All of us at CHP would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and prosperous new year! 2019 has been a good year for us. Our new clinic in St. John’s Wood continues to grow, Chelsea and Hydrotherapy is still thriving and Chancery Lane is busy with all our working city folk. We’ve been working hard this year behind the scenes too. Our website has a fresh new look, we’ve partnered with some fantastic companies, and our Physios have been featured across the mainstream media, both TV and print, sharing their expertise. 

As you will see in the newsletter, we feel very much part of our communities in all our clinics and like to get involved. We like to think of ourselves as a strong family unit. We look after you but also each other. A proudest day for me this year was one sunny September day, watching 21 of our team take part in the London Duathlon in Richmond Park. We did it to raise money for our colleague Helle, who is bravely battling Ovarian Cancer. We superseded our target of raising £5k, raising well over £6k instead! Our team ran and cycled some amazing times competitively, but most of all we laughed and supported each other.


2019 has been a really positive year of growth and 2020 will bring exciting challenges. We had 7 babies conceived or delivered this year so you will also see a few new faces amongst us in 2020! We have lots of projects in the pipeline, including new services ready to launch next year, as well as the introduction of video appointments – watch this space. 

Team CHP look forward to welcoming you through our doors next year. We are excited to get going, so see you then!

Natasha Price, Managing Director

* Exciting Website Updates *

Now you can learn more about our specialist team of physiotherapists by browsing their profiles and reading about what they love to treat. From runners, to tennis players, to pregnant women, to triathletes, to desk related aches and pains – we have all the bases covered! Our team are hugely experienced across the board and happy to help.

Our Massage Therapy page has been updated and is full of information about the different types of massages we offer, why they are beneficial and who can benefit.

We are always keen to expand our team of therapists and we welcome new talent. We’ve updated our “Come and Work with Us” page with current vacancies, highlights of our benefits package and blogs about what it’s like to work in our wonderful team.

St John’s Wood Clinic News

New Partnership with NW8 Mums

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with NW8- mums. It is a friendly forum, support network and community for mums and dads living in the St John’s Wood area. Originally set up in 2009 by Karin Thyselius as a series of coffee mornings to help her deal with the challenges of becoming a new parent, its popularity grew and grew and it now has a membership of over 2,500. They have a loyalty card scheme allowing members to access discounts at various local businesses affiliated to them. See more at https://nw8-mums.com/about/membership/.

Central Health Physiotherapy is offering a 20% discount on initial consultations to NW8-mums members. And we hope to be organising some talks on topics relevant to the group, such as post- partum pelvic/ back pain, regaining pelvic floor control after pregnancy, neurological development in babies and returning to exercise after childbirth.

If you would like to know more about NW8-mums you can email Karin at [email protected] or visit their website: https://nw8-mums.com.

Chancery Lane Clinic News

Chancery Lane Lunchtime Streets Event

In early September, Chancery Lane was transformed into a pedestrian-only zone over lunchtime by the City of London for three days. Local Chancery Lane businesses were out on the street promoting a number of health, well-being and eco-friendly initiatives.

As part of this, CHP Physios Tash, Paul and Shefali gave free specialist Physiotherapy advice in “Ask-A-Physio” sessions to passers-by. They spoke to many people, sharing the benefits of exercise and the importance of getting injuries checked out early. Mathias (our massage therapist) was also very busy on all three days, giving 10-minute chair massages to the stressed/tired workers of the street!

Chelsea Clinic News

National Fitness Day

Lauren

On 25 September, Royal Hospital Chelsea hosted UK Active’s flagship event, National Fitness Day. A countrywide campaign to promote activity as part of a healthy lifestyle. The In-Pensioners and children from the local St Joseph’s primary school took part in workouts led by Dame Darcey Bussell and the Chelsea Football Club Foundation. The Physios and pensioners also got active in the gym, thinking about what fitness means to them. If you feel inspired to get more active, but are not sure where to start due to injury or ill-health then get in touch and we can help you to achieve your goals in 2020.

Lauren featured in the Mail on Sunday magazine

Lauren (manager at our Chelsea clinic), inspired to further spread the message about keeping active, recently wrote some tips for an article published in the Mail on Sunday magazine. More info here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-7482503/HEALTH-shape-age.html

Women’s Health at Chelsea

Katie Jeitz, our Women’s and Men’s Health Specialist Physiotherapist is now offering appointments at our Chelsea clinic on Friday afternoons. Katie offers expert advice on urogynaecological conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction. She is also a certified MummyMOT practitioner.

Physiotherapy post Breast Cancer

We are soon to be launching an exciting new Breast Cancer Rehabilitation and Recovery service, run by Katharine Fennelly from both our Chelsea and Chancery Lane clinics. She will be working with women to help recover strength, fitness and improve well-being post Breast Cancer surgery. Keep an eye on our social medial channels and website for more information.

Welcome!

  • Suzy Murphy returns from maternity leave having welcomed her second baby. It’s good to have you back Suzy!
  • Kerrie O’Donnell joins our Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapy team, offering clinics from St John’s Wood.
  • Shani Heikell joins our team of Massage Therapists, offering clinics at both our Chelsea and Chancery Lane clinics.

Central Health Physio must be a great place to work – the following staff members have had a spell away but have come back!

  • Semi-professional Triathlete and Specialist Physio, Laura Fidler re-joins the Central Health Physio team and has clinics throughout the week at Chancery Lane.
  • Megan Sumner is back to join the team at Chancery Lane, with clinics throughout the week and also a lunchtime Pilates class on Thursdays.
  • Jasper Kern returns to the Chelsea clinic Administration team part time. The pensioners and physios have missed you!

Congratulations!

  • Paul and Rene King have expanded their family and welcomed baby number two, little Noah, to the world in July.
  • Kieran O’Dea has become a dad for the first time, with baby Rory arriving in July.
  • Shefali is in her third trimester of pregnancy and preparing for the arrival of her first baby in January 2020. She will be finishing work at Chancery Lane at Christmas. Good luck Shefali for a safe and speedy delivery.
  • Swati Bhagat-Jones, our specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist, welcomed baby girl Jaya earlier this year. She is currently on maternity leave, enjoying motherhood.
  • Catherine Nutt at Chelsea is pregnant with baby number three! There must be something in the water this year at CHP!

Goodbye and thank you

  • Gemma Tigar-Clegg from our Chelsea clinic, who is relocating for a quieter life in the English countryside of Sussex.

Offers and Extra Services

Website Offers

We often have great offers available, both for massage and fitness classes.  It’s worth keeping an eye on www.central-health.com/offers.

Blogs written by our expert team:

Spring marathon preparation – our 5 top tips!
Post Natal POP! All you need to know about pelvic organ prolapse
Hip heartbreak for Murray, but dissertation joy for Kieran!
Katharine Fennelly reflects on her Paris Marathon 2019
What is Pre-Eclampsia? Shefali explains all
Do I need a Hip Replacement?
ACL injuries in the Womens World Cup
Niggles Vs Injuries
Warming up before a run – why and how?
Alice Fisher reflects on her 5km run as part of the CHP Duathlon
Breast Cancer Awareness Month – All the info you need
Sustainability in Physiotherapy
National Stress Awareness Day
World Diabetes Day

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