Stretch Physiotherapy & Pilates



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About us

Stretch Physio is run by Eleanor Searle. Ellie graduated from the University of East Anglia with a First Class Degree and then went on to gain a Masters degree in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice. She has worked as a Specialist Spinal and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in both the NHS and private practice.Ellie is a talented Physiotherapist, with extensive assessment and treatment skills. Alongside her private practice, she has a specialist NHS role as an Extended Scope Physiotherapy Practitioner, in which she works closely with Neurosurgical, Orthopaedic, Rheumatology and Pain Management Consultants, diagnosing patients with complex musculoskeletal problems and referring them to the appropriate service for further treatment. In this role, she is able to order blood tests, MRI, ultrasound scans and x-rays and therefore, is highly capable of providing advice as to when a medical review or diagnostic examinations are needed. She also has extensive skills in the management of those with chronic pain, reducing fear of movement and helping people to return to their normal activities. She helps her patients to limit the affects of illness and injury on their quality of life and inspires them to do what they can to help themselves.

Ellie was the first, fully qualified APPI Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor in Chelmsford. She is passionate about the benefits of exercise in the long-term management of musculoskeletal problems and is a partner in Hummingbird Pilates and Yoga, a local business providing small group Pilates and Yoga classes taught by the best local teachers. Ellie provides extensive expertise in exercise rehabilitation and experience in working with those with back and chronic pain. Therefore, she is able to provide truly therapeutic Pilates, by combining her Physiotherapy and Pilates skills, to create tailor made rehabilitation programs. She also has access to state-of-the-art Pilates equipment, including the Reformer and Cadillac, enabling her to progress exercises to the highest possible level for those who wish to return to high level sport.

Ellie continually updates her skills to ensure that you receive the best possible care and has completed a wide range of postgraduate courses. At present, she is taking part in research which is hoped to shape the way non specific lumbar spine pain is managed, impacting on the training of the next generation of Physiotherapists.

Ellie has set up a team of Specialist Physiotherapists, who share her ethos so whoever you see at Stretch, you're in good hands.

Samantha Moss is part of the Stretch Physio team and works as a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. Sam also graduated from the University of East Anglia and has a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy. Sam has extensive musculoskeletal physiotherapy experience and can help people to recover quickly from injuries, illness and surgery. She is an expert in helping people to manage chronic pain and long term health conditions. She is an APPI trained Pilates Instructor and can use Pilates as part of her patients' rehabilitation. She is passionate about helping people to improve their health and wellbeing and will complete a yoga therapy course later this year. She also loves sport and helping people to recover from sports injuries. She is often asked to contribute to publications, as a guest expert and regularly writes patient information blogs for our clinic.

Oladimeji Oyeleye is also a Senior Physiotherapist at the Stretch Clinic. Ola has 19 years experience as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. He too is passionate about helping people to improve their health and wellbeing. He is an expert in the management of musculoskeletal injuries and has extensive skills in gait analysis and orthotic prescription. He has extensive training in the management of work related injuries and helping people to improve their ergonomics.

Areas of interest

Areas of interest:
Spinal pain and rehabilitation; Chronic Pain management; Ante and Postnatal care; Post operative rehabilitation; Gait re-education; Orthotic prescription; Ergonomics; Upper limb injuries; Lower limb injuries; Sports injuries.

Specialist training and treatments:
MSc in Neuromusculoskeletal Practice; Pilates; Acupuncture; Manual therapy; Manipulation; Exercise rehabilitation; Mindfulness approaches; Orthotic Prescription; Cognitive Functional Therapy.

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  • AA361

    Follow on musculoskeletal session (physiotherapy) - (5-50)

  • AA360

    Initial musculoskeletal session (physiotherapy) - (1-5)

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