Our Team at Complete Physiotherapy includes specialists in a number of different areas. Read each of our therapists blogs below to find out more.
Physiotherapist, Managing Director
BSc (Hons) MCSP, HCPC Registered
Specialist Interest groups:
Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine (ACPSM)
Dave qualified in Physiotherapy at the University of East Anglia in 2001 having already completed a degree in Sports Rehabilitation at the University of Surrey in 1998. He has recently returned to the clinics from his post in the Caribbean where he was Head Physio for West Indies Cricket, a position which allowed him to diagnose, treat and support the rehabilitation of world class players including Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Shai Hope. Prior to this he held many prestigious positions in the elite sporting arena including Head Physiotherapist for Lancashire County Cricket Club and Oldham Athletic Football Club and Consultant Physiotherapist for Bristol City FC. Dave started his career at the Centre of Sporting Excellence at Bath University working with Commonwealth and Olympic athletes and has also worked for the English Cricket Board. By working in these sporting environments and treating the likes of Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff, James “Jimmy” Anderson and Muttiah Muralitharan, Dave has developed specialist expertise in the treatment and rehabilitation of spinal, shoulder, knee and ankle disorders.
Alongside his training and experience from the world of professional sport, Dave has personal sporting interests and accolades most notably having competed in National swimming competitions, representing Harlequins RFC and running many half and full marathons. He has also completed an Ironman in less than 12 hours which is quite an achievement!
MSc, BSc (Hons), PgCert, MCSP, HCPC Registered
David qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2002 from the University of the West of England, Bristol and has worked either in the National Health Service or private practice continually for 15 years treating various traumatic, orthopaedic and sports related conditions.
Special interest groups:
Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT)
Most recently, David worked as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist for 7 years within a Spinal and Musculoskeletal Assessment Service, assessing and treating many challenging cases, working closely with GPs, orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and pain management consultants. This experience has given him considerable knowledge and expertise in many complex back and neck conditions.
David has gained many postgraduate qualifications, including a postgraduate certificate in supplementary prescribing and is qualified to perform soft tissue and joint cortisone injection therapy. He is also fully qualified to perform acupuncture, which he finds can be a hugely beneficial adjunct to the more traditional manual and exercise therapies.
In his spare time David enjoys sports and has a keen love for animals, having gained a Master of Science degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy with distinction, from the University of the West of England, Bristol.
MCSP, HCPC Registered
Jacek qualified from the Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education, Poland. He began his physiotherapy adventure during Bachelor’s when was working with Polish elite swimmers during National, European Championships, Rio Olympics and Polish Football Academy. Since 2017 he has worked within a very busy MSK clinics on Isle of Wight and Surrey Heath.
Jacek joined the Complete Physiotherapy team in 2018 and works between Caversham and Thatcham. He also works with The Hampshire Cricket Academy.
Jacek is a skilled and highly interested Physiotherapist interested in neuro-musculoskeletal pain and sport injuries. During his treatment sessions he puts strong emphasis on holistic and functional approach to the patients’ condition. Jacek is trained with dry needling, various of manual and instrumental techniques to help with pain and functional movement system exercises. He is very positive person and treats each patient with the individualisation they require to hit their goals.
In his free time he loves to play alto saxophone, perform calisthenics and cook.
Specialist Interest groups: The Association of Chartered Physiotherapist in Sports and Exercise Medicine.
MCSP, HCPC Registered, MBA
Manos graduated from S.E.Y.P. University of Stereas Hellas, Greece in 2013, acquiring a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. Manos is focused on assisting his clients to function at their peak, both athletically and in day to day life. He is passionate about well-being as a combination of how we move, eat and think. He aims to help his clients identify any and all stresses in these area to empower them to achieve their health,fitness and lifestyle goals.
Treatments usually involve manual therapy, acupuncture and exercise rehabilitation as well as pain management techniques to help motivate patients to achieve their goals. He is a firm believer in practicing what you preach. He loves to be active including pilates,running and working out. He is also a firm believer in leading a balanced lifestyle and the importance of spending time with family and friends.
One of the things he likes most about his job is treating a variety of conditions. You never know what injury will come in next which keeps the job exciting!
BSc (Hons) MCSP & HCPC Registered
Andrea graduated from University of Genoa, Italy, obtaining a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. He developed an interest in manual therapy and biomechanical dysfunctions which led him to obtain a Master’s degree in Osteopathy for Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Disorders from the Madrid School of Osteopathy in cooperation with the University of Verona. In addition, to these qualifications Andrea has also completed post graduate courses and further studies in Kinesio Taping and Osteopathy.
Andrea has worked in various physiotherapy environments including musculoskeletal, orthopaedics, sport, and several neurological fields. He prides himself on his patient-centred vision and his treatments combine his vast manual therapy skills and extensive knowledge of therapeutic exercise in order to achieve great patient outcomes. In addition to his face to face patient skills Andrea also has experience in teaching and assisting post-graduate lectures.
Andrea moved to the UK in 2018, he started initially working within the Neurological field until moving to Complete Physiotherapy in early 2020.
In his free time, Andrea enjoys playing sports, travelling, and cooking.
BSc, MCSP & HCPC Registered
Gianmarco graduated in Physiotherapy in 2013 at the University of Bari “Aldo Moro” in Italy. In 2014 he carried out a UE professional scholarship in Portugal and then worked for many years in the MSK rehabilitation field. Over the years he has increased his knowledge by completing multiple courses including Myofascial disorders and the management of postural syndromes through the utilisation of specific exercise based programs.
In 2018 Gianmarco started a new adventure in the UK and quickly developed his knowledge further and introduced new areas of expertise including the treatment of whiplash, low back pain and sports musculoskeletal injuries.
Gianmarco was a professional volleyball player before starting his career as a physiotherapist, this sporting experience has enabled him to incorporate his personal experiences within his treatment plan and he particularly enjoys working on shoulders and the demands that all sports place on the joint. Gianmarco still plays volleyball in his spare time and also shares his vast sporting knowledge as a coach for the University of Reading volleyball team.
In his free time, Gianmarco also enjoys travelling and discovering new cultures and is fascinated by photography.
BPTH MPTH BSc (Hons) MCSP, HCPC Registered
Rupali graduated from V.S.P. M’S College of Physiotherapy India acquiring a Bachelors of Physiotherapy. She did Masters of Physiotherapy from D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, India, in General and Community Based Rehabilitation. Rupali is a skilled and experienced in treating Musculoskeletal conditions. Treatments usually involve manual therapy, exercise rehabilitation and electrotherapy to help individuals to improve their quality of life.
She has completed post-graduation in Geriatrics and Women’s Health.
She believes that patient is her first priority when it comes to rehabilitation process. She is good listener and treats every patient with an individial and holistic approach.
In her spare time Rupali enjoys travelling, cooking and dancing.
BSc LSSMDip ISRM
Alexa studied for her qualification at the London School of Sports Massage and is qualified to assess, treat and rehabilitate soft tissue injuries and pain; in muscles and tendons. She sees patients with a wide range of issues from sports injuries to aches and pains.
Alexa is also a UK Athletics qualified Running Coach, and works with a wide range of runners to improve their technique, training and fitness and to help them achieve their goals. She also coaches at local running club Reading Roadrunners.
Previously, Alexa earned a BSc (hons) degree in Physics and spent a few years working in IT for some big tech companies before changing career and building on her expertise in Sports Massage and Run Coaching.
Away from work Alexa enjoys the outdoors, be that whilst running, walking, mountain biking or snowboarding.