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Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas BA BSc(Hons) PG Dip MCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist

Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council

Michael graduated in 1990 with a Sports Studies degree, followed by a first class honours Physiotherapy degree in 1996 from Brunel University.

He completed a postgraduate diploma in Neuromusculoskeletal Healthcare at Keele University in 2010. Over the past fifteen years, Michael has specialised in lower limb rehabilitation combining clinical research at The University of Warwick and a clinical role with innovative knee surgeons at University Hospital. More recently, he has contributed to published research on knee surgery outcomes.

He has regularly rehabilitated clients following lower limb surgery, in particular knee replacement, ligament reconstruction, cartilage repair and meniscal transplant. Michael has a particular interest in return to sport, whether recreational or elite, and has worked with elite performers including judo players, tri-athletes, hockey and rugby players. Michael continues to cycle road and mountain bikes and recently completed the King of the Downs 115 mile sportive.

Ali Nisbety

Ali Nisbet BSc(Hons) MCSP MAACP

Chartered Physiotherapist.

Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council

Qualifying in 2002, Ali is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and certified rehabilitation Pilates instructor through the Australian Pilates Physiotherapy Institute. She has a special interest in lower limb biomechanics using her core stability skills to restore function. Ali offers group mat Pilates classes on a Wednesday morning at both standard and intermediate levels. For more information please contact Ali on 07795 014378 or email ali_nisbet@hotmail.co.uk
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Sally Checkley

Sally Checkley Grad Dip Phys PG Dip MCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist

Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.

Sally completed her Physiotherapy training at Sheffield City Polytechnic and a post graduate diploma in Practical and Academic Physiotherapy for Sports at the University of London.

Sally has complimented her Physiotherapy expertise with training in ancient Thai massage, Acupuncture and Pilates.

Sally is committed to evidence based treatment and advice.

Sally has over 20 years of clinical experience having worked in both the public and private sectors including elite sports both at home and overseas.

Sally has worked at 3 World University Games and the London 2012 Olympics. Previous team physiotherapy roles include, England Lacrosse, Oxford University Football team and Henley Rugby Football Club.

Sally has a special interest in preventative intervention focussing on the use of Pilates. She offers personalised programmes to improve postural control and core strength to prevent the occurrence and recurrence of injuries.

Sally enjoys keeping fit, plays netball, and swims with maidenhead Masters and practices yoga & Pilates. She understands both the emotional and physical benefits of exercise and encourages an early return to physical activity wherever possible.

Jacky Edes

Sneha Shetty MSc MCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist

Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council

Sneha graduated as Physiotherapist in 1997. Over the years she gained experience in all fields of Physiotherapy but developed an interest in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. She worked as the Orthopaedics team leader in the NHS and then moved on to look after the Occupational Health Physiotherapy service at a local NHS hospital for 5 years. She continues to work there as Senior Physiotherapist in the Musculoskeletal team.

In 2007 she did her training and Membership exams with the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine that helped her to gain knowledge of manipulations, friction and injection therapy. She also completed her Masters in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation from Oxford Brookes University in 2010.She has achieved numerous other qualifications including Pilates, Acupuncture and Taping.

Sneha is a very "hands-on" Physio and believes that most patients benefit from manual therapy and soft tissue work to reduce pain and improve movement but it has to be used in conjunction with postural advice, exercise programmes and self-help strategies in order to sustain the benefits of treatment over the long term.

Alison McNamee

Alison McNamee

Complementary Therapist

Alison is a qualified massage therapist, reflexologist and Reiki practitioner. She trained at the Clare Maxwell-Hudson School of Massage in London and has over eight years of clinical experience helping people to relax and deal with stress.

Stress builds up in the body and is responsible for a range of physical and emotional conditions including muscular aches and pains, digestive problems, headaches and disturbed sleep. Complementary therapy can help to release stress and promote optimum health.

Having worked for Thames Hospice care and Sue Ryder, Alison also has extensive experience of providing complementary therapy to people with cancer and other life limiting diseases.

For more information please call Alison on 01628 780627 or 07939 101916.

Jocelyn Dudley-Smith

Jocelyn Dudley-Smith BSc Lic Ac MBAcC

Five Element & Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist

Jocelyn qualified as a Traditional Acupuncturist in 2012, gaining a BSc Honours degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Kingston University. She received her Licentiate to Practice Acupuncture (Lic Ac) after four years of study at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, one of the largest acupuncture training colleges in Europe.

She practises the gentle, yet profound style of Five Element acupuncture, integrated with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as practised in modern China today. Jocelyn is also a Reiki Master, and when appropriate, likes to incorporate this and other modalities, such as cupping, guasha, acupressure, moxa and tuina massage into her treatments. She prides herself on creating relaxing treatments for her patients, whilst upholding the highest standards of hygiene and safety.

Traditional Acupuncture is a complete and comprehensive system of healthcare which sees all pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance, and aims to restore equilibrium - physically, mentally and emotionally. Jocelyn is trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques such as pulse and tongue observation, which, together with a detailed consultation, enable her to create a treatment plan based on the individual rather than on their symptoms. This means that two people with the same western diagnosis may receive different acupuncture treatments. Ultra-fine, sterile, single-use needles are then gently inserted into specific acupuncture points in order to re-establish the natural balance of the body.

Jocelyn has been involved in therapeutic work for the past 20 years. Prior to becoming a Traditional Acupuncturist, she was a registered clinical hypnotherapist. She is also qualified in Swedish, Holistic, Hot Stone and Indian Head massage, as well as other complementary therapies.

Jocelyn undergoes continual professional development, and has achieved post graduate qualifications which include specialist acupuncture in fertility, dermatology, cosmetic facial rejuvenation (with or without acupuncture needles), and geriatrics. She is a member of The British Acupuncture Council, Cosmetic Acupuncture UK, as well as the Acupuncture Childbirth Trust. She is licensed to practice acupuncture by Windsor & Maidenhead Borough Council. For more information, please contact Jocelyn on 07788 713193 or info@jdudleysmith-acupuncture.com www.jdudleysmith-acupuncture.com

For more information, please contact Jocelyn on 07788 713193 or info@jdudleysmith-acupuncture.com
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