Heather Grant MSCP SRP MMACP PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Heather set up Covent Garden Physiotherapy in 1990 having qualified at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, in 1979.
Special interests include manipulative therapy, having completed a further three year part-time course to become a member of the manipulation association of chartered physiotherapists.
Work experience at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London and Groote-Schuur Hospital, Capetown, followed by private practice in the City. Having practised for many years, her main role is, now, advisory and managerial.
Heather is a keen tennis player and enjoys walking and Pilates.
Lene Cunis BSc (Hons) PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Lene qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 2000 and has over 15 years of experience in musculo-skeletal and sports injury physiotherapy. After qualifying she has completed many post graduate courses ranging from specialized women’s health, spinal/ musculo skeletal courses, acupuncture, and Pilates. She has worked with individuals across the field ranging from the recreational sports person to professional athletes and dancers in London’s West End.
With a special interest in spinal and women’s health, she also has longstanding experience in treating and rehabilitating a variety of spinal, pelvic and women’s health conditions. The treatment is individually tailored and based on combining existing knowledge and experience with specialized postgraduate courses and new research in the field.
Some of the techniques used include: manipulation, mobilisations, trigger point release, muscle energy techniques, acupuncture and Pilates. She integrates Pilates and core stability exercises into the rehabilitation program aiming for lasting recovery.
Lene is also the founder of Bodyconnect (an online community with everything you need to know to look after your pelvic floor). Outside of physiotherapy she is a proud mum to 3 young boys, who keep her very busy!
Kevin Kong BPhty PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Kevin graduated from the University of Otago in New Zealand with a Bachelors of Physiotherapy in March 1999. He has worked with sports and musculoskeletal injuries since 2000, working with Wakefield Sports Medicine Clinic and Wakefield Back Institute in New Zealand. Kevin has experience in treating and rehabilitating spinal injuries and sports injuries and he integrates his gym and exercise knowledge into his rehabilitation programmes. He came to London in 2003 and joined our team in October 2007.
Outside of physiotherapy, Kevin is also trained as a Personal Trainer and qualified group fitness instructor. He instructs Body Pump, Body Attack and Spinning regularly at Nuffield Health Clubs.
Andy Marshall BSc Msc Physiotherapy
Andy qualified as a physiotherapist from Southampton University in 2009, having completed his first degree at St.Mary’s London in Sport Rehabilitation in 2004. He has a special interest in rehabilitation and the management of athletes in all sports.
Andy has completed post graduate training in the treatment of running injuries and gait analysis. He is able to provide specific running rehabilitation both following injury or to help prevent injury.
He has published research in the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. He has worked in a variety of large teaching hospitals,private clinics and with Sports teams including QPR FC,Portsmouth FC,Ealing Rugby Club and Poverty Bay Club (NZ).
He has recently returned from working in New Zealand for three years. He enjoys playing and watching a wide range of Sports.
Anthony Vidis BEx Sci MPhty MCSP PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Anthony graduated with a Bachelors in Physiotherapy and Exercise/Sports Science in 1998 from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. He then went on to get his Masters in Physiotherapy in 2002.
He has worked alongside the Australian Baseball team for 4 years, as well as professional rugby, basketball and football teams, both in Australia and here in the UK, where he has been living and working for the past 9 years. Anthony has experience in treating and rehabilitating sports and spinal injuries and has a special interest in both knee and shoulder pathologies.
Outside of Physiotherapy, Anthony is a keen basketball player and surfer.
Victoria Tisdall REFLEXOLOGY AND INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Following a long-held interest in alternative therapies, Victoria studied reflexology with the renowned Bayly School of Reflexology and obtained her practitioner’s diploma in April 2005. She is a member of the British Reflexology Association.
She went on to qualify in Indian Head Massage in 2006 with the London Centre of Indian Champissage under Narendra Mehta, the pioneer of this treatment in the UK.
