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 Chris McLean, Physiotherapist,

MCSP SRP MAPA

BAppSc (Physiotherapy) MSc (Sports and Exercise Medicine)

Chris has always had a vision for optimal health and how it can and should be delivered. He has a great passion for helping people to achieve their maximum potential in a way that has inspired many patients, clients and fellow health professionals to go beyond what they thought possible. His enthusiasm to continually pursue the most effective forms of treatment and management strategies ensures that his clinics consistently achieve accolades.

Chris has always been a keen sportsman since his childhood in his native Australia.  A keen cricketer, runner, cyclist and swimmer he always foresaw a future in sports, health and fitness. After graduating from Sydney University with a degree in physiotherapy in 1992 he    gained valuable experience working in hospitals and private clinics throughout Sydney and northern NSW. He worked in diverse fields such as ICU, neonatal ICU, medical and surgical wards, neurological rehabilitation, amputees, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, cardiorespiratory, paediatrics, A & E and sports medicine. This diversity provided an excellent foundation on which to build his specialisation in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, sports medicine and human performance. To further broaden his horizons Chris decided to accept a position in the UK to establish a physiotherapy and sports medicine clinic in a private hospital in the Harley Street area of London. He commenced this project in 1995 and by 2000 the success of this clinic had attracted the attention of HCA which was one of the biggest private healthcare providers in the world. HCA purchased this clinic which was the catalyst for Chris to establish his own company, Health Consultants Incorporated.

In the past 20 years Chris has amassed over 100,000 hours of clinical experience treating the entire age spectrum from children through to the more senior ranks. He treats individuals, companies, Embassies, performers, actors, singers, dancers from both contemporary and classical companies, professional sports people including runners, footballers, martial artists, boxers, swimmers, racing drivers and tennis players.

Chris has developed a unique and progressive style which has evolved organically allowing him to establish a world renown reputation not only for himself but the clinic, companies and services he and his team offer.  Chris is particularly revered for his ability to manage and treat the most complex and challenging cases. Chris and his team have now consulted in 42 countries around the world. A statistic that is continuing to grow! He has a way of breaking down the most complex scenarios into achievable components and working to optimise these variables to achieve positive outcomes. He is often the quiet achiever behind  successful performances of many well known performers, athletes and dignitaries.

Chris uses multiple modalities within his work including manual therapy techniques, Pilates, Strength and Conditioning Human Performance Exercises, video gait analysis, diagnostic ultrasound and acupuncture. Chris maintains that sound clinical reasoning combined with a good knowledge of anatomy and physiology help to provide the cornerstone of successful results. He has a Masters degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine from The University of Wales Medical School and UWIC where his thesis investigated the evidence behind the concept of core stability. Chris continues to push his knowledge and abilities to new levels and has been sharing this as a lecturer at Queen Mary's University in their undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Sports & Exercise Medicine. Chris is a UK Chartered Physiotherapist, a member of the Health Professional Council and the Australian Physiotherapy Association

Chris is still a keen runner, cyclist, swimmer and adventure racer. Using this love with his desire to support charities Chris competes to raise money for Action Medical Research, the Brain and Spine Foundation, Sports Relief, Noreen's Kids and he offers his support to runners that are raising funds for many different charities during the London Marathon. When he isn't being a legend at work Chris is being a legend to his wife and 5 children. His life motto is 'Pursue you Dreams'.

 

Simon Gilchrist, Physiotherapist, MCSP SRP MAPA
B. Phty M. Phty (Sports)

Simon is an Australian physiotherapist who graduated from LaTrobe University with a Bachelor Physiotherapy in 1998, he completed his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy in Australia in 2005, and has achieved the sought after title of APA Sports Physiotherapist. He has recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Diagnostic Ultrasound. He likes to scan soft tissue pathology where appropriate including tendon and muscle tears and combines this with clinical reasoning to achieve diagnosis.

Simon is a highly sought after practitioner with over 17 years experience. He is very pro active in his approach to physiotherapy and sports medicine, he has a strong belief in a hands on approach with specific rehabilitation programmes to return athletes and alike to their chosen activities. He uses a combination of manual techniques, neural mobilisation and manipulation often in conjunction with acupuncture and dry needling.  He works with many patients that have failed conservative or surgical management to restore function and return to their chosen lifestyle.

Simon used to compete as a 400m runner and was a keen Aussie Rules footy player, he now enjoys competing in various road cycling and adventure races when his kids allow! He has competed a stage of the tour de france and enjoys getting out on his bike where possible. With his background he has a special interest and experience in track and field, cycling and football. He has worked with various international athletes including tennis players, footballers and champion jockeys. He has also travelled and worked extensively with Australian Olympic athletes throughout Europe spending time in Australia’s European Training Centre. He lectures at The Royal College of Surgeons and has written two chapters in a sports medicine book. Simon's special interests are in knee and spinal rehabilitation and tendon pathology with a real emphasis on preventative medicine.

Mark Parkhouse, Physiotherapist, MCSP

Qualifying from the University of Brighton with a Bsc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 1999 Mark has had an elaborate career starting off in the NHS before moving into the private sector and then onto military roles. This has given him a great foundation as well as a broad spectrum of experience across the physiotherapeutic fields. His more recent military role has also assisted him with his development into late stage, high end, performance and exercise rehabilitation. A keen sportsman (rugby, running and cycling) himself he is fully aware of the impact sporting injuries have on performance, and the requirements necessary to restore full function and ability. Despite all this his earlier experiences have a firm grounding and he still remains focused and motivated towards the needs of the many, everyday occupational injuries that plague many of us from time to time.

