Consultant Physiotherapist, CSP and HCPC member.
Manual Therapy | Musculoskeletal Disorders | Joint Mobilisation & Manipulation | Spine Rehabilitation | Exercise Training & Advice | Orthopaedics | Sports Injuries | Osteopathy | Pilates | Visceral Treatment | Neuromuscular Taping | Postural Assessment
BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy (2010) at University of Brescia (Italy), Diploma in Osteopathy (2016) at ICOM in Milan (Italy)
What kind of Physio are you?
Developing a strong interest in manual therapy and the global conception of the human body, I decided to complete an academic osteopathic course in Milan-Italy, graduating in Osteopathy in 2016 at ICOM. This enabled me to develop a ‘hands-on’ approach together with an accurate postural assessment, in order to find the inner causes of patients’ pains and dysfunction. I like to combine the two disciplines, osteopathy and physiotherapy, to obtain the best results for my patients with hands-on and exercise prescription approach. I believe it’s important to create a strong relationship with my patients to make sure they are fully aware of what their condition is and how it will be treated.
The most challenging injury you have treated
One of the most challenging cases was a patient with the stenosis of the spinal canal and COPD. He couldn’t walk with a stick for more than 5 consecutive minutes, because of pain and weakness in both lower limbs. Changing the mechanical mobility of the rib cage and lumbar/sacral spine, and helping the patient to manage his flexibility, after few weeks he improved. Now he can manage long distance walks and be independent, without any pain.
What makes a good physiotherapist?
Effective communication with the patients, being able to adapt the treatment to the patients’ specific needs and having an holistic approach. These are fundamental skills that a physiotherapist needs to embrace to guarantee the most effective treatment and to maintain its effects in time.
The advice you give most to patients
Understand what’s going on with your body, learn to listen to your body and start to react. You have to put constancy and resolution every day to improve your health and wellbeing. The physiotherapist gives you a help to solve your problem, but YOU have to make it happen. Never give up!