Roberta graduated as a physiotherapist from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2012 and was awarded the Best Student of the Year. She was a paramedic for three years before deciding to peruse a license in exercise physiology in America in 2002. In 2009 she worked for four years in orthopaedic inpatient and hydrotherapy services as a practicing physiotherapist assistant in England.
She has over 10 years’ experience at semi-professional athlete in cycling, swimming, running and adventure racing. Roberta has also coached these sports for over 10 years focusing on providing exercise prescriptions for many different levels of fitness.
Roberta has recently specialised in hydrotherapy treating a variety of neurological condition, lower back pain, sports injuries and joint problems led by muscle imbalances. She also has provided home based physiotherapy for highly complex cases which enables her to fully understand the overall need of such patients.
Patient education is a core part of Roberta’s treatment, as she believes it enables her patients to take control of their condition and successfully manage it both in the short and long term.
Francesco graduated in Italy in 2005, worked in various fields, from children to the elderly, dealing from musculoskeletal disorders to neurodegenerative diseases. Francesco’s career has included working as first physiotherapist within the Ospice of Pisa (one of the most important regional oncological hospitals in Tuscany), at the same time he worked with musculoskeletal patients, post traumatic and post orthopedic disorders, in 2014 he was one of the first physiotherapists in Italy to work with patients suffering from eating disorders. Francecso has also completed a Remedial Massage Therapy course. Since moving to the UK he has returned to working within the skeletal muscle rehabilitation sector (his ancient passion), and hopes in the future to complete an osteopathy course.
Swati graduated from Gujarat University, India in 2006 and then completed her Masters Degree in Cardio Respiratory system in 2010. She has worked in the private sector for more than ten years. Swati worked as a volunteer in the USA for about a year. She moved to United Kingdom in 2016 and started working with Barnet and Southgate College as an Assistant Physiotherapist in the learning disability (PMLD) department. Swati started working with Premier Physical Healthcare in 2019 as a triage MSK in Boteley clinic.
Samuel graduated from from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India in 2007. He worked in the private sector developing his experience in MSK outpatient, Stroke rehab and Cardiac ITU.
He provided physiotherapy to Ex-service men contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) regulated by the Ministry of Defense (MOD), Government of India.
He has completed his MSC in Advancing Physiotherapy practice from Coventry University UK 2011. Later, worked as a Chartered Physiotherapist for a semi-professional football club in South London 2012. He is experienced in assessing and treating injuries related to the work place and road traffic accidents (RTA). He has worked in close liaison with reputed private insurance companies and solicitors within the UK. This has built a foundation for his interest in medico-legal Physiotherapy practice in the UK. His experience in outpatient MSK within NHS has developed his competence to deliver effective care and treatments through improving clinical/ research knowledge/skill, and expertise.
Samuel has also worked as Senior Physiotherapist registered with Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) within sectors like community MSK, Neurology and pain management. As a multi-linguist, he developed excellent rapport with the patients and the multidisciplinary team in the UAE.
Dr Hessam Soutakbar is a physiotherapist specialised in sports and exercise medicine. Hessam completed a medical PhD and MSc in sports medicine at Nottingham University. Dr Soutakbar has been an affiliated researcher to the ARUK for four years followed by a postdoctoral clinical research position at the University of Oxford between 2016 and 2019. He is still an honorary researcher at Oxford University continuing his research in the field of sports, exercise and OA, in which he has presented his research nationally and internationally such as opening plenary session at the world osteoarthritis conference.
Hessam has a specialist interest in treating patients with soft tissue injuries and currently works with the Premier physical Healthcare as an advanced specialist practitioner, where he mainly provides consultation to our local GP surgeries patients with regards their orthopaedic conditions.
Felicia qualified with her BSc in Physiotherapy at Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão, Portugal in July 2018. She gained her clinical experience throughout internships in college treating acute and subacute injuries of high performance athletes but also chronic conditions and pain in MSK settings. After graduating Felicia worked with a local rugby team and in a private practice context. Felicia enjoys involving patients in their rehabilitation process and setting specific goals to the person’s needs in order to help them reintegrate into their normal routines and activities. She uses a broad range of techniques including exercise, movement re-education, soft tissue release, joint mobilization and education.
Clare qualified in 2000 and started her career working in the NHS where she quickly specialised in the field of musculoskeletal medicine. After leaving the NHS she worked in football for five, developing a solid understanding and experience of sports physiotherapy. Clare has worked for Premier since 2005 starting as a senior physiotherapist. Since 2007 she has been part of the senior management team and now manages the operations and clinical practice across the UK. she is involved in private care and NHS care. Clare has a special interest in Pilates and functional stability/rehabilitation she is a qualified Pilates instructor as well as a senior physiotherapist and so combines her competent manual therapy clinical skills with specialised individual rehabilitation.
