Specialises as a musculoskeletal practitioner with special interest in spinal and peripheral manual physiotherapy, sports injuries rehabilitation and practise acupuncture
Joseph Chimera BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. PgDip Man Therapy. PgDip Musculoskeletal Medicine. MHCPC. MCSP. MSOMM
I qualified as physiotherapist in 1999. I’ve done extensive post graduate training including acupuncture, diploma in Manual Therapy, diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine, peripheral Injection Therapy and Independent Non-Medical Prescribing. Currently working as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist (NHS) and as a manual therapist. I have been working in private clinics for ten years.
Currently on Sabbatical completing a MSc Musculoskeletal Medicine (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh)
Wealth of experience as a specialist musculoskeletal practitioner with special interest in spinal and peripheral manual physiotherapy, sports injuries rehabilitation and practise acupuncture.
I am a good listener, very compassionate and very patient centred. In addition to formal physiotherapy, I will also “help you to help yourself”. I do comprehensive assessment and treatment techniques tailored towards agreed therapeutic goals – relieving symptoms, empowering and equipping you to self-manage. Where physiotherapy is not indicated, I can advise your GP on appropriate investigations and best pain control medication for your condition – in line with my current role as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist. Working alongside a spinal consultant in the NHS has enhanced my interest and understanding of spinal pain – including best physiotherapy and medical management for spinal pain.
I am a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and Health and Care Professions Council as well as a member of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine (SOMM).
Outside work, I enjoy road cycling and running regularly. I have participated in a number of charity bike rides and cycling sportives. My cycling target is to do a 100-mile bike ride! Best one-off distance cycled so far is 76 miles for Against Breast Cancer Charity in Oxford. The best I’ve run is 12km. I aim to do a half marathon in future.
Wonderful experience! Shamar is the best physio I have ever had in my life!! I strongly recommend this place!!
I am very pleased to have found Jess, after 5 weeks of pain and suffering Jess has released the spasm in my lower back and glutes and I am able to work tomorrow. She is very knowledgeable and experienced and has no problem getting deep into my tense muscles when others were not able. I have tried every form of physical therapy and a great osteopath is a golden find. Thanks very much
Great osteopathy treatments. Samar is a brilliant practitioner - very knowledgeable and efficient, including for pregnancy-specific issues. Have recommended to several local friends and family members.
A few sessions and I'm cured!!! Like many others I gave up on the NHS waiting list and came here for immediate treatment. I was crippled with pain and couldn't work. I highly recommend Rebecca to all with back problems!!
Jess has done a fantastic job with my back.
I went to see Sarah with chronic neck and upper back pain, I have only had 2 treatments and I have seen huge improvements. Sarah could see exactly what was wrong and new exactly how to treat me. I’m so pleased with her service. I Cannot recommend more.
I have had back pain intermittently for a few year due to occupational activities. Whenever I feel the pain Sarah is the first point of call. She has "fixed" me more times than I care to remember. the absolute best care and professionalism always and I leave in better shape than I arrived every time.
For a year in lockdown I had a progressively bad back leading to sciatica. In desperation I made an appointment with Sarah. I'm amazed that after just 3 sessions I'm pain free and the sciatica has disappeared. No more sleepless nights and bending down without pain is such a relief. My only regret is I didn't go sooner. Can't thank you enough Sarah. Life saver!!!!
Really recommend Samar, I have had trouble with my lower back and she has definitely sorted me out! Pain free and niggle free! Thanks Samar!
I have been receiving acupuncture treatments with Ivan while undergoing chemotherapy, for side effects such as sleep disturbances. Ivan has always been very considerate, well informed and intuitive to the underlying causes, and the acupuncture results have been immediate with lasting effects. Ivan has always been very professional in his treatments, making me feel very comfortable and at ease. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend an acupuncture treatment with him, the treatment won’t cause disappointment.