There is a specific requirements for all physios undertaking online physio for PhysioFast Online including references and specialist knowledge of musculoskeletal problems. We treat all types of injury from sciatica to lower back pain, tennis elbow to persistent pain.
We have a strong ongoing professional development programme to ensure we maintain the highest standard of care and we are the leaders in physiotherapy online treatment.
Our Online Physios
The Physiotherapists have been chosen due to their clinical experience in musculoskeletal conditions gained from the NHS, private practice or from a variety of sports therapy settings. All our Physios require a minimum 5 years experience of providing MSK physiotherapy
Katie is a chartered physiotherapist with over 25 years of musculoskeletal experience within the NHS and latterly in her own private practice in West Sussex.
Based in London, trained at Kings College followed by 2 years at Guys Hospital after which Katie specialised at St. Georges Hospital Tooting for 9 years working alongside Orthopaedic Consultants, running a team of physiotherapists in the busy hospital clinic setting.
Katie has been in private practice since 2002, is passionate about quality and ensuring people receiving accurate information about their specific conditions to determine the best course of management for optimal recovery. This is one of Katie's key drivers for building PhysioFast Online
Chris is a Consultant Physiotherapist and well known lecturer, he is also the Clinical lead for the Spinal Triage Clinic and the head of Research and Audit for Therapies within the NHS.
Chris is renowned for leading his peers in innovative and evidence based initiatives. Chris has a key involvement with the team at PFO. He works closely with regulatory affairs, clinical operations, and development within the business.
Colette Ridehalgh is a Senior Physiotherapy Lecturer at the University of Brighton. She has been qualified since 1992 and worked in a number of settings both within the NHS, private practice and University. She has a special interest in helping people with nerve related musculoskeletal pain such as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome and neck/arm pain. She currently teaches Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy to undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has an MSc in Manipulative Physiotherapy and is a member of the musculoskeletal association of Chartered Physiotherapists. She completed her PhD in 2014 exploring Straight Leg Raise treatment for individuals with spinally referred leg pain. She has published a number of peer-reviewed articles, presenting this work at national and international conferences.
Fergal graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin in 2011 with an honours degree. Upon graduating he immediately went to work in private practice close to his home in the midlands of Ireland. Here he gained experience working with sports teams providing pitch side support and treatment of sports injuries. Following this period, he spent two years in New Zealand again in private practice and here he had the opportunity to work with elite rugby players at the International Rugby Academy of New Zealand in Palmerston North.
From 2015 onwards, Fergal was working and living at aboard the vessel called The World. Here he offered physiotherapy care for all the residents that lived on-board a ship on-board the vessel. He managed to travel a lot while working but also had breaks from this lifestyle. On one of his breaks he spent time working again in private practice in Inverness in Scotland.
Away from his travels, Fergal has kept up his professional development and has taken a keen interest in biomechanics analysis with gait, posture and running and also exercise prescription with a course in functional range conditioning, kinetic link training and strength and conditioning.
Alex qualified in Physiotherapy at Curtin University (Australia) in 1993, during which time he coached and played tennis to a national level. He gained initial work experience over several years in hospitals and private clinics in Australia and the US.
Since 1997 Alex has specialised in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He has worked with elite level tennis, basketball and rugby players, including at the Hopman Cup international tennis in Perth and the Bupa Great Run series in the UK.
Alex completed his Master of Manipulative Therapy degree in Perth in 2001. He was involved with clinical physiotherapy teaching with Curtin University for several years and has published research on lower back pain in the international journal ‘Spine’.
Alex has a special interest in the management of lower back pain, particularly in those suffering from chronic pain. He also has extensive experience in the rehabilitation of sports injuries, and an interest in shoulder and knee injuries and those associated with racquet sports.
Kim qualified in 2010 from the university of Hertfordshire. Since graduating Kim has worked in several countries including the USA, Argentina, New Zealand and the UK. Kim has worked in the private sector and in hospital settings in a variety of areas including musculoskeletal, sports injuries, women health and with neurological conditions which gives her the ability to treat patients with a holistic approach. Kim also has a Masters in health science endorsed in rehabilitation, Advanced Bobath course (to help with Neurological Conditions) completed in Germany, and basic Bobath courses which she completed in New Zealand. In her spare time, she loves to learn new languages, dancing and hiking.
Philip earned his degree in physiotherapy from Ulster University in 2013, prior to this he graduated in the specialist musculoskeletal course, Athletic Therapy and Training from Dublin City University, Ireland. Philip has special interest in rehabilitation, exercise-based interventions and remote healthcare. He began his career working in private practice in greater London, before moving to the NHS where he covered a variety of physiotherapy roles. He then moved to the USA where he expanded his knowledge by working with orthopaedic and musculoskeletal patients in Chicago. He has now returned to Wexford, Ireland where he has re-commenced private practice in a busy clinic combined with community rehabilitation. As well as Physio Fast Online, Philip also holds positions in freelance medical editing and online physiotherapy education.
Roshni has a vast amount of experience in musculoskeletal related problems through roles within the NHS and private sector. Her experiences range from treating adolescents to elderly population with an array of conditions from post operative, non-sports and sports related problems. She uses her expertise to identify and resolve the client’s problems and works with the client to identify the best path for recovery for her clients to achieve their desired goal whilst also considering future preventative measures and long-term rehabilitation. As a qualified APPI Pilates instructor, she has taught several Pilates, functional and elderly rehab classes. She continues to develop contacts and liaise with specialist consultants; personal trainers and other health care professionals to ensure her clients receive a holistic approach.
Paula qualified as a physiotherapist in Auckland, NZ in 2002. She has worked for over 17 years in both NHS and private settings. She completed her Masters in Rehabilitation at St Georges University of London in 2009. Paula has a keen interest in all musculoskeletal issues and a strong background in Women's Health. In addition to treating people, Paula is also a qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist
Claire qualified from Manchester University in 2000. She gained an extensive background in musculoskeletal and rheumatological physiotherapy working in the NHS until 2013, followed by 3 years working for the MOD. Claire then took a career break to Saudi Arabia with her husband’s job, taking up full time study of an MSc in Sports Physiotherapy. She is passionate about all aspects of physiotherapy, from injury prevention through to supporting people
with longer term pain.