Meet our Specialist Physiotherapist - Xavier Rajarathnam, MPT, MCSP, SRP.

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  • Xavier RajarathnamMPT, MCSP, SRP.

    Principal Physiotherapist & Independent non-medical Prescriber

    Xavier is the co-founder of Xcel Health and specialised in Orthopaedics, Sports Injuries and Musculoskeletal Medicine for the past 20 years, he has gained a Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine and Injection Therapy and more recently he received his postgraduate certificate in independent prescribing from Greenwich University.

    He has a special interest in shoulder injury rehabilitation, spinal mobilisation and managing running injuries. He is trained to Master’s level and able to blend together an array of clinical expertise including manipulation, acupuncture, soft tissue mobilisation and sports rehabilitation with advanced techniques such as injection therapy and independent medicine prescribing. Xavier had a successful career within the NHS where he was an advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner for 10 years, before deciding to branch out on his own.

    Xavier is a member of Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine (ACPSEM), Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Orthopaedic Medicine and Injection Therapy (ACPOMIT) and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).

    Xavier mentors all our physiotherapists and ensures their continued training as well as providing training course for GPs and other healthcare professionals.

    Xavier is father to 2 children and in his free time, enjoys weight training, cycling and badminton.

  • Kavitha PunniyakottiMSc Prescribing Paediatric Physiotherapist

    Specialist Children Physiotherapist and Non-Medical Independent Prescriber

    Kavi is co-founder of Xcel Health and has been working as a specialist paediatric physiotherapist for the past 20 years. She is a Bobath trained physiotherapist, and her treatment is primarily based on this method.

    She is also trained in both paediatric neurology and paediatric musculoskeletal conditions and uses Bailey’s assessment and GMFM as a standardised assessment for children. Kavi has been highly trained in gait analysis, which gives her the knowledge she needs when prescribing orthoses for children.

    Kavi is a prescribing physiotherapist and gained a Postgraduate Certificate from Greenwich University in 2017.

    Kavi is mum to 2 children which keeps her really busy and in her free time, she enjoys baking cakes and cookies.

  • Karthikeyan RamalingamBPhysio (Hons), MPT, MCSP

    Specialist Physiotherapist

    Karthi is a specialised physiotherapist with 21 years of experience in various clinical settings, mentoring and teaching. He completed his Physiotherapy Honours in Australia and since then has worked in India and Papua New Guinea, where he worked as Head of Rehabilitation Sciences as well as in a teaching hospital before coming to Xcel Health.

    He is specialised in musculoskeletal conditions and applies mobilisation and manipulation techniques for spinal and periphery including soft tissue manipulation. His holistic approach coupled with a device management program means that he is able to focus on functional independence based on each individual’s needs.

    He is particularly interested in the rehabilitation of lower back and neck pain. He is passionate about the advancement of the profession and undertakes research, which he has presented in international conferences and had published in professional journals. He strongly believes in developing and delivering online education programs in physiotherapy. He has contributed to the development of physiotherapy and community based inclusion development in Papua New Guinea and it is this work that allowed him to be nominated as a temporary advisor for strengthening rehabilitation and education in the Pacific to the WHO. He is a member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Associate member in Australian Physiotherapy Association, he actively engages in International Society for Electrophysical Agents in Physical Therapy (ISEAPT) and World Physio.

    In his free time, Karthi loves nature and photography and is a keen follower of cricket.

  • Premmohan RajendranBPT, MCSP

    Specialist Physiotherapist

    Since qualifying as a physiotherapist, Premmohan has worked in various NHS trusts across the Southern Counties.

    He enjoys working with people and finds it rewarding to treat a wide range of conditions from mild to severe, He finds that every patient presents a unique challenge which in turn brings a widening of knowledge, experience and approach to holistically provide individual treatment according to the patient's' needs.

    Premmohan has worked with a wide variety of patients in orthopaedics, cardio-respiratory, neurological and intensive care departments and endeavours to deliver the best assessment, with an accurate clinical diagnosis to give the most effective treatment for an individual.