Leanne Simoncelli, Physiotherapist, MCSP

Leanne is a South African Physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2004. Recently Leanne completed her Masters with Merit in Sports Medicine and Exercise Health from UCL. She was awarded a distinction for her research into anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rehabilitation. Her other qualifications include Sports Massage, Dry needling, Acupuncture, Spinal Manipulations, Pilates and sports trauma management. Her approach is very personable and hands on.

Leanne’s special interests include Lower Limb Rehabilitation and Adolescent sports and orthopaedic injury rehabilitation. Leanne is a keen cyclist, Mountain biker, swimmer and used to complete as a 100m sprinter.

George Stewart, Physiotherapist, MCSP

George qualified from the University of Southampton, and having always had a focus on musculoskeletal injuries, was approached to move straight into private practice. He had a broad range of roles, including ward and outpatient clinics in a private Spire hospital. George was also first team physiotherapist with Portsmouth rugby club, and had the opportunity to work closely with orthopaedic surgeons in joint private clinics, and with professional athletes. In addition to this he has he has helped run clinics at independent schools, and gyms.

George has always been keen sportsman, particularly rugby, cricket and tennis, although nothing competitively anymore due an injury, so has now developed a keen interest in cycling with occasional trips to the continent, in conjunction with regularly attending the gym, and recently turning his hand to snowboarding. This has given him a keen interest in sports injuries, in combination with orthopaedics and postural pain, and he is passionate about returning people to the activity or sport they love, or simply just getting them back on their feet! George is also qualified in Pilates and is always keen to develop his skill set wherever possible to deliver the best possible care and help people get through everyday injuries, postural change, aches and pains.

Tom Walker, Physiotherapist, MCSP

Tom graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy from Sheffield University and further went onto become qualified in acupuncture and Pilates. Following university he started working in the private sector whilst also working in elite football. Following many years working privately across the East Midlands, Tom migrated to London with the view of progressing his career. Tom has a keen interest in football, cycling and general fitness and he attends the gym daily to maintain his own health and wellbeing.

Tom has a keen interest in spinal and knee injuries and attends surgeries to observe the latest surgical techniques. Tom is motivated by the challenge of returning individuals back to their normal function or sport after injury. Tom is motivated to continue to progress and develop his career by continuing further education and training in various areas with a particular focus on strengthening and conditioning techniques and its application to cycling.

Bryonie Carver, Physiotherapist, MCSP HPC

Bryonie has a strong background in exercise based rehabilitation and previously completed a Sports Rehabilitation degree in 2005. Having studied this in Twickenham she could not escape the rugby bug! She worked with several local clubs at adult level and the youth team at London Irish before settling with Hammersmith & Fulham where she is now in her second season. Bryonie graduated from the University of East Anglia in February 2009 with her degree in Physiotherapy at a master’s level.

Since then she has worked as a clinical Pilates instructor in southwest London and has gained expertise in movement pattern recognition & correction techniques. She believes Pilates is a vital tool in returning patients to full fitness and can play an integral role in injury prevention. Bryonie's proudest moment to date: Helping 20 mad netballers break the world record for the longest ever netball match - 60 hours! Although it did take a while to want to massage another pair of legs again!

Francesca Dunn, Physiotherapist, MCSP

Francesca qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the University of Birmingham in 2009. Since then she has gained a wealth of experience working in the NHS, a charity and private practice. Her varied experience gives her a holistic view on treating a wide variety of conditions and patient groups.

She has a keen interest in sports and helping people to achieve their full potential. Francesca adopts a biomechanical assessment approach to identify the root causes of injuries. She believes in hands on techniques to reduce pain in the acute stage, together with a strong emphasis on treating the underlying cause with preventative exercises so that positive outcomes are maintained in the long term.

Francesca treats conditions from work related issues, to traumatic injuries or post operative rehabilitation. She combines acupuncture and Pilates with her physiotherapy treatment to achieve the best possible outcome. She has a specialist interest in spinal rehabilitation, and believes in preventative physiotherapy as well as rehabilitation.

Margie O’Connor, Physiotherapist, MCSP

Before studying physiotherapy, Margie studied health science and physiology, which awakened her interest in the workings of the human body and returning to full function following injury. She has treated a wide range of injuries, both sporting and occupational, and has provided pitch-side physiotherapy for Gaelic games. As well as this she has worked with many dancers and provided physiotherapy services on tour with dance companies. Margie is also acupuncture trained and a qualified massage therapist. She also teaches pilates, both individual and group sessions. She has a keen interest in sport, and has played both Camogie and Gaelic football both in Ireland and in the UK.

Larissa Christian, Physiotherapist, MCSP

Larissa graduated from Liverpool University with a BSc in Physiotherapy and from there went on to work in the NHS. She completed different rotations throughout the hospital which have included orthopaedics, acute spinal rehabilitation, intensive care and musculoskeletal outpatients. She has encountered a variety of patients and learnt many transferable skills which she has been able to put into effect in her assessments and treatments within the clinic. Larissa has completed her Pilates training and is now running both evening and Saturday classes as well as one to one sessions in the clinic.

She has a particular interest in looking at the body as a whole, compared to focusing on the site of injury alone. She is enjoying bringing the new techniques she has learnt from Pilates into her Physiotherapy treatment, so every patient’s treatment has variety and is both efficient and effective. She is also leading a class called Triple HIT, which has a focus to increase fitness, well-being in a controlled and Pilates focused environment. Larissa enjoys getting the classes working together to reach both personal and group goals, whilst having fun at the same time.