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
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) from Sydney University in 1995. I have over 20 years of experience of physiotherapy practice.
Prior to this degree I gained an Associate Diploma of Health Science (Sport and Exercise) at New England University which has given me 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.”
My special interests are treatment of back, neck and sports injuries and I use acupuncture as an adjunct in my treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.
“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!”
Nick Naylor BPhty, MCSP, HCPC
I’m Nick, I’m from New Zealand and have been in the UK for just over six months. I graduated in 2012 from Otago University and have worked in musculoskeletal private practise since. My specialty areas are sports based injuries, post-surgery rehabilitation, return to work programs and complex chronic conditions. I have experience in professional sports and aim to bring this level of care to all my clients.
I pride my successful outcomes on logical patient education, detailed rehabilitation plans and effective manual therapy. I also take a holistic approach to physiotherapy to help your recovery; as well as getting you moving this might be improving nutrition, sleep or even mental skills.
Outside of physiotherapy I play rugby for Wimbledon, enjoy going to the gym or playing any other kind of sport and finding the best coffee spots in London (I’ll happily share these!).
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
Joana Henao BSc Physio Dipl ILM MCSP HCPC Registered
I’m Jo, born in Colombia. Became a physiotherapist in 2006, worked abroad as a registered physio for over three years; with an apprenticeship in Knee Joint replacement. Moved to the UK in 2009 where I have gained further knowledge and experience working with patients with musculoskeletal disorders, orthopaedics and acquired brain injury. Experienced working and implementing robotics as part of physio rehabilitation.
As a physio, I’m always mindful of how pain, injuries and physical impairments can affect a human’s life, feelings and recovery process; being aware of this allows me to naturally sympathise more with my patients and provide physio services based on promoting functionality and independence.
A little about me…I am a Spanish speaker with a passion for Latin music and food so if any recommendations are needed, I have plenty. Fascinated about Yoga and mindfulness, always implementing a connection between mind and body.
Amy Vowles BSc (HONS) Physio MCSP HCPC
My name is Amy. I am from South Africa and moved to the UK this year. I graduated with a BSc (Physio)HONS in 2016 and prior to that I obtained a BSc in Human kinetics and ergonomics from Rhodes University. I am pilates and dry needling trained and incorporate a holistic approach with effective manual therapy when treating patients.
Before joining the PHYSIT team I previously worked for the NHS and at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, treating an extensive range of respiratory, orthopaedic, neurological and paediatric conditions. My love of physio came about due to being extensively injured as a highland dancer as part of the South African team.
I continue to dance and teach pilates. I thoroughly enjoy what I do and believe that physio and rehabilitation extensively improves injuries, weaknesses and enhances wellbeing.
Soft Tissue Therapist & Massage Threrapist
Remi's semi-professional sporting background has proven invaluable in providing clients with tailored and specific treatments for each individual. Whether it's sporting or every day aches, pains and injuries, massage therapy can help clients on their road to recovery.
Remi has a competitive background in bodyboarding, gymnastics, baseball and cross country. He competed for 19 years in bodyboarding and represented England in the European Championships in 2007 and 2010, was English Champion in 2007, British Champion in 2011, took second place in England 2010 and the Wedge Air Jam 2009 champion.
He played competitive baseball in South Africa for 12 years, representing his province for 9 of those years.
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.