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.
Karthik and Christina has worked alongside each other for more than 12 years. While Christina retired and has remained as a business consultant within the business, Karthik has took the role of clinical director.
Together their aim is to provide the best of “hands-on” physiotherapy to the patients in and around Ealing. The clinical team has more 70 years of combined clinical experience between them and only aim to deliver the best of evidence-based physiotherapy could offer. The team constantly engages in accredited training programs with current trends of clinical practice.
Ealing Physiotherapy Clinical Team
- Karthik Krishna
- Lois Da Costa
- Grzegorz (Greg) Nowak
- Jyothish Kumaran
- Hetvi Kara
- Arilda Sinanaj
- Satheesh Sankar
- Adam Ashall
Karthikeyan Krishnaswamy, Clinical Director, Ealing Physiotherapy Limited
A highly skilled and revered Consultant physiotherapist - Karthik works with some of the world’s leading Neurosurgeons, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Sports physicians, Fellow Physiotherapists, Radiologists, Pain Consultants & Rheumatologists based between London and Oxford.
He is the clinical director of Ealing Physiotherapy and also delivers clinical services as a Consultant Physiotherapist at Oxford John Radcliffe University Hospitals. He also sits in the Neurospinal MDT meeting discussing complex neurosurgical spinal cases along with Spinal Neurosurgeons, Neuroradiologists, Neurosurgical registrars and fellows.
He is committed to strategic ongoing training programmes, focusing on evidence based clinical practice. With many years' experiences working with the Ministry of Defence, NHS and in private practice.
Karthik holds a Master’s degree specialising in Musculoskeletal Disorders. He has completed multiple post graduate qualifications including Credential McKenzie Practitioner status, Manual therapy and osteopathic training programs, Acupuncture, Soft Tissue & Joint Injections, Independent Medical Prescription & MSK Diagnostic Ultrasonography.
His combined skills within the field of musculoskeletal speciality allows a comprehensive clinical assessment and care to his patients.
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What does his patients say?
"...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! "
Lois Da Costa MCSP, Senior MSK Chartered Physiotherapist
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
Lois is fluent in English, Hindi, Konkani and Marathi. Lois holds multiple post graduate education and training programs. Including, MSc in Physiotherapy, Post graduate training in Acupuncture and other CPD courses. To her credit, she was awarded the first place in the All India Student's conference for 'Systematic review of Biomechanical analysis of Iliotibial Band syndrome'
Grzegorz (Greg) Nowak MCSP, Senior MSK Chartered Physiotherapist & Acupuncturist
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. Grze holds a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy. As an outstanding specialist, his expertise helps his patients feel assured of a fast and effective recovery.
"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. Grze is fluent in English, Russian & Polish languages. Grze has completed various post graduate programs including Mulliagan’s Mobilisation program, Robin McKenzie program on Spine and Peripheral MSK disorders, Dry needling and Acupuncture course etc. He continues to keep abrest of the latest evidence based clinical practice.
Jyothish Kumaran, Senior MSK Chartered Physiotherapist with advanced training in Myofascial release methods
Jyothish Kumaran known as Jo 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. He is the university topper and gold medallist on his Bachelor of physiotherapy Programme. With his passion in treating pain conditions, he underwent a series of Post Graduate training in various disciplines of manual physiotherapy which enabled him to treat even both acute and 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 vertigo, temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction as well as 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. His reported success on various conditions that has previously failed to achieve recovery is remarkable! Jyothish has completed various post graduate training prog
He himself is an athlete who has participated at university levels and a very keen football and basketball player.
Hetvi Kara, Senior MSK Chartered Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist and Yoga Practitioner
Hetvi is a dynamic "go-getter". A chartered Physiotherapist who strives to bring the best out of her patients in their rehabilitation following an injury and pain. Hetvi holds international qualifications from Canada and Edinburgh. She holds a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from QMUC, Edinburgh and an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology & Health Science from Toronto, Canada.
