Atkins Physio – Essex
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Atkins Physiotherapy has a long history and tradition having been established in 1990 by its founder Elaine Atkins. The practice was taken over and renamed Atkins Physiotherapy Consultants in 2015 when Elaine retired. It is now lead by directors Neil Velleman and Dharshan Manikam.
High end interests/USP’s
AposTherapy®®; IDD Therapy; chronic pain service; clinical psychology/hypnotherapy; acupuncture; bespoke rehabilitation service; domiciliary care; computer and video gait analysis; biofeedback gait training; clinical pilates; McKenzie therapy; massage therapy; neurophysiotherapy.
Neil probably doesn’t want reminding but it’s been 26 years since he first qualified as a Physiotherapist from the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. He had pursued a goal of becoming a Physio since the age of 14; he even distinctly remembers sticking human anatomy drawings up on his bedroom wall. Neil was a very keen all-round sportsman at school, frequently getting injured and regularly visiting the local private physiotherapist. From this he developed a love of medicine and the desire to help and treat other people. He particularly liked how Physios worked very one on one with their patients and have very specialist skills that often make a significant difference to patient’s suffering injury and pain. Since Neil has worked in the NHS at North Middlesex and Chase Farm hospitals in London plus Leeds General Infirmary in Yorkshire. With post graduate training in McKenzie Therapy, Orthopaedic Medicine and Acupuncture amongst other things he has gained a deep and varied clinical experience over those 26 years that includes work with dancers, athletes, and the general public. Neil has specialised in AposTherapy®. He believes this provides solutions for certain problems and types of patients that traditionally were difficult to help, notably arthritis at the knee and hip plus those back pain and sciatica patients that are always worse with standing and walking.