therapies, acupuncture and manual therapy.

Chris is experienced in managing all kinds of sportspeople. However, he’s best known for his work on strength and conditioning practices with mixed martial artists and combat sports athletes, for which he was published in the renowned Strength & Conditioning Journal in 2013. Before working for Guys & St Thomas’, Chris worked in research for the National Institute of Clinical Health & Care Excellence where he assisted in the formation of the Low Back Pain Guideline (published in 2009).

Specialist interests: Lower back pain; exercise rehabilitation and return to sport; chronic pain management and aquatic therapy.

Faye Shorthouse

BSc MSc Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy MCSP

Faye Shorthouse is the clinical lead of our private physiotherapy service and is one of the team’s specialist physiotherapists. After qualifying from the University of Hertfordshire with a first-class honours degree, Faye worked in the NHS specialising in treating complex neuro-musculoskeletal injuries. She also worked with Premier League professional football team Fulham FC, and assists varying degrees of athletes at endurance events such as the London Marathon.

Faye has also assisted in developing and running clinical research at the internationally recognised King’s College London and Imperial College. Maintaining evidence-based practice and promoting clinical research and teaching are integral to her practice.

Specialist interests: Lower limb disorders; tendinopathies; rheumatological disorders; pain management; acupuncture.

Rachel Simmons

BSc MClinRes. MCSP

Rachel is an established member of our private physiotherapy service with 15 years’ clinical experience treating a range of complex neuro-musculoskeletal problems both in the NHS and in private practice. Rachel is experienced in offering both traditional face-face care, and also remote telehealth.

Rachel has specialist knowledge and is passionate about working holistically with musicians and those in the performing arts to facilitate a speedy recovery and return to performance. She has worked with musicians at the Royal Academy of Music, and with dancers, circus performers, and elite athletes within the Institute for Sport and Exercise Health. She

Rachel has a special interest in managing long-term conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and hypermobility.   as occupational health and ergonomics, manual therapy, management of hypermobility, behaviour change techniques, and research in physiotherapy.

Specialist interests: Occupational health inclusing performing arts; rheumatological disorders; hypermobility; trauma and orthopaedics.

Mr Adam Fox

BSc MCSP AACP

Adam is a highly specialised MSK physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy in 2014. He has worked at multiple large NHS Teaching Hospital Trusts (including both MSK and Rheumatology departments) and private practice.

Adam is passionate about personalised care and empowering people to return to doing the things that they love doing. He values education about a diagnosis and understands that a rehabilitation plan needs to be tailored to the individual in front of him.

Specialist interests: Lower limb rehabilitation; running injuries; rheumatology.

 

Mr Paul Deane

BSc MCSP

Paul is a specialist MSK physiotherapist within the private physiotherapy team. After qualifying from Sheffield Hallam University with a first-class honours degree, Paul worked in the NHS in a variety of different clinical areas before specialising in neuro-musculoskeletal injuries.

Paul has a passion for helping clients return to sport, having a particular interest in the rehabilitation of lower limb injuries. To further this, Paul has worked in a variety of national and international elite sport settings, including football, rugby and as part of the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) medical team at elite level university sporting competitions.

Specialist interests: Lower limb injuries; return to sport rehabilitation.

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