Why We Are Different to Other Physiotherapy Clinics in Putney?
Established in 1999 Physio4Life is one of the longest standing, private physiotherapy clinics in Putney. We work alongside the most knowledgeable health experts in the local community; Maintaining close relationships with specialist consultants, GPs and sports medicine doctors. This ensures unparalleled client care during recovery from an injury or operation.
Our initial Physiotherapy appointments are 60 minutes. This guarantees a full assessment, accurate diagnosis and treatment.
More than Physio
Our name may suggest we are only a physiotherapy clinic but we are so much more. Offering a range of massage therapy services including, sports massage, deep tissue massage, relaxation massage, therapeutic massage, pilates, orthotics, gait scanning, sports injury rehabilitation and personal training.
Senior Physiotherapist and Clinical Director: Mark Saunders
Founder of Physio4Life Mark Saunders has a varied background of strength and conditioning influenced by his days in the Army. As a Physiotherapist in Putney he has worked for the NHS, in Professional Rugby, Army Sports Injuries and Rehab Clinics. His work in professional sport has encouraged a specialist interest in running injuries. This includes; running biomechanics, lower limb rehabilitation and the development of custom made orthotics to help prevent injury. Physio4Life uses the latest in digital technology and gait scans to help diagnose the causes of running injuries and provide treatment.
Specialist Physiotherapy for Athletes
Mark has supported a number of athletes including Chrissie Wellington (World Ironman Champion), Oli Wilson (Golf Pro) and professional triathletes such as Rachel Joyce and Tamsin Lewis. He has successfully looked after professional Rugby Players from Saracens, London Welsh and Chelsea Football club as well as celebrities and musicians including Take That and Snow Patrol. He actively supports the Help for Heroes Fund and has taken part in a number of rugby matches to raise funds for those badly injured whilst serving the Army overseas.
Physiotherapy Treatment with Mark Saunders
Victoria Pitcher: Senior Chartered Physiotherapist
Victoria moved back to London to complete an MSc in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at King’s College London, having spent several years in West Sussex working for the Fire Fighters Charity at one of their rehabilitation centres. Trained in Clinical Pilates she also worked in a private sports clinic and taught Pilates in group and individual classes.
Victoria completed her undergraduate Physiotherapy degree at Oxford Brookes University and additionally gained a BTEC Level 5 diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage. She became involved with the Oxford University women’s light weight rowing team during her time in Oxford and with whom she worked with during 2010-2011.
She has a special interest in triathlons and endurance challenges, having completed her first long distance triathlon in August 2015, Ironman Vichy. She is currently training for the Alps-Man long distance triathlon in Lake Annecy in 2017, amongst other challenges.
Along with her sport interests Victoria treats all body parts and has a very holistic approach taking the whole person and their life into consideration. Having gained education in the neuroscience of pain she is also well equipped to persistent pain.
Hugo Fernandez Chinchilla: Senior Chartered Physiotherapist and Osteopath
Hugo graduated from the European University of Madrid (Spain) with a BSC in Physiotherapy and MSc in Sport Sciences in 2012. During his time at University, Hugo developed his experience in several sport injury and neurological hospitals which allowed him to progress into sport rehabilitation and injury prevention.
Moreover, his intimate work with orthopaedic surgeons and posterior rehabilitation has been crucial in improving his manual therapy skills and injury prevention’s knowledge. Since 2011, he has also gained an important experience in Multiple Sclerosis Foundations and International Neurological Hospitals in Africa and Spain.
Hugo has always been involved in sport himself and as a tennis player, has therefore experienced the physical and psychological demands of injury prevention.
Rebecca Lang: Senior Chartered Physiotherapist
Recent arrival in the UK under a youth mobility working Visa, Rebecca is our newest senior physiotherapist to join out Physio 4 Life team. She has an undergraduate degree in Exercises Science (Major in Rehabilitation) and Post graduate Masters of Physiotherapy. Graduating in 2012 Rebecca spent her new graduate physiotherapy year at a private rehabilitation hospital in Newcastle (Australia). She then moved into private practice focusing on musculoskeletal and sports injuries for the past 2 years.
Since arriving in the UK Rebecca has worked for the past 4 months in the NHS at various sites and trusts as a locum physiotherapist. She has now found her way back into the private clinical setting here at Physio 4 Life.
As a physiotherapist Rebecca treats all areas of the body and has additional training in the treatment of lower back pain, shoulder pain, clinical pilates, dynamic taping and dry needling. She has a keen interest to study more and intends to commence a Masters in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy to enhance her clinical practice. Rebecca describes her approach to treatment as there is no one way or “recipe”, everyone is different with varying symptoms and personal goals.
Rebecca identifies herself as having a bubbly personality, outgoing, sporty and could teach you a lot about the Australian culture. She enjoys watching most sports and will give any sports a try herself, although she enjoys playing touch rugby, netball and going to the gym. Rebecca represented Australia in touch football as a junior and competed against New Zealand in an athletics trans tasmin series.
He is a really proactive, committed and enthusiastic physiotherapist that believes in the “body as a whole”, where each part affects each and every other part and the whole is greater than simply the sum of its part.
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