About Us

West Hampstead Physiotherapy was opened in 2007 by Martin Clitheroe to provide a high level of physiotherapy to the residents of West Hampstead, Kilburn, Willesden Green, Cricklewood Brondesbury, Swiss Cottage and Queen’s Park. We thrive on providing a clinically reasoned, evidence based and pragmatic approach to patient care. Sitting conveniently on Mill Lane NW6 and open early in the morning until late in the evening, we work to service the community whilst gaining national accreditation from BUPA, AXA and Nuffield Health as an approved clinic.

Martin

Martin qualified in 1996 from the University of Hertfordshire and is the owner and principle physiotherapist of West Hampstead Physiotherapy. He is Masters level trained in Sports injury management and has post-graduate qualifications in spinal manipulation, nerve compromise (e.g. sciatica), whiplash and functional spinal stability. He has worked extensively with whiplash patients, elite and recreational athletes in the fields of running, triathlon and mixed martial arts and has treated high level violinists and pianists in the locally area with excellent results.

He has previously taught 1st and 2nd year students at Brunel University, led a spinal stability workshop at the Indian Association National Annual Conference in Deradun, North India and presented multiple workshops to GP’s in Brent on assessment and first line care of musculoskeletal injury. Previously the clinical lead physiotherapist in Brent he understands the need to continuously monitor and improve clinical standards based upon evidenced research and will work with you to get you pain free and quickly as possible.

Inge

Inge has a BSc Joint Hon Physiology and Pharmacology from King’s, London University and BSc Hon degree in Physiotherapy from Bristol. She has vast experience in both the NHS and the corporate and private sector. This includes fitness testing, personal training and Physiotherapy provision for corporate clients such as Sky Sports and Freshfields International Law firm. On top of this she Has over 10 years of clinical service experience working at the Royal Free Hospital Hampstead, where she developed services for complex needs and worked alongside specialist spinal, shoulder, knee , rheumatological and immunology consultants. She has also lectured at postgraduate level on Graded Exercise at the University of East London.

Inge offers a service which emphasises not only symptom relief but also prevention of injury in the future. In your initial assessment the origin of your symptoms and factors that may have contributed to their onset will be explained in a way that you can understand. Treatment techniques including deep tissue massage, joint mobilisation, taping, ultrasound are used to optimise the natural healing process. Most of her clients lead busy lives so she uses her skills in anatomy and bio-mechanical and gait analysis to get you back to pain free activity and sports with short individualised exercise programmes. These are closely monitored to ensured they deliver results. Some of her clients come for a one off session , other clients seek a course of treatment; she will be flexible to your needs, encourage your active participation whilst being supportive to ensure an approach correlated with the best health outcomes.

Paul

Paul is a chartered physiotherapist and published researcher from the UK. He has a keen interested in health, wellbeing and evidence based physiotherapy practice. He studied his undergraduate degree at the University of Central Lancashire and went on to complete a Masters degree in Physiotherapy at King’s College London in 2014. He has previous experience working in professional football with Preston North End FC, professional Rugby with London Wasps and professional cricket with Essex County Cricket Club. He became a published researcher on blood flow restriction training in the International Journal of Physiotherapy in 2015. He started working at the clinic in October 2015 and has a passion for delivering the most up to date evidence based care, to get people back to full function following occupational, sporting and surgical musculoskeletal injuries.

Graeme

Graeme graduated from Otago University in New Zealand. After working in a private practice were he covered a mix of sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions he came to the UK where he continues his professional development as a physiotherapist and his semi professional role as a rugby player. He combined his 2 passions by taking on the role of team Physiotherapist for the Avalon Wolves premier rugby team last year (2015). Graeme has a keen interest in back and neck pain which led him to do Parts A and B of the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Certificate. He has also completed the Foundation Dry Needling course through PAANZ in New Zealand and has a systematic evidence based approach to managing his patients conditions.

Natasha

Natasha is a qualified sports & remedial masseuse graduate from the London College of Massage (LCM). Natasha has provided sports massage at various sporting events including the London Marathon and local triathlon events. She regularly sees clients returning which is a sure sign of satisfaction. She has recently undertaken a research project into the benefits of massage in pregnancy (which are huge) and she has attended several labours whilst giving massages. She is both experienced and able at treating women in the pre and postnatal stages of pregnancy. Check out all types of massage in the Treatment section.