Director and Lead Physiotherapist
Ed founded Physio Ed Medical Ltd in 2004 following a successful stint as a sole clinician in private practice. Prior to this he had completed a BSc in Physiotherapy in Perth Western Australia and an MSc in physiotherapy at University College London. He has pioneered physiotherapy treatments for vocal patients and has vast experience in the management of dance and performance related injuries.
He lectures regularly on the academic circuit on the above topics and has many publications to his name in prestigious medical texts and journals. Ed is also an Honorary UCL lecturer and co-leading MSK module for the MSc in Performing Arts Medicine. At the Wimpole Street clinic his primary area of interest is in the management of spinal pain in addition to his vocal work. Outside of work he is a keen skier, runner and swimmer.
Clinical Standards Supervisor and Performance Physiotherapist
Thanh graduated from The University of Melbourne, Australia in 2011 and has since worked with a wide range of clients. She was the lead physiotherapist for The Ladies European Tour (LET) and Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA, Asia Swing) tour 2016 season, as well as currently being a contracted physiotherapist for the International Tennis Federation (ITF). In 2019, she covered a maternity leave as leading physiotherapist at the English National Ballet School.
Thanh also has specialised training in treating circus performers, dancers, vocalists and the wider performing arts community. She is BAPAM registered.
She utilises clinical pilates in her practice to help manage persistent pain and postural related issues in the non-performing world. Thanh’s work in the sport sector has made her an expert in acute injury management and post-surgical rehabilitation. Thanh continues to be active in search of knowledge and progression to make recovery and prevention of injury as quick and as safe as possible.
Outside of work, she is a painter and green thumb.
Jenny joined the Physio Ed Medical Ltd team in 2011 after travelling overseas from Australia. She trained at the University of Notre Dame in Western Australia and has always had an interest in acute injury management particularly in the sporting field. You can find her at both our Wimpole and Belsize clinics
She enjoys travelling and spent two years working in the outback of Australia as well as spending 6 months doing voluntary physiotherapy work in Zimbabwe where she is originally from. She has worked with a wide range of people and musculoskeletal presentations.
She also has a background in music and enjoys working with singers and professional voice users in assisting them to achieve optimal vocal health. Outside of work Jenny enjoys singing/songwriting, running and horse riding.
Gen joined Physio Ed Medical Ltd in 2016. She trained at Manchester Metropolitan University to obtain her BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. Since graduating she has been committed to developing her skills as a therapist. Gen currently makes use of massage, acupuncture and cupping therapy to facilitate her treatments, in conjunction with application of her knowledge of pilates and yoga.
Gen has a background in dance and performing arts and a love of sport resulting in a high level of enthusiasm to use her knowledge to contribute towards treatment of individuals in this field. She continues to pursue her interest in dance and fitness in her spare time.
She continues to pursue her interest in dance and fitness in her spare time.
Gen is based full time at our Wimpole Street branch.
Darel joined Physio Ed Medical Ltd in 2019 following a successful start to his career with the NHS and in private practice. Prior to this he had completed a BSc in Physiotherapy in Bournemouth University where he went on to co-author a research project with Arthritis Research UK. Darel has since worked with a wide range of client groups, gaining experience supporting Team GB athletics qualifiers, football teams and long distance running clubs.
Darel currently makes use of manual therapy, acupuncture and advanced exercise rehab to facilitate his treatments.
Darel has a keen interest in return to sports rehabilitation, injury prevention and education, using a range of manual therapies, exercise and knowledge of biomechanics to support rehabilitation.
In his spare time, he enjoys Olympic weight lifting, contact sports and running and he teaches exercise classes for fitness, injury prevention and management.
Emer joined Physio Ed Medical in 2017, touring internationally with popular musical theatre productions. She trained in Manchester and has a BSc (Hons) in physiotherapy. She has a background in gymnastics which has given her an invaluable insight to treating performers and lead her to work with South East London gymnastic clubs. In addition, she has embarked on further training of advanced manual therapy, acupuncture and sports massage. Emer is also APPI trained and has led Pilates classes.
Outside of work she enjoys cycling, strength training and crafts.
Clinical Standards Supervisor and Lead Physiotherapist
After qualifying from The University of Nottingham in 2008 with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Nikki joined Physio Ed Medical Ltd's team initially in Germany as the resident physiotherapist touring with the UK production of “Cats” the musical before moving into their Harley Street clinic.
In 2017, Nikki moved her role as lead clinician to set up a new branch of Physio Ed Medical Ltd in Belsize Village for the company. Here she specialises in performance injury management, hypermobility, manual therapy, Western acupuncture, spinal manipulation and vocal physiotherapy for professional and non-professional voice users.
Coming from a dance background herself, Nikki enjoys working with performers and non-performers to help optimise a swift and safe recovery from injury for her clientele.
Kiran joined Physio Ed Medical Ltd after working in private practice and sports injury clinics as a Physiotherapist. He obtained his BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy at Brunel University whilst also running his own sports massage clinic alongside his studies.
Kiran has worked closely alongside elite and academy level rugby teams, responsible for their pitchside trauma and long term injury management.
Kiran has a particular interest in post-operative rehabilitation and working with sporting adolescents.
Away from clinic, Kiran enjoys competing in cycling and running endurance events.
Nicole completed her Physiotherapy training at Monash University Australia, and worked in the private sector before moving to the UK in 2017.
She has been trained in Pilates, dry needling and sport specific rehabilitation. She enjoys combining her manual therapy skills alongside tailored exercise programs to help obtain long term management of injury.
Further sporting rehabilitation experience has been gained through volunteering as a touring therapist with Hockey Victoria.
Nicole has additional specialist training in vocal physiotherapy and enjoys working with professional and non-professional voice users as well as the wider performing arts sector.
In her spare time, Nicole competes in triathlons and endurance events. She also enjoys dancing, dress making and cooking.
Sport and Remedial Massage Therapist
Sam graduated with a degree in ‘Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage’ in 2014, as well as a Diploma in Sports Massage.
Since graduation, Sam has been working as a sports massage therapist treating a wide variety of clients with both sport and non-sporting backgrounds. He has obtained extensive client experience through the private sector as well as working alongside physiotherapists and has also completed seasons working with skiers/holiday makers in the French alps. He has worked at both Oxford and Blenheim half marathons the last 3 years.
Sam is a keen sportsman and has competed in a variety of sports including football, rugby and boxing. This passion for sport and fitness is what ignited his interest for sports massage and rehabilitation, aiding his understanding the importance of recovery.
Sam is available for sport and remedial massage in our Belsize Village branch.
Performing Arts Medicine Clinician
Hara is a medical doctor with a background in orthopaedics and musculoskeletal medicine. She qualified from Athens Medical School and she continued her training and practice in the UK. She has worked at the Royal National Orthopaedic, Chase Farm and Mount Vernon NHS Hospitals and was one of the first clinicians to study for the MSc in Performing Arts Medicine at University College London where she now works as the Programme Lead.
Hara is an assessing clinician for the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine and has worked for many years in music colleges as an in-house clinician and a health prevention tutor. She has researched, presented and published articles on musicians’ injuries and recovery and she is regularly invited as a speaker to many international conferences. She is a trained pianist herself with a Diploma in Piano Performance. She has an interest in all musicians and how to identify the best recovery and maintenance methods for a healthy career.