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Physio Kew Osteopath Kew

Our philosophy

We are your local, passionate, caring and hard-working Kew physiotherapists and osteopaths. Your body type, injury, pain response and even personality will guide us to figure out the best treatment plan for you.

"Understanding why pain is happening helps to settle any fears and work towards better movement. Pain is normal and many of us may experience it daily. Don't fear pain, try to work with it and figure out what your body wants to communicate with you."

Whether you are here for osteopathy, physiotherapy, yoga or one of our Get Strong movement classes, you will get the impression that we are keen on getting things moving and getting you feeling stronger in a way that is functional for you.

Your local osteopath in Kew that has a speciality in sports massage, treating newborns, expectant mothers and postpartum disorders.

Noemi Panella

Osteopath, D.O., M.Ost. Sports Massage

Noemi is an Italian osteopath graduated in the UK. She completed 5 years at International College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) in Milan and qualified at The Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine from Kingston University.

From childhood she has always been attracted by the human body and its complexity. “I didn't choose osteopathy, it chose me”. Noemi suffered frequently with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder and when the dentist was no longer able to help, she found that osteopathy did, and improved her quality of life. So, she followed her aspirations and took the way of wellness from a holistic point of view. This experience led her to do a dissertation and lots of research on temporomandibular disorders.

Osteopathy does not heal, osteopathy helps break down barriers so that the body can heal itself”.

She has a keen interest in womens health, and treats pre-natal and postpartum mothers to alleviate symptoms related to pregnancy, and has interest in paediatrics, treating newborns and teenagers. She also treats the elderly who can benefit from osteopathy by reducing pain and improving movement. Noemi works with athletes such as volleyball players, rugby players and triathletes. Noemi is qualified in sports massage and traditional massage.

Her motto is a famous phrase from the father of osteopathy, Andrew Taylor Still:

An osteopath is only a human engineer, who should understand the laws governing his engine and consequently master disease.

Call or text Noemi on 07521 600 296 or email info@getstrongphysio.com.

Physio & osteopath in Kew

Claire Slater-Gallon

Registered Osteopath & Physiotherapist BSc (Hons)

Claire Slater-Gallon is a physiotherapist and osteopath. She finds that the two disciplines really compliment each other. "Because I am both a physio and an osteopath, I always get asked what the difference is, the short answer is, the two disciplines use slightly different techniques for example, physiotherapists may use more exercise therapy and osteopaths may use more joint mobilisations". The long answer can be found here.

Having worked in the Kew and Richmond area for over 10 years Claire sees a lot of runners and has a keen interest in treating running injuries especially foot and ankle problems.

Claire is also passionate about helping people realise their full potential, fear plays a big role in the return of activity such as sports or even just walking. Walking and the fear of falling can really limit a person's rehab potential. Your movement and your belief in how you move is essential in keeping you strong and resilient.

I believe that the feet and toes play an essential part in your overall movement. There are many bones and joints in the feet and they each need movement. When they move well they are strong enough to walk, run, jump and stop you from falling. When they don't move well or you aren't connected to them, they become weak and it can effect your overall movement and stability.

Claire has taught foot and ankle techniques to first team physiotherapists at Premier League Football clubs. She also teaches Running and Your Big Toe to London Marathon runners with the charity Meningitis Research Foundation.

One of Claire's proudest acomplishments was being a lead physiotherapist treating dancers and musicians at the 2012 London Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Call or text Claire on 07811 454 495 or email info@getstrongphysio.com.

Suraj is a highly skilled osteopath who is passionate about osteopathy. Suraj has been working in the Richmond area for over 6 years!

Suraj Mehta

M.Ost ND DO Registered Osteopath and Naturopath

Suraj completed a Masters in Osteopathic Medicine and Naturopathy after four years of training at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in London.

With over a decade of healthcare experience under his belt, including a background in pharmacy and often supporting orthopaedic spine surgery cases, Suraj employs his broadened medical knowledge to accurately identify the cause of pain, to diagnose appropriately and develop the most effective treatment plans for his patients.

