The Team

Paul-Desestret

Paul Desestret

Physiotherapist and personal trainer in London sport specialist

Paul graduated in physiotherapy in 2010 at the University of Berk- sur –mer, one of the most prestigious universities in France. Following graduation, Paul has worked in a private practice for the next 6 years where he developed his experience with adult orthopaedics, sport injuries and training and children pathologies.

Paul also had a passion for rehabilitation and sport and thus obtained a coaching, personal training diploma from the CREPS in Toulouse.

Then to complete his knowledge, Paul has now obtained a diploma in osteopathy at l’institut Franco-Britannique d’ostéopathie de Béziers in order to offer his patients optimum treatments.

Adult pathologies; Paul has treated several patients suffering from chronic back pain, neck issues, postural issues, rheumatologic issues (shoulders, elbows, painful knees), musculoskeletal issues (fractures, sprains, tendinitis) and neurological disorders (hemiplegia, tetraplegia, palliative care) as well as care for elderlies (fall syndrome, independent living).

Sports: Paul has worked in a rehabilitation centre specialised in sport in 2012 where he learned specific techniques such as ‘crochetage’, K-taping or cupping.

He furthered his experience coaching amateurs and professional athletes alike (rugby players, runners, skateboarders) and followed them from training (slimming, gaining muscle mass, preventive care) to rehabilitation.

Paul has also successfully trained several private clients as a personal trainer whose goals ranged from wanting optimal health to weight loss.

Paul has experience with paediatric care for children with respiratory issues and bronchiolitis.

Paul is registered with the Health Professional Council and is fully qualified to practice to practise in the United Kingdom.

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Jennifer Gallay

Kinésithérapist in London

Jennifer graduated in physiotherapy from the Institut masso-kinesitherapie at the A.D.E.R.F Paris, one of the best schools in France. She graduated with honours second of her class.

During her work/ studies rotations in hospitals and work placements in private practices, she acquired experience treating complex pathologies where discipline and commitment were vital.

Jennifer has developed a strong background in all areas of physiotherapy: women’s health, including uro-gynecology (incontinence issues), treating disorders related to pregnancy using leading-edge techniques such as Hypopressive Method or pelvic floor rehabilitation, but also more complex neurological conditions.

Jennifer has also treated numerous paediatric cases with neurological condition helping with movement and teaching them autonomy. She has a vast experience in rehabilitating torticollis and feet in children and babies. As well as pathologies mentioned above, Jennifer has a solid background in treating respiratory disorders such as bronchiolitis, an experience she acquired through the numerous hospital rotations she did in paediatric wings.

In adult orthopaedic care, Jennifer has experience in treating elderlies (walking, exercising, independent living), traumas and rheumatology (back pain, hip replacement, fractures), neurology (stroke, MS), respiratory (lung cancer, emphysema, tuberculosis).

Jennifer will put her experience and knowledge at the service of mothers, babies and adults treating patients at Baby Physio, Mummy’s Physio and London Home Visit Physiotherapy.

Marion Cottin

Kinésithérapist in London & Pilates Instructor

Marion obtained her diploma in 2010 in the Institute of Berck-sur-Mer and worked for 5 years in private practice, where she developed her experience inpaediatrics, women’s health but also in thetreatment of chronic pain, such as back pain.

In 2012, Marion worked in a cabinet handlingchronic back pain.

She organised and taught  ” school for your back “, where the objective was to return the patient to an autonomous state by teaching him or her exercises adapted to their lifestyle.

Marion also worked with people of different ages, from the young athletes to the elderly, but also adults affected by neurological disease.

Marion is  also specialised in Women Health,postnatal care, pelvic rehabilitation as well aschronic pelvic pain. In 2011, she was awarded a diploma by the EIRPP (International School of Re-education of the Pelvic floor). She accords a particular importance for the abdominal gymnasticsby the method Of De Gasquet and Caufriez.

From 2013 till 2015, Marion practiced exclusively in a paediatric practice in Toulouse, where she handled a large number of paediatric pathologies:feet deformation, stiff neck, torticollis,developmental delays, support for premature children, neurological issues, “brittle bone disease” and cystic fibrosis.

She develops an extensive experience practising respiratory physio and treating bronchiolitis and chest infections.
In 2015, Marion did a training course in baby massage.

Marion speaks French and English.


