Staff > Physiotherapists
Emma James MD and owner and senior clinical director BSc (Hons), MCSP, SRP, HPC, APPI.
Since qualifying as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1998 Emma has worked extensively in the private sectors, treating muscular and skeletal injuries. Emma offers the highest level of service utilising the latest medical research.
Her passion and drive for a patient centric approach to care has driven her to strive to continue to develop her clinical skills over the last two decades. She has ploughed that care and passion into her stunning practice in the heart of Hemel Hempstead.
The main areas of focus of her treatments are the management of movement dysfunctions and recovery from long or complex injury. As a qualified APOS therapist and women’s health practioner these skills allow her to review the body biomechanics as a whole.
Pilates, acupuncture and biomechanical analysis anchor her diagnostics skills and enable her to treat holistically along -side the floatation therapy and
Alongside working very closely with some of London's top private consultants and working in one of London's leading Physiotherapy Practices, two years ago Emma set up her stunning luxury medical centre, in a beautiful converted school house in the heart of the Chiltern Hills and has created an incredible wellbeing department using holistic therapy, focusing on inner health and mindfulness complete with fully equipped gym and state of the art Floatation Tank - the only one of its kind in Hertfordshire. Emma James Physio has also recently become an accredited Apostherapy clinic focusing on non evasive and surgery free treatment for knee, hip and back pain.
Emma believes everybody deserves a life free from pain and creates bespoke packages for every client with individual requirements being the key focus.
Senior Physiotherapist, Ex International Athlete, 2012 Olympic Torch Bearer, Lloyds TSB Local Hero, BSc (Hons), MCSP, HCPC
Darren has gained a broad background knowledge of physiotherapy working in both the private and NHS public sectors.
Darren specialises in the treatment of all joint, muscle and tendon pathologies. Equally he is adept at managing sports related injuries and post-operative conditions. Darren also has a keen interest in Running related injuries and injury prevention and uses various different clinical modalities such as strength and conditioning, Tapping, Massage, Maitland Mobilisations and Electrotherapy to manage and treat your condition.
Prior to physiotherapy Darren represented England and Great Britain at international competitions and was ranked inside the top 35 in the world for 800m. Due to his dedication he came 6th in the 2010 Commonwealth Games and has been lucky enough to carry the London 2012 Olympic Torch. In addition to continuing to inspire kids into sport through various events as a Lloyds TSB Local Hero.
- 1st Class BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, University of Hertfordshire
- BSc (Hons) Sport Science with Health, Exercise and Nutrition
Since graduating from the University of Hertfordshire and gaining a degree in Physiotherapy, Jamie has worked in a variety of specialities and sectors ranging from orthopaedics, respiratory medicine, stroke rehabilitation and musculoskeletal outpatients for a number of years.
Jamie has spent time working in sport at Stevenage Football Club’s academy supporting the medical department providing pitch side assistance and participating in player rehabilitation and treatment.
Since specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy as a Senior Physiotherapist within the NHS, Jamie has undertaken a wide variety of acupuncture, spinal, taping and mobilisation courses. Jamie has a particular interest in neck and low back pain as well as lower limb rehabilitation. Jamie is a keen sportsman and has participated in skiing, rugby, football and tennis whereby he previously spent time teaching junior tennis.
Lisa qualified in 2004 as a physiotherapist after completing an MSc in rehabilitation science. Prior to that she completed a BSc honours degree in sport and exercise science at the University of Birmingham.
Lisa worked for several years in the NHS then worked at private clinics in London and Buckinghamshire for 7 years prior to joining the team at Emma James Physio. She has also worked as a Physio at Fulham Football club.
Lisa is currently completing an MSc in advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire. This will give her membership to the MACP- a special interest group which requires extensive postgraduate study and recognition of an excellent standard of the treatment and management of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. In addition, Lisa has qualifications in clinical pilates and acupuncture.
Lisa uses a combination of manual (hands on) therapy and functional rehabilitation exercises to help patients achieve their goals.
Senior Manual Therapist
Since graduating from a very popular University in Poland and gaining a degree in Physiotherapy, Rafal has worked in the public and private sectors in a variety of specialisms, mainly neuromuscular, musculosceletal and peadiatric.
Rafal’s work activities include: physiotherapy for sports clubs players, teaching corrective exercises to children in nurseries and schools, leading therapy sessions for disabled adults and children and treating a variety of private patients.
With over 16 years of extensive experience it has brought many spectacular successes in treating and improving even the most complex conditions including stroke and celebral palsy in children.
As a sports therapist my primary passion is around sporting injuries and the strength, fitness, wellbeing and resilience of each individual in their entirety.
I have recently had experience of working within a professional football team at a premier league, working with the first team and youth teams down to under 9’s. During this I gained experience and an interest in acute injury management, from soft tissue and massage intervention right through to personal training and strength and conditioning techniques to prevent re-injury.
I use a multitude of treatment techniques from Acupuncture to manual therapy, massage, strength and conditioning and functional rehabilitation.
I also use massage and personal training techniques alongside my other treatment techniques to ensure the highest level of customer care and service is undertaken.
My personal interest sits within the lower limb and considering all injuries from sporting to occupational injuries.
I have recently also expanded my skill mix to further include wellness and coaching techniques to improve employees engagement, with ergonomics intervention and wellness behaviour within our clinic in the foreign office Westminster. This allows me to see how patients and staff are interacting with their work environment and how the equipment we use and the postures we adopt, influence our ability to function pain free.
This is a very exciting and new element to my practice.
Freelance musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Katies Biography will be available shortly..
Born and raised in Guernsey, I love the outdoor life style come rain or shine, with an interest in sailing, water skiing and beach bbq’s!!
With a passion for sports, exercise and well being, as well as having been ladies captain of the rowing team during my first degree, I decided to requalify from The University of Hertfordshire with a keen and vested interest for musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Since qualifying I have worked in both the public and private sector. I enjoy solving problems, and therefore, use a variety of different modalities in my treatment and management plans with patients including manual therapy, exercise rehabilitation, massage and taping.