The Physio Practice
David Healy

About The Physio Practice

David Healy Chartered Physiotherapist & Practice Owner

David graduated from The University of Sydney in 2003. After a stint of world travel he decided to settle in the UK and move his musculoskeletal and sports physio skills into the private sector. After almost three years in private practice he successfully launched "The Physio Practice" - Oxford's local physiotherapist service.

David's past experience includes working with State level gymnasts, our own local Oxford Rugby Football Club, military personnel and training graduate Physiotherapists.

He enjoys running, golf and tennis (so he knows all about sports injuries). He recently completed the Paris marathon as a charity fund raiser for Helen and Douglas House, a local charity he supports in Oxford.

David is a member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Physio First and The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

"I really enjoy the diversity of conditions you see as a physiotherapist but most importantly I love seeing patient's lifestyles and wellbeing improve from our services".

Carlos Areia Carlos Areia Chartered Physiotherapist

Carlos graduated in 2013 in from the University of Aveiro. He then worked in several hospitals, clinics and community, as well as hydrotherapy and football clubs while completing his MSc in Physiotherapy.

In 2016 he moved to the UK, where he has worked in several NHS musculoskeletal trusts as well as providing pitch side physiotherapy cover in local american football games.

When Carlos is not practicing his clinical musculoskeletal skills at The Physio Practice he is busy contributing to anterior cruciate ligament research at the University of Oxford.

Carlos's main areas of clinical expertise include musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and neurological conditions.

Carlos Areia Dr Hessam (Sam) Soutakbar Chartered Physiotherapist

Sam graduated from the Shahid University in 2007 with a BSc in Physiotherapy. He has then since completed an MSc in Sports & Exercise Medicine (2011) and recently finished a PhD in Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine (2016). During this extensive period of study he clinically practiced and found the time to work with Nottingham FC and Nottingham Athletics Club. He also has experience managing Physiotherapy clinics.

Needless to say he brings a wealth of experience and academic knowledge to the area of musculoskeletal rehabilitation. His particular area of interest is sports medicine and soft tissue injuries.

Lucy Pilates Instructor

Lucy first discovered Pilates whilst living in Australia and undergoing rehab after a lower back injury. Over the past 10 years Lucy has worked with many experienced, talented instructors both in Australia and the UK. She found that Pilates exercise impacted and improved her life so much, that in 2016 she completed her Comprehensive Studio training with Polestar Pilates with a view to helping others realise similar benefits and develop their own understanding of movement.

For more information about classes email or book online here.

Marieta Pilates Instructor

Marieta has been working as a Stott Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer for ten years in Oxfordshire. and brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge. Marieta believes that Pilates classes are great for building up an awareness of your core muscle control, improving posture and balance.

Marieta will be available for both class and 1:1 pilates sessions

For more information about classes email or book online here.

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