The Team

Chris Beach

Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

Chris initially trained as a Physical Training Instructor in the Royal Air Force, which led to training as a physiotherapist, gaining a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from the University of Greenwich. Chris has specialised in orthopaedics, sport injuries and the management of musculoskeletal injuries, with an MSc in Sports and Training Injuries from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2004.  He is also a member of the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine, the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology.

Chris has developed skills in managing acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, post-surgical joint reconstruction, joint replacement and chronic tendon disease with shockwave therapy. He is trained and skilled in the following areas: manual therapy, corrective body control and muscle re-patterning, aquatic physiotherapy, kinesiotaping, biomechanical evaluation, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, acupuncture, postural correction and exercise therapy.

Chris is a keen walker, enjoys time with his family and pottering in the garden.

Professional Registration:
Health and Care Professions Council PH35680
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 44330

 

Anitha Jacob

Senior Physiotherapist

Anitha completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy from India in 2002 and completed her rotations in all areas of Physiotherapy. She has specialised in neurology and neuro-rehabilitation since 2009 and has worked as a senior physiotherapist in various settings across UK, including The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital. She is currently a clinical lead physiotherapist at the Chilterns MS Centre.

Her particular interests are in spinal cord injury rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation, brain injury rehabilitation, motor neuron disease and multiple sclerosis. She is one of three clinicians in Europe who have been trained in the Indego-Exo skeleton .

Anitha is a member of the Health Professional Council, Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and Association of Physiotherapists in Neurology. Her strengths lie in assessment, goal setting, treatment planning and rehabilitation, based on her extensive clinical experience, problem solving approach, clinical reasoning and knowledge.

Anitha has developed exercise classes and a Falls Clinic based on the patient needs, potential and ability. She is also trained in Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) foot drop stimulator and runs a clinic for this at the MS Centre.