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Emma James MD and owner and senior clinical director BSc (Hons), MCSP, SRP, HPC, APPI.
Since qualifying as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1998 Emma has worked extensively in the private sectors, treating muscular and skeletal injuries. Emma offers the highest level of service utilising the latest medical research.
Her passion and drive for a patient centric approach to care has driven her to strive to continue to develop her clinical skills over the last two decades. She has ploughed that care and passion into her stunning practice in the heart of Hemel Hempstead.
The main areas of focus of her treatments are the management of movement dysfunctions and recovery from long or complex injury. As a qualified APOS therapist and women’s health practioner these skills allow her to review the body biomechanics as a whole.
Pilates, acupuncture and biomechanical analysis anchor her diagnostics skills and enable her to treat holistically. Alongside the floatation therapy, working very closely with some of London's top private consultants and working in one of London's leading Physiotherapy Practices, twelve years ago Emma set up her stunning luxury medical centre, in a beautiful converted school house in the heart of the Chiltern Hills and has created an incredible wellbeing department using holistic therapy, focusing on inner health and mindfulness complete with fully equipped gym and state of the art Floatation Tank - the only one of its kind in Hertfordshire. Emma James Physio has also recently become an accredited Apostherapy clinic focusing on non evasive and surgery free treatment for knee, hip and back pain.
Emma believes everybody deserves a life free from pain and creates bespoke packages for every client with individual requirements being the key focus.
1 hour £90
30 min £50
Follow up £50
Mummy MOT £90
Follow up Women's Health £45
Lisa qualified in 2004 as a physiotherapist after completing an MSc in rehabilitation science. Prior to that she completed a BSc honours degree in sport and exercise science at the University of Birmingham.
Lisa worked for several years in the NHS then worked at private clinics in London and Buckinghamshire for 7 years prior to joining the team at Emma James Physio. She has also worked as a Physio at Fulham Football club.
Lisa is currently completing an MSc in advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire. This will give her membership to the MACP- a special interest group which requires extensive postgraduate study and recognition of an excellent standard of the treatment and management of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. In addition, Lisa has qualifications in clinical pilates and acupuncture.
Lisa uses a combination of manual (hands on) therapy and functional rehabilitation exercises to help patients achieve their goals.
Senior Manual Therapist
Since graduating from a very popular University in Poland and gaining a degree in Physiotherapy, Rafal has worked in the public and private sectors in a variety of specialisms, mainly neuromuscular, musculosceletal and peadiatric.
Rafal’s work activities include: physiotherapy for sports clubs players, teaching corrective exercises to children in nurseries and schools, leading therapy sessions for disabled adults and children and treating a variety of private patients.
With over 16 years of extensive experience it has brought many spectacular successes in treating and improving even the most complex conditions including stroke and celebral palsy in children.
As a sports therapist my primary passion is around sporting injuries and the strength, fitness, wellbeing and resilience of each individual in their entirety.
I have recently had experience of working within a professional football team at a premier league, working with the first team and youth teams down to under 9’s. During this I gained experience and an interest in acute injury management, from soft tissue and massage intervention right through to personal training and strength and conditioning techniques to prevent re-injury.
I use a multitude of treatment techniques from Acupuncture to manual therapy, massage, strength and conditioning and functional rehabilitation.
I also use massage and personal training techniques alongside my other treatment techniques to ensure the highest level of customer care and service is undertaken.
My personal interest sits within the lower limb and considering all injuries from sporting to occupational injuries.
I have recently also expanded my skill mix to further include wellness and coaching techniques to improve employees engagement, with ergonomics intervention and wellness behaviour within our clinic in the foreign office Westminster. This allows me to see how patients and staff are interacting with their work environment and how the equipment we use and the postures we adopt, influence our ability to function pain free.
This is a very exciting and new element to my practice.
Senior Physiotherapist MSc, BSc (Hons), MHCPC, MCSP
Mary qualified as a physiotherapist in 2009 after completing a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Science at Glasgow Caledonian University. Prior to this she undertook a BSc Honours degree in Physiology and Sports Science at Glasgow University.
Mary worked for several years in the NHS in Glasgow whilst simultaneously working part time in football at Club and National level in both the men's and women's game respectively. After 5 years in football she made the move to London to take up a full time role as Head Physiotherapist at Arsenal Ladies Football Club.
Her interests and expertise lie in treating musculoskeletal injury and she has a keen interest in the lower limb and in particular, conditions of the knee, developed after her vast experience in football.
She utilises a mixture of manual therapy skills and prescriptive exercise to develop a patient centered rehabilitation programme to help restore function.
More recently Mary has become a Level 1 Apos Certified Physiotherapist. Apos therapy is an innovative and individual treatment method for knee and back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders. This has significantly developed her skills in Biomechanics and Gait Assessment allowing Mary to assess and treat using a foot-worn biomechanical device providing a non-surgical and drug free treatment to this patient group.
Simon trained as a physiotherapist from 1992, graduating with honours in 1996 from King’s College University, London. After completing his junior rotations through the different specialities at the Royal Free Hospital, London, he specialised in outpatient neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy (spinal pain/dysfunction; joint problems and other musculoskeletal injuries including sports injuries) in the private sector for 6 years. During this time, he began his progression to becoming a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist as well as gaining further post graduate qualifications in Sports Physiotherapy from the Manchester Metropolitan University. He also furthered an interest in analysing movement patterns and coaching of enhanced motor control with formal training (Kinetic Control).
After a career break travelling around the world, with further post graduate training he became a Clinical Specialist and eventually a Clinical Director at Back in Action UK, London. He completed an MSc. in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy, with merit, at Keele University in 2013. This qualification also elevated him to being a Kinetic Control Movement Therapist, a method to analyse and correct movement patterns. During his time at Back in Action and more latterly back at the Princess Grace Hospital, London, he worked with more clients without traditional physiotherapy problems but who required specific fitness coaching (including personal training) or health and wellbeing coaching. A particular speciality was personal training case management for clients wishing to undertake major physical challenges such as running a marathon or ultra-events such as the Marathon des Sables across the Sahara Desert. He also treated more complex rehabilitation clients and those with chronic pain, often referred to him by junior colleagues. His post graduate training (other than his formal University qualifications) reflected this alteration to his client group with training on diet, hydration, refuelling/rehydration, strength and power training, cognitive behavioural therapy, endurance training and the psychology of athletic performance.
Following a variety of external influences, he had the opportunity and motivation to set himself up in business and the idea of Super Fit was conceived. The Super Fit mission is to provide high quality personal training, coaching and treatment that is science based as well as drawing on extensive experience. It does not offer ‘fast results’ and won’t agree to or set unrealistic goals. Results will come from a collaboration of detailed analysis, the appliance of science, mutually agreed goals and hard work. Each athlete/client is an individual case and any programme will be bespoke.
Simon has worked successfully with a wide variety of clients over the past 21 years including amateur and professional athletes, clients undertaking significant fitness/physical challenges, clients with multiple health challenges as well as regular, more traditional physiotherapy patients.
Charlene is a senior physiotherapist and also has a role within the operational aspect of the company. She delivers a highly skilled professional service to all her patients as well as overseeing the smooth aspect to different projects of the business.
Charlene has a background in fitness instructing, operations and is a competitive bikini fitness bodybuilder. Her experience has included setting up fitness services and delivering physiotherapy within the private sector and NHS.
She has a passion for exceeding individual expectations and aims to promote self-efficacy and motivation to all her patients, as well as using her skills to further facilitate the business.
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