Maria Gkini is an advanced physiotherapist who graduated in Greece and successfully obtained a Masters in Advanced Physiotherapy at the University of Salford. Her post-graduate course was based on manual therapy that enhanced her dysfunction assessment skills.
After graduating, Maria immediately started working in a private practice as an MSK physiotherapist. She was one of the lead physios for the Greek national polo, swimming, synchronized swimming and diving teams and would accompany the athletes on important games, aid in their rehabilitation, as well as create injury prevention programs for them.
Maria has been a physio for many marathon events, and the Spartathlon-Ultramarathon in Greece. Her interest in sports rehabilitation has helped her be the personal physiotherapist for many football, basketball and volleyball players. Her work experience has increased her expertise in road traffic related accidents such as whiplash associated injuries.
Physiotherapy for Maria has been a way of life and her volunteering and support for local communities helped her gain experience in a variety of complex musculoskeletal, post-operative and after-stroke cases.
Her passion for physiotherapy and upgrading her knowledge led her on undertaking and successfully completing a Masters and other qualifications such as acupuncture. Her next goal is to complete a clinical Pilates course and become a qualified Pilates teacher.
Maria is focusing on having a holistic approach with each patient she comes across and is trying to detect the cause of each problem and not only provide short-term relief by reducing the symptoms.
When not working Maria enjoys participating in different sports, with volleyball being her favourite, and will join many strength and conditioning classes like CrossFit.
Maria will be available for appointments from Saturday 12 January 2018.