Welcome to our Crawley Clinic

Head2Toe Physio Clinic Crawley provides high quality Physiotherapy assessment and treatment.

Our Crawley Physiotherapy Clinic has established itself as one of the top physiotherapy clinics in Crawley, a trusted treatment provider for local general practitioners, leading surgeons, insurance companies as well as national and local sports clubs.

Crawley Head2Toe Physio Team

Head2Toe Team Mel Bowden

Mel Bowden

Clinic Director and Lead Clinician
Head2Toe Team Mel Bowden
Mel Bowden

Clinic Director and Lead Clinician

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • PGDip Vet Phys
  • AACP – Acupuncture
  • MSCP – Chartered Physiotherapist
  • MHPC – Health Professions Council
  • ACPAT Category A

Mel is a Director of Head2Toe Physio Clinic Crawley. She gained a thorough grounding in all aspects of Physiotherapy working in both the NHS and private hospital settings.

She specialised in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2001, working in various NHS organisations, privately at St Anthony’s hospital before moving into a specialist sports injuries clinic headed by former paralympic team doctor, Dr John Reynolds.

She trained in acupuncture in 2001 whilst also completing her Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy 2002.

Mel balanced her Human and Veterinary Physiotherapy for many years but since moving to our new Physiotherapy location in Crawley, she found that rapidly increasing patient numbers and management responsibilities meant that Veterinary Physiotherapy needed to take a back seat.

Mel has worked in Crawley for almost ten years and has a good reputation with local doctors and surgeons. Her weekly caseload comprises back and neck pain as well as sports people. She takes great care to create the right rehabilitation strategies for individual patients, whether they are a pregnant lady, tree surgeon with a bad back, international athlete or weekend warrior!

Her personal interests include horse eventing, show jumping, Pilates and Yoga.

Head2Toe Team Gareth Florida-James

Gareth Florida-James

Clinic Director and Lead Clinician
Head2Toe Team Gareth Florida-James
Gareth Florida-James

Clinic Director and Lead Clinician

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • MSCP – Chartered Physiotherapist
  • MHPC – Health Professions Council
  • Physio First – Private Physiotherapy Association

Gareth qualified as a physiotherapist from Birmingham University in 1997. Gareth worked for over 20 years in the NHS, including as a specialist physiotherapist working with Dr Stephen Ward, Consultant in Pain Medicine and also as a spinal specialist physiotherapist working alongside Mr Hugh Maurice Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Before moving to Crawley Gareth was the lead physiotherapist at the Princess Royal hospital in Haywards Heath, where he gained a wealth of experience in all musculoskeletal injuries. Gareth also has extended skills in ordering and interpreting MRI tests and blood results, and has been involved in research into Whiplash Disorders.

As well as spinal injuries Gareth has treated a number of sportsmen, with a particular focus on runners, golfers and rugby players.

Gareth is also interested in return to work planning and has gained a lot of experience through his work with Back@Work Group , a company which specialises in early intervention musculoskeletal problems.

As a keen runner Gareth also likes to keep active, and his ethos of patient treatment is to keep people doing the activities they like to do.

Head2Toe Team Prashant Meshram

Prashant Meshram

Senior Physiotherapist
Head2Toe Team Prashant Meshram
Prashant Meshram

Senior Physiotherapist

  • B.P.Th Physiotherapy
  • MSc Sports Physiotherapy
  • MCSP – Chartered Physiotherapist
  • MHCPC – Health Professions Council

Prashant is a Physiotherapist with experience across elite level sport and a musculoskeletal background.Prashant has worked in the past with Brighton and Hove Albion FC, Sussex Cricket and UK athletics. He is currently the team physio at East Grinstead Hockey Club, as well as a team lead at Gatwick Park.

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Head2Toe Team Dr. Gabrielle Bray

Dr Gabrielle Bray

Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Head2Toe Team Dr. Gabrielle Bray
Dr Gabrielle Bray

Chartered Counselling Psychologist

  • Chartered counselling psychologist
  • C.Psychol & BA (Hons) (Oxon) Psychology, Philosophy and Physiology
  • Member BPS

Gabrielle Bray is a chartered counselling psychologist. She has a professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, C.Psychol & B.A. (Hons) (Oxon) in Psychology, Philosophy and Physiology.Gabrielle’s training as a Counselling Psychologist began in her early forties after a previous career as an Accounts Technician. At that time, she was volunteering for the Samaritans in Horsham answering the telephone to people in distress. The experience had a profound effect on her. It struck her just how many people with mental health problems felt isolated and desperate and the healing that could be achieved by feeling heard and acknowledged. Concurrently, she studied with the Open University for a Foundation Degree in Social Sciences, which she passed with Honours. Gabrielle found the psychology module fascinating and decided this was her way forward to a career that she would find personally meaningful and a chance to help to make a difference in others’ lives.

Between 2003-2006, she studied Psychology, Philosophy and Physiology at Oxford University, which she passed with honours.  During this time, she volunteered as student counsellor for her college.   Between 2006 and 2007 she gained her first qualification in Counselling Psychology at City University (London) (Certificate in Counselling Psychology). Immediately she registered at Regent’s University (London) where she completed the professional doctorate in Counselling Psychology (British Psychological Society).  Gabrielle has also undertaken courses in Mindfulness, The IAPTs Supervisor Training for mood and anxiety disorders, depression and OCD in adolescents, as well as a certified training in Safeguarding. In addition she has completed BPS courses in supervision skills.