    He practices acupuncture, manual therapy and massage therapy for pain relief and strongly believes in exercise therapy for progression from pain and to restore movements.

    In his spare time Premmohan enjoys reading and watching sports.

  • Mihai G. CiocMSc, MCSP

    Specialised Physiotherapist

    Mihai specialises in musculoskeletal and cardio-respiratory disorders. He has a holistic approach towards the assessment of a patient. He has a good understanding of psychological stress which can heighten the intensity of pain, stiffness and discomfort in a physiotherapy related diagnosis. He is particularly interested in back and shoulder injury rehabilitation, knee and spinal mobilisations. As a keen learner, he believes in continuous training to improve his knowledge.

    Mihai is trained to a Master’s level and impart his skills in soft tissue (and spinal) manipulation, mobilisation techniques and exercise therapy programmes. He handles a holistic approach assessment based on the patient's' need for a full recovery and to be able to return to activities that they were doing before the injury pain-free.

    Mihai has worked successfully in both the NHS and private practice, specialising in hands-on techniques, he is a chartered physiotherapist and member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.

    In his free time, Mihai enjoys weight training, HIIT and is a keen skier, diver, swimmer, cyclist and martial arts practitioner

  • Elmer RodriguesB.P.Th., MSc (Sports), MCSP

    Specialist Physiotherapist

    Elmer specialises in Exercise and Sports Medicine and is gaining expertise in the area of Musculoskeletal Medicine, Orthopaedics and Manual Therapy.

    He completed his MSc at the University of Birmingham in Exercise and Sports Medicine and his main interest lies in sports injuries and rehabilitation with a focus on lower limb injuries, especially the knee and ankle.

    Elmer has completed his Intermediate Trauma and Medical Management in Football (ITMMiF), which is certified by the Football Association, this has helped supplement his hands-on practice and role as an on-field physiotherapist.

    He has previously worked in various sports team whilst pursuing his degree and is a passionate sportsperson with a keen interest in football, running and cricket, which he successfully pursued and excelled at a semi-professional level.

    Elmer is a passionate Arsenal supporter and in his free time enjoys listening to music and going for bike rides.

  • Anagha ChandrashekharB.P.Th., MSc, MCSP

    Specialist Physiotherapist

    Anagha is a passionate physiotherapist with experience in Orthopaedics, Musculoskeletal disorders, neurorehabilitation, and Cardio-Respiratory Physiotherapy.

    She aims to use holistic treatments based on a patient's' expectations and meticulous evaluation and is passionate about seeing patients regaining more physical freedom after recovery and it is this that motivates her.

    Anagha is a trained Pilates instructor and has expertise in therapeutic taping techniques, she has a patent for an invention for a hand orthosis, which was designed for special needs and is currently perusing a master’s degree from Cardiff University and this will be completed very soon!

    In her free time, Anagha loves travelling and exploring new places, she is a pet lover and has a keen interest in reading and taking mini steps for a sustainable and safe environment.

  • Rochelle SequeiraBPTh, MSc (Sport), MCSP

    Specialist Physiotherapist

    Rochelle works as a Specialist Physiotherapist. After obtaining her specialisation in Sports and Exercise Medicine from Leeds Beckett University, she has started gaining more expertise in the fields of Musculoskeletal Medicine, Orthopaedics and Manual therapy.

    Her interests lie within the field of sports injuries and rehabilitation and she enjoys treating injuries especially of the shoulder, hip and ankle. She has completed her Intermediate Trauma and Medical Management in Football (ITMMIF) certified by the Football Association which has added on to her on-field knowledge and hands-on skills enabling her to advocate the role as an on-field physiotherapist.

    Rochelle enjoys playing badminton, dancing, and swimming. She also enjoys watching football matches and is a Manchester City supporter. She is passionate about animals and enjoys listening to music during her free time.

  • Wageeshwari (Isha) MadgulkarMSc Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health, MCSP

    Specialist Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Conditions

    Isha specialises in Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Conditions as well as Sports Injuries. She has a keen interest in Manual Therapy and a trained first aider certified to perform Cardio-Pulmonary Resusciatation

    She completed her MSc at the University of Loughborough and her interests lie in treating orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and sports conditions. She believes that her driving force is to help people get better and get their smile back as they start to recover their freedom of movement. She is always learning and keeps herself up to date with the latest research as well as hands-on techniques.

