Meet The Team
Osteopathy • Sports Massage • Acupuncture
Meet our Therapists
Osteopathy, Sports Massage Therapy, Custom Orthotics
George Dimitriadis graduated with a Masters degree from the British School of Osteopathy. Prior to this he graduated with an honours degree in exercise and sports science at the University of Exeter. Before becoming an osteopath George has worked in the fitness industry and as a sports massage therapist for a number of years. George was a keen rugby player with a career peak of playing at international level for Greece before hanging up the boots after a foot injury. He regularly exercises in the gym and has experienced at first hand the irritation of limited activity or injury caused by sport.
George holds an ITEC level 3 sports massage qualification, certificate 4 in personal training, sports taping with RocTape as well as a diploma in Modern Western Medical Acupuncture and is qualified in Display Screen Equipment setup. George also travels along side a number of racing drivers particularly in World Endurance Championship Lemans Series, F2, F3 and other championships looking after their race fitness, hydration, nutrition and treatment.
The combination of his sporting and fitness background with his osteopathic skills gives him a broad understanding of the body’s movements and functions allowing him to incorporate a holistic view into his treatments.
“Osteopathy is more than just rubbing the bit that hurts, its holistic. The body is a single unit. We ask why does it hurt, what compensations have failed and how can we make corrections to allow the body to function efficiently.”
Osteopathy & Sports Massage Therapy
Amy graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in London with a Masters degree. She has a wealth of experience having first studied for a Sports and Exercise Science degree at Exeter University as well as having worked as Sports Massage practitioner and equipment Pilates teacher for a number of years.
Amy is a relatively new mum and whilst navigating that she does enjoy training at the gym and keeping fit. She’s an experienced middle/long distance runner and swimmer. She has experienced many injuries while exercising and knows the aggravation of not being able to be active or play the sport you love. In fact, successful treatment from an empathetic, local osteopath sowed the seeds in her mind of a possible career path and subsequently her osteopathic style.
She is exceptional at spotting patterns in injuries that are preventing them from healing properly and can get patients back to performing at their best or simply experiencing the quality of active life they desire. Amy takes great pride and care in communicating effectively with patients and providing them with knowledge about their injuries and pain so they can feel confident in their treatment and rehabilitation plans.
“One of the most rewarding aspects of being an Osteopath is spending the time to fully explore the individual needs of each patient so as to develop unique tailor-made treatment strategies, be it for a sports professional, an expectant mother or a nonagenarian.”
Osteopathy & Sports Massage Therapy
Danny started his career in finance, spending 17 years in the City of London, working both on the LIFFE trading floor, then in a senior sales role with a European bank. With his passion for learning and interest in how the human body operates, he undertook a career change from finance to osteopathy, which involved both part-time and full-time study over a period of 6 years.
Danny graduated from the University College of Osteopathy (formally British School of Osteopathy) with a Masters in Osteopathy and is also a qualified sports massage therapist. He is fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy. In addition, Danny has completed an MSc in Psychology and recently completed an MSc in Health psychology.
With first-hand experience of working for long hours in an office environment, Danny is very aware of the challenges that can arise when periods of daily inactivity are combined with intense exercise. He continues to be a keen follower of rugby and keeping fit, largely through outdoor circuit training and gym work.
Danny strongly believes that osteopathic treatment can benefit people of all ages and backgrounds, whatever the underlying issues. He is trained to examine and treat using a variety of methods from sports massage to osteopathy and also has a keen interest in how nutrition impacts the human body.
Osteopathy & Sports Massage Therapy
Emma graduated from Swansea University with a First class Master’s degree in Osteopathy. She has experience treating a wide range of patients in both private and NHS clinics. Comprehensive examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation are the cornerstones of her osteopathic approach. Emma enjoys seeing patients of all ages and backgrounds regain their health and independence following treatment, and has personal interests in running injuries, pre- and post-natal pain, and neck and jaw issues.
Further qualifications in medical acupuncture and Advanced Kinesiotaping mean Emma offers a broad range of approaches within an osteopathic treatment, tailoring each treatment plan to suit the individual. A keen interest in diet and nutrition are also incorporated into her holistic approach to healing.
With a great passion for the outdoors, Emma has a background in long-distance running, cycling, hiking and weight training. Working alongside ultra-marathon runners and rugby teams has provided Emma with extensive experience of sporting injuries and an ability to address a wide range of conditions affecting both athletes and other individuals. This means she understands the frustration that injury can bring, and frequently incorporates specific exercise rehab into patients’ recovery. She encourages patients with pain from acute to niggles to address the underlying issues that may be maintaining injury.
Emma works with her patients to identify and optimise the body’s coping mechanisms, helping provide answers and relief for her patients. She enjoys helping patients to improve their function, performance and quality of life through osteopathy.
Osteopathy & The Mummy MOT
Adopting a narrative-based approach, which values individuals’ stories and experiences as integral to understanding patient’s values and needs. Samantha is a thoughtful and empathetic practitioner who collaboratively develops treatment and management plans with patients that work towards their goals.
