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We provide a broad range of high quality diagnostic and treatment skills for an extensive array of musculoskeletal problems, including sports and work related injuries. All Chartered Physiotherapists and Osteopaths are governed by strict rules and a professional code of conduct. Perhaps most importantly for our clients, all members of the Scorpio team regularly attend postgraduate courses in order to introduce new and up to date treatment techniques to our patients.
Chartered Physiotherapist, no longer practising as an Registered Osteopath
Sophie qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1988 and then as a Registered Osteopath ten years later. She resigned from the Register of Osteopaths in May 2019 due to the costs of insurance and registration.
Her main interest has always been in sports injuries - particularly since she has been so afflicted herself. She has been forced into premature retirement from squash, badminton, marathon running and tennis: and therefore feels well qualified to treat injuries related to these sports! She is now an enthusiastic golfer and if not in clinic can almost always be found on the golf course.
Sophie brought the Graston Technique from the USA to Scorpio in 2004-5. Scorpio was only the second UK practice to offer GT: however, instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation (IASTM) has since become much more widespread in the UK and can now be found in a number of practices.
In 2009 Sophie trained in both Gunn IMS and the Nielsen Technique of medical acupuncture and says this modern form of deep needling has transformed her work with chronic pain.
She completed her Part 1 training in the Sarah Key method of treating back pain in 2010. In 2011-12 she trained in the PIM method of joint mobilisation and the Robbie Goodrum method of peripheral joint mobilisation and of sacroiliac joint manipulation.
Sophie has also completed Modules 1 and 2 of a course in Fascial Manipulation, an Italian technique which she says has completely changed her approach to treatment.
Most recently she went to Holland to attend a course in the Hesch method and is now plotting to visit Jerry Hesch in Colorado to attend part 2.
"Most patients will receive a combination of physio and osteopathic techniques at my hands: but I am moving away from high velocity thrusts to a more gentle approach - however I can still bring out the big guns if I have to!"
In April 2019 she qualified to teach the ELDOA method levels I and II. And in March 2020 she trained in MSTR, McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release
Karl had military/police background before studying physiotherapy, graduating in 1998. He initially worked locally within the NHS, before entering private practice in 2000.
Throughout his career, he has spent time living & working between the UK & South Africa.
His sporting interests include rugby, martial arts, & clay pigeon shooting, & his main clinical interests are sports injuries, knee problems and spinal dysfunction. He has a very 'hands-on' approach in treating his patients and uses a wide variety of specialised techniques including the Graston Technique, dry needling & manipulation to help achieve his goal of longterm functional improvement, allowing his patients to be able to better self manage their problem.
Since 2020, he has also re-entered the NHS, on a part-time basis, working as the Lead Physiotherapist within a mental health setting.
Lorraine Christine Chiang
Lorraine is highly skilled in Orthopaedics and has extensive experience in looking after patients who have undergone complex post-operative surgeries such as shoulder arthroplasty, hip replacement, and knee replacement and ACL Reconstruction and Spinal surgeries. She works closely with orthopaedic surgeons to develop personalised treatment plans that promote optimal healing and recovery.
In addition to her expertise in Orthopaedics, Lorraine has worked with the Human Performance Team of local P1 GTR and F1 racing drivers, and she has played a crucial role in the young drivers program, helping them transition into becoming F1 drivers. Her knowledge in sports medicine and sports injuries, combined with her deep understanding of human movement and performance, has made her an invaluable asset to the team.
Lorraine also has a keen interest in rotational sports such as golf, polo, tennis, and squash, as well as high-intensity sports like moto-cross and motor racing. Her experience in various hospital settings, specializing in Orthopaedics, has allowed her to develop expertise in movement pattern analysis, functional movement assessment, and functional exercise prescription.
To enhance her ability to provide comprehensive care, Lorraine has training in techniques such as myofascial release, manipulation, Specific Soft Tissue and Connective Tissue Mobilization, Muscle Energy Technique, and Sports Taping. She is also one of only two physiotherapists in the UK certified as a level 3 Titleist Performance Institute Medical Professional and Junior Golf Coach.
During her time in the NHS, Lorraine established the Oncology Musculoskeletal Services, where she primarily worked with women diagnosed with breast cancer who underwent surgery. This experience has motivated her to explore the challenges faced by Men's Health patients dealing with prostate cancer and vascular erectile dysfunction. Lorraine has pursued further studies and courses in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, allowing her to utilize FOCUSED SHOCKWAVE THERAPY equipment and the PelviPower machine.
Lorraine's commitment to providing the highest quality care extends to her interest in Physical Literacy and its impact on sports performance, particularly in children and young adults. She believes that developing fundamental movement skills and improving functional movement patterns are crucial for enhancing athletic performance and preventing injuries. Her training in FMS (Functional Movement Screen) and SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) enables her to assess movement patterns and identify any dysfunctions or imbalances that may be hindering performance.
