Mike Conyers Grad Dip Phys, MCSP, AACP
Mike qualified from the North London School of Physiotherapy in 1979 and honed his skills working in the NHS in London and then in Brentwood. In 1982, he began to see a few private patients at his home in Brentwood and in 1988, he left the NHS to concentrate on working in private practice full time.
Mike has an enthusiastic passion for sport, particularly cricket, and regularly attends his local gym to keep fit. He is something of a master of the after dinner speech and regularly entertains local WI groups and sports clubs (and his patients) with stories of his personal journey to becoming a physiotherapist, physiotherapy in practise and his recent escapades: Running the London Marathon, parachute jumping, climbing Kilimanjaro, fire walking and the Three Peaks challenge, all of which he did to raise money for charity.
Mike specialises in the treatment of all spinal conditions, including whiplash and headaches, and all sports injuries. He has vast experience treating patients of all ages and from all walks of life; from children to the elderly, and from sedentary office worker, to manual labourer, to top athlete. He is skilled in using manipulative techniques, mobilisation and traction, and uses electrotherapy and acupuncture for pain relief. Mike maintains close working relationships with local GPs and Orthopaedic Consultants and mutually refer patients as necessary. He strives to ensure patients are able to self-manage their condition before discharge to avoid problems recurring.
Mike regularly attends training courses to maintain his physiotherapy and acupuncture skills so that he is always up to date with current clinical practice.
Kedar Kale B.Ph.T, MCSP, PGDip, MMACP
Kedar obtained his qualification to practice physiotherapy in 2000. He has since worked to specialise in the field of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and obtained a post graduate diploma in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy along with membership to the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).
He has worked in the NHS since 2003, which has exposed him to a variety of patients with complex musculoskeletal issues. He started his private work in 2006 and particularly enjoys the challenges both the private and the public sector pose. Kedar believes that an accurate diagnosis and patient education, combined with a goal oriented approach, goes a long way in achieving optimal results.
Being a keen tennis player, he enjoys treating sports injuries and rehabilitating athletes back to full function. Kedar also delivers steroid injections in the NHS and is particularly interested in using joint and soft tissue injections to alleviate pain and enable rehabilitation. He keeps himself abreast of the latest research in the field of musculoskeletal medicine and uses social media as part of continuing professional development.
In his spare time, Kedar loves to read (particularly history and non-fiction) and constantly looks for excuses to get on a tennis court and pretend he is a half decent player.
Sarang Kale BSc, MCSP, PGDip, MMACP
Sarang Kale completed his bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy from Pune, India in June 2000. For two years after graduation, he worked in a neurology institute and had a successful private clinic with an Orthopaedic Surgeon. In 2002, Sarang decided to move to the UK to gain further experience in the field of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.
Sarang has been working for South West Essex PCT, which is part of North East London Foundation Trust, since 2003. He has completed his post graduate diploma in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy and is now a member of the MACP (Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists).
Sarang is experienced in the field of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, and since gaining his post graduate diploma, is able to treat patients with the latest techniques available, backed by the latest evidence. He is skilled in treating a wide variety of conditions such as whiplash injuries, low back pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, hip pain and various knee and ankle injuries sustained whilst playing sports.
Sarang is skilled in the various manipulative techniques used for treating different spinal conditions, after completing an Advanced Spinal Assessment Course under the guidance of Toby Hall and Kim Robinson, the best manipulative physiotherapists from Australia. Sarang has also completed the British Association of Hand Therapists Level 1 (BAHT) module. This means he has experience in treating a wide variety of hand conditions, such as wrist sprains and complex fractures of the hand and is able to help plan a structured rehabilitation programme for patients who have had complex finger fractures. Sarang is also experienced in making splints for different hand conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, post-op Dupuytrens release, Boutonniere deformity etc.
Anuja Kale BSc, MCSP, AACP
Anuja completed her bachelor's degree in physiotherapy in India in 2000. She specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy for all conditions, pre- and post-care for spinal and joint operations, pre- and post-natal advice and exercise, and hand therapy. She also offers acupuncture for pain relief.
Rebekah Taylor BSc, MCSP, ACPWH
Rebekah qualified in 2008 from Keele University and then worked for Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Essex. It was here that Rebekah completed her staff grade rotations before taking on a senior role in acute therapies. She now works in private practice full time, specialising in Women's Health, as well as musculoskeletal therapy. Rebekah also has a keen interest in Pilates and teaches the Pilates classes here at Crushes Manor Clinic. She has completed her post-graduate certificate in 'Physiotherapy in Women's Health' as part of her Masters, therefore specialises in treating gynaecological conditions, ante-natal and post-natal conditions, and pelvic floor problems. Rebekah also treats all other musculoskeletal conditions with an added interest in Dance Physiotherapy, having spent five years working at a performing arts school.
Vinita Sood MSc, MCSP, PGD, MMACP, AACP
Vinita has 30 years' experience as a physiotherapist. She obtained a BSc in physiotherapy as well as a post graduate diploma in Rehabilitation in India in 1985. She set up the physiotherapy department at a major private tertiary care hospital in Bombay before leaving for the UK in 1991.
Vinita has over 23 years clinical experience working in the NHS, of which the past 20 have been exclusively devoted to the management of back, neck and joint pain and injury, as well as management of pre- and post-operative orthopaedic patients.
She has worked in two major hand surgery centres in the UK and has attended several courses run by the British Association of Hand Therapists. She is able to provide splints and treat patients who suffer from hand injury, arthritis or post-operatively.
Having worked at a stroke unit, Vinita has also completed a postgraduate diploma in the Bobath technique for neurological rehabilitation.
Vinita has worked as an extended scope practitioner since 2006, working closely with orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists. In this role, she referred patients for X-rays, MRI scans, blood tests and performed injections in joints and soft tissues.
She has a specialist postgraduate qualification in manipulative and musculoskeletal physiotherapy and obtained her MSc from the University of East Anglia in 2005.
Vinita has been a member of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists since 2001 (entry by exam only) and obtained a postgraduate diploma in injection therapy from the University or Nottingham in 2007. She has also been a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists since 2010 and offers acupuncture to compliment her physiotherapy treatment.
Vinita has continued to enhance her skills with postgraduate courses in Cyriax, McKenzie and Milligan techniques as well as electrotherapy.
She was invited to lecture physiotherapy students at the University or East London and has also been an examiner for physiotherapy students. Whilst working as a clinical specialist physiotherapist, she was responsible for training junior staff and has also trained postgraduate students.
Vinita has three children, a dog and until recently, some chickens. She loves reading, travelling, swimming, walking and experimenting with various types of cuisine.
Bob spent 33 years in the banking industry before attending Mid Essex Adult Education Centre to attain qualifications in Sports Massage, Swedish Massage and Indian Head Massage.
He has administered post-event massage at the London Marathon on more than eight occasions on behalf of the sponsors, and has worked as a therapist at many charitable events. He understands from personal experience the need for and benefits of massage and the necessity to work closely with fellow professionals. Bob works as and when required at Crushes Manor Clinic as well as seeing private patients.
Bob's passion for playing rugby was thwarted by a heart condition which required open heart surgery, so he now devotes his time to his grandchildren and voluntary work.