Alongside her studies, and beyond, she has continuously worked in clinical practice. This has involved specialist organizations, such as The Aurora Health Foundation (survivors of childhood abuse) and more general clinical work as a counsellor in the Occupational Health Department at Kingston Hospital and Richmond Borough

Rasheela Fareed

Rasheela Fareed

Senior Physiotherapist
Rasheela Fareed
Rasheela Fareed

Senior Physiotherapist

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • MHCPC Member of health and Care Professionals Council
  • MCSP Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Working towards MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy and MACP (Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapist)

 

Rasheela is a Senior Physiotherapist who is about to complete her postgraduate education and specialising in MSK physiotherapy. She graduated in 2012 and has worked as an orthopaedic Physiotherapist in Ramsay Ashtead Hospital, Spire Gatwick Park Hospital and Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital.

She incorporates her advanced clinical reasoning skills, hands on treatment techniques such as Maitland mobilisation, Mobilisation with movement and joint manipulation along with therapeutic exercises and patient education to achieve patient outcome and satisfaction.

She loves her job as a physiotherapist and helping people overcome their pain and improve their quality of life.

She believes that a physiotherapist should aim at preventing any recurrence of symptoms in the future while treating the presenting problem.

Pippa Graham Head2Toe Physio

Pippa Graham

Specialist Neurological Physio
Pippa Graham Head2Toe Physio
Pippa Graham

Specialist Neurological Physio

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • ACPIN – Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology
  • MCSP – Chartered Physiotherapist
  • MHPC – Health Professions Council
  • Physio First – Private Physiotherapy Association

Pippa graduated from the University of East London with a Bsc. (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy in 2002 and spent the next 5 years working in the NHS. Pippa specialised in Neurology in 2004 and for the past 16 years then gained a wealth of knowledge and experience, working in a variety of settings and with a wide range of conditions.

She has a passion for rehabilitation and regaining functional movement and carries out an in-depth and extensive assessment before deciding on the best approach to treatment. In all cases Pippa adopts a holistic approach which is vital in the treatment of Neurological impairments and in partnership with her patient, will set realistic and achievable goals.

Neurological Physiotherapy is provided in your own home as we believe this is the most appropriate way to assess function, to tailor the rehabilitation programmes to your environment and make it more specific and meaningful to everyday life.

Professionally Pippa is an active member of the clinical interest group, ACPIN and regularly attends courses and lectures in order to keep up to date with the ever changing and developing world of Neurology and Neurological Rehabilitation.

Personally Pippa enjoys playing various sports and is a keen tennis player, whilst maintaining her levels of physical fitness with regular Pilates.

Paul Milham

Paul Milham

Hypnotherapist
Paul Milham
Paul Milham

Hypnotherapist

I'm Paul Milham, a practising Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist based in Crawley and South East London

In my varied career I have worked in some of the most stressful and pressure rich environments from teaching in Secondary Schools to writing in Television. Although both amazing jobs these, often tricky, environments can take their toll on people and can damage our bodies and our minds.

I have noted that whilst society has focused on our physical health and encouraged people to take ten thousand steps per day on their fitbits we are only just starting to recognise that we need to apply a similar philosophy towards our mental fitness. Every part of our bodies is wired to the next. When we are stress free our posture is good, our digestion efficient, our heart rate controlled and our mind sharp as a computer. But a body in the grip of stress can be as toxic as a body surviving on fast food and sugar.

I found a great solution to this in Hypnotherapy. I first trained out of curiosity and to demystify a brain based therapy that seemed to be magic. Of course it isn’t magic, it is neuroscience and biology and a method of relaxing intrusive thought patterns and trouble making parts of the brain so it can focus on repair and fitness.

For me it was truly remarkable. I noticed change quickly… change in my outlook, change in my sleep patterns and change in my energy levels. The applications for hypnotherapy are almost limitless and the results I have seen have made me love it and feel privileged to meet the range of brave people that I work with.

Contact me for a free consultation to look at the ways in which hypnotherapy could help you also.

Jay Patel

Jay Patel

Sports Massage Therapist
Jay Patel
Jay Patel

Sports Massage Therapist

  • DipHM (Holistic Massage; Diploma Level 3/ ITEC)
  • DipHM (Sport Massage Therapy; Diploma Level 3/ITEC)
  • CertSMT (Sport Massage Therapy; Certificate Level 4/ ITEC)
  • CertSMT (Sports Massage Therapy; Certificate Level 5/ ITEC)

Jay has developed a strong grounding in Sports Therapy particularly football. With experience working with a diverse client base from the office worker, to the professional footballer, Jay is keen to continue her varied case load.
Jay choose to become a Sports and Massage therapist due to her interest in human movement and sport. She was keen to take on a career that allowed flexibility, that was not sedentary, and that was varied and sociable. She studied for a BSc in sport Therapy at the University of East London finishing in 2017 with a First class Degree. Jay returned to the Crawley area to begin her career. She initially worked at Crawley Town Football Club covering pitch side first aid, and helping with player rehabilitation, massage and maintenance. She now works at Redhill football club providing soft tissue massage and therapy to the first team players, and pitch side cover. She has recently joined Head 2 Toe to work as part of multidisciplinary team as our massage and sports Therapist. She is best placed to help with general muscle aches and pains, as well as exercise and training advice. Jay takes pride in offering the best care and advice to each individual to enable them to achieve the best outcome.

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Crawley Head2Toe Physio Clinic
6 Gleneagles Court
Brighton Road
Crawley
West Sussex
RH10 6AD

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