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Physiotherapists

 
 
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director musculoskeletal physiotherapy and sports medicine

David Wales MSc BSc(Hons) MCSP HCPC

David is a clinical specialist physiotherapist with extensive experience working in private practice in London. He studied Physiotherapy at the University of Manchester, where he gained a double first (dux) in his final examinations and was awarded a prized clinical education at Manchester United FC, following which he worked as a physiotherapist in professional football for over fourteen years, first at Charlton Athletic FC and then for over eleven years at Arsenal FC, including being physiotherapist to ‘The Invincibles’.

David was awarded a Master of Science degree in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation from the University of the West of England and has post graduate certification in Manual Therapy, Functional Movement Screening, Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Treatment and Management of Football Injuries, Taping and Strapping, Psychological Therapies, Advanced Resuscitation and Emergency Aid, Prescribing Medicines, Strength and Conditioning, and Olympic Weightlifting. He has also worked in clinical and management roles at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, St John’s Wood; Central Health Physiotherapy and in private practice in Harley Street. 

David is an expert in all sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions including knee pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain and tendinopathy (tendonitis). He has a vast experience of orthopaedic rehabilitation following fractures and dislocations, knee injury and knee surgery; shoulder injury and shoulder surgery; ankle injury and ankle surgery; foot injury and foot surgery;  spinal surgery; hip injury and hip surgery; groin pain and sports hernia. He works closely with the leading orthopaedic surgeons in London to rehabilitate patients following surgery.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND
MSc Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE
PGD Advanced Physiotherapy

Activities & Affiliations

•Member Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

• Regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council

• Editorial Board Member, Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine

• Reviewer, Physical Therapy in Sport

 

 

 

 
 
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director neurological physiotherapy

Sumi Mendis BSc(Hons) BSc(Hons) MCSP HCPC

Sumi is a clinical specialist neuro-physiotherapist who now works in private practice after working for over a decade at the UK’s leading hospital for neurology and neurosurgery in Queen Square, London. Sumi attended the University of Birmingham, where she graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology and Sports Science, then studied at Brunel University and graduated with a BSc(Hons) degree in Physiotherapy.

Sumi specialises in neurological physiotherapy and in 2002 joined The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, London, the UK’s largest and most specialist neurological and neurosurgical hospital, staffed by clinicians who are world leaders in their field. In over ten years working as a specialist neurological physiotherapist Sumi gained expert level neuro-rehabilitation experience with clients who had complex neuro-disability. She had the opportunity to work alongside world class specialists, working with clients with a wide array of brain and spinal lesions, movement disorders; neuromuscular disorders, and peripheral neuropathies.  Sumi has a special interest in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and was a clinical specialist within the MS services of Queen Square. With the MS Society, Sumi now voluntarily provides an exercise group for people in north London with Multiple Sclerosis. Follow this link for more information on “The MS Exercising Together Group”   

Sumi developed skills in neuromuscular facilitation using the Bobath Concept (she is an Advanced Bobath trained Physiotherapist). She has knowledge in Spasticity Management; Splinting & Taping; Gait assessment, Orthotics and Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES); Postural Management, Wheelchairs & Seating; Neuro Pilates; Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation, Upper limb rehabilitation.  After working at The Wellington Hospital and The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, Sumi now provides specialist domiciliary neuro-physiotherapy treatment in the homes of clients with neurological conditions in north London.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
MSc Neuro-Physiotherapy ongoing

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY
BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
BSc(Hons) Psychology / Sports Science

 

 

Activities & Affiliations

•Member Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

• Regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council

• Member, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists In Neurology

• Member, British Association of Bobath Trained Therapists

 


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