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, 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. Since qualifying he has held many prestigious physiotherapy 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 is less than 12 hours which is quite an achievement!
BSc (Hons) MCSP, HPC Registered
Kirsty Myles qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from Oxford Brookes University in 2009.
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. She represented Great Britain in 2015 at the Age Group European Championships in Geneva finishing 7th and has increased her distance this season to Half Ironman which she feels she is much better suited.
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.
MSc MBA BSc (Hons) MCSP, HPC Registered
Carmen graduated from Vasile Alecsandri University in 2014 receiving a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree. After graduation she worked at the leading private practice clinic in Bacau specialising in musculoskeletal,and orthopaedic disorders whilst continuing studies for her MSc in Physiotherapy and gaining both Chartered Physiotherapist and HCPC recognition. Additionaly Carmen is qualified in Reflexology, Therapeutic Massage, Yumeiho Therapy, Medical Taping and Manual Therapy in pregnancy and post natal and deep tissue massage.
As a former athlete herself and having worked with professionals from different sport fields from dancers to boxing, Carmen understands the importance of preventing and treating sport related injuries providing a fast and full recovery.
Recognising the need to continue her personal development in a environment that offers challenge and opportunity Carmen moved to UK early 2017 joining Complete Physiotherapy in April 2017. To continue her professional development she intends to take Acupuncture and Manual Therapy courses aside from keeping up to date with the latest studies and researches in the Physiotherapy field.
In her spare time Carmen likes to travel, play badminton, run recreationally and has an active interest in animal welfare.
Krzysztof ‘Chris’ Krzystyniak
MSc (Hons) MCSP, HPC Registered
Chris graduated from Wroclaw University 2011, receiving a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree. He continued with his studies and completed a full time MSc in physiotherapy at Wroclaw University 2014.
Specialist interest groups: The Fascial Manipulation Association (AMF)
Chris recognises the importance of keeping up-to-date with the most current scientific research and practices. Through his career Chris has undertaken many post graduate courses in order to enhance his physiotherapy skills. Chris is further qualified in Fascia Manipulation, Functional Movement Systems (FMS) , Manual Therapy by Typaldos D.O. ( Fascial Distortion Model), Kinesio Taping, Myofascial deep massage, Osteopathic Spine Manipulation (HVLA). To continue his development in line with the hollistic approach to human body, Chris is currently studying a post graduate qualification in the Osteopathic field.
Having worked with professional athletes in womens’ basketball that finished 6th in the European Cup he moved to the private sector where he treats patients that have anything from simple ankle sprain to complicated and multi dimensional problems. His professional goal is to provide you with a fast and effective return to sport or normal day activity without re-injury. In his spare time Chris enjoys anatomy, calisthenics and trips to the mountains.
MCSP, HPC Registered
Noelia, graduated in Physiotherapy in 2011 from the University of Almería, in which her favorite subjects were hydrotherapy, massotherapy and neurology. For this reason, she qualified in neurodegenerative diseases in 2012 and she specialised in Le Metayer Method, a method to treat children with cerebral palsy. Since graduating she has been working in a retirement home and in clinics where she became interested in manual techniques. She furthered her interest in manual techniques by studying Advanced Manual Techniques in 2013 from University of Jaen. There, she learnt osteopathy, visceral manipulation, neurodynamics and dry needling.
In 2014, she started to work in a physiotherapy clinic in Jaén, where she enjoyed working in a sporting environment. She had the chance of treating the players of Linares Deportivo CF (third division), Basketball Linares Club and Triathlon Club and treated Juanfra Lopez – Trial World Champion 1990 and twice Spanish trial champion 2001 and 2002. In 2014 she took a mat based Pilates course and she specialised in Reformer Pilates as a part of the treatment in chronic back pain.
In her free time, she enjoys going to dance classes, travelling, training in Pilates, going to the gym and hiking. Her next challenge is attempting the Big W Route in Patagonia, Argentina.
BSc (Hons) MCSP, HPC Registered
Specialist interest groups: Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)
Rachel qualified in 2014 from Sheffield Hallam University with a 1st BSc (Hons) and became a registered Chartered Physiotherapist. Since then, she has completed post graduate courses in acupuncture, taping and strapping and sports massage.
Rachel has recently completed her O.A. Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and therefore can offer this complimentary approach. It can be used as tool into addressing perceptions and beliefs regarding pain, anxiety, stress and depression. All of these can impact upon mechanical disorders of the body and this holistic approach may achieve better rehabilitation results.
She joined the Complete Physiotherapy and is based between Caversham and Loddon Vale GP practice.
In her spare time, she is a keen tennis player and is a past schools’ National Champion and still competes regularly for her local team. She has recently taken up boxing and with the time she has available she helps friends and family with their aches and pains.
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.
BSc LSSMDip MISRM
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.