He has spent over five years working in Richmond and continues to work all across London. Over the course of his career, he has had the privilege of being able to treat a wide range of patients, including the very young to the elderly, professional athletes, celebrities, leading surgeons, government officials and royalty.

Each person has a different lifestyle and can experience different demands and stresses on their body. My treatments are individualised and bespoke for each patient.

Working with his patients, he enables them to understand more about their physiology and why they are experiencing pain.

Empowering my patients with knowledge is the emphasis of my treatments. I support them through every stage of the treatment process and beyond to ensure movement is restored and optimal and they continue on their path to recovery.

Call or text Suraj on 07973 346 371 or email info@getstrongphysio.com.

Yoga teacher

Katie Longley

Yoga Teacher registered with Yoga Alliance

Katie discovered yoga 10 years ago from a place of debilitating illness and injury. Slowly but surely the practice not only helped heal her broken body but allowed her to find new ways of moving independent of illness.

Yoga gave me the tools to get my life back.

Katie can now move in ways she never dreamt of and it is this experience she brings to her students alongside a passion for asana and arm balances! Katie is dedicated to helping students discover the strength in body and mind that yoga provides.

You can expect a playful practice focused on building strength, control and flexibility. All levels are very much welcome – whether you’re brand new to yoga or have been practicing for years, there really is something for everyone.


