About Physiotherapy2fit

Physiotherapy at Physiotherapy2fit is located in Medway (Rainham, Chatham and Roko Gillingham), Sittingbourne (Gadby Road) and Maidstone (Blackthorn Medical Centre and The Vine Medical Centre).

We specialise in helping recovery from and management of injuries, conditions and disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.

We take a practical approach to your individual situation. Our physiotherapy experts help with an initial one-to-one assessment to understand the nature of the challenge we face together. We follow this with a combination of hands-on physiotherapy treatment and exercise rehabilitation designed to help set, and create focus on, realistic goals.

Typical conditions we help treat:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Muscle and tendon injuries
  • Joint and ligament sprains and strains
  • Rehabilitation following fractures and orthopaedic surgery
  • Rheumatological conditions
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Nerve pain such as Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Incontinence problems
  • Infertility

Our physiotherapists work with you so we can help with short term benefit as well as longer term rehabilitation.

 

Our Physiotherapists

Sarah Booker (Director and Chartered Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist)

Sarah is a Chartered Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Musculoskeletal Outpatients and Rheumatology. She founded Physiotherapy2fit in 2011 with the vision  to provide Highly Specialised Physiotherapy tailored to individual needs within a timely manner.  Sarah has worked closely with her team to develop the services that are offered at Physiotherapy2fit.  She ensures all of the Physiotherapy2Fit team have a strong background of experience equipping them to treat any musculoskeletal problem.

After completing her BSc (hons) in Physiotherapy in 2004 from the University of Hertfordshire Sarah moved North to Derby. She worked in the NHS completing rotations in Paediatrics, Cardiorespiratory, Orthopaedics, Musculoskeletal Outpatients and Neurology before beginning to specialise in Musculoskeletal Outpatients and Rheumatology.

Complementing her NHS service Sarah also worked part time for Derby County Ladies Football Team. Initially she provided treatment for the academy teams, working her way up to Senior Club Physio. This involved providing care for the first team and training club coaches to provide an injury prevention programme. She also performed biomechanic analyses of players’ technique.

As well as working in the NHS Sarah was a volunteer in the Territorial Army for 4 years. Sarah completed her officer training and was promoted to Lieutenant in 212 Field Hospital after 1 year’s service but resigned following the birth of her second daughter and relocating to Kent. Sarah maintained her competency in Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy throughout this time in case of deployment.

On moving to Kent Sarah was employed as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Musculoskeletal Outpatients and Rheumatology at Medway Hospital.  She continued in this role treating complex outpatients and supporting more junior staff members for 3 years prior to founding Physiotherapy2Fit.

In 2012 Sarah was one of the Physiotherapists for the taekwondo discipline at the London 2012 olympics and appeared on the BBC as the Lead Physio for the Afghanistan Bronze medalist Rohullah Nikpai.

Sarah has maintained a keen interest in Sport Physiotherapy but her skills are diverse.  She is trained in Acupuncture, Orthopaedic Physiotherapy, Massage, Manual Therapy and Manipulation, Ergonomic Assessments, Rheumatological Assessments and Treatments, Pilates Assessments and 1:1 Tuition and Paediatric Musculoskeletal Therapy.

Sarah’s main interest in physiotherapy is biomechanics assessments and she works closely with several local running and triathlete clubs providing treatment of injury but also technique and biomechanic assessments.

Sarah is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists http://www.csp.org.uk/ , Physio First http://www.physiofirst.org.uk , the Acupuncture Association for Physiotherapists http://www.aacp.org.uk/ and The Australian Physiotherapist and Pilates Institute http://www.ausphysio.com/ and The British Medical Acupuncture Society www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk.

 

Julie Rockingham (Practice Manager)

Julie started working for P2F in August 2017 as the Practice Manager.

Julie is currently acting Practice Manager for P2F, and is based at Gadby Road Clinic 3 days a week, Julie manages the Admin team at P2F.

Julie previously worked as a Practice Manager in a GP surgery for 10 years.

Sue Hall (Chartered Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist)

Sue is a Chartered Clinicial Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist that qualified from The Middlesex Hospital School of Physiotherapy in 1987.  From here she moved to the Birmingham General Hospital where she gained rotational experience in orthopaedics, cardio respiratory, neurology, paediatrics, general surgery and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. During this time she achieved a Senior 1 clinical post in cardio respiratory and intensive care with responsibility for the teaching of junior grades and students. Following this Sue decided to pursue her interest in musculoskeletal conditions gaining extensive experience in sports injuries and orthopaedic outpatients working closely with orthopaedic specialist knee and hand surgeons.
Following her relocation to Kent in 1991 Sue became the Senior 1 clinician for Rheumatology inpatients and outpatients and medical inpatients at St Batholomews’ Hospital, Rochester. She remained in this post for 3 years before returning to her first love of musculoskeletal outpatients.

