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Role: Specialist MSK and Breast Physiotherapist
Qualifications: BSc. Physiotherapy
Farhana, originally from South Africa, is a musculoskeletal and breast oncology physiotherapist who graduated in 2005 from the University of Cape Town. She started her career in the South African equivalent of the NHS and then moved to a private clinic in Johannesburg, before relocating to London in 2008. She worked in various NHS and private clinics in London including The Princess Grace Hospital, Little Venice Pilates and Physiotherapy, 108 Medical Chambers and Physioreform Ltd before joining the team at HJE.
She has additional qualifications in acupuncture, breast oncology, pilates and hydrotherapy. She has a special interest in treating problems associated with breast cancer recovery, such as pain, deconditioning, cording, fascial tightening, post-operative shoulder dysfunction and post-DIEP rehabilitation. She has undertaken further qualifications in this field and has close links with the London Breast Institute and the London Breast Clinic.
Farhana is passionate about restoring pain-free movement and function in patients. She tackles problems within the joint and muscle systems using joint and soft tissue mobilisation, acupuncture, bespoke rehabilitation programs, postural correction and correction of movement dysfunctions. She assesses patients in a holistic way to find the root of the problem and aims to restore function as well as reduce the risk of the injury recurring.
In her spare time, she tries to balance her love of food with regular exercise and is a keen traveller.