Testimonials from our patients

I have been to see Callum to help me with tension headaches and various back and shoulder problems. He has resolved me of a lot of pain and discomfort in the past and has taught me techniques i can use in my own time to keep the pain at bay. Callum is always professional and caring and I wouldn't trust anyone else to treat me.
Robyn Dow
"My knees are really good now after your amazing work. I can't thank you enough! I am continuing with the strength exercises and the pain has completely gone. Thank you, Jimmy."
Jimmy Nerguti
"My race went absolutely great. My injuries are great. You did wonders! Thank you, JC."
JC
"My back has been stiff for a long time, especially first thing in the morning. I thought because I am up and down ladders all day it would loosen up but it didn't. Claire mobilised my back and ribs and showed me how I was avoiding certain movements. I now feel much better, there's still work to be done, I know I am on the right path thanks to Claire."
M. Gould
My mum thinks you are great, thanks for looking after her, she is now really keen to get strong!
Mark Staheli
I have been attending Get Strong physio to manage stress and posture related neck and shoulder pain. Thoroughly recommend Claire. Professional, yet approachable, with pragmatic and realistic treatment and advice. Has made a huge difference to my quality of life.
Jason Weston
I really recommend Claire, I have been seeing her for a few years now for various back related issues and she has really helped me out, both through the sessions and with advice on what to do during the day to improve things
Gabriela Vinader
Excellent. Claire helped my strength and running improve significantly.
Iain Hancock
Claire is kind, helpful and friendly. She has worked very hard to resolve my sciatica and after just two sessions I am feeling much better.
Elaine Shelabarger
Callum has worked wonders for both me and my partner; ranging from rugby knocks and bangs, to managing a long standing weight training injury. I have always felt safe, secure and comfortable in his care, knowing that he will work with whatever ailment I have in a caring and considerate way. He is genuinely interested in me as a person, not just a client. If you are looking for a professional with a passion for helping people, I would thoroughly recommend him!
Robby James
Claire has been our family osteopath for a couple of years now. Each time one of us is in pain, be my 21 years old sporty son for his shoulder or me with my back, she does wonders. She is very professional, dedicated and open minded. I would definitely recommend her.
Sophie Taieb
I started working in an office just over a year ago, and after a few months, started having issues with lower back pain. I made an appointment with Callum in the hopes of somewhat reducing the pain. Not only was my pain reduced, but Callum gave me lots of helpful pragmatic tips on my office set up (desk, chair, screen height etc) that I’ve felt the benefit of too. Cheers Callum!
Caoimhe Bennett
I came to Claire with a longstanding (6 years!) and very painful hip issue. I'd been to hospital and seen numerous specialists to no avail, but Claire identified the issue as a muscular tear and fixed it in 4 visits. 3 years later I'm still visiting Claire and she's still fixing things quickly!
Luke Creigh
Claire has fixed me more times than I care to mention over the years and by the time I get to her she has her work cut out. I’m not sure there are many parts she hasn’t fixed, arms, back, shoulders, hips, knees.. there is no one I would trust like I trust Claire, she is professional to the core, she is thorough, gives useful tips and advise on additional stretches (homework) and always has a smile - she is my therapy. And regular maintenance is a must.
Alexis Whitney
Dr. Claire is knowledgable, welcoming, and professional and the radical improvements in my health speak for itself!
Sarah Cooper
I have been amazed at the progress from a repetitive strain injury to my neck, shoulder and back and have seen results week on week. Callum identified and pinpointed the areas for work quickly and I have been extremely impressed how the pain has disappeared and quality of life has returned. Thanks Callum! I would recommend, highly, Get Strong Physiotherapy.
Oliver N
I’ve been receiving treatment from Claire for around 8 months and have found her a thorough, thoughtful and effective osteopath. Despite not living in the area I will always make the effort to go and see her for treatment. I wish I could go more and would recommend her to anyone needing treatment!
Hannah Collins
I have had an ongoing shoulder problem for a few years now and came to terms with it never going away. I came across Callum through a friend and he was sure he could help me. After just 3 sessions I am now pain free and moving better than ever. The knowledge and confidence Callum has in the body is second to none. I have been in the fitness industry for 7 years, and can honestly say I haven't met any company as effective and value for money as Get Strong Physio & Osteo. I would highly recommend. Nat
Nat Moore
Plantar fasciitis has been my demon for way too long. Have been seeing Claire for a few weeks now - love her really positive attitude which, along with the treatment and exercise routine, seems to be starting to show benefits. Hurrah!
Sue Yates
Qualities: Customer Service, Environment, Other, Quality, Wait Time I was really pleased with my experience. Claire is very professional she was able to relief my back pain during the weekend. I would definitely recommend her practice.
Robert Barta
Highly recommended. Helped me a great deal with rib and back issues. A very effective holistic approach to pain, strength and movement habits. Efficient booking system as well.
Bob Boblington
I had a foot and ankle assessment with Claire. Very knowledgeable and thorough, I left very happy with a list of exercises. Would highly recommend
James Lacy-Smith
Fantastic service from Callum - saw an immediate difference in movement after one session, back to running after two! Fully recommend.
Sarah Dand
Claire has helped me drastically with both my wrist and back pain so quickly! Have been able to return to yoga within 2 months after being told by the doctor it would be over 6. Highly recommend - so happy to have found this clinic and her help
Nicole Holder
