About Helen

Helen Talaga, Chartered Physiotherapist

I qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, in 1993 and began my working life at Northwick Park Hospital, London, before moving to the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading.

During my NHS career, I specialised in complex rehabilitation, becoming Superintendent on the Regional Rehabilitation Unit in Reading, treating patients with both neurological and complex physical needs.

In 2006, I began working privately and expanded my scope of practice to include management of spinal pain, gaining qualifications in the Sarah Keys approach. I have also developed my knowledge of general joint and muscle problems, including recovery from joint replacement surgery. I have worked in hydrotherapy, treating patients individually and in groups and I frequently treat patients in their own homes where attention can be given to specific, identified difficulties.

I am registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (opens in a new window), as well as the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (opens in a new window), and have also gained a Master's Degree in Neurorehabilitation. I hold an enhanced DBS certificate meaning that I have been checked by the UK Government Disclosure and Barring service (opens in a new window) and found to be suitable to work with both children and adults.

I understand that pain and disability can prevent you from living the life that you want and am committed to getting you back on your feet as quickly as possible, by giving the best advice and treatment I can. Working closely with you, I aim to comprehensively assess the problems you face and identify a suitable treatment plan, both within the clinic setting and working independently at home with a personalised rehabilitation programme.

I have close working links with many Physiotherapists in the local area and, where necessary, am happy to refer you to another clinician for their advice or management, to ensure the best possible outcome for you.

Some of my patients have been kind enough to write some words about their experiences during treatment, please go to the 'what others say about me' page to read what they said.

To find out more about the information I collect on my patients and how it's used, please refer to my privacy statement

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