Hetvi in her own words, "I have a strong foundation in the human sciences and as an MSK physiotherapist I strive to positively impact people’s lives by diagnosing conditions, implementing evidence based hands-on" treatment methods, educating them about their conditions and empowering client’s to get back to their goals".
Hetvi is also a CSP steward and acts to support her colleagues and the team in matters relating to the chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Hetvi also practices Yoga and is keen to explore some of those methods in her rehabilitation strategies. Hetvi is a strong advocate of "hands-on" physiotherapy and her patients benefit from faster recoveries.
Arilda Sinanaj, Senior MSK Chartered Physiotherapist, Orthopaedic Manual Therapist and Pilates Instructor
Arilda is a chartered physiotherapist with excellent manual therapy and rehabilitation skills. She has wide experience in treating musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries. Arilda obtained her Physiotherapy degree from Greece and also has a diploma in manual therapy, Clinical pilates post graduate training in Myofascial pain syndrome & dry needling.
Arilda has also recently obtained further training in Shockwave therapy and continues to seek opportunities to further her clinical knowledge with current and best practice evidence.
Arilda incorporates the Pilates training into her clinical practice and is very specific about addressing underlying instability and muscle dysfunction in treating her patients.
Her caring nature coupled with detailed clinical knowledge on assessment and focussed approach on hands-on physiotherapy treatment methodology is well liked by her patients.
Arilda in her own words, "I enjoy the idea of taking care of both mental and physical health. I spend time to do regular running and keeping fit". "My physiotherapy and post graduate training has given the knowledgebase and I enjoy treating patients to achieve the best outcome whether it be a sports injury or other musculoskeletal complaints".
Satheesh Sankar, MSc.PT, MCSP, MACP, Chartered Physiotherapist
Satheesh Sankar is a senior chartered physiotherapist with a wealth of experience working both in the NHS and private practice in UK. He has been a keen advocate of strong manual therapy approach that his patients benefit from. Having completed his Master’s degree in Physiotherapy with merit, he then underwent Membership program for Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapist (MACP) at University of Nottingham and Birmingham. Satheesh subsequently spent a number of years in clinical practice applying and developing his knowledge and skills in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He set up and successfully ran his private clinical practice in Dover before moving abroad. He has now joined Ealing Physiotherapy limited on a full-time basis. We are glad to have such an experienced clinician back into our team of experts.
Satheesh’s quest for constant learning is evidenced by his multiple post graduate qualifications including combined manual therapy approaches, Dry needling, Vestibular Rehabilitation etc. Satheesh combines various treatment techniques using evidence based clinical practice through his education and experience. His treatment strategies are fast, long-term recovery and treating the root cause of pain and dysfunction to avoid reoccurrence of the symptoms.
His special interest is in treating Spinal pain particularly Cervical spine (Neck), Vestibular dysfunction related dizziness, Vertigos, headaches and facial pain. It is not all work for Satheesh as he enjoys running and playing cricket!
Please call our clinic on 02088471887 for appointments with Satheesh.
Adam Ashall, Senior MSK Chartered Physiotherapist with special interest in Sports Medicine.
Adam currently works part time at Ealing Physiotherapy and brings with him a wealth of knowledge working with elite sports teams specifically rugby. Adam has worked both within the NHS and the sporting environment predominantly with the rugby clubs and is keen advocate on early injury rehabilitation with focus to return to sports.
Adam holds a first class degree in physiotherapy and also has completed an MSc in sports and exercise medicine. Adam’s experience in hospitals and professional sport is an asset in clinical assessment and treatment of a wide range of sporting and non-sporting conditions, aches and pains. In Adam’s own words, "For each case I take a holistic approach to achieve optimal management and care, all with the aim of meeting my patient’s goals".
He is highly motivated and take great pride in seeing my patients returning to their daily living, exercise and sports. Of course, he loves horse riding!
Adam continues to develop his professional training program and has completed various post graduate training programs in sports medicine and manipulative therapy.
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