Your physiotherapist will be able to diagnose and treat your injury whether at work, home or on the sporting field.
The musculoskeletal system comprises of bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, nerves, muscles and blood supply. Any one or all of these tissues can be damaged during injury, so thorough assessment from your physio will help you understand the extent of your injury to enable the best possible healing outcomes.
We use a variety of techniques to optimize healing for your injury. These include “hands-on” treatment such as massage, joint mobilization and manipulation. There may also be a need for elecrotherapy agents such as ultrasound and interferential. Your physiotherapist may also use acupuncture for the treatment of your pain and spasm. Some patients also require taping to enable better mechanical facilitation of muscles for performance or in the case of patellofemoral pain. Your physiotherapist will photograph you (with your permission) and provide you with a tailored programme of exercises with your specific needs in mind.
Physit makes physiotherapy more accessible for everyone. By providing treatment at a location of your choice, whether it is at your home or at your workplace, Physit enables you to receive treatment far sooner than if you had to wait until you are well enough to be able to visit a clinic or make time to be able to go during your busy everyday life or working day.
Early assessment & treatment results in accelerated recovery times.
Phoebe Machin BSc (Physiotherapy) AssDip Health Sc MCSP AACP HCPC registered
Founder and Consultant Clinical Lead Physiotherapist
Phoebe graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) from Sydney University in 1995. She has over 20 years of experience of physiotherapy practice.
Prior to this degree Phoebe gained an Associate Diploma of Health Science (Sport and Exercise) at New England University which has given her a focus in the sports injury field of physiotherapy practice.
“I believe in a holistic approach to the way I treat my patients. By listening to their needs, I can assess and tailor a rehabilitation programme to facilitate them back to pre-injury health. This approach ensures that they are fully informed and supported throughout their treatment and provides them with a positive physiotherapy experience.”
Her special interests are treatment of back, neck and sports injuries and she uses acupuncture as an adjunct in her treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.
Phoebe states “when you are beginning a new season of sport whether it’s skiing, rugby or tennis, it is wise to have pre-season injury screening session to troubleshoot any problems before they arise. Remember…PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE!”
Melanie White MSc Physio MCSP HCPC
I graduated with a Masters in rehabilitation Science (physiotherapy) in 2011 having previously studied for a BSc in Sports and Exercise Science and spent time at college in the USA as a student athlete. This was where my interest and understanding of physiotherapy first started having been frequently injured!
Prior to joining the Physit team, I spent 6 years working in the NHS - working on a broad range of post-operative, respiratory and neurological cases however specialising in musculoskeletal injuries for the past four years, whilst also gaining experience working in professional football and research. Since graduating I have completed a number of additional courses including sports massage, pilates and acupuncture.
Alongside working at Physit I am continuing to work on the Achilles TEAM Research Trial based at Queen Mary University London looking into the optimal treatment for persons with Achilles tendinopathy and I also provide clinic and match day physiotherapy cover for Chelsea FC Academy teams.
I believe in physiotherapy not only as a great resource to recover and improve from injuries, weaknesses, aches and pains, but also as a platform to promote positive lifestyle changes to enhance wellbeing. I thoroughly enjoy what I do, and I hope this transfers across into my practice.
Lizzie Hewitt BA (Hons) STT Dip LSSM, IHM, TFM, NLFM, Meditation Teacher
Soft Tissue Therapist & Massage Therapist
I have been a Massage Therapist since 2015, beginning my training in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2014. Whilst there I primarily treated dancers, in tandem with owning my own dance company.
Moving to London in 2016 meant I had the chance to fulfil my dream of increasing my anatomy knowledge and being able to rehabilitate people after injury, operations or recover from stresses and strains. I graduated from The London School of Soft Tissue Therapy (formerly known as The London School of Sports Massage), and have been treating in London ever since.
I was originally a Choreographer and dancer, I trained at The Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Dance in London, graduating with my BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre in 2011. I have since danced in Japan, UK, New Zealand and Australia. Most recently I was a dance teacher with Swindon Dance and Nocturn Dance, specialising in working with children with Intellectual disabilities.
My dance background influences my massage practice, helping me connect with you, and relate to sports and dance injuries, as well as general fatigue. I am committed to the idea that massage should be a regular part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and peace of mind. I especially love working on the neck, face, lower back and feet.
"As a footballer I've had many therapists for my injuries but Lizzie is by far the best massage therapist I've ever had. Highly knowledgable, cares about her patients recovery and has some great banter."
Axelle Courlander, February 2017
I am Physit’s practice administrator. I have over 16yrs experience in working as a receptionist, a PA and within administration. I really love engaging with our patients and particularly enjoy witnessing our patients on their road to recovery. Being a small part in someone’s journey to better health is an incredible feeling.
My part time role at Physit allows me to be a part of an amazing team that genuinely want to make people’s lives better. Whilst also having time to be at home with my young family.
“Hey darling, just wanted to tell you what a wonderful job you’re doing as a mum and we love you." Adrian (Kika's partner).
Teddy the pup
Hi, I am Teddy the Physit pup.
I am very friendly and enjoy seeing patients that pop into the clinic, I also get to go on some home visits too which I love.
You may well see me out and about in East Sheen or Richmond park, if you do, feel free to come over and say hello because I love meeting new people.