About Simon Gilchrist Physiotherapy


Focused treatment for active bodies

Sports injuries

We aim to get you back to sport and exercise faster and stronger. We have worked across elite sport and with many Olympic athletes and talented amateur athletes. Our philosophy is to provide elite support to help everyone return to their passion and achieve a healthy active life


We provide state of the art rehabilitation whether it be post operation or to rehabilitate following a painful injury. We work with many of London’s leading sports doctors, surgeons, pain specialists, and strength and conditioning experts to ensure you are at the centre of the recovery. We have excellent communication channels with consultants and doctors to ensure a team approach.

Spinal pain

We specialise in providing excellent care for spinal conditions. Whether it be long term pain or post surgery we integrate a hands on approach with exercise based therapy combining a pilates approach with functional training. This may include joint mobilisation, manipulation, soft tissue releases and needling.

About Simon

Simon is an Australian physiotherapist who graduated from LaTrobe University with a Bachelor Physiotherapy in 1998, he completed his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy in Australia in 2005, and has achieved the sought after title of APA Sports Physiotherapist. He has recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Diagnostic Ultrasound. He likes to scan soft tissue pathology where appropriate including tendon and muscle tears and combines this with clinical reasoning to achieve diagnosis.

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Simon is a highly sought after practitioner with over 18 years experience helping drive a busy clinic in Marylebone before creating an exciting partnership with Matt Roberts. He is very pro active in his approach to physiotherapy and sports medicine, he has a strong belief in a hands on approach with specific rehabilitation programmes to return athletes and alike to their chosen activities. He uses a combination of manual techniques, neural mobilisation and manipulation often in conjunction with acupuncture and dry needling. He works with many patients that have failed conservative or surgical management to restore function and return to their chosen lifestyle.

Simon used to compete as a 400m runner and he has competed a stage of the tour de france and enjoys getting out on his bike where possible. With his background he has a special interest and experience in track and field, cycling and football and has a passion for all sports and fitness. He has worked with various international athletes including tennis players, footballers and champion jockeys. He has also travelled and worked extensively with Australian Olympic athletes throughout Europe spending time in Australia’s European Training Centre. He guest lectures at The Royal College of Surgeons and has written two chapters in a sports medicine book. Simon’s special interests are in knee and spinal rehabilitation and tendon pathology with a real emphasis on preventative medicine.

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About Shari

Shari Randall graduated in 2008 from the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (honours) at Monash University in Australia. She then later went on to complete a Post Graduate Certificate and Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Shari also has qualified as a Dance Medicine Australia Clinical Pilates Instructor.

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Shari is a holistic and experienced Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates instructor whom has been consulting in private practice and teaching Clinical Pilates for 10 years. During this time she has treated many sporting injuries, and athletes. She has also worked in several private hospitals in Melbourne treating patients before and after spinal surgeries, joint replacements, arthroscopes, tendon repairs, amputation, and traumatic injuries. Shari also has vast experience in treating pre and post-natal mothers; in addition to this she also has experience in exercise therapy for the older population.

As well as her clinical work, Shari has held teaching posts and has been a clinical examiner at both Monash and La Trobe Universities for undergraduate and postgraduate students. In London Shari is an invited examiner for the Sports Masters program at Queen Mary University and the Institute of Sports Exercise and Health with University College London. She is also the London Clinical Supervisor for the Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Masters Program with La Trobe University.

In London, Shari works closely with the leading Spinal and Orthopaedic Surgeons from various specialties, Pain Specialist Consultants and Sports Doctors.

Shari treats patients of all ages and fitness levels with musculoskeletal or sporting injuries. However her specialty is treating complex patients with multiple issues and persistent pain, in particular those patients with spinal pain.

In her free time Shari enjoys reformer pilates, barre, yoga, running, skiing and was previously a competitive sailor.

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About Paddy

Born in Cork, Ireland, Paddy Connolly, is a specialist in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has a strong passion for treating sporting conditions. After graduating in physiotherapy, from St. George’s University of London in 2012, he went on to start his career as a physiotherapist at Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals. Here, he spent over a year as a specialist in orthopaedics before moving into his current specialism. During this time, he paired his NHS role with practicing physiotherapy at several different sports teams. Having worked for the likes of Crystal Palace FC and Harlequins Rugby League, by 2015, Paddy was Head Physiotherapist at London Skolars, a semi-professional rugby league club.

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At the end of 2015, he became Head of Academy and First-Team Physiotherapist at professional rugby league team, London Broncos. Eventually, having gained the necessary skills and experience, he took over as the clubs Head Physiotherapist. Daily, he treated and managed the physical welfare of elite athletes at international level; athletes representing countries such as England, Wales, Scotland, France and Unites States.

With experience ranging from ‘weekend warriors’ to professional players, Paddy understands the need and benefits for each of his clients to receive a tailored treatment. Having a strong passion for treating all sporting conditions, he has adopted a special interest in knee injuries, both sporting and post-operative; particularly anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Paddy continues to take measures to develop himself professionally, and ensure he provides the best care for his clients.

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About Elle

Elle graduated from Curtin University, Western Australia, and has worked in a number of private practices and hospitals, both in Australia and London as a Senior Physiotherapist. She has had extensive experience in treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions including working closely with a number of professional Football Clubs in Australia.

Elle brings a holistic approach to her clients’ treatment and management by incorporating Physiotherapy, manual techniques, Clinical Pilates and Functional exercise rehabilitation. Using a creative repertoire of exercises based in the gym/Pilates studio, Elle can successfully target all components of her clients’ goals to ensure the appropriateness and specificity of her client’s rehabilitation. She has worked with a huge variety of clients with goals – whether that’s to walk again post operatively or to improve performance in kick boxing, ballet, netball, jujitsu, rugby and more.

Elle is particularly passionate about working closely with motivated clients to help them achieve their goals and sharing their success.

About Gina

Gina Haynes is a South African physiotherapist and pilates instructor who relocated to London in 2018. She has always had a special interest in musculoskeletal and sports related injuries and conditions. She has done extensive courses in manual therapy and movement control and incorporates both of these in to her everyday practice. As a physiotherapist she feels passionate about getting people to move their bodies correctly to reduce pain, improve their functioning and enhance their sporting abilities. Gina has always been active herself and has participated in numerous sporting and recreational activities over the years. She understands that this does not come naturally to many people and aims to help everyone to improve their confidence and movement.

About Aurelie
Sports Massage

Aurelie graduated in 2007 as a Bachelor of Masso-Physiotherapy from IFMK in Montpellier. She has gained 8 years of experience as a Physiotherapist in private practice, hospitals and rehabilitation centres treating patients from sports injuries to chronic musculoskeletal disorders in France.

Passionate about human anatomy, the benefits of exercises and holistic therapy, she decided to specialise in Sports Massage Therapy and as a Pilates Instructor to be able to treat the body as a whole. Aurelie is goal driven with her clients and helps optimise your health. She will often combine hands on techniques to help move and mobilise the mysofascial tissue, including trigger point release, deep tissue therapy and will help to understand what is driving your tightness or pain to alleviate this.


What Simon’s Clients Say:

“Working with Simon has been an absolute joy his knowledge and expertise have helped me in a whole host of areas. My performance is better than ever and I’ve achieved several personal bests since I started working with him. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone.”

James, London




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