Sue has also completed post graduate training in Cyriax techniques, McKenzie techniques, Acupuncture and Pilates.
Sue has over 20 years experience in patient management with the assessment and treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. With her vast experience she provides a strong support network for her peers at Physiotherapy2Fit as well as exceptional assessment and treatment techniques for her patients.  She is an extremely valued member of the team.

Colin Waldock (Chartered Extended Scope Physiotherapist)

Colin qualified from Kings College Hospital in 1985. He has over 25 years of experience of treating musculoskeletal conditions with the whole variety of physiotherapy approaches including acupuncture, obtaining the precursor to the current MSc the AACP Diploma in 1997.

Keen on stretching himself he studied and obtained an Open University degree in 2004.

Colin has studied and practiced a range of musculoskeletal physiotherapy approaches including manual therapies (Maitlands, Combined Movements and Grade V Manipulation); neuro-orthopaedic examination and treatment; soft tissue treatments including muscle energy techniques and clinical acupressure; exercise management of both acute and chronic soft tissue dysfunction. He is fully versed in a range of electrotherapeutic management options, including the use of electro-acupuncture.

He has experience of advanced Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal examination and is IRMER (interpretation of medical imaging – MRI and X-ray) trained with experience of referring for MRI and X-ray, and interpreting blood test results within the MSK Scope of Practice.

He qualified as a supplementary prescriber in 2006 whilst also training under the auspices of a GP in injection techniques.  In 2014 He was successful in obtaining Independent Prescribing status, and has successfully treated patients with both acute and chronic MSK Pain.

Colin obtained his Masters Degree in Research Methods in 2009.  He is a member of BMAS, and has run acupuncture training programmes for colleagues.

Colin is currently an Associate Lecturer for the University of Kent’s Medway School of Pharmacy, which is the main local provider for training of non medical prescribing for Nurses, Pharmacists and AHPs, and is involved in clinical skills training.

Colin is on the reviewer team for the Journal of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, and Arthritis Research UK.

Jonathan Poulteney (Sports Therapist)

Jon is a registered member of the Society of Sports Therapists. He qualified from Coventry University graduating in 2016. He was fortunate to gain experience working with various University sports teams such as swimming, rugby union, football and hockey as a sports therapist and first aider over the course of his undergraduate degree. He also worked in the University clinic for one year treating members of the public. After working with us for the past 3 years Jonathan is hoping to start his MSc in Physiotherapy in September next year.
Jon is a keen swimmer himself and competed for Sittingbourne and Milton Swimming Club as well as Coventry University. This allows him to understand the frustration you have as a sports person when you’re unable to return to sport as quickly as possible. His experience allows him to use a range of treatments to aid you back to sport and your optimum fitness as quickly as possible.

 

 

Murat Bozdag - Podiatrist

Murat has graduated from University of East London with a degree BSc in Podiatric Medicine and also has completed postgraduate diploma in Principles of Podiatric Surgery (PGDip).

He has years of experience in both NHS and private practice, in his NHS role Murat continuously treats complex pathologies of the feet and the lower limb. He has extensive specialist knowledge and experience in bio-mechanics, diabetic wound care, electros-surgery, and nail surgery as well routine foot care. Murat has also been trained in injection therapies to help treat conditions of the lower limb such as painful plantar fasciitis. Murat was involved in organising a numbers of courses and learning events for other health professional and Podiatrist, especially in the field of bio-mechanics and Diabetic foot. He is a strong believer of Continuous Professional Development to keep up to date with current Podiatric Practice. He is registered with Health and Care Professions Council and a member of The Society of Chiropodist and Podiatrists.

Binal Jain (Physiotherapist)

Binal is a  Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist  with special interest in  Antenatal and Postnatal musculoskeletal conditions. Binal completed her BSc in Physiotherapy in 2000 and MSc in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy  in 2002 from University of Mumbai , India. After doing her Junior rotations Binal travelled to UK and worked as a Locum Physiotherapist in NHS, RAF and Army  for 3 years. Binal then decided to take a permanent role as a Specialist Physiotherapist in West Kent NHS trust  to progress her career within musculoskeletal physiotherapy and is currently working as a  Clinical Specialist  Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with in East Kent Hospital trust for the past 7 years.
Binal has completed her postgraduate training in Acupuncture , Pilates (APPI 1 & 2 ), Kinesiotaping   and  Pelvic Girdle pain and Dysfunction.
Binal is a Member of  Chartered society of Physiotherapist (CSP) and  Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapist (AACP)
Binal has over 15 years of experience within musculoskeletal physiotherapy and specialises in treating variety of  acute and chronic injuries and  conditions  as well as pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain .
Outside of work Binal enjoys cooking, spending time with her family , playing badminton and yoga .

