The Dorking Team

Sam Bowden

Sam Bowden

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • MSc Neuromusuloskeletal Physiotherapy
  • MMACP – Manipulative Association
  • MCSP – Chartered Physiotherapist
  • MHPC – Health Professions Council
  • Physio First – Private Physiotherapy Association
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Sam started Head2Toe Physio Clinic in Dorking over 15 years ago. He has overseen the creation and growth of the Head2Toe brand and is a Director of all 3 clinics. Sam is the Clinical Lead Physiotherapist at Leatherhead and Dorking Clinics.

Sam gained a thorough grounding in all aspects of Physiotherapy working in both NHS and private hospital settings. He specialised in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2001, becoming lead clinician at Leatherhead Hospital in 2004. During this time he developed a clinical interest in spinal conditions, back rehabilitation and spinal manipulation. To aid his understanding of complex clinical cases and improve his status to one of clinical expert therapist, he has completed specialised musculoskeletal training and became a member of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MMACP). He has also become involved in postgraduate research, has completed an MSc in neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy and acts as a clinical supervisor for graduate and postgraduate students.

Sam is still a keen sportsman and enjoys football, golf and cricket. He has trained with the English Golf Union, as well as leading golf biomechanists from Australia and the U.S.A. He is involved in rehabilitation of Surrey and South of England golfers, as well as working closely with a number of local golf clubs. He has worked as a football Physiotherapist in West Sussex league for over 12 years.

In addition to his clinical work, Sam is director and oversees the Head2Toe Physio Clinics in Leatherhead, Dorking and Crawley.

Anna Watson

Anna Watson

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • MCSP – Chartered Physiotherapist
  • MHCPC – Health Professionals Council
  • MPOGP Member Pelvic, Obstetric & Gynaegological Physiotherapy
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Anna qualified from Manchester School of Physiotherapy in 2001, and she commenced her junior rotations at The Royal Oldham Hospital, Lancashire.

In 2003, whilst working as a locum musculoskeletal physiotherapist in the NHS St Peter’s Hospital, Maldon in Essex, she knew she wanted to specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

On returning to the North West, to The Royal Oldham hospital, she began specialising in womens health musculokskeletal conditions, as well as working along side Clinical Specialists and a Consultant physiotherapist as part of the ICATS team.

She later became a Team Leader within the NHS, managing a musculoskeletal physiotherapy service.

Since 2004 Anna has worked privately with her own community based physiotherapy service, seeing clients with ante-natal and post-natal needs.

She has undertaken specific acupuncture training for womens health conditions and finds great satisfaction in helping those in pain in pregnancy see significant improvement in their symptoms through acupuncture.

She has recently moved to the area, after living in the Middle East for 5 years where she was working privately treating the expat population.

She looks forward to enjoying life back in the UK with her family..

 

Nick Kinsella

Nick Kinsella

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • ACPIN – Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology
  • MCSP – Chartered Physiotherapist
  • MHPC – Health Professions Council
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Nick qualified as a Physiotherapist from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 2001. He completed his junior rotations within the NHS before specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy as a senior physiotherapist. He became a clinical specialist and then lead clinician at Scarborough Hospital in North Yorkshire. During this time he developed an interest in the treatment and management of chronic pain, working alongside professionals from a large variety of disciplines.

Nick also has an interest in physiotherapy treatment following stroke and works regularly at a clinic dealing with this.

He has wide range of experience treating sports injuries, including rugby players, runners and footballers.

He is a keen sportsman and enjoys running and cycling, as well as helping look after his family.

Pippa Graham

Pippa Graham

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • ACPIN – Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology
  • MCSP – Chartered Physiotherapist
  • MHPC – Health Professions Council
  • Physio First – Private Physiotherapy Association
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Pippa has been working as an Independent Neurological Physiotherapist for 6 years. She first gained a thorough grounding in all aspects of Physiotherapy within the NHS before specialising in neurological Physiotherapy. Pippa works mainly in rehabilitation centres or patients’ homes. Her case load consists of patients self-referring as well as direct referrals form GP’s, consultants and insurance companies. When Pippa is not working, or kept busy by her young family, she keeps fit with a mixture of Pilates and horse riding.

Zahra Raffique

Zahra Raffique

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • MCSP – Chartered Physiotherapist
  • MHPC – Health Professions Council
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Zahra qualified in 2013 achieving a 1st class honours in BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from the University of BIrmingham.

 

She started her career at West Sussex Community NHS trust completing her core rotations in Pediatrics, Outpatients and Elderly care. She soon developed a keen interest in treating patients with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and went on to specialise in this area in 2015 at Crawly Hospital.

On a day to day basis, Zahra works closely with a range of professionals including advanced practitioners, Podiatrists, radiologists and Orthopaedic Consultants.

She is experienced in treating a wide variety of patients from post Orthopaedic surgery, acute injuries and Chronic pain.

Zahra has a particular interest in lower limb rehabilitation and is a lower limb lead for her department treating with a multitude of pathologies including sporting injuries and persistent knee pain.

In her free time, Zahra enjoys staying active and has a passion for outdoor activities including running and long walks in the countryside! As part of her job role she is keen on keeping fit and having a healthy lifestyle.

Deniz Ruso

 Deniz Ruso

  • Level 5 ITEC Diploma Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy(OSSM)
  • Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage
  • Taping and Strapping Certificate(OSSM)
  • RockTape FMT Level 2
Read more about Deniz Ruso
Deniz is a Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist. She studied at the London School of Sports and Remedial Massage, Regents Park College where she qualified at the highest level 5 and has since practiced in a clinical environment alongside Osteopaths and Pilates instructors. She has worked in a team environment helping people with their rehabilitation getting them back to normal function and activity.

Deniz’s inspiration came from her own sporting experiences and injuries. Almost giving up her love of Triathlon and accepting injury as a “normal” process of being involved with Sports, Deniz took it upon herself to experiment with different therapies including strength and conditioning.

She soon became inspired by a Sports Massage Therapist who helped her become injury free and get back to all her sporting loves.

This led Deniz to take a dramatic change with her career path, leaving behind a world of Scuba Diving where she worked for 8 years and to move on to something that has come naturally to her, helping others and wanting to learn more and more about the functions of the body.

It has been proved to Deniz that with the right treatment and exercises anyone is capable of achieving great results in whatever sport or activity they’re into.

Deniz uses herself and her own Sporting activities to experiment with new techniques learnt. She is a keen Crossfit Athlete and has forever been involved with horses having owned one for 22 years. In addition she still regularly takes part in an array of sports from Skiing to Surfing, cycling to running.

Deniz is a great believer of “Practice what you Preach” and feels it is important to be a good role model in your work place. She strives to give people the same rewards and results she experiences and has helped many people from Body Builders, to Rugby players right down to the office workers and the elderly. Deniz enjoys working and sharing her knowledge with an array of people and believes massage should be a way of life which can benefit you both mentally and physically no matter what age or sporting background you come from.