To further develop her skills, Victoria has recently obtained her professional diploma in Seated Acupressure (On-Site Massage) with the Academy of On-Site Massage.
Luke Abnett BA (Hons) PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Luke graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 2002. His main areas of clinical interest lie in long-term spinal pain, sporting injuries and hypermobility. Before relocating to the UK in 2010, Luke worked at a chronic pain rehabilitation clinic and ran his own sports physiotherapy practice.
He has enjoyed working with various sporting teams including rowing, tennis, and running, and is currently the sole physiotherapist at The Royal Ballet School.
Outside of physiotherapy, Luke recently trained as a group fitness instructor. He enjoys playing tennis and sings in a male-voice choir.
Sas Ahmadi BSc (Hons) PG Dip, MChs – PODIATRIST
Sas graduated with honours from University College London (London Foot Hospital).
He is a Musculo-skeletal podiatrist, with a special interest in biomechanics, the science of human movement. In addition to his role as lead podiatrist in biomechanics based at an NHS hospital, Sas works with a number of sports physiotherapists and is also seconded to the sports sciences department of Roehampton University as a clinician and educator.
Mark Edmonds LSSM SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST
Mark qualified in Sports Massage with Honours at the London School of Sports Massage in 1991. In 2010, he enhanced this qualification to a Level 5 BTEC Sports Massage Diploma.
An ex-triathlete, he won a National Age Group gold medal at the British Junior Championships in 1987, 3 senior British Championships medals (2 silver, 1 bronze) between 1989 and 1997, as well as the British Grand Prix Series outright for 3 consecutive years (’92-’94). He has represented Great Britain at an Elite Level on over a dozen occasions at European and World Championships and has also competed in 7 ironman triathlons.
Mark is a qualified YMCA Fitness Trainer and possesses ASA Swim Coach, Schwinn Spinning Instructor, and BTF Level 2 coaching qualifications. He has a keen interest in working with athletes and was very excited to be included at the Olympic Games as a Sports Massage Practitioner in London 2012 within Track and Field Athletics, where he got to massage the Gold Medal winner of the Mens 1500m Taoufik Makhloufi from Algeria and the Bronze Medal winner in the 110m Hurdles Hansle Parchment from Jamaica.
Denah Griffiths – MASSAGE THERAPIST
Denah studied massage at the School of Natural Therapies and holds a level 5 BTEC diploma in Sports and Remedial massage as well as further qualifications in Deep Tissue massage, Pregnancy massage, elastic therapeutic taping and Seated Acupressure massage.
She is an avid martial artist and decided to study massage when a nagging training injury showed no signs of improvement after seeing various health professionals. She now works with a number of amateur and professional athletes as well as those who are office bound, aiding in relaxation, stress management, injury recovery, rehabilitation and pain relief.
Denah is a firm believer in finding and treating the cause of pain/discomfort rather than just the symptoms. She has always been an advocate of complimentary therapies and has over 10 years experience as a Reiki practitioner.
ITEC level 3 Sports Massage Diploma – School of Natural Therapies 2015
Deep Tissue Massage Certificate – School of Natural Therapies 2015
Pregnancy Massage Certificate – School of Natural Therapies 2016
BTEC level 5 Sports Massage Diploma – School of Natural Therapies 2016
Elastic Therapeutic Taping Certificate – School of Natural Therapies 2016
Seated Massage Certificate – School of Natural Therapies 2016”
Brian Allen – PILATES INSTRUCTOR
Brian was introduced to Pilates after an injury sustained during his professional ballet training. He trained as a Pilates teacher under Alan Herdman and has taught at his Central London studio, setting up the Canary wharf studio in 2008. Brian’s experience with his own rehabilitation gives him first hand knowledge of the benefits of Pilates following injury.
He works closely with physiotherapists and osteopaths. He is a keen swimmer,swimming the English Channel as part of a relay team in 2013 and is now training for a solo crossing. He volunteers at the Globe theatre maintaining links with his performance past.