Rachel Davis

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Clinical Pilates Instructor

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BSc Sport Rehabilitation, St Mary’s, London 2018

MSc Physiotherapy, King’s College London 2021

Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Equipment 2021

Swim coaching, ASA Level 2 2014


Health & Care Professions Council

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Specialist Skills:

Manual Therapy

Soft Tissue Therapy

Sport Rehabilitation

Favourite Things to Treat:

Lower limb injuries

Sport related injuries

I am 60 years old and fell and broke my right shoulder. My arm was immobilised for 8 weeks and when it came out of the sling it really shocked me how weak it was and how much mobility I had lost. It was quite scary. I also couldn’t walk my dog or go for a swim, all things that I really love doing. A friend recommended the Vanbrugh to me. From the moment I met Rachel all my worries went away. She made me feel comfortable and her assessment of my shoulder was so thorough. She helped release the tightness and gave me an exercise program to do at home. Rachel has just gone above and beyond to help me achieve my goals. I can now move my shoulder, and I am back at work and walking my dog, I am even doing front crawl in the pool again. Rachel is an excellent physio. With the results that I got after working with Rachel, I can’t recommend her enough. Thank you, Rachel, for giving me my life back.
Elaine, Greenwich


Hi, I’m Rachel. I’ve always loved sport, maybe a little too much, as I have had my fair share of injuries throughout the years. From the age of 9 I swam competitively, representing Kent and competing at regional level. I first attended Vanbrugh in 2011 as a patient, where I became fascinated with the profession. I received amazing treatment and I returned to swimming with a better understanding of how to excel in sport.

My undergraduate degree is in Sport Rehabilitation, which gave me the opportunity to work with many rugby and football teams, enhancing my skills in sports massage, soft tissue therapy, exercise prescription and taping. After graduating, I worked for a private physiotherapy clinic on Harley Street for a year. I loved listening to my patients’ stories, and being able to help them to achieve their goals, but I still had a deep seated desire to become a physiotherapist.

So, I took the plunge and studied my Masters in Physiotherapy at King’s College London, graduating with a first class degree. I’m really excited to be back at the very clinic where I fell in love with the profession, and being able to help people recover from injury and pain, helping them get back to doing the things they love.

Since joining the amazing team at Vanbrugh, I have also started my Pilates journey. As a physiotherapist, I would often recommend Pilates to my patients not just for rehab but as a fantastic way to keep fit and healthy. Having witnessed first hand how much of a positive impact it can have on a patient’s quality of life, I was keen to deepen my understanding. Completing the Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Course was incredible and it has completely changed how I think about and teach movement. I am excited to be able to combine my physiotherapy knowledge with Pilates to help patients reach their full potential.

When not at the clinic, you’ll find me in the gym, swimming or running. Like many others during the COVID lockdowns, I found a new love for running, and have continued ever since. I have recently started competing in half marathons. I also love to socialise with friends in restaurants and bars in London.

An interesting fact about you no one would know (until now):
I was lucky enough to compete at the London Aquatic Centre in Stratford, before it opened for the Olympics in 2012.
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