Meet The Team
“Professional and helpful. Everything from booking your appointment to the service and expertise you receive is first class” – Stephen W. Sept 2015
Liam McCloskey - Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
BSc(Physio)(Hons) MCSP HCPC
Liam completed his training in Perth, Western Australia and received first class honours for his research into childhood Joint Hypermobility Syndrome in the process. He has since worked in private clinics in Perth and London, as well as with sporting groups such as elite football and hockey teams, Masters AFL competitions, cheerleaders and dancers.
Liam loves working with active patients with goals to get back to or start sport and exercise. He takes a hands-on approach to treating your problems and enjoys the challenge of designing rehabilitation programs to return each patient back to their best. Professional and personal experience with injury and post-surgical rehabilitation leave him well placed to understand and lead patients to recovery. His clinical interests are in knee, ankle, hip, shoulder and tendon injuries.
He currently supports the Wimbledon Hockey Club Ladies 1st team in the England Hockey League Premier Division, including past and present England, Scotland and Great Britain representatives, and is the clinic contact for AFL London club West London Wildcats.
Outside of physiotherapy, Liam enjoys weight training, running, good food and coffee and making the most of the travel opportunities afforded by living in London.
Alessandro Poletto - Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
BSC (PHYSIO) MSC (SPORTS AND EXERCISE MEDICINE) MCSP MHCPC
Alessandro is a Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist with a wide range of experience both in Italy and the UK. As a keen runner he appreciates the importance of helping patients return to the activities they love and adopts a
holistic approach to helping them.
Along with managing all types of sports and spinal injuries, Alessandro has a particular interest in managing shoulder conditions, along with the rehabilitation of knee pain and injury; particularly ACL reconstruction and post-op knee rehab.
Having studied an MSc in Exercise and Sports Medicine he enjoys diagnosing and managing complex and persistent pain or injury, and combines a hands-on approach with detailed yet simple exercise prescription.
Beyond work Alessandro loves to run and continues to pursue his passion for football. He also enjoys exploring different parts of the UK, but is most at home skiing in his native Dolomites.
Chris Bestwick - Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
BSC (PHYSIO) MSC (SPORTS AND EXERCISE MEDICINE) MCSP MHCPC
Chris is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, with over 8 years of experience in elite sport and private practice. He also holds a Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Medicine.
A highly skilled hands-on clinician and manual therapist, Chris designs treatment and rehab programs that fit to a patient’s lifestyle. He works closely with some of London’s leading surgeons and sports physicians, and is highly regarded by patients and colleagues.
Having had shoulder stabilisation surgery himself, Chris has particular interests in shoulder instability, traumatic knee injuries and lower back pain as well as tendinopathies and acute muscle tears.
He has worked previously with the British Sailing Team and Harlequins Rugby, but these days enjoys the challenge of helping all patients restore pain free movement. Outside of Physiotherapy, Chris is a coffee enthusiast and a weekend warrior cyclist!
David Wynne - Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist
BSc (Physio) MSc (Sports and Exercise Medicine) MCSP MHCPC
David is West London Physio’s Research Lead. He is a passionate and highly skilled physiotherapist who also has a Masters degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine. He has worked at leading clinics in both Singapore and the UK.
While in Singapore David worked with the regions premier Sports Medicine Centre treating both professional athletes and military personnel.
David has a special interest in combining manual therapy and specific strength and conditioning training to help patients overcome injuries such as recurrent back pain, knee pain, and shoulder pain. As someone who has also undergone major knee surgery he is also an expert at correcting faulty movement patterns that can cause lower limb injury.
David prides himself on taking a holistic approach to patient care and focuses on establishing patients individual goals to guide treatment.
As West London Physiotherapy’s research lead, David is also responsible for ensuring all of our clinical staff are up to date with current research and best practice.
Kam Sowman - Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist
B.Physio, MCSP, MHCPC
Kam has worked as a Physiotherapist in New Zealand, Australia and in the United Kingdom for more than 15 years in which time he has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience working with patients to aid recovery and alleviate pain.
