We are a team of physiotherapists with a wealth of experience within the fields of orthopaedic and muscolo-skeletal medicine.
Our ethos is that every patient is first assessed and then treated, looking at not only the skeletal and soft tissue issues causing their pain, but also all other factors in their life which may be contributing to the problem they have attended for.
We are all very much hands on therapists using similar techniques to address joint, muscle and ligament issues. Our overall aim is for all patients to be able to manage their condition and prevent recurrences themselves.
All physios working at the clinic are Chartered Physiotherapists registered with the governing bodies - HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) and CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy).
Where appropriate they are also registered with:
- Physiofirst (Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice), a national group who adhere to high standards of business and clinical practice.
- AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists).
Membership is maintained by completing a certain number of hours study annually.
The clinic is BUPA Registered and it, as well as the individual Physiotherapists, are recognised by all Medical Insurance Companies
Alison has been practising as a Chartered Physiotherapist for over 20 years since graduating from Manchester Royal Infirmary and University with a Bachelor of Science with Honours.
Over 10 years she gained considerable experience treating a diversity of conditions in NHS, GP practice, private hospital, private practice and sporting environments.
Wanting to further develop knowledge treating sports injuries she gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation from University of West of England, Bristol in 2001.
Alison continues to strive for clinical excellence, updating skills as practices change. She uses acupuncture, clinical Pilates, as well as specific progressive exercises tailored to each patient's needs, to assist rehabilitation of, particularly, spinal and shoulder conditions, pre and post natal conditions and most sporting injuries.
Alison worked as Physiotherapy Manager at BUPA Portsmouth and BUPA Reading Hospitals (now Capio). These roles involved acting as Clinical Team Leader and managing department budgets.
This invaluable experience culminated in her establishing GX Physio and Sports Injury Clinic in 2004. She worked independently in the clinic until 2010 when Susan, Sneha and Sarah joined her.
Alison is a member of Physiofirst and AACP
HCPC Reg No 43388
CSP Reg No 50844
Susan De Jager
Susan graduated as a Physiotherapist from The University of Cape Town in 1995. She initially gained experience working within in-patient and out-patient settings in the private sector in South Africa. This then enabled her to establish and run her own private practice in South Africa before relocating to the UK.
Once settled in the UK Susan worked for 5 years in the Outpatient Department at The Wellington Hospital, London. Whilst there she was clinical lead of the Hydrotherapy Service.
With 20 years of clinical experience in the field of musculo-skeletal medicine Susan has developed a special interest in injuries and surgery to the knee and ankle joints, cervicogenic headaches and spinal complaints.
Throughout her career Susan has sought clinical excellence through post-graduate courses. She incorporates these areas of expertise into treatment sessions to assist rehabilitation, looking at the 'whole person' and how lifestyle and stress can affect physical symptoms. Other techniques used include: electrotherapy, joint manipulations, soft tissue techniques such as stretches and massage, exercise and sport rehabilitation, postural adjustments and ergonomic/kinetic handling re-education.
Susan is a member of Physiofirst.
HCPC Reg No 53859
CSP Reg No 83731
Sneha graduated as a Physiotherapist in 1997. Initially she gained experience in all fields of Physiotherapy within the hospital environment, before developing a special interest in musculo-skeletal Physiotherapy.
She worked as the Orthopaedic Team Leader in a large NHS Hospital and then moved on to look after the Occupational Health Physiotherapy Service at a local hospital for 5 years. She continues to work there as a Senior Physiotherapist in the Out-Patient Musculo-Skeletal Team.
In 2007 she did her training and membership exams with the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine. This helped her gain knowledge of manipulations, friction and injection therapy.
She also completed her Masters in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation from Oxford Brookes University in 2010. She has achieved numerous other qualifications including Pilates, Acupuncture and Taping.
Sneha is a very 'hands on' Physio and believes that most patients benefit from manual therapy and soft tissue work to reduce pain and improve movement. She uses these techniques in conjunction with postural advice, progressive exercise programmes and self help strategies in order to maintain the benefits of treatment over the long-term.
Sneha is a member of the AACP
HCPC Reg No 66821
CSP Reg No 73085
Sarah graduated from The Middlesex Hospital over 25 years ago. She has worked in a variety of settings within the NHS and Private Hospitals, including being Orthopaedic Lead at The Wellington Hospital, London and Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at Spire Bushey.
After a career break to have 2 children she used her musculoskeletal skills in Private Practice. This developed to now specialising in visiting the elderly in their own homes or Nursing Homes. Sarah treats Orthopaedic conditions, including post surgery joint replacement rehabilitation, poor mobility associated with falls and some neurological conditions.
She believes in a holistic approach to each patient, especially the older patient. Everyone is assessed thoroughly before treatment commences. Discussions about home situations and goals are part of treatment plans. Techniques such as soft tissue massage, electrotherapy and progressive exercises combined with advice are included in Sarah's treatments where appropriate.
Sarah continues to update her knowledge through attendance at courses and conferences and uses the evidence from research in her treatments.
Since 2009 Sarah has been able to use her wide knowledge base to work as a Visiting Tutor at Coventry University to mentor and assess undergraduate Physiotherapy students while on their clinical placements.
Sarah is a member of Physiofirst and AACP
HCPC Reg No PH36505
CSP Reg No 045942