Shefali Desai MCSP Physiotherapist
Shefali studied at the University of Nottingham and qualified with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree in 2009. She started accumulating experience based in a well renowned central London teaching hospital, through a variety of different clinical specialities including Musculoskeletal Outpatients, Elderly Care, Neurological Rehabilitation, Paediatrics, Respiratory and Orthopaedics. She went on to progress in a senior role within the speciality of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the same hospital, and has since worked through specialist areas in this field including Women’s Health. She treats patients of all ages who present with a variety of different pathologies/injuries, and is an experienced clinician in the management of both spinal and peripheral joint dysfunctions. She has trained in Acupuncture, is qualified in providing 1:1 Pilates, and is due to start a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy module at Masters Level with a London University. She regularly attends courses and seminars to ensure she is delivering an evidence-based approach to Physiotherapy, and this facilitates her in maintaining continuous professional development.
“My main focus is to provide patient-centred care combining knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology and injury mechanism, with sound assessment skills and formulation of a patient specific and goal-orientated treatment plan. I am holistic in my approach to management, ensuring education, exercise and manual therapy are addressed to maximise recovery and facilitate a better, faster rehabilitation process for each and every one of my patients.”
What our patients say about Shefali Desai MCSP Physiotherapist
"I sought your help for neck pain which I had put down to stressful desk job, but your thorough assessment suggested that other issues I was experiencing could be connected and you insisted on my GP making a neurological referral. Following an MRI scan, the consultant diagnosed a very serious condition: hydrocephalus resulting from a brain tumour. I was immediately admitted for surgery, which I am relieved went very well and I have just had the best news possible that the tumour was benign! I cannot thank you enough.”