He completed a postgraduate diploma in Neuromusculoskeletal Healthcare at Keele University in 2010.
Although Michael has worked extensively within the NHS and private practice, he has specialised in lower limb rehabilitation combining clinical research at The University of Warwick and a clinical role with innovative knee surgeons at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire. More recently, he has contributed to published research on knee surgery outcomes.
He has regularly rehabilitated clients following spinal, shoulder and knee surgery, in particular joint replacement, ligament reconstruction, cartilage repair and meniscal transplant of the knee.
Michael has a particular interest in return to sport, whether recreational or elite, and has worked with elite performers including judo players, athletes, hockey, rugby, golf and tennis players. Michael is a keen road cyclist and mountain biker.
Ali NisbetBSc(Hons) MCSP MAACP
Qualifying in 2002, Ali is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and certified rehabilitation Pilates instructor through the Australian Pilates Physiotherapy Institute.
She has a special interest in lower limb biomechanics using her core stability skills to restore function. Ali offers group mat Pilates classes on a Wednesday morning at both standard and intermediate levels.
Sally CheckleyGrad Dip Phys PG Dip MCSP
Sally completed her Physiotherapy training at Sheffield City Polytechnic and a post graduate diploma in Practical and Academic Physiotherapy for Sports at the University of London.
Sally has complimented her Physiotherapy expertise with training in ancient Thai massage, Acupuncture and Pilates.
Sally has over 20 years of clinical experience having worked in both the public and private sectors including elite sports both at home and overseas.
Sally has worked at three World University Games and the London 2012 Olympics. Previous team physiotherapy roles include, England Lacrosse, Oxford University Football team and Henley Rugby Football Club.
Sally has a special interest in preventative intervention focussing on the use of Pilates. She offers personalised programmes to improve postural control and core strength to prevent the occurrence and recurrence of injuries.
Sally plays netball, swims with Maidenhead Masters and practices yoga and Pilates.
Over the years she gained experience in all fields of Physiotherapy but developed an interest in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. She worked as the Orthopaedics team leader in the NHS and then moved on to look after the Occupational Health Physiotherapy service at a local NHS hospital for 5 years. She continues to work as an Extended Scope Practitioner.
In 2007 Sneha qualified with The Society of Orthopaedic Medicine that helped her to gain knowledge of manipulations, friction and injection therapy. She also completed her Masters in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation from Oxford Brookes University in 2010. She possesses other qualifications including Pilates, Acupuncture and Taping.
Sneha is very “hands-on” Physio and believes that most patients benefit from manual therapy and soft tissue intervention
LOCATION & PARKING
We are conveniently situated near Maidenhead town centre.
Maidenhead Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic
On-site parking is readily available. As you drive down Denmark Street (dead end), Viking House is a three storey building on the right hand side. Go past the building into a large car park called Central Estate, turn back on yourself. Dedicated parking spaces with signs are on the right as you face Viking House. Disabled parking is directly outside the front of Viking House.
Bookings and Enquiries
Use our online booking system (opens in a new tab).
Home visits for musculoskeletal conditions and following surgery can be arranged. Please call for further details.
£55 plus travel time
I have been treated by Maidenhead Physio for many years, for chronic but irregular back pain. They have been most accommodating with my requirements, and during a particularly bad period recently, helped me greatl, even over a weekend when everything was in lockdown. The staff are very helpful with exercise recommendations and demonstrations on how to do them at home.’
The whole team provide a professional yet friendly service. Michael is extremely good at engaging with my sister who has anxiety issues. There has been a marked improvement both physically and mentally. My sister looks forward to her sessions which in the current circumstances have been via FaceTime.’
Ali treated me for a bad back/hips during and after pregnancy. I was in terrible pain and could barely walk. She was amazing and sorted me oit in just a few sessions- thank you!
Just two sessions in and I’ve already noticed real improvements with my knees. Michael has extensive theoretical knowledge that he applies practically to suit your individual conditions, looking to address not only symptoms but the underlying causes of your condition too.
Michael provided a great virtual consultation during lockdown, while I was experiencing a very sore neck. Michael was professional, engaging and helped my neck with some simple tips and exercises. Thanks Michael.
There is a block of dedicated free parking within Central Estate which is adjacent to Viking House, Denmark Street, Maidenhead SL6 7BN. Drive past the front of Viking and the exit gate with no-entry signs to the entrance to of Central Estate. Drive over the speed bump and turn right 180 degrees and there are allocated parking spaces for Maidenhead Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic.
Your physiotherapist will introduce themselves. After we have confirmed some details we then ask you questions about your condition, the reason why are seeking help and we will listen to what you have to say.
We will then physically assess your issue (which usually involves the removal of some clothing).
We will explain to you what we have found on assessment and provide a suitable diagnosis and explanation of your condition.
Usually! We try to keep to our appointment times, but the nature of our work can make this difficult at times. With COVID-19 requirements it can take time with additional cleaning, sanitation and donning PPE clothing.
If you have been kept waiting 5 minutes past your appointment time ring the bell or knock on the door.
Will I be treated on my first session?Michael Thomas2020-09-25T12:51:54+01:00
We will usually start some treatment on your first visit; but thorough initial assessment is crucial to ensure appropriate treatment. We will always give you some exercise or advice to go away with as this is part of your rehabilitation.
We will outline clearly before commencing treatment what methods we will use and how we intend to treat you. If you do not want a particular type of treatment please inform your physiotherapist immediately. Any exercises given to you will be clearly explained. Any exercise undertaken at home is at your own risk. If you feel any discomfort during exercise, stop immediately and consult your physiotherapist.
Unfortunately, we will not know the answer to this. The details of your insurance policy are between yourself and the insurance company. It would be best to find out the details before you come to an appointment. If you are not sure you can always pay us directly and we give you a receipt for you to claim it back. If you have contacted your insurance company, they will usually give you a reference or claim number and we can invoice the company direct for payment quoting your reference number.
We operate a courtesy reminder service using email 48 hours before your appointment. Please do not rely on this service as it is your responsibility to attend your appointment. We hold no responsibility for any failure in you receiving our reminders and you will be charged according to our cancellation policy if you do not attend and we can show that the reminder was sent from our system.
Is there a Cancellation Policy?Michael Thomas2020-09-25T13:01:34+01:00
As a small, independent business, we operate a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you give us less than 24 hours notice, we reserve the right to charge 50% of the full session fee and you agree to pay that. For failure to attend an appointment we reserve the right to charge the full appointment cost and you agree to pay this.
In line with GDPR, we will not share your data with third parties, but we would like to contact you by email with information about our practice, our services and any offers or discounts that we are running. If you do not consent to receiving information about the services, offers and discounts at Maidenhead Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic, please let us know via or calling 01628 629638.
The best thing to do if you are not sure is to call us. The receptionist will take your message and a Chartered Physiotherapist will call you back ASAP to discuss it with you over the telephone. We are happy to offer any advice or help over the phone.