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Diploma of Physiotherapy 2009
BSc (Arts) Physiotherapy 2010
Post Grad Dip Osteopathy – completion Summer 2020
Health & Care Professions Council
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Sport related Lower Limb Injuries
Headache, Jaw & Neck Problems
Ante & post-natal problems
Lymphatic problems post surgery or cancer
Kharis, Abbey Wood
Hi, I am Annabel and have been a Physio for over ten years now. I am originally from Germany where I began my training to become a physio. My original plan was to study medicine, but once starting physio school, I loved it so much…the rest is history. I love helping people, making them feel better. Getting people back to doing what they really enjoy, giving them back quality of life after pain and injury – what a great job!
After graduating in 2010, I started work in private clinics in Germany and have been working in London for the last 2 1/2 years in the private sector. In September 2019, I completed my Osteopathy training which I feel has given me even more tools to treat my patients with. I joined the Vanbrugh team in June 2019.
I am a very empathetic person and enjoy meeting new patients, working together with them to help resolve the problem they’re presenting with. I think Physiotherapy should be seen as teamwork between the patient and me as a therapist – the results are always best when that happens. My treatment approach is very hands on, along with looking at any other factors that might be influencing the patient’s recovery like posture for example. I always look at the bigger picture in my treatment sessions, employing all the skills I have learned over the years, looking to help patients achieve their true goals in treatment, not just treating the pain.
In my daily life outside the clinic, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, which can includes a bit of a jetset lifestyle as most of them live in Germany. I also enjoy running, playing tennis, skiing, cycling and inline skating if the weather permits. Oh and not to forget that I am still on a mission to find a good dance class here in London – over 25 years of dancing should not be thrown away, right?