Emma qualified in 2009 from Manchester Metropolitan University, she spent two years working within the NHS before starting at a private firm and specializing in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Emma is an experienced manual therapist, some of the techniques she uses includes spinal mobilisations, soft tissue massage, myofascial release and trigger point massage to name but a few. Emma is also competent in exercise prescription and is a qualified acupuncturist and disability assessor.
Matilda graduated from the University of Brighton in 2017 and spent two years working at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford in both an acute ward-based setting and in outpatients. Matilda has experience treating patients on ICU and the surgical, older persons rehabilitation and neurology wards. She has spent a year working on the orthopaedic wards rehabilitating patients post-operatively alongside those with a wide variety of acute musculoskeletal conditions, but outpatient musculoskeletal physiotherapy has always been her main interest to design treatment plans specific for each patient's needs and working with them towards a goal.
Ingvild qualified from Teeside University in Middlesborough in 1999 following a previous degree in Sports Science from her native Norway. Ingvild joined Premier in 2014 as Regional Manager in Kent where she oversees a team of four physiotherapists across 12 NHS and Private clinics. Ingvild is a keen sports woman and does a lot of running, in particular long distance. She has competed at a high national level within Biathlon in Norway and was on the B-team for Norway. Her main interest is sports physiotherapy, and rehabilitation.
Anna qualified from University of East London in 2012. She has worked in private practice since qualifying, specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and sports injuries. Very keen on supporting women's sports she has enjoyed volunteering for many local sports teams including women’s netball and football.
I qualified from Sheffield Hallam University with an Msc in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy. I have experience in a wide range of hospital physiotherapy departments, including intensive care, acute trauma and neurosurgery units. I enjoy working with all individuals and a broad range of injuries. However working with musculo-skeletal conditions and sports injuries have always been my main focus. I always strive to achieve the therapeutic goals set up together with my clients through personalised functional and specific rehabilitation and exercise prescription and by combining treatment methods. In treating patients I use a variety of techniques including joint mobilization, soft tissue release, kinesio-taping , advice and education.
Deborah gained her Bachelors of Physiotherapy followed by a Msc Sports Bio mechanics degree from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen Scotland. She specialises in orthpaedics and sports injuries(Manual therapy, instrumented based tissue mobilisations)
Vladimir graduated in 2014 with a Physiotherapy degree from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Romania. He is a Chartered Physiotherapist with a particular interest in Sport and Exercise Medicine and Rehabilitation. He enjoys a hands on approach to treatment, and is particularly interested in spinal and lower limb injuries using a wide range of techniques such as soft tissue massage, manual therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and he is currently training to perform dry needling (Acupuncture). Vladimir takes pride isolating the causative factor, educating on preventative measures and treating the individual as a collect not just the injury.''
Federico graduated from the University of Chieti, Italy in 2013. He has previously worked for five years in Italy with patients with musculoskeletal , respiratory and neurological disorders. Federico specialises in treating musculoskeletal disorders, especially those concerning the neck and lumbar spine, he is firmly committed to developing his manual therapy clinical skills. Since 2018 he has started attending the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Pescara (Italy) in order to further increase the quality of his clinical reasoning process and hands-on treatments.
Prior to gaining his physiotherapy qualifications Russell worked as a personal trainer for over six years working with high level athletes and actors. He lived in America coaching football for over four years before returning and working at Chelsea F.C which also included coaching a disability football team. Since graduating as a physiotherapy Russell was worked with a wide variety of patients where he also carried out the shoulder rehabilitation class on a weekly basis, he has keen interests in wide variety of activities including football, basketball, badminton and scuba diving.
Cecile qualified in 1999 and since worked in France and England in both the public and private sectors. She is passionate about and has extensive experience in “lifestyle” physiotherapy, promoting movement and facilitating rehabilitation in everyday life. Cecile has developed these skills through her professional experience, working with corporate organisations such as Unilever and BP as well as extensive experience in sports with a Paris based semi-professional rugby league club, NEC Harlequins youth development and other adhoc sporting events such as the Handicapped Tour de France and London Marathon.
Jennifer qualified in 2014 from India and also has a Master’s degree in Advanced Musculoskeletal physiotherapy from Manchester Metropolitan University. She spent a few years gaining varied experience in a hospital, clinic and ergonomic setup and has been with Premier Physical Therapy for a year now. Jennifer is a certified manual therapist she often uses spinal mobilisations, soft tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point release and acupuncture in her practice along with exercise prescription.