Carol Waldock (Physiotherapist)

Carol qualified from King’s College Hospital as a Chartered physiotherapist in 1983. In 2013 she obtained a Masters Degree in Applied Professions Physiotherapy, including the Hypermobility Syndromes and Fibromyalgia Syndrome. She had previously completed a Graduate Certificate in Rheumatology Practice at Brighton University. Carol was trained in acupuncture by the AACP and is now a member of BMAS. She also completed a certificate in leadership and management.

Her experience in rheumatology led to an interest in supporting people with long term musculoskeletal problems and chronic pain. She has recently completed a course on pain coaching.

Joanna Simanarain (Technical Instructor)

Jo joined P2F at the beginning of November 2018. She completed a Physiotherapy Degree in 2004 in Poland and then moved to Australia to study remedial massage and fitness instructing. She completed this is 2006 and later that year moved to the UK. She started working as a physiotherapy assistant in a private health centre with young adults with learning and physical disabilities, which included hydrotherapy and passive exercises.
Her interest in nutrition and weight management led her to her next role which was working for the NHS Specialist Weight Management Service in Swale.  She worked alongside an exercise physiologist developing physical activity programmes for patients. This Involved advising on eating healthy and encouraging patients to be more physically active to achieve weight loss and maintenance. Jo led Zumba classes, health walks and circuit classes.
After almost 8 years in that role it changed slightly to working for NHS One You Kent where the role developed more into working with groups on the weight loss, healthy eating advice, health checks and health MOTs. Whilst working for NHS Jo did number of courses like Group Exercise to Music, Exercise Referral, Obesity and Diabetes Management, Core Stability, Public Health Champions, Nutrition, Understanding Behaviour Change and Motivational Interviewing. Her passion for physiotherapy has always remained and Jo is now working as a technical instructor and sports massage therapist at P2F with the hope to gain more experience and meet the HCPC criteria to register as a UK physiotherapist.

Lewis Date (Physiotherapist)

Lewis joined Physiotherapy2Fit in September 2018.

He graduated from Brunel University with a first class degree in Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) in 2017. Upon graduating, he began work at The Horder Centre in East Sussex, focussing on inpatient rehabilitation post-orthopaedic surgery and specialising in total joint replacements.

Since graduating Lewis has also undertaken the BMAS foundation course in acupuncture, widening his treatment options and further improving his skills.

Liam Swain (Physiotherapist)

Liam is a Chartered Specialist Physiotherapist in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic rehabilitation and sports injuries. Liam qualified from the University of Brighton in 2012. Following this, he worked for an acute NHS hospital gaining valuable knowledge and experience before choosing to specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Whilst working for the NHS Liam studied acupuncture, manual therapy and musculoskeletal medicine.

Liam then moved to work in a private hospital and became the clinical lead and outpatient’s manager. This involved training new staff, management of day to day running of the team and working closely with consultants. Liam further developed his training during this time including a Hand Therapy course and TMJ training (jaw). He also hosted seminars and workshops for GP’s and other healthcare professionals.

Liam’s specialist areas include sports injuries and improvement in sporting performance. He currently treats powerlifters including those who represent Great Britain, Mixed-Martial Arts professionals and a wide variety of athletes with sports injuries. He enjoys educating and empowering his clients to manage their injuries and help prevent future issues.

Away from work, Liam enjoys exercising, spending time with family and enjoys a good cup of coffee!

Caitlin True (Finance Assistant)

Caitlin joined us in July 2016 as a full-time apprentice,  in 2017 Caitlin successfully completed her Level 2 Business and Administration NVQ, her current role is now our Finance Assistant.

Caitlin has extensive knowledge across the whole of the admin team.

Before joining us, Caitlin left secondary school in June 2015 and then went on to successfully study a one year course on Business at Mid Kent College.

Caitlin enjoys looking after her horse and participating in horse competitions.

Amy Miller (Head Receptionist)

Amy joined us in September 2015 as a full-time apprentice, in 2016 Amy completed her Level 2 Business and Administration NVQ.

Amy is our Head Receptionist and oversees all patient related Administration duties including patient reports and SARs Requests,  Amy has excellent knowledge within the operations side of our admin team and works closely along side Ali and the reception staff members.

Amy’s hobbies include skiing, ice skating, travelling abroad and socialising with her friends.

Matthew Cavanagh (Admin Apprentice)

Matthew joined P2F in September 2017 and works full-time,  2 days at our Rainham Clinic and 3 days at Gadby Road Clinic.

Matthew completed his Business NVQ Qualification Level 2 in December 2018.

Matthew’s main duties are within the back office completing reports and general admin tasks.

Outside of work his hobbies are walking, going to the gym and reading.

Paige King (Admin Apprentice)

Paige joined our Admin Team at P2F in August 2018.

Paige is studying for a Business Diploma Qualification.

Abbie Johnson (Admin Apprentice)

Abbie joined our Admin Team at P2F in September 2018.
Abbie is studying for a Business Diploma Qualification
Her main roles are adding on new referrals to the system,answering the phone and  dealing with patients.
She hopes to finish her apprenticeship by August 2019.
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