Our Team

Our Team at Complete Physiotherapy includes specialists in a number of different areas. Read each of our therapists blogs below to find out more.

Dave Kershaw

Physiotherapist, Managing Director

BSc (Hons) MCSP, HPC 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!

 Kirsty Myles

Physiotherapy Manager

BSc (Hons) MCSP, HPC Registered

Kirsty Myles qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from Oxford Brookes University in 2009. She is currently finishing her Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health and University College London.

Specialist Interest groups: Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)

Kirsty has a strong sporting pedigree predominantly in rowing, having represented Great Britain at junior, under 23 and senior level winning medals at every event. Having been forced to retire with a back injury in 2011 she turned to triathlon in 2014.  Kirsty is a successful Age Group triathlete having represented GB at the European Championships in 2015 and 2016 over sprint distance. In 2016 and 2017 Kirsty increased her distance to Ironman 70.3 and competed at National and European competitions finishing within the top 3 in age group and the World Ironman 70.3 Championships.

Since qualifying she has worked in both the private practice and NHS sectors in Henley-on-Thames and London. Kirsty joined the Complete Physiotherapy team in 2014 and works between Caversham and Henley. Kirsty has a keen interest in acupuncture, biomechanical dysfunctions and sports related injuries as well as injury prevention and subsequent performance enhancement. She is starting her Masters Degree at UCL in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health in September.

Her sports rehabilitation background has been invaluable when working with sports clubs including Wasps Academy, Reading University Rowing Club, Clapham Chasers and Henley College Rugby. Kirsty is an Associate Lecturer at Buckinghamshire New University on the Masters Sports Therapy degree.

David Pardey

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.

 Jacek Mielanczyk

MCSP, HPC 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.

Manos Karypis

MCSP, HPC 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!

Rita Manarte

BSc (Hons) MCSP, HPC Registered

Rita graduated from Fernando Pessoa University, Portugal in 2014, acquiring a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. She moved to UK in June 2016  looking for new opportunities and to better herself as health professional. She has completed the first year of her Masters Degree in Osteopathy.

Rita adopts a manual therapy approach to her physiotherapy treatment and is trained in acupuncture and clinical Pilates. Helping patients achieve their goals and optimise health is a priority for Rita and she is aiming to complete a course in Osteopathy to improve her knowledge and skills in manual therapy.

Outside of work Rita is a keen swimmer, enjoys walking her dog and travelling to experience new cultures.

Ruben Cordeiro 

BSc (Hons) MCSP, HPC Registered

Rúben graduated from CESPU University, Portugal in 2013, acquiring a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. Since then he has worked within the sport, musculoskeletal, orthopaedics and neurological fields.

In June 2016 he acquired a Master’s degree of Osteopathy in Techniques for the Locomotor System from the Madrid School of Osteopathy in cooperation with Pontíficia Salamanca University, Spain. This has allowed him to adopt a more manual approach to his treatments which he prides himself on. Rúben has special interest in biomechanical dysfunction, in-particular how they relate to sport and athletic performance.
He has completed post graduate courses in Sports Osteopathy, Trigger Points Therapy and Kinesio Taping.

Rúben enjoys a challenge that affords his personal and professional development and came to U.K. from Azores islands to focus treating neuromuscloskeletal and sports related conditions, joining Complete Physiotherapy in October 2016. In his spare time he loves to be outside running, swimming and travelling.

Viviana Leal

BSc (Hons) MCSP, HPC Registered

Viviana graduated from ESTSP University, Portugal in 2013, acquiring a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. In 2014 she completed a course of Acupuncture for Physiotherapist and in September 2015 she acquired a Specialist’s degree in Manual and Orthopaedic’s Therapy.

Back in Portugal she worked within the musculoskeletal and neurological fields, mainly in nursing centres, care homes and clinic environment. She likes to be involved with elderly helping them improving their mobility as essentially to have a best quality of life.

Viviana moved to the UK in 2016 looking for new opportunities and challenges. She is passionate about what she does and with a particular interest in neurological, lower back and pelvis pathologies.

She joined the Complete Physiotherapy in 2018 and she also works with BUPA in a Nursing Centre for Complex Neurological Conditions.

Outside work she enjoys gym, reading, cooking and travelling.

Alexa Duckworth-Briggs


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.

Administration Staff

Leaza Webb Practice Manager

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Sharon Slaughter Admin Manager

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Sarah Penny Admin Associate

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Carla Kaye Admin Associate

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Sarah Virgo Receptionist

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