About Ealing Physio
Our team of highly experienced chartered and HPC registered physiotherapists have extensive post-graduate training (some have Masters degrees) and knowledge which guarantees expert treatment and advice. Between the five of us we have 64 years of experience!
We are proud of our unique 'hands on' approach to physiotherapy and rehabilitation. You will not leave us having had only e.g. ultrasound or been given just exercises. You will when appropriate, have had your achy muscles massaged; your tense muscles stretched; your stiff joints mobilised; a personal rehab exercise programme prescribed for you; your posture corrected; your training habits discussed; your work position assessed; your car seat adjusted and much, much, more!!
We often hear from new patients that they have in the past missed the deep tissue massage bit they find so beneficial for tense and painful muscles. Yes - we use a lot of deep tissue massage in our treatments.
We can provide you with all the products needed for your recovery - from the foam rollers for your core stability exercises to the spiky balls, heat packs and insoles.
You will also benefit from our brilliant network of specialists such as orthopaedic consultants, podiatrists, Pilates teachers, personal trainers etc should the need arise.
Karthikeyan Krishnaswamy, MSc.PT, MCSP, Cert MDT, AACP, ACPOMIT, PG Cert (MSK US)
A highly skilled and revered Consultant physiotherapist - Karthik works with some of London's leading and most prestigious sports physicians, Fellow Physiotherapists, orthopaedic & Neuro surgeons, Radiologists, Pain Consultants & Rheumatologists.
“…Karthik analysed and reviewed the problem at every visit and adapted the treatment according to feedback. The result is that I am pain free and able to progress… Many thanks.”
“My appointment with Karthik Krishna went brilliantly. I came in with acute lower back pain. It was so bad that my movement was restricted in many ways but left feeling so much better. He explained what the problem was and how to address it. At the end I was given a couple of simple but effective exercises to do at home.
With a few more sessions I’m hoping to be 100% soon. Definitely would recommend!”
“I have visited Karthik for a few months. He is so professional and tried a different treatment that no other physio tried before. I'm so thankful for karthik, what he does is ***magic***. My ankles say thank you! Would highly recommend! ”
Karthik's patients benefit from fast recoveries and subsequent optimal performance levels. He maintains high levels of professionalism by strategic ongoing training programmes, focusing on evidence based clinical practice.
With many years' experience working with the Ministry of Defence, NHS and in private practice, he currently is the director of Ealing Physiotherapy Limited. He has run clinical services for Oxford and London and currently delivers his clinical role as a Consultant Physiotherapists with London and Oxford NHS Services. He also enhances the practice' skills by performing ultrasound guided peripheral joint (shoulders, hips, knees, ankle etc) and soft tissue injections and as an Independent Medical Prescriber both within NHS and Private Practice. In recent years Karthik has developed more interests in treating shoulders and spinal problems.
“Helping and supporting people out of pain and into recovery, are the fundamentals of my professional commitment as a physiotherapist.”
Karthik has a successful work/life balance between professional commitments and time with his family. He is married with 2 children. He also enjoys playing cricket.
- Qualified in Soft Tissue & Joint Injections, Independent Medical Prescription & MSK Ultrasonography.
- Credentialed McKenzie practitioner and Qualified in other Post Graduate Manual Therapy programs.
- Qualified Acupuncturist.
- Holds a master's degree specialising in Musculoskeletal Disorders and continues to develop a quest for progressive learning.
Karthikeyan has co-authored some research articles in international medical journals.
Poland's Syndrome Associated with Thoracic Spine Soliosis - A Case Report. Click here to view the article.
Bakers Cyst Occurrence Following Arthroscopic Medial Meniscal Debridement in a Recreational Athlete: Some Potential Indications for Ultrasound Guided Needle Aspiration. Click here to view the article.
Serial Intrarticular Low Dose Corticosteroid Injections for Frozen Shoulder Pain Management: A Case Report. Click here to view the article.
Lois Da Costa MCSP
Based upon her studies and absolute motivation to help those in pain or discomfort, Lois undertook several research projects for the management of running injuries, orthopaedic medicine techniques for the assessment and treatment of both back and limb conditions, pregnancy related problems and geriatric rehabilitation. Lois also practices acupuncture.
“You are the first health professional to understand the exact symptoms and pain that I have been experiencing over the last ten years. After just two sessions I am in less pain and have started to take control of my condition.”
Lisa, Ealing (Aged 34)
Previous experience includes working in Canary Wharf, where she promoted the importance of good postural control for treatment and provision of postural dysfunctions.
“Being a physiotherapist inspires me to help others. A career highlight has to be when I helped a 78 year old lady who had not been able to walk for two months due to swelling. Six months later and after an intensive course of treatment for her pelvic fracture and osteoporosis, she was able to carry out her daily tasks with renewed confidence and independence.”