To expand her expertise in movement and exercise prescription, Lorraine has completed training in Clinical Pilates Mat work 1-3. She is also in the process of starting her training in Reformer Pilates, which will further enhance her ability to provide specialized Pilates-based rehabilitation and conditioning programs for her patients.
Lorraine's commitment to her field is evident through her dedication to continuing education and expanding her skill set. She consistently stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in Orthopaedics and related areas to ensure that her patients receive the best possible care.
Outside of work, Lorraine enjoys spending quality time with her husband and their son Storm. She engages in various activities such as exercise, swimming, and exploring local parks and sports clubs, further highlighting her passion for an active and healthy lifestyle.
Viv qualified as a Chartered Physio at St Mary's Hospital, in 1988. She has been working in private practice for 30 years and worked for the NHS for 4 yrs at the beginning of her career. Viv has now been at Scorpio for 16 yrs.
Viv is experienced in all areas of physiotherapy treatment, apart from Womens Health. These patients are referred to her colleague Jane Mayes who is expert in this area.
Viv regularly visits the operating theatre to keep up to date with surgical procedures and consequently works closely with the Orthopaedic Consultants. At present she works alongside Mr Martin Logan using the Pilates reformer to get excellent post operative results, particularly total knee replacements, ACL repairs , patella fractures and knee ligament injuries.
"I have been working with Viv for many years now. She is a fantastic physiotherapist whose huge knowledge and excellent techniques help motivate our patients to get the best possible functional outcome after surgery. Just ask her patients."
Mr. Martin Logan
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Harley Street Knee Clinic
78 Harley Street
London W1G 7HJ
Viv prefers the hands on approach to treatment using traditional deep tissue massage and spinal mobilisation techniques, plus the Graston technique for additional myofascial release. In 2014 Viv studied Western Acupuncture, which she now uses alongside manual therapy.
PILATES: In 2004 Viv started her training in Pilates and is a fully qualified APPI Pilates instructor (matwork and reformer). She uses this with patients for their rehabilitation - frequently giving her patients their own personalised Pilates program to do at home. Clinical Pilates is especially good for rehabilitating patients following spinal surgery. Viv also runs Clinical Pilates classes at Scorpio Clinics.
FOOTBALL: Viv has done the FA pitch side/sports first aid certificate and has worked with Celebrity Charity football teams since 1995.
Vikas has been part of the Scorpio clinics team since 2009. He qualified in 2002 and then went on to specialise in the musculoskeletal field, doing a Master’s Degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.
Vikas is also a CASE accredited MSK Sonographer. If appropriate, he will use Ultrasound scanning during the consultation to make a precise diagnosis and to monitor progress.
Vikas is a trained acupuncturist for musculoskeletal injuries. He holds a post graduate certificate in spinal manual therapy.
Vikas has completed series of specialist courses related to body mechanics and rehabilitation including the renowned Kinetic control series (https://www.comeramovementscience.co.uk/kinetic-control) and the Connect Therapy series (https://ljlee.ca/connect-therapy-series/ )
His master’s research was on post ACL reconstruction rehabilitation and he has also done a project on myofascial headaches which he presented at a national physiotherapy conference.
After finishing his Masters, Vikas worked in the NHS and achieved the post of Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist/Team lead. He then worked as a lead practitioner for a Royal Air Force rehab clinic where the case load included both simple and complex trauma, sports injuries and chronic pain, and which involved high-end rehabilitation for speedy recovery/readiness for armed action.
Currently Vikas divides his time between Scorpio Clinics and his role in the NHS which he re-joined in May 2012 as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP) where he carries out complex orthopaedic assessments and works jointly with the orthopaedic consultants. Vikas is IRMER trained and is well versed with indications of investigation modalities like Xrays and MRI scan. He is also a trained injection therapist and does ultrasound guided cortisone injections for joints and tendons.
Vikas believes in hands on techniques to reduce pain in the acute stage, together with a strong emphasis on treating the underlying cause with preventative and self-help exercises so that positive outcomes are maintained in the long term. He uses a variety of treatment techniques like myofascial release, joint mobilisation/manipulation, Shockwave therapy, muscle energy techniques, core stability regimes, dry needling/acupuncture to name a few. Whether it is a “niggly back” or “dodgy shoulder”, whether it is a marathon or a walk around the lake, Vikas is happy to help you to recovery.
Should physio not return you to normal function, he'll know the best specialist/appropriate investigation to send you to.
