Touchline Physio provides Westerham/Sanderstead and the surrounding areas with scientifically proven Physiotherapy for a wide range of conditions. With many years experience in the NHS and private physiotherapy practice, we have successfully treated a multitude of musculo-skeletal conditions and sports injuries.
We also have a wealth of experience in work-related and postural/biomechanical problems
for all age groups.
Some people will have recurrent problems, while others may present with injuries that are more acute. At Touchline Physio, all patients undergo a thorough assessment prior to treatment, to identify the exact nature of the injury and what underlying factors could contribute to the pain. Treatment is based on accurate manipulation of the affected area to gain rapid pain relief. Retraining of muscles following an injury is essential, and we provide exercises aimed at restoring good posture to minimise the risk of re-occurrence. A good posture also helps you to achieve the look of a healthy and well-balanced body.
We also commonly use acupuncture for pain relief, and pilates to restore strength and function. All of the therapists at Touchline Physio strictly abide by the standards of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy to deliver a high standard of care.
Tara Anson BSc Hons, MCSP, HPC reg, ITEC dip
Tara graduated with a BSc (Hons) from St. Georges Hospital Medical School, London in 2003 and has worked in the NHS, with various sports clubs and in private practice. Before embarking on a career in Physiotherapy, Tara gained qualifications in Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Sports Therapy and Sports Massage. She also worked as a Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer for Greenwich Leisure.
In 1998, Tara worked with the Armed Forces, delivering sports therapy and rehabilitation at the Woolwich Barracks. It was during this time, she became intrigued with injuries to the musculo-skeletal system caused by sport and decided to further her career with a degree in Physiotherapy. She has since worked very closely with both amateur and professional athletes including international boxers, tennis players, basketball players and golfers, national rugby clubs, athletic clubs and local fun run competitors.
April Harris BSc Hons, MCSP, HPC reg
April graduated in 2005 from the University of Brighton. She went on to work in Canterbury, Sidcup and Bromley before setting up Touchline with fellow Physio Tara. April has worked in a variety of settings within the South East, from NHS Hospitals and Primary Care Trusts to Private Clinics and GP Surgeries. She specialises in spinal conditions, joint problems and chronic pain, using a hands on approach, often combined with Acupuncture, to relieve pain and restore function and mobility.
During her time as a Physio, April has led spinal clinics, rehabilitation classes, hydrotherapy sessions and education seminars to name but a few, and regularly gives talks to GP's and medical staff about Physiotherapy.
April's personal interests include horse riding and skiing, but her main passion is Physiotherapy, and so she regularly attends clinics and seminars from lecturers around the globe to ensure that her treatment techniques and advice are as current as possible.