Lois Da Costa
Fluent in four languages:
In order to enjoy her own quality of life, Lois regularly works out and maintains a healthy lifestyle and regime.
- Member of the Acupuncture Association of Physiotherapists
- Master's Degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Research) from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2011
- India - Worked in private practice in orthopaedic clinic under the guidance of trauma and orthopedic surgeons for 2 years
- Awarded first place in the All India Student's conference for 'Systematic review of Biomechanical analysis of Iliotibial Band syndrome'
- Bachelor's Degree in Physiotherapy (India) in 2008
Grzegorz (Greg) Nowak MCSP
Grzegorz (Greg) is a highly respected and experienced physiotherapist, who combines various techniques to help patients overcome pain and dysfunction. His treatments ensure a fast and effective, long-term recovery from injury.
“I would highly recommend him to anyone - He is always calm and understanding. Greg has recommended exercises and helpful tips on how I should adapt my lifestyle patterns to help me going forward. Greg is loyal to his patients, he is one of the most hardworking and meticulous individuals I have met…”
Helena S. (Consultant) London, May 2015
He has worked with professional footballers and has a strategic interest in the development of muscle strength and endurance. As a keen sportsman, he strives to obtain better performance and general fitness, in order to support athletes or those genuinely interested in sport or body building.
Fluent in three languages:
- Mulligan mobilisation course - 2015
- McKenzie course - 2015
- Dry needling and acupuncture course - 2014
- MSc in Physiotherapy (Rzeszow, Poland) - 2007
Ioannis (Yiannis) Agathokleous
Yiannis Agathokleous joined the practice as an experienced physiotherapist. His valuable expertise as a sports specialist (supporting the Cyprus Football Association as head physiotherapist for U19 and U21) makes him a crucial member of the Ealing Physio team.
“Shortly after treating two skilled players in the National Football Team of Cyprus (U19), I felt very proud when they scored. Their goals determined the winning results.”
Yiannis Agathokleous - Head Physiotherapist
- Treating athletes from various disciplines (including cyclists, tennis and football players at national and international level)
- With many years' experience as a physiotherapist, he also uses electrotherapy, manual therapy and rehabilitation therapy based upon exercise and movement
- Educates his patients to avoid future injuries
- Volunteer at the Cyprus Charity Marathon
“During the course of a European cycling competition, I had an accident that caused me a serious knee injury and an operation was necessary. Following the operation I had a series of physiotherapy treatments with Ioannis. He not only helped me to recover fully and swiftly from the injury but his treatments enabled me to take part again in international cycling competitions and win prizes for my top performances.”
Vasillis Adamou - Gold medallist, Games of the Small States of Europe (2011)
Yiannis speaks three languages. This ensures precise understanding of the issues whilst able to explain the prognosis and treatment without a requirement for translation:
- Bowen Technique course - 2013
- Mulligan Mobilisation course - 2010
- Kinesiology taping course - 2008
- McKenzie course - 2007
- BSc in Physiotherapy (Greece) - 2005
- MotimaSchule fur Physiotherapie Institute, Germany - 2000
As an outstanding specialist, his expertise helps his patients feel assured of a fast and effective recovery.
Jyothish Kumaran, Senior MSK Physiotherapist
Jyothish Kumaran joined us at the end of 2018 and has steadily grown into the Ealing Physiotherapy family. Jyothish is a Senior MSK physiotherapist skilled in treating musculoskeletal conditions including sports injuries. Due to his passion towards treating pain conditions, he underwent a series of Post Graduate training in various disciplines of manual physiotherapy which enabled him to treat even severe long-standing Musculoskeletal pains.
He has worked previously with athletes, geriatric and paediatric populations. He is eminent in treating spinal and peripheral joint pains. On top of that, he has highly specialized and advanced skills in treating conditions like vertigo, temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction, headaches etc.
He has successfully treated conditions like vertigo, tinnitus, dysmenorrhoea, headaches and testicular pain in many patients which not many physiotherapists treat.
He believes in curing a problem rather than just reducing the symptoms and adopts a unique assessment strategy which involves assessing the past pains that a patient has had in order to study its impact on the current pain / dysfunction, which is very holistic and mandatory to achieve a long standing cure. One must see to understand how he assesses these reporting symptoms. His reported success on various conditions that has previously failed to achieve recovery is quite interesting to study.
He himself is an athlete who has participated at university levels and a very keen football and basketball player.
Achievements and areas of training
- University topper and gold medallist on his Bachelor of physiotherapy Programme.
- Fascial manipulation level 1 practitioner.
- Qualified Mulligan practitioner
- Qualified in Dry needling.
- Myofascial release & Sports Massage.
- Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
- Motor control exercises.
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