Jane has been part of the Scorpio clinics team since 2006 and qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist at the University of East London in 1998. She has been working in private practice for 21 years, including a stint working alongside personal trainers in Holmes Place gym. She currently works at both the Virginia Water clinic and at the Lightwater GP surgery where she works closely alongside the GP’s there.
Jane has several main areas of special interest: sports injuries, sacroiliac joint and low back pain caused by prolapsed discs or muscle spasm, knee pain (particularly rehabilitation following injury), neck problems and headaches, including whiplash injuries and posture related issues.
Jane has been a qualified Women’s Health Physiotherapist for 20 years. She assesses and treats weak pelvic floors, urine incontinence, prolapse and bladder problems. She uses the Myoplus EMG biofeedback which gives accurate readings for the pelvic floor strength and can be used for retraining the muscles. She also treats injuries and discomforts associated with pregnancy. Jane works closely with Nick Elkington - our local gynaecological consultant.
Jane also specialises in ergonomics and carries out assessments of the work-station in the office and at home. She can make adjustments to minimise stresses and strains on the body and can give advice on specialist ergonomic equipment and appropriate exercises. A full written report can also be provided. (speak to receptionists for more information and prices)
Jane favours a ‘hands on’ approach to treatment to help reduce the acute symptoms and underlying cause, along with preventative and self-help advice and exercises to prevent recurrence. Her treatments include joint mobilisations including the PIM method and Robbie Goodrum manipulation, Graston Technique, Sarah Key method, myofascial release, acupuncture, dry needling, cupping, shockwave therapy, Winback tecartherapy, biomechanical correction, muscle energy techniques and Pilates.
Lucy originally qualified as a chartered accountant in South Africa and worked for many years in industry, until she discovered the power of hands-on manual therapy. She first studied Shiatsu, a Japanese form of acupressure, over a period of 3 yrs at the European School of Shiatsu. She consolidated this knowledge by qualifying as an Osteopath from the British School of Osteopathy.
Lucy favours a structural osteopathic approach using key osteopathic techniques including manipulation, mobilisation, Muscle Energy Techniques and Positional Release.
And in March 2020 she trained in MSTR, McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release
Dana Bregman holds a degree in physiotherapy from Tel Aviv University (1989).
Her special area of interest lies in postural management. She combines Myofascia Release (MFR) plus deep tissue massage and joint mobilization, with education to optimize posture, increase body awareness and re-educate proprioception (the body’s sense of where it is in space).
Over the last five years, Dana has focused on on refining her touch and ‘listening skills’ which enable her to identify fascial restrictions in the body and support the fascia in unwinding. She has attended numerous CPD courses on fascia and Visceral Manipulation .
She has been successful in clearing chronic back, neck and leg pain, old standing injuries and internal scars, headaches and even persistent cramps, bladder and bowel discomfort. An hour-long treatment is gentle and relaxing, and followed by a series of specific stretches and exercises which are taught to enable improvements to be maintained.
Dana is a certified Pilates instructor with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI)
"My role as a physiotherapist is to support you, and enable you to achieve your goals, manage your conditions, and do things you want to do with as little pain as possible. Physiotherapy and Pilates are only tools, not solutions.
Based on the biotensegrity approach to movement, I work carefully to release, rebalance and realign the soft tissues all around the body. When tension and pain have been present for some time, it will require ‘peeling layers off’ (metaphorically speaking), before exposing the culprit tissues.
I believe that the body is one: mind-body, emotional-physical, shoulder to hip, and head to toe. My assessment and treatment therefore is one of the body as whole. My role is to facilitate and support your recovery. Treatment should not be painful and should always feel right for your body. Exercises should always support what you aiming to achieve.
My sessions are very hands-on. I use a refined listening touch, supported by intuition, to assess what your body wants. It is always amazing to experience the transformation that happens between sessions. And when new patterns become part of every-day life, improvements can be maintained long term."
Katie qualified in Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine from the London School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (LSATCM) in 1997 and 1998 respectively. She practises from clinics in Chiswick and Virginia Water and although she practises mainly as a 'generalist', she has a special interest in treating infertility, pregnancy and women's health as well as musculo-skeletal problems, digestive and skin problems. She regularly attends post-graduate seminars and has observed in Chinese Medicine hospitals in Hangzhou.
She is a senior lecturer and Clinical supervisor of students on the undergraduate degree program in Acupuncture at Westminster University.
She recently participated in the Department's research project on developing Chinese medicine treatment protocols for menopausal symptoms under Dr Volker Scheid, funded by the department of health.
Katie can be contacted on email@example.com or 07957 281873.
Daria originally qualified as a geologist and worked for 10 years in a corporate environment before pursing her true passion in health and wellness and retraining as a nutritionist after having gone through her own health challenges. She graduated with distinction in Nutritional Therapy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2022.
