Meet our specialists

The advantages of using Guy’s and St Thomas’ private physiotherapy services include:

  • Highly experienced musculoskeletal clinicians‐with over 10+ years of experience.
  • A history of excellence associated with prestigious Guys & St Thomas’ Hospitals.
  • Clinicians skilled in diagnosing your problem and optimal management of your condition‐ from the start!
  • Treatment options tailored to your individual condition and personal goals.
  • Specialists in the field of occupational physiotherapy and work related problems.
  • Professional links with UK leading Consultants located within London.
  • No Waiting Times and flexible clinic hours.
Christopher Tack, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MCSP

Chris is the current manager of the private physiotherapy service and resident Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist. He has been qualified for almost 10 years and has extensive experience in the management of neuro-musculoskeletal problems, sports injuries and occupational health injuries.

Chris uses a combined treatment approach to help clients optimise their rehabilitation, including the use of Rehabilitative Conditioning™, a model of exercise prescription specific for injured tissue which he has developed to assist clients to return to sport and full activity. He also has qualifications in soft tissue massage therapies, acupuncture and manual therapy.

Chris has experience in managing varying levels of sports people, but is known for his work on strength and conditioning practices with mixed martial artists and combat sports athletes, for which he was published in the reknowned Strength & Conditioning Journal in 2013. Prior to working for Guys & St Thomas’ Trust, Chris worked as in research for the National Institute of Clinical Health & Care Excellence where he assisted in the formation of the Low Back Pain Guideline (published in 2009).

Chris is a guest lecturer at Kings College London where he has taught on topics such as Chronic Back Pain Management, Manual Therapy, Research in Physiotherapy and Scope of Practice for Physiotherapists in Sport. He also is a guest scientific writer on topics such as exercise and nutrition for international brand MyProtein.

Clinical area of interest: Low back pain, exercise rehabilitation and return to sport, occupational health, upper limb and spine disorders
Post graduate learning: MSc Sports & Exercise Rehabilitation (ongoing), Strength & Conditioning, Mindfulness/ CBT, Chronic pain management, Aquatic therapy

christopher.tack@gstt.nhs.uk

Faye Shorthouse, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MSc Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy, MCSP

Faye is one of the team’s Highly Specialised Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists. Following qualification from the University of Hertfordshire with a first class honours degree Faye has worked in the NHS specialising in treating complex neuro-musculoskeletal injuries. This experience been in addition to her working with Premier League professional team Fulham Football Club, and has allowed her to assist varying degrees of athletes at endurance events (such as the London Marathon).

Faye has progressed her career development with completion of an MSc in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy, and has also assisted in the development and running of clinical research at the internationally recognised Kings College London and Imperial College. As such maintenance of evidence based practice and the promotion of clinical research and teaching is integral to her practice.

Faye is active and athletic and enjoys cycling, running and cross fit training. She has a passion for skiing and is an advanced scuba diver.

Clinical areas of interest: Lower Limb disorders, tendinopathies, rheumatological disorders
Post graduate learning: MSc Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy, pain management, tendinopathy management, spinal combined movement and manipulation, aquatic therapy, acupuncture.

Darryl Kelly- Highly Specialist Physiotherapist in Private and Occupational Health

Darryl is a highly specialist physiotherapist who graduated from University College Dublin with a first class honours. She has gained extensive musculoskeletal and orthopaedic experience working in Ireland in both hospital and private practice. Darryl has also worked in New Zealand, leading a team of physiotherapists at a private practice in Wellington.

Darryl has a specialist interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation, having worked with various sports teams such as the Irish Hockey underage squads and regional rugby teams in New Zealand. She believes in thorough assessment and management of these injuries in order to identify contributing factors, and educate you as to why the injury may have occurred.

With an interest in research and development, Darryl recently completed her Masters in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Kings College London. She leads our Clinical Pilates classes after completing her advanced Pilates training through APPI.

Clinical areas of interest: sports injury and rehabilitation, tendinopathy management, low back pain, clinical pilates, occupational health

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MSc Advanced Neuromusculosketal physiotherapy. MSCP, MPNZ, MISCP

Postgraduate learning: postgraduate courses in manipulative therapy through NZMPA, Credentialed Mckenzie therapist, APPI Pilates trained, Dry Needling

darryl.kelly@gstt.nhs.uk