I started off going to Claire about my back and she made such a difference to the pain and discomfort I was feeling. I then started with a friend to do the Get Strong Yoga classes on a Thursday and from someone who was rather intimidated by most yoga studios I fell in love with this one. The teachers are all super nice and make you feel very welcome and the space it’s held in it’s so relaxing. The yoga combined with Osteo has given me such insight in to my body and encouraged me to get back horse riding which is something I’m so passionate about! That is all thanks to Claire and the team at Get Strong!
Judi Graham
Fantastic physio treatment from both Claire and Callum, friendly and knowledgeable! Needed treatment after a knee surgery and they did a great job. Would definitely recommend!
Emma Rietbergen
Simply great
Toby Hack
Claire is an extremely talented professional whom I rate and trust implicitly. She practices with the perfect balance of sensitivity and strength, coupled with an incredibly warm and friendly approach. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Georgina Wilson
So happy with the treatment I received from Claire. After just 3 sessions my extremely painful back pain has gone & I'm sure I'm an inch taller! And the post treatment exercise plan was excellent too. I would definitely recommend.
Margaret Ford
Claire is amazing at what she does. Tried traditional physical therapy, rest and other methods for a severely sprained ankle. I wasn’t able to run for several months, then I went to Claire and after 6 sessions was as good as new! Have since visited for other issues with the same great results. Can’t recommend her enough!!
Jordan Cooper
After a recent car accident, I found by chance, Get Strong physiotherapy & osteopathy in Kew, Richmond. Initially, I was apprehensive but Claire very quickly put me at my ease. She manages to strike the perfect balance between being the consumat professional, quickly diagnosing the issues along with suitable treatment, whilst at the same time being friendly and approachable. Claire made the whole process collaborative, with the focus on getting me 'strong', as quickly as possible. Having met Claire's associate Callum, he also has the same ethics and philosophy. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend both of them.
Louise Overton
Cannot recommend Claire highly enough. This morning I did a routine practice __run of nearly 9km__ - this was inconceivable for me back in March when she first saw me with __crippling knee and back pain.__ Claire is extremely skilled and knows precisely how much pressure you can take and where to apply it. The exercises were really useful too. I just signed up for the __Kew Gardens 10K__ run in September and planning to run a half marathon again next year. I cannot thank you enough, Claire.
Marie Dargelos-Lepage
Never tried osteopathy before but am so glad I did. Claire is able to skilfully pinpoint and treat my sore points and after only two sessions am starting to see a difference with my tense shoulders and back. Highly recommended!
Audrey Ng
I've had chronic back, hip and collarbone injuries. Claire has been the only person to thoroughly take the time to assess the root cause of my pains and rehabilitate me back to full health. You shouldn't have to live with pain. Claire's unique techniques have allowed me to enjoy life pain free.
Iyiola Awosika
Highly recommend! Claire is extremely knowledgeable and thorough, she has helped me with an ongoing shoulder problem that no other practitioner could help with for over 5 years! Thanks to her treatment and advice, I am pain-free for the first time in 6years! Thank you Claire
Monika Sikora
Highly recommend! Claire is extremely knowledgeable and thorough, she has helped me with an ongoing shoulder problem that no other practitioner could help with for over 5 years! Thanks to her treatment and advice, I am pain-free for the first time in 6years! Thank you Claire
Monika Sikora
I've had chronic back, hip and collarbone injuries. Claire has been the only person to thoroughly take the time to assess the root cause of my pains and rehabilitate me back to full health. You shouldn't have to live with pain. Claire's unique techniques have allowed me to enjoy life pain free.
Iyiola Awosika
Highly recommended. Claire is calm & insightful and her treatment and exercise plans made a massive difference in a very short space of time. I also appreciated her philosophy towards pain, the body, and what it means to 'get strong'. A very integrative experience.
Alice Huntley
I highly recommend Claire. I went to her, post-op, on crutches after fracturing my ankle in three places and, less than six months later, I’ve just come back from a very challenging week’s walking holiday with not one mishap! Thank you, Claire, not only for your superb skills and kindness but also for giving me the confidence to go for it!
Sally Sheringham
I was referred to Claire by my Doctor in 2015 for my enduring back pain. I was quite concerned and this was my first visit to see an Osteopath. I found Claire very kind and highly skilled. After just 2 sessions my muscular back pain and problem was resolved and I had peace of mind. Claire proffers a very warm environment displaying compassion and empathy together with understanding a patients mind, emotions and all health issues before she considers the treatment required. She also aims to put strength back into your body and provides when appropriate examples of simple exercises to do. I returned to see Claire earlier this year as I had pulled the same back muscle and again Claire sorted me out very quickly. I now have a review for exercises and check ups every few months. Claire is highly recommended right across the spectrum and her practise is exceptional making it a Centre of Excellence in giving equilibrium to so many. Thank you Claire for all your help, encouragement and understanding.! You are a true Ambassador of your Profession!!
Mags
Claire was very helpful and professional in dealing with my __osteoarthritic__ related issues. I feel so much better after just 2 sessions!
Chrysoula Sofitsi
I had a very lovely experience. __Noemi__ is very professional and she has explained to me all the steps very clearly.
Carmela De Falco
I was seen and treated by Claire for my lower back pain. Before that I went to three different specialists with no improvement whatsoever. The lower back pain completely left me after just two treatments by Claire. So I am very pleased and would recommend Claire as an excellent physiotherapist and osteopath.
Anastasia Karaseva
Claire was friendly and professional, I would definitely recommend. She sorted out my muscle spasm and gave great exercises for me to do at home along with other holistic advice on how to improve back/neck pain and headaches.
Emilia Campanale
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