    She has previously worked as a Physiotherapist at a tournament organised by the International Tennis Federation and also in other private practices. She currently works most of the time in our practice, but can also be found working in an NHS Practice

    Isha is a former national level swimmer and in her free time she enjoys exploring and doing fitness.

  • Namrata PanickerMSc

    Specialist Physiotherapist

    Namrata specialises in treating conditions that are brought about by the performing arts (especially dancing) and Sports Injuries.

    She completed her MSc in Sports and Exercise Science and Medicine at the University of Glasgow and has a keen interest in supporting people to be independent and retain their mobility. She loves keeping up to date with the latest research and techniques and is especially keen to explore physiotherapy and its benefits in dancing.

    Namrata has experience of working in Care Homes, Private Practice and most recently working in GP surgeries, where you will find her at the moment.

    In her free time, Namrata likes learning languages, and having taught herself Turkish, she is now learning Spanish. She loves listening to music, playing the piano, swimming, travelling and exploring new places. She also has a diploma in the Indian Classical Dance, Bharatanatyam!

  • Akhil GeorgeMSc, MCSP

    Specialist Physiotherapist

    Akhil specialises in Orthopaedic and Sports Injuries.

    He is currently studying Sports Medicine at the University of Chester having successfully studied in Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Acupuncture.

    He has worked in many different hospital settings and has experience in Cardiorespiratory, Musculoskeletal, Neurological and Community based rehabilitation.

    In his free time, Akhil is a Sports Enthusiast and can be found most days on his bicycle on his way somewhere!

  • Riya HileMSc, MCSP

    Specialist Physiotherapist

    Riya is an all rounder Physiotherapist and is passionate about providing pain relief and promoting movement. Her special interest lies in Orthopaedic conditions, chronic pain and the rehabilitation of older people.

    Riya studied Advanced Physiotherapy at the Manchester Metropolitan University and has also worked with the Manchester Movement Unit.

    When she’s not at work, Riya enjoys going for walks or listening to music.

  • Vaidehi ChandrasMSc, MCSP

    Specialist Physiotherapist

    Vaidehi studied Physiotherapy at Cardiff University and specialised in Neurorehabilitation and Cardio Respiratory Care.

    She has worked as an NHS Healthcare Support worker to support children and adults with mental health issues. She has experience in working with patients that have complex clinical conditions.

    Vaidehi is a creative soul and loves travelling, good food and the great outdoors.

  • Maria WatsonLCM, Dip LSSM, Btec, MIRSM.

    Massage Therapist

    Maria is an experienced Sports Massage & Hot Stone Massage Therapist and is a member of the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage, She graduated from the London School of Sports Massage, obtaining a qualification in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy and is currently studying Nutritional Consultation at the College of Naturopathic Medicine.

    Maria uses a variety of techniques to help reduce tension, increase flexibility and improve the range of motion, she has learnt and practices Hot Stone Fusion techniques, this is highly effective in both relation and clinical massage using unique strokes to treat neck, back, shoulder and specific pain patterns.

    Maria only uses organic based oils for the treatments as what goes on your skin gets absorbed into your body.

    In her free time, Maria is a health-conscious, fit and active person, she is interested in nutrition for health and enjoys hockey, cycling, tennis and dog agility.

  • Toby Barker

    Group Operations Manager

    Toby is the Operations Manager at Xcel Health and joined following a successful 20 year career in Banking which included working as a Business Banking Director and Commercial and Corporate Relationship Manager.

    He is married with 3 children and passionate about education for children, he volunteers his time as a school governor for a local secondary school.

    Toby graduated from the University of London where he studied Foreign Languages and has used this knowledge in his career with jobs in Poland and France.

    He is a keen runner and has run over 60 marathons and ultra-marathons, he is a Portsmouth supporter and mostly a dad taxi driver in his free time!

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