About Us

Why Choose Us

Spires Physiotherapists are experts in the assessment of pain and movement disorders, which enables us to better understand why you are experiencing your symptoms. Our experience in elite sports gives us a wealth of rehabilitation knowledge which, alongside expert therapeutic treatment skills, helps you get back to doing what you enjoy and living life to the full. We understand that it’s difficult to decide on a therapist and many patients don’t know who to trust. Every therapist at Spires Physiotherapy is experienced, pragmatic, honest, has chartered status and uses scientific research evidence in their assessment and management of you and your symptoms. Additionally, we know our limitations and won’t hesitate to refer you on to a specialist if required.

Therapists

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Joseph Korge
BSc MSc MCSP HCPC

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Our principle physiotherapist is Joseph Korge with over ten years of experience working with elite athletes, within private clinics and NHS settings. His specialist areas include sports rehabilitation, biomechanics assessment, mental health and exercise physiology. Joe completed his physiotherapy training at St George's University of London and went on to complete a masters degree in healthcare research from the University of Oxford in 2016. Outside of work, he enjoys music, reading and a range of sports including football and golf. Joe currently works in our West Hampstead clinic.

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Dr Gurhan Kayihan
BSc MSc PhD MCSP HCPC

Gurhan is a Chartered Physiotherapist and Sport Scientist with extensive experience in elite sport, the NHS and within the academic sector. After qualifying as a physiotherapist in 2003, he went on to obtain a masters degree before completing his PhD in Sport and Health Science in 2012. Alongside working within musculoskeletal clinics, he has worked internationally with the Turkish National Amputee Football team, lectured within universities and has conducted numerous research studies looking into exercise and lower back pain among other subjects. Gurhan’s research background enables him to utilise current scientific evidence as well his broad clinical knowledge to help people manage persistent pain and recover from acute injuries. When he isn’t working in the clinics or consulting for scientific journals, he likes to spend time with his family, hiking, doing martial arts and collecting old coins. Gurhan currently works in our Didcot clinic.

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Adelina Florea
BSc MSc MCSP HCPC

Adelina is a Chartered Physiotherapist with a wealth of private practice experience covering a range of specialties including musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and post-operative recovery. Alongside her rehabilitation knowledge, she deploys an array of manual therapy techniques. Adelina likes to combine her passion for scientific research with a person centred approach and draws upon her elite sports experience when devising exercise programmes for patients. To build on her undergraduate physiotherapy degree, she completed a masters degree in Implants, Prostheses and Biomechanics in 2016. Adelina has become a very popular member of our team among our patients and the other team members and her diary is often booked up a week in advance. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, writing, hiking and gardening. Adelina currently works in our Oxford clinic.

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Andreas Georgoulas
BSc MCSP HCPC

Andreas is a Chartered Physiotherapist and Kinesiotherapy specialist with extensive experience in private practice and elite sport. He has over a decade of previous experience working with professional athletes including triple jumpers, pole vaulters, track athletes, basketball players and the Olympic rhythmic gymnastics ensemble. He is particularly proud of his work with the Greece National Athletics Elite Marathon Team. As a result, Andreas has developed expert sports injury rehabilitation skills alongside a wide range of treatment modalities including soft tissue massage, trigger point therapy and kinesiology taping. Outside of elite sports, he also has experience in post-operative rehabilitation, musculoskeletal disorders and elderly rehabilitation. Having completed his undergraduate training at Queen Margaret University, he is now studying for a masters degree in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. In his spare time, he enjoys athletics, basketball, cross fit, Muay Thai, skiing, rafting, bungee jumping, scuba diving, paintball and cycling. Andreas currently works in our Oxford clinic offering evening appointments.

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Emma O'Dwyer
BSc MCSP HCPC

Emma is a chartered physiotherapist and an international equestrian athlete. She has extensive experience working with other elite athletes including professional jockeys at Oaksey House and patients with a variety of sporting backgrounds at the Sports Hub at University College Dublin. Being an athlete herself, Emma believes her level of communication and understanding of the pressures of elite sport helps her to understand the pressures and the set-backs associated with injury and pain. She continues to compete at international level and is now the Head Physiotherapist for the Rolex Young Riders Academy. Emma has worked internationally, gaining experience in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Geneva and Sweden. Outside of work, Emma produces her own horses and continues to compete at national and international level. Emma currently works at our Oxford clinic.

What to Expect

The role of a physiotherapist is to facilitate healing and prevent chronic pain and movement conditions. This requires a detailed assessment from which your Spires Physiotherapist will give you a diagnosis which, alongside your own rehabilitation goals, will help to determine how your condition is managed. You and your physiotherapist will set your goals and agree your treatment and management plan collaboratively. You will be guided and supported every step of the way so that you can recover to full function and get back to doing the things you love, whether it be dancing, gardening or sports.

At your assessment, you will be asked a number of questions so that your physiotherapist can collect a detailed history of your symptoms. They will also need to perform a physical examination based on the history you’ve provided. Please wear comfortable clothing which allows the physiotherapist to see the affected areas of your body. Once the assessment has provided a diagnosis for your symptoms, you will receive treatment and a rehabilitation programme based on the current research evidence for your condition.

Please call us if you have any questions or wish to discuss your symptoms before booking an initial assessment session.

