Chartered Physiotherapist

MSc. Physiotherapy
Registered Member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

BSc in Sports Therapy
Level 3 ITEC Diploma in Sports Massage

Matthew O’Grady

Matt began his career in Dublin (2004 – 2006) within the fitness and health industry through the reserve defence forces as a field medic and fitness instructor, progressing his scope to the general public. It was through this work within the reserve defence forces that Matt built a true passion for helping people achieve their highest potential.

In 2006, Matt moved to the UK to complete his BSc Hons in Sports Therapy, graduating in 2009 from the University of Teesside with a 1st class honours. Matt returned to Dublin and after a successful year of teaching and clinic practice, he then went on to pursue an MSc in Physiotherapy at Teesside graduating with distinction.

Matt has a true passion for treating people from all walks of life from young athletes to orthopaedic conditions, seen in later life. Since qualifying Matt has built a wide range of physiotherapy experiences both within the NHS, specialising in musculoskeletal outpatients, the private and sports sectors. Between his NHS clinics, Matt was employed by Teesside University to work with their elite athletes, lead on their youth development programs and from there took on the lead physiotherapist role with Middlesbrough Ladies FC and Teesside’s Girls FA Football Academy.

His passion for sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation, along with his personal interests in rugby, weight lifting, cycling and triathlon drives him to push the boundaries of rehabilitation to give his clients the best possible chance of recovery and ensure their return to sport and or work goals are met.

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Prices:

  • Initial assessment: £65 (45 minutes)
  • 30 minutes follow up: £50 / 45 minutes follow up: £70 / 60 minutes follow up: £90
  • Private Health Insurance: As our Physiotherapist is charted and registered with the Health Care Professions Council the majority of health insurance companies are accepted. Please speak with the physiotherapist or Spa reception about using your health insurance for physiotherapy treatment.

About physiotherapy;

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is a specialised area of physiotherapy focusing on treating injuries and conditions which affect the muscles, joints, and soft tissues.

All injuries require a musculoskeletal assessment to obtain the correct diagnosis and upon assessment the physiotherapist will set out your goals and rehabilitation plan. Treatment sessions are aimed to optimise healing and assist the recovery process ensuring optimal recovery and return to a given task. The location of these sessions will depend on your need and could happen within the treatment room, gym or out on court (Tennis or Squash).

Some of the treatments which the musculoskeletal physiotherapist may use can include:

  • Exercise / rehabilitation / functional movement screening
  • Manual therapy – Joint mobilisation, massage and soft tissue release
  • Self-management strategies

The most appropriate treatments will be selected upon the clinical judgement and the experience of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist on the findings from the initial assessment. Treatments for musculoskeletal injuries aim to:

  • Optimise healing
  • Assist the recovery process
  • Increase strength
  • Restore normal movement
  • Decrease pain
  • Decrease swelling and inflammation
  • Increase independence

Injuries which can be treated and helped by musculoskeletal physiotherapy can include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Arthritis
  • Cartilage tears
  • Pre and post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Fracture rehabilitation
  • Back pain

Physiotherapist

BSc. Physiotherapy (Hons) (Wits)
Registered Member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

Irene Allen

Irene has over 20 years of experience as a private, musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy. She qualified with distinction in her physio degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1997. Her passionate interest in optimal human movement and health arose from a sporty childhood, including 12 years as an Elite-level gymnast.

Irene’s postgraduate qualifications include Diplomas in Massage Therapy and Personal Fitness Training and a Pilates mat work certification through APPI (The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute). These enhance her physiotherapy interventions as she believes firmly in the benefits of combining excellent hands-on therapy with effective exercise rehabilitation.

Irene has extensive experience in the fields of sports injuries, spinal pathologies, orthopaedics and chronic pain conditions. She treats a broad scope of injuries and dysfunctions in patients of all ages and is happy to discuss your needs before you book in to see her. She is also the founder and co-director of Southfields Physiotherapy, a thriving inter-disciplinary clinic in SW London, and is excited to bring some of her experience and expertise to St George’s Hill Lawn Tennis Club.

To book an appointment simply pop into the Spa or contact Spa Reception on 01932 268979 or email spa@stghltc.co.uk.

Treatment Pricing:
Initial Consultation (45 minutes) – £65
Follow Up Session (30 minutes) – £50

Sports Massage Specialist

Tobias Kearns

Tobias specialises in sports massage, soft tissue injuries and sports rehabilitation. A former rugby player and mountain bike racer, it was during his recovery from a serious motor bike accident that Tobias developed a passion for the treatment of sports/lifestyle injuries and injury rehabilitation programmes which led him to choose a career change as a sports massage therapist. Sports massage therapy is a deeper form of soft tissue massage. It uses specific techniques to treat people who are physically active and who may be more vulnerable to injury because of the stresses placed on their body by their sport or activity. This type of massage encourages a fresh supply of oxygenated blood to reach the muscle tissues and flush out metabolic waste products and toxins. Our sports massage sessions offer you individually tailored treatment and advice. Whether you are a weekend warrior, training for a specific event, have work related postural issues that need addressing or in need of pain relief or relaxation, Tobias will tailor a high-quality treatment specific to your needs or requirements.

  • Achieve optimum physical performance.
  • Reduce the likelihood of injury during exercise.
  • Speed up the recovery process and aid rehabilitation after injury.
  • Achieve a full range of joint movement and increase muscle flexibility.
  • Improve postural and general body awareness.

 

Treatment Prices

30 minutes – £50 | 45 minutes – £70

60 minutes – £90 | 90 minutes – £130

Sports Masseur

Claire Hughes

I have been a part of the beauty therapy industry for almost eight years, and during that time I have amassed a great amount of experience in
therapeutic and sports massage, as well as the many beauty treatments St. Georges offers, such as eyelash treatments and waxing. I am especially
passionate about the benefits of sports massage and it is incredibly fulfilling to see the results of my clients as they progress to being fully fit again. Sports massage is an effective and beneficial treatment for reducing muscle pain and tension, increasing range of movement, improving scar tissue, and speeding up muscle recovery.Sports massage is aimed at athletes and those that partake in regular exercise. It works by deeply manipulating the soft tissues of the body, realigning the muscle fibres and connective tissue and can also help to flush away toxins from the body.

Regular sports massage can increase joint mobility and flexibility reducing the risk of injury during sport and exercise whilst also helping to recover. It can also be used to prepare the body for a sporting event to enhance performance.