Kam’s areas of speciality include back and neck pain, sports and running injuries, and long term injury associated with sedentary life styles.
He has a passion for human movement and biomechanics in both ergonomic, work and sports settings. He has extensive post graduate experience in this field and uses a combination of manual therapy, postural/movement correction, and specific exercise prescription to get to the root of the problem and devise a successful treatment. He also holds post graduate qualifications in dry needling, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation.
Kam also understands the importance and relevance of physical activity from the other side. In New Zealand he played rugby at an elite level and he holds two New Zealand National Rowing Titles. These days he enjoys weight training and running which compliments Physiotherapy in terms of exercise prescription, rehabilitation towards returning to sports and general post injury exercise programs.
Cameron Tudor - Clinical Director and Prescriber
B.Physiotherapy PG Cert Independent Prescribing, MCSP, MHCPC
The founder and Director of West London Physiotherapy, Cameron has two decades of experience as a physiotherapist in Australia and the UK. His experience and passion for assisting people to regain strength and recover from injuries led to the foundation of West London Physiotherapy in 2007.
Cameron’s unique philosophy forms the basis of treatment at West London Physiotherapy – a combination of listening to understand the patients’ needs and the effect that pain is having in their lives, then establishing goals and working together to achieve them.
Cameron developed much of his practical skill and knowledge working with elite professional athletes including tennis players, golfers, rugby players and cricketers. He was formerly team Physiotherapist to the Oxford University Rowing Team, and one of the lead Physiotherapists to the London Marathon.
Passionate about the importance of physical activity, his focus is ensuring that all patients of West London Physiotherapy receive the best possible care and are able to reach their optimum physical condition quickly and safely.
In 2014 he became one of the first Physiotherapy Independent Medication Prescribers in the UK.
To simply call Maggie a massage therapist would be selling her short. Maggie also has a degree in physiotherapy, qualifications in Pilates and worked as a personal trainer for Holmes Place and Virgin Active gyms. She’s almost a one-woman clinic.
Maggie’s career started in Spain, where she graduated from the University of Alcalá before moving to London to receive HCPC registration. It was during this time that she worked as a personal trainer and took a sports massage course, which she enjoyed so much that it became her primary profession.
As our massage therapist, Maggie applies her knowledge of both sports massage and physiotherapy to improve athletic performance, accelerate recovery, rehabilitate and prevent injury and reduce physical and psychological stress. She continues to practice as a physiotherapist through her work with the London Tigers football charity.
When she’s not continuing to grow her enviable range of skills, Maggie’s expanding culturally, with a passion for literature, cinema and architecture – while somehow still finding time to unwind with a bike ride.
Lavana has a level 5 qualification in sports and remedial massage, and is also pursuing her Osteopathy degree. She takes pride in supporting patients with their recovery, and comes with a great reputation for high quality massage and soft tissue therapy. Lavana creates tailored massage treatments and can provide aftercare that includes stretching and exercise.
When Lavana isn’t busy working or studying, you can find her at the gym or cooking amazing dishes. She was born and raised in London but still enjoys exploring the hidden gems within the city. She is currently learning the Arabic language with the help of her husband and family, and most recently became a cat mum to a little ragdoll kitten named Luna.
George has spent over 30 years within the fitness industry, with experience and qualifications that few in the industry can match.
- A graduate of St Mary’s University, with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Sports Science and Biology.
- Head fitness coach at Crystal Palace FC.
- International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) instructor.
- APPI pilates teacher.
- BASI Ski instructor.
- Functional trainer, and Spin bike teacher.
More recently George has turned his focus towards Functional Training and Sports rehab, working with other health specialists to find exercise solutions to painful backs and knees. He also has a special interest in nutrition and hormonal imbalance as they relate to improving metabolism.
George takes a whole-body approach that brings clients fast, effective results, with a philosophy to training that ensures fun, effective, holistic solutions to each client’s specific goals. He is also a qualified ski instructor. So, if your goals are to get fit to ski, or simply live a strong, active and healthy life, then make a time to let George help you.