Sammy Margo | Director of Physiotherapy Services

 

Sammy established her clinic more than 25 years ago. She qualified in London as a physio and subsequently completed a Master's in Physiotherapy at University College and The Middlesex Hospital. She is also a qualified Aerobics and Pilates instructor and incorporates this 'balanced body' approach into her physiotherapy treatments. She is a a member of the Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).

 

Sammy spent time working in The NHS as well as in the professional sporting arena including time at Finchley, Barnet and Wingate football clubs. At Barnet FC, Sammy became English football's first female-chartered physiotherapist. Other team sport involvement included the England basketball team and the England athletics team.

 

Sammy is actively involved in the media and was a spokesperson for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy from 1990-2017.

She appears frequently on radio and television as well as in newspapers and magazines talking about Physiotherapy, Sleep and Lifestyle issues.

She also maintains her clinical input. 

 

Sammy has written The Good Sleep Guide and The Good Sleep Guide for Kids.

 

Physiotherapists

 

Our highly trained chartered physiotherapists will give you a thorough assessment, ensuring the correct diagnosis of your condition. This will enable us to use evidence-based treatment techniques specifically tailored to your individual needs.

 

 

Karen Slaviero | Clinical Manager Hampsted 

 

Karen completed her physiotherapy degree in Sheffield in 2000. She gained experience in musculoskeletal respiratory and neurological conditions. In 2002 Karen trained in acupuncture.  She then went to New Zealand where she gained extensive experience in sports injuries.

 

Karen specialises in the treatment of complex musculoskeletal problems including postural dysfunction, sports injuries, and she has a special interest in endurance athletes neurological condition. She uses Maitland, Mulligan, McKenzie, Bobath and Applied Functional Science to help in the management of complex musculo-skeletal conditions. Kareen also enjoyes assessing runners to help them improve their running technique as well as prevent injuries.

 

Karen plays netball and regularly goes horse riding. She joined the team in 2005.

 

 

Caroline Pillman | Clinical Manager Highgate

 

Caroline is an Australian trained Physiotherapist who has been predominantly based in private practice specialising in musculoskeletal dysfunction. She has an interest in complex cases, sports injuries and aged care. 

Having worked at a high level in a gym setting with a special interest in shoulders, knees and spinal areas, Caroline has also worked in a sports setting (Australian Football).

Caroline enjoys manual therapy as well as Dry Needling and Pilates.

 

In addition she is a keen sportswoman playing rugby and she enjoys running. 

In her spare time Caroline enjoys photography and likes to read. 

Janine Paul | Senior Physiotherapist

 

Janine is a South African trained physiotherapist who qualified in 2003 from the University of Durban Westville working in hospitals and clinics treating paediatrics and adults for musculoskeletal, vascular and neurological conditions before she moved over to England in 2006 where she's worked in occupational therapy roles in different parts of the country.   

 

Janine is a highly motivated, confident and competent physiotherapist with extensive experience (14 years) in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy possessing excellent communication and client facing skills which together assists in assessing her client’s needs in order to diagnose the condition and then devise a suitable treatment plan. Her approach is mainly natural - that is a “hands-on” treatment which includes soft tissue/joint  mobilization, spinal manipulation, hot and cold therapy.

Janine loves living life to the full - whether she's in church, martial arts, belly dancing or singing.  She believes the body requires to be treated holistically - mind, body and soul all need to be in perfect harmony. 

Naomi Jankelewitz | Senior Physiotherapist

 

Naomi qualified as a physiotherapist from Sheffield Hallam in 2002. She gained experience working in the NHS and private hospitals.  She completed her post-graduate acupuncture course in 2005.

 

Naomi specialises in the treatment of all problems including chronic pain, orthopaedics especially ACL reconstruction, post hip and knee replacements and paediatrics. She uses manual therapy (including Maitland mobilisation and McKenzie Technique), retraining muscle imbalances together with acupuncture. She has reccently returned to the practice after maternity leave and is now available on weekends and for home visits.

 

Naomi enjoys going to the gym and spinning. She joined the team in 2006.

Rochelle Herz Senior Physiotherapist

Rochelle is an Australian trained Physiotherapist, having completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences/ Master of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in Melbourne. She has worked in both hospitals (acute and rehabilitation settings) and private practice in Australia and London. 

 

Rochelle provides a holistic service by incorporating Physiotherapy manual techniques, Clinical Pilates, Dry needling and Functional rehabilitation in her clients' treatment and management. She has had extensive experience in treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions including working closely with Sports Teams in Australia and abroad. She has also had experience across areas such as Women’s Health, providing education and safe exercise/ pilates programmes pre and postnatally. Rochelle is a passionate pilates teacher and enjoys working together with motivated clients to achieve their goals.

 

In her free time Rochelle enjoys travelling, the arts, dance and finding London’s best coffee hubs.

Kate Bottcher Senior Physiotherapist

Kate is an Australian trained physiotherapist graduating from Monash University in Melbourne. Since graduation Kate has worked in both the hospital setting and private practice, gaining extensive experience in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries as well as in the management of pain in the antenatal and postnatal period. She has also completed further studies in Women’s Health, Pilates and Hydrotherapy.

 

Kate also has a special interest in Vestibular Rehabilitation and is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Vestibular Rehabilitation (ACPIVR).

 

In her spare time Kate enjoys travelling, cooking, and exploring around London.

Jessica Lazarus Senior Physiotherapist

 

Jessica trained as a physiotherapist in South Africa. She has extensive experience working in elderly care and neurological rehabilitation in both South Africa and the UK. 

Jessica has previously worked in the NHS, treating a variety of musculoskeletal and orthopedic  conditions, with a focus on pain management, optimizing function and maintaining independence. 

She aims to facilitate the regaining and maintenance of function, using various techniques which include; manual therapy, dry needling, functional movement therapy and Pilates. 

She is emphatic on preventative measures in order to avoid the occurrence and reoccurrence of injuries. 

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