Employing contemporary evidence and best practice guidelines to inform her practice. Samantha confidently combines and tailors interventions including; joint articulation and soft tissue techniques to relieve pain. Pain science education, self-care, lifestyle and activity recommendations; which aim to empower patients in their recovery, self-manage and mitigate recurrence.
In her spare time Samantha enjoys Pilates, cooking for friends and family, and her most recent creative endeavour is gardening.
Previously a semi-professional horse rider in eventing, Laura trained as an osteopath in France graduating in 2014. She has worked with patients of all ages and backgrounds, from babies and toddlers to elderly patients. As well as being osteopath for a french national rugby team and for international horse-riders and stuntmen. After moving to London, she turned to boxing and running, but loves to meet and treat every patient regardless of their physical activity levels. Laura has also completed courses in nutrition, natural remedies and sports supplements in order to expand her knowledge and offer more help to patients.
Laura is also trained in visceral and cranial osteopathy and welcomes patients of all ages with various complaints not limited to MSK presentations, and tailor treatments based on patients needs.
Areas of interest :
Musculo skeletal pains and aches – Women’s health – Digestive issues – Boxing injuries – Chronic pain & illness – TMJ
Margherita is a registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy. She graduated from the European School of Osteopathy with a Masters degree in osteopathy.
Margherita has been working primarily in private practice using an integrated osteopathic approach combining a myriad of therapeutic approaches ranging from Western Medical Acupuncture, Athletic Kinesio Taping as well as Rehabilitative Exercise Therapy. She has also had experience in the NHS working as a senior MSK clinician delivering care to a varied caseload of patients alongside local consultants and GPs.
Margherita provides an individually tailored treatment plans using a variety of “hands on” techniques as well as advice on life style activities and exercises to empower patients to take care of their personal well-being. Margherita’s treatment goes beyond treating the symptoms of a patient’s complaint, she focuses on the treatment of the body as a whole to help patients achieve and maintain optimal health and wellness.
Margherita has a passionate approach to osteopathy having experienced the benefits herself when she was a semi-professional basketball player in Italy. Her sporting background gives her an in-depth perspective on treating musculoskeletal pain and associated disorders. She believes that osteopathy has a strong role in helping athletes enhance their performance and prevent reoccurrence of injury. She also has a keen interest in the management and treatment of expectant mothers and newborns as she firmly believes that osteopathic treatment can assist the natural physiological changes that both mother and baby will face in the pre-natal and post-natal phases. As a former competitive athlete, she enjoys outdoor training. In her spare time, Margherita is passionate about traveling and she loves to gather with family and friends.
Sarah graduated from St. George’s University of London with a first class degree in Physiotherapy. Prior to this she worked in the fitness industry for many years, specialising in injury prevention and strength and conditioning. She has worked with rowers, runners and sports teams, helping them to adapt their training around injuries and reducing their time out from sport.
Sarah is also a Crossfit coach and enjoys competing in Crossfit, running and cycling events. Her own passion for strength and conditioning is reflected in her treatment approach for both preventative and restorative rehabilitation. She believes that finding a type of exercise that you enjoy is the key to staying healthy and happy as you age, and recognises that every patient’s relationship with exercise is individual. She places value on exploring what is most important to her patients and adapting their management to get them back to doing what they love.
Alongside her private work, she works for the NHS at St. George’s Hospital, where she has gained a wide array of experience in treating musculoskeletal conditions, and works closely with trauma and orthopaedics, women’s health, rheumatology and pain management.
Sarah holds her Cert IV personal training, Crossfit Level 1, Sports Massage Level III, and is soon to begin her masters in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Acupuncture, Nutrition, Naturopathy
Jenni is a fully qualified and licensed acupuncturist and a member of the British Acupuncture Council. She is also a qualified nutritionist, naturopath, counsellor and yoga teacher.
Like the rest of the Phoenix Team, a sports background has brought a personal understanding of performance and rehabilitation. Jenni believes that the road to recovery begins by enabling the body to rediscover its innate ability to self-heal, and that every person is unique in this respect.
In clinic, Jenni treats a wide range of imbalances – injury treatment and recovery, developing strategies to deal with stress, anxiety and depression, insomnia, hormone regulation, gut health – to name a few. The combination of using acupuncture with other modalities, when appropriate, allows the flexibility to achieve results in treating a variety of different complaints – from the purely physical to the more mental/emotional too.
Jenni likes to empower her patients to be part of their own healing journey. Through Holistic Health Coaching, she offers her clients a way to make supported and considered changes to achieve long term health and vitality.
Sports Massage Therapy
Danielle graduated from Brunel University with a First Class Hons degree in Sport, Health and Exercise Science. She qualified as a level 3 Sports Massage Therapist in 2013 and recently completed her ITEC level 4 Sports Massage qualification. Danielle has worked alongside a number of physiotherapists in private clinics, SEN schools and Brighton & Hove Albion FC.
Being from an active family, Danielle has always had a keen interest in sport and with that, has inevitably come across sports injuries. She is an avid skiier, netballer and cheerleader and enjoys keeping active in the gym.
Danielle’s interest in the rehabilitation of sports injuries has stemmed from personal experiences being treated by physiotherapists and sports massage therapists for past ankle injuries.
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