All our physiotherapists are chartered, DBS checked and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Our Clients

I went to see Joe at short notice due to an injury shortly before an event I was training for. He efficiently assessed the issue, educated me about the causes and put in place a plan to help retrain and improve the injury. Ultimately I successfully completed the event, which is thanks to Joe, so I can heartily recommend him.
Chris Muir
21:13 24 Jun 19
Joe is terrific! I had a really bad knee injury and Joe helped me make a full recovery. He's very knowledgeable and professional and couldn't have asked for a better physio!
Angelica
13:27 24 May 19
From the moment I met with Joe I knew I had made the right decision. Friendly, polite and very knowledgeable Joe has helped me no end with my Sciatic & Piriformis problems and symptoms. Would definitely recommend to anyone with any type of physio they require.
Paul Garwood
17:58 21 Feb 19
Had a fantastic experience with Joe. Incredibly knowledgeable and personable, he took me from a state where I couldn't bend over to load the oven to being able to run/gym/play sports. Highly recommended.
Chester Steven
14:13 18 Apr 19
I suffered with a herniated disc and Spires Physiotherapy was able to fit me in the next day to see Joe. He is so in-depth with his knowledge and explained everything to me. The treatment has been amazing and I couldn’t be more grateful for his expertise. Joe goes above and beyond. I would highly recommend Spires Physiotherapy!
Charlie Thompson
09:46 12 Dec 18
I went to see Joe to address long-standing shoulder pain issues due to spending too much time sat at my desk every day. The experience was excellent from start to finish, with Joe being very enthusiastic, flexible, and happy to fit in appointments around my work schedule. Joe is also very realistic about providing exercise plans that are easily feasible to do at home with little equipment, and in such a way that it is easy to fit into a busy lifestyle. The symptoms are now clear and i have fresh enthusiasm for a balanced exercise plan, to prevent them re-occuring. Based on my experience i would highly recommend Spires Physiotherapy.
Paul Klauber
15:05 10 Jul 19
I had suffered debilitating back and neck pain from the inherent intricacies of my work for about 6 months or more. My colleagues had attended Spires Physio and had recommended Jo to help fix my physical health. I reluctantly booked my first appointment and was amazed at the level of professionalism that Jo displayed. He accurately diagnosed my issues and what was causing them. We both understood that the work-related causes will not go away unless I changed profession but that there were other modifiable factors such as physical activity that could delay or prevent recurrence and had lifelong health benefits. Six sessions later I was completely pain free. It is now 3 months and I am still pain free. What is extremely important to me and thanking Jo for this is that I am now fully back to running (my favourite high intensity physical activity) after almost 20 years of being "passively physically active". I was not sedentary but I was not exercising enough! Moreover, I am already experiencing weight loss without changing anything else. Jo, you did not try to promote your work as the magic bullet to muscle, nerve and bone problems but you recognised the need to tell your clients of the immense physical, mental and cognitive health benefits of physical activity and encourage them to take advantage of these. You were completely honest with me about physio exercises being only a temp fix and boring (are only intended to be therapeutic) and that physical activity (PA) was more satisfying. You helped me get over my fears and excuses for not returning to PA, helped me realise that I only needed a couple of hours a week, no routines necessary, just do what I could when I could would still be beneficial. It also did not matter what I did, run, walk, gym, skip a rope, anything. Thank you Jo at Spires Physio. You are an absolute gem to your profession! I will definitely recommend Spires physio any day any time.
Helen P M Natukunda
09:21 30 Aug 19
Adelina is an excellent physiotherapist. Very professional and knowledgeable. She planned a bespoke treatment to address my patellar tendinitis problem effectively. Each exercise was explained clearly and I was also provided with a detailed exercise sheet to ensure I stayed on track. After only a few sessions my knee pain is gone and I can now resume exercise as normal. I would highly recommend her.
Alice Watson-Thorne
12:47 07 Oct 19
I was diagnosed with sciatica by my GP and physio was recommended. I saw Adelina at Spires and can only say how pleased I have been. Adelina is a very professional therapist but has a friendly and understanding manner with patients. The programme was tailored to meet my needs, getting progressively more challenging over the 3 months that I visited her. The exercises were designed to build resilience and also to help in the event of a further episode. As well as the exercises to do at home, Adelina also advised on what I could do in breaks on long car journeys and how to sleep more comfortably. She also provided email support and encouragement between appointments. Brilliant - strongly recommended.
David
19:58 07 Oct 19
I have struggled with neck, back and shoulder problems for a number of years. I was recently referred to Spires Physiotherapy and the excellent Adelina. Adelina was very friendly and approachable and took the time to listen and understand my symptoms. Along with the hands on physiotherapy during my sessions with her she developed a bespoke programme of exercises for me to help reduce and manage my symptoms. She also gave me lots of brilliant advice on how to be less sedentary (my job is office/home based) and shared some useful tips on mindfulness. This combined approach has been very successful and not only have my symptoms dramatically improved but I’m also reassured and more confident that I can manage my symptoms moving forwards. After each session, Adelina promptly emailed me the new exercises we had worked through and was always available to contact if I had any questions about the exercises in-between appointments. Excellent – highly recommend!
John Cooper
10:30 18 Nov 19
Very clean, comfortable setting with a friendly greeting and informative, really help my recovery
Terry Garnett
15:52 20 Feb 20
Went in with a suspected torn rotator cuff and was treated by Joe. He very quickly assessed and confirmed the issue and immediately started planning a realistic training program to rehab the shoulder back to where I need it to be. One of the best things about this treatment was Joe's confidence in getting the shoulder back to health and allowing me to define what 'success' looks like - not just pain free, but getting back to lifting properly. A month in and the shoulder is more stable, stronger and I have a lot more confidence in it when pushing it. Definitely recommend!
Ben Rayneau-kirkhope
10:11 29 Sep 20
Gurhan has helped me on two occasions. In both cases he was superb. His professionalism, care, knowledge and patience were impressive and the result was wonderful. He has a delightful manner and deep specialist knowledge. I recommend him without hesitation.
Peter Ryding
06:44 31 Jan 21
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