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Elodie Bridelance Osteopath

London osteopath for women and pregnant women:

Elodie Bridelance graduated in 2011 in osteopathyfrom the Institut Superieur d’Osteopathie in Aix en Provence, France.
She studied osteopathy to a Phd level, Osteopathicapproach to paediatrics and perinatal and her postgraduate thesis is about ‘the contribution of osteopathy after paediatric neurosurgery“.

As part of her professional development, she undertook courses in fascias/ hyoid bone, recoil techniques, micro nutrition and chinese medicine.

Elodie Bridelance has several years experience inprivate practices. Between 2011 and 2013, she worked at several institutions such as Maisson de Gardanne, a centre specialised in private palliative care, she treated children at the paediatric neurosurgery service of the La timone Hospital in Marseilles, France. Her focus was complete treatment based on cranio sacral and facial techniques for post surgery rehabilitation.

She gained experience in neo natal care treatingmothers & babies at the Hospital of Aubagne, France at the Neonatalogy service for a year.

She also treated sports injuries at the Prevessin Badminton club, France and also spent a year at the Divonne les Bains private osteopathic clinicdealing with post surgery rehabilitation and care for the elderly with an emphasis on arthritis and hip surgery.

Elodie speaks french, english and spanish.

Elodie has her first aid certificate. She is a member of the British Osteopathic Association (BOA) and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).

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Annie Josseron

London Physiotherapist:

Annie graduated in 1992 in physiotherapy from the EFOM foundation Boris Dolto in Paris.

She worked for 4 years at the Bicetre Hospital taking care of adults suffering from respiratory,orthopaedic, rheumatologic disorders.
During this period, she also followed a two-years training in intensive care concluded by an accreditation from AP-HP institution.

Annie has worked for 11 years at the Cochin/ Saint Vincent de Paul paediatric hospital in France. She gained experience in orthopaedic paediatrics (foot deformities, congenital torticollis, scoliosis),neurological disabilities (neurological and neuromuscular disorders) and pneumologic diseases (bronchiolitis, premature birth, asthma,cystic fibrosis).

She also developed her skills by training: Le Metayer concept for cerebral palsy with CDI organization, Chest baby physiotherapy with French Red Cross and attended many intensive care and neurologic conferences.

She worked in private practices both in Paris, Gabon (Port gentil) and London with a focus onwomen’s health and musculoskeletal disorders. Annie’s experiences also include work with a wide range of disorders concerning both adults and children.

She is trained in pelvic floor rehabilitation with EIRPP (international school of pelvic floor physiotherapy) in Paris, K taping, functional strength and conditioning, Mulligan concept Mobilisation with Physio UK (a company promoting continuing professional development forphysiotherapists in London)

She was a volunteer at the Tchengue Hospital (Gabon) and is currently a volunteer at the United Anglo Caribbean Society where she offers elderly functional rehabilitation sessions.

Annieis registered with the Health Professional Council and is fully qualified to practice to practise in the United Kingdom.

Vanesa Acosta

London Kinesitherapist & Pilates instructor

Vanesa graduated in 2008 at Ramon Llull University in Barcelona.

Vanesa has developed an interest and experience in women’s health, paediatrics, adult orthopaedics and neurology with 9 years of experience in physiotherapy in Spain, France and Guadeloupe,

In Spain, she worked with neurological disorders and Cerebral Palsy patients collaborating with a specialised program for 2 years.

She moved to Paris in 2010 working in Neurological and Orthopaedics in a private hospital.

In 2011 she graduated in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, focusing on women’s health disorders, post natal care and incontinence.

In 2011, she qualified in Paediatric Respiratory care.

In 2012, Vanesa is a Postgraduate in Global Myofascial, Mezieres Method, at the UIC University in Barcelona, achieving posture realignment and pain relief, using global stretching, manual myofascial and joint mobilization (Back pain, Scoliosis).

For the past few years, Vanesa has been working with women, babies and adults in private practices in France and Guadeloupe. She has been treating pathologies such as Incontinence and postnatal issues in women, feet deformities, torticollis and developmental delays in babies, back pain, orthopaedic and neurology in Adults.

Vanesa uses her vast experience and knowledge to treat Mummy’s Physio, Baby physio and London Home Visit Physiotherapy patients in London at home or at our practice in Clapham.

Vanesa speaks English, French, Spanish and Italian.