Tanya Chumak | Physiotherapy Services | Physio4Life

Tanya Chumak

Physiotherapist | Sports Massage Therapist
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Tanya is originally from Calgary, Canada. She was a former professional ballerina and had a fulfilling ten year career dancing with the New York Theatre Ballet and with the Alberta Ballet. During that time, she also developed a keen interest in injury and recovery and completed her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at the University of Calgary.

She then moved to London to pursue a master’s degree in physiotherapy and graduated from Brunel University. Tanya has experience working in private musculoskeletal clinics as well as working with local rugby team where she:

  • Quickly and efficiently assessed acute and non-acute sporting injuries
  • Provided appropriate treatment and advice
  • Work alongside trauma doctors in tournaments

Tanya’s previous experience as an elite level athlete has given her a unique perspective for understanding both the physical and mental demands of the body. She has personally had several acute injuries including an ACL rupture, a meniscus tear, several muscle tears and an ankle surgery.

Tanya strongly believes in finding the root cause of an injury and the importance of returning to pre-level function stronger and with more education and knowledge.

Although she does not dance anymore she is very active in the gym. She is comfortable with all aspects of the gym including weight lifting and often incorporates gym technique into her treatment approach. She also enjoys running and has participated in half marathons. She is passionate about treating running injuries and working with runners to achieve their goals.

Tanya also values research and always strives to follow an evidence based approach. She was given the opportunity to participate at the annual Royal National Orthopaedic Therapies Research and Audit forum where she presented her results and findings regarding incorporating mental health training in the physiotherapy profession. She also worked closely with the research team to use her original data to submit an article for publication.

Tanya is comfortable treating all injuries, with special interests in:

  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Back Injuries
  • Hip and Groin
  • Shoulders
  • Sporting Injuries

She believes in an individualised approach to treatment and adopts a person-centered approach for optimal results. She feels that exercise is a key component to recovery and combines this with manual therapy, education, and injury prevention to ensure long-term success.

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