Daria specialises in gut, female and musculoskeletal health. She takes a holistic approach to every client, using the functional medicine model to identify and address the root cause of their health issues by delivering fully personalised protocols.
Daria always starts with food as foundation whilst also giving lifestyle and supplements recommendations. Her listening skills combined with a caring and empathetic attitude help clients achieve their health goals whilst enjoying food.
Monica first came to London from Australia to study classical Ballet. Following her career as a professional ballet dancer, in the late 1980's, she became interested in dance aerobics and body conditioning techniques while working as a Make-up Artist for BBC TV. After 12 years in film and television she returned to Australia to pursue a full-time career in holistic exercise which included working with Precinct Physiotherapy and Therapia Physiotherapy in Adelaide, South Australia - a relationship that has spanned more than 25 years.
An holistic approach to exercise became her primary focus during the mid-nineties when she achieved a Certificate in Shiatsu which then inspired the creation of The ChiBall Method.
During the following years Monica also studied Yoga, Tai Chi, QiGong, Clinical Pilates, Feldenkrais Method, Meditation and Relaxation techniques and Franklin Method. Clinical Pilates with an holistic emphasis was originally inspired by Kylie and Jane Brammy of Therapia Physiotherapy in Adelaide and continues today at Scorpio.
Patient well-being is Monica's number one priority. Her emphasis is helping patients to recover from pain or injury, using a variety of approaches.
Julia first trained in Exercise to Music with the YMCA in 1997. She went on to qualify as a Pilates Instructor in 2001 with the Pilates Institute, and recently underwent further training with the Pilates Foundation.
Before becoming qualified to teach Pilates, Julia had been attending regular matwork classes. Having come from a fitness background, she quickly realised the benefit of doing Pilates: she found it immensely helpful for balancing the muscles of the body, for flexibility and of course for improving core stability.
Julia joined our team in July 2005, and enjoys seeing clients improving their health and body awareness under her care.
Emma is a certified Reiki Practitioner, Animal Reiki Practitioner and Yoga Teacher.
"I have always had an interest in mindfulness, well-being and universal energy. I was introduced to yoga in 2013 and instantly fell in love with the practice. I qualified as a yoga teacher in 2021 and taught group classes initially but for the last year have focused on home visits, teaching 1-2-1. I really enjoy sharing this wonderful practice with others, helping people to relax and unwind, connect to their breath and bodies, build core strength, and improve flexibility. With increasingly sedentary lifestyles I have noticed a rise in back pain sufferers and there are lots of stretches we can incorporate into the yoga to bring relief.
I have also noticed the rise in stress and anxiety (especially since ‘lock down’). I was lucky to grow up knowing the magic of healing energy and in 2019 I embarked on my Reiki I training. In 2023 I went on to complete my Reiki II and Animal Reiki courses.
Reiki is an ancient healing method where the practitioner guides the flow of Reiki energy to promote healing (both physical & emotional) and wellbeing, to balance and boost energy, and reduce stress and anxiety. Reiki is an alternative & complementary therapy and can always be safely used alongside other forms of therapy whether holistic, alternative or allopathic. When used in conjunction with other treatments it can greatly enhance their effects.
Reiki works on the levels of mind, body, emotions and spirit. It seeks to heal the whole person bringing an overall sense of well-being. Some of the many benefits of Reiki include: better sleep, deep relaxation, stress & anxiety relief, pain relief, improved mood, accelerating the body’s self-healing abilities, supporting the immune system, removing energy blocks, emotional clearing, spiritual growth.
I’m also a huge animal lover and they are extremely receptive to Reiki, so if you have a pet in need this is something I can help with too."
Meet Max Peters, a skilled professional massage therapist dedicated to helping his clients achieve optimal physical and emotional well-being through the power of massage therapy.
In addition to massage Max has qualifications in wet and dry cupping and OMT dry needling.
Max is a master at customising each massage to meet the specific needs of his clients, whether they are seeking relief from chronic pain or simply looking to unwind and relax.
In his spare time Max trains in Strongman and is entering his first competition in Finland this year
Contact him on 07927-411199 or firstname.lastname@example.org
jHours of business
Monday to Friday 7.30am – 8pm
Saturday 8.30am – 5.30pm
Sunday emergencies – please call 01344 845801
Monday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Emergencies can usually be seen at Virginia Water. Please call 01344 845801
How much will it cost?
Each session is charged at £60.00, whether it is the initial assessment / treatment session or a follow-up treatment, with shockwave, pilates and men's health packages by arrangement. Find out more about private medical insurance cover...
The Graston Technique
Ease away knotted tissue and restore natural movement
Gunn (IMS) Technique and traditional Chinese acupuncture
Sarah Key Method
Pressure change therapy