Our Story

Ruben Cordeiro

Rúben graduated from CESPU, Portugal in 2013, acquiring a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. Since then he has worked within the sport, musculoskeletal and orthopaedic physiotherapy field.

In 2016 Ruben acquired a Master’s degree of Osteopathy from the Madrid School of Osteopathy. This has allowed him to adopt a more manual approach to his treatments which are central to his clinical work.

His usual treatment strategies involve manual therapy and dry-needling incorporated with proprioceptive stretching and strengthening exercises. Ruben always takes a holistic approach to address not only the injury but the causal factors to avoid re-injury in the long-term.

Ruben has also completed post graduate courses in Sports Osteopathy, Trigger Point Therapy and Dry needling, Acupuncture, Shockwave therapy and Kinesiotaping.

Chris Barber

Chris Barber Physiotherapist

Chris Barber is one of South East London and Kent’s most experienced physiotherapists. Chris graduated from Kings College London in 1996 with a Batchelor of Science Degree with Honours and since then he has attained post-graduate qualifications in dry needling / Gunn-IMS acupuncture and AposHealth. During his career Chris has been taught by some of the most highly regarded international experts in Physiotherapy, Pain Science and Sports Medicine.

Chris has become the ‘go-to’ physiotherapist for complex aches and pains, spinal problems and sports injuries. His areas of special interest include running injuries, chronic spinal and nerve pain and knee arthritis. Chris helps patients of all ages and abilities overcome problems they have previously been told to just live with avoiding drugs and surgery wherever possible.

Chris founded Advanced Physiotherapy in 2005 to service the needs of patients living with fear and pain who haven’t got better due to lacking anyone involved in their care truly listening to their problems, not being examined properly, not having effective hands-on treatment or not doing adequate rehabilitation for their condition. Chris and his team will help you move, feel and perform better where treatment has failed elsewhere.


Katrina Shaw

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Since those early ‘careers discussions’ at Secondary school I can’t remember wanting to be anything other than a Physiotherapist. The human body and movement have always fascinated me and I loved the idea of being able to ‘help’ people. To say I was devastated not to be accepted onto a University course at 18 is an understatement. But I used the time to complete a Sport Science degree, qualify as a Personal Trainer, and work as a Physiotherapy Assistant to strengthen my application and I graduated as a Physiotherapist in 2009. I’ve loved every minute of it since!

I’ve been privileged to gain extensive and wide-ranging experience throughout my career so far. I’ve worked with clients from all walks of life, from international level athletes across multiple sports, to end of life cancer patients. I’ve also been lucky to work all over the world, travelling with the Great Britain American Football team across Europe, working in the Peter MacCallum Cancer Hospital in Melbourne, and 2 large private practices in New Zealand and Australia.

I have experience in a multitude of acute and chronic injuries but my special interests are jaw pain/clicking (Temporomandibular Dysfunction, or TMD) and headaches/migraines. Both of these conditions can have a debilitating affect on people’s daily lives, in particular being able to spend time with family and friends as well as eating and talking, all of which are things I personally take great pleasure in! I love using a variety of hands-on treatment techniques including massage, manual therapy and dry needling to compliment exercises and movement and lifestyle changes to optimise my client’s function and well-being. When I’m not being a physio, you’ll find me trying to avoid my own injuries while practising my favourite hobbies – aerial/circus arts and ballroom dancing!

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