MEET THE TEAM

Nazleen Romjon BSc(Hons) HCPC MCSP AACP

Naz qualified at Sheffield Hallam University with a BSc (Honours) degree in Physiotherapy. Prior to becoming a Physiotherapist Naz was a qualified Veterinary Nurse for many years.

Post-graduation Naz worked as volunteer for a charity CCD who helped abandoned children with disabilities in Thailand. On returning to Peterborough she then specialised in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy within private practice. Her areas of interest include runners, dancers, gymnasts, footballers, back injuries and posture re-education. She is the lead Physiotherapist for Phantoms Ice hockey team.

Naz has completed a course in Foundation Acupuncture and is a member of the AACP. Her interest in acupuncture has been advanced to completing additional courses in electro-acupuncture and Auricular (ear) acupuncture.

Naz has completed level 1 to 3 in APPI Modified Pilates including the advance level and runs regular Pilates classes in our custom built studio. She has completed courses in Ante and Post Natal Pilates and runs the classes weekly with huge success. To ensure she has a full understanding of her post-natal clients Naz has completed courses on Diastasis recti (also known as abdominal separation) therefore she is able to give support to this client group.

UPL has been running for over 5 years and continues to grow with Naz the co-founder and Managing Director of the company. Naz connects with local business groups throughout Peterborough and networks with BNI. If you would like to know more about any of these groups then please contact Naz as she will be happy give more information.

In her spare time Naz plays Netball for UPL team, enjoys walking with her dog Poppy, swimming, baking cakes and spending time with her 7 year old daughter and her family. Naz is a keen runner and has participated in the Great East Run twice and attends Park run when she can. She has completed Tough Mudder twice and is keen to do another.

 

Helen Manning (Yoga Teacher)

The frustration of a recurring back injury brought Helen to try Pilates and Yoga in her late 20's. The transformation was incredible - so much that, in 2004, she qualified as a Pilates teacher, followed by Yoga teaching qualifications in 2006, 2011 and 2014.

Helen has heard "I'm too stiff for Yoga" ALOT... what a great reason to start Yoga! Mix together individuality, patience, thinking, trying and learning (and some fun)... and you will gain an insight into a class with Helen. Everyone is different so sessions offer a range of options/adaptations to try and a sprinkling of all aspects of Yoga, inc. effective breathing for overall health and stress management, poses to maintain healthy joints and muscles, philsophy for mental calmness and positive outlook, relaxation to help the body recover from the inside.

Helen is also a Bowen Technique Practitioner and a qualified specialist teacher of Yoga for people living with Cancer. 

When Helen's not doing something Yoga related you will find her doing something - gardening, growing vegetables, cycling, walking, in the gym... she might be a Yoga teacher but she's still a work in progress when it comes to relaxing!

Komal Bhuchhada BSc(Hons) HPCP MCSP AACP

Komal was a qualified lifeguard and swimming teacher before commencing her Physiotherapy degree in 2008 from the University of Nottingham. 

Komal has since worked in Bournemouth and Peterborough in the NHS and private sector and experience in many areas of Physiotherapy inclusive  Neurology, Respiratory, Women Health, Orthopaedics, Care of the Elderly and Amputee Rehabilitation. In 2012 Komal specialised as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. 

Within Musculoskeletal Komal has completed many qualifications including Pilates Matwork Level 3, Acupuncture, Grade 5 Manipulation and CBT training and the Peter O'Sullivan Cognitive functional therapy for targeted management of disabling low back pain. Komal has a keen interest in chronic lower back pain and sacro iliac joint. 

In her spare time Komal is studying for her Masters in Physiotherapy at the University of Birmingham. She is a keen netball player and plays weekly in the Stamford League. 

Poonam Anandaraj BSc (Hons) MCSP, HCPC, MAACP

Poonam qualified at Coventry University with a BSc (Honours) degree in Physiotherapy in 1998.  She started working as a Chartered Physiotherapist in August 1998 and still has great enthusiasm for the profession and for her patients. She is a credentialed McKenzie therapist and passed these exams with Merit (The McKenzie programme has proved to be highly effective in diagnosing and successfully treating conditions such as disc prolapses etc).  She did her first Post-graduate training course in acupuncture in 1998 and in July 2013 she qualified at Masters level with a Post-Graduate certificate in Acupuncture.  She is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP), and has been the AACP’s Regional Representative for East Anglia.

Poonam is passionate about ensuring that her patients are treated using the best possible evidence based scientific research, and attends training courses to maintain her Continuous Professional Development.  She is looking to update her pilates training and to provide classes in this.  Poonam is keen to teach her patients about their conditions so that the can participate fully in their injury rehabilitation, but also so that they learn about their injury prevention and self-management where relevant.

Over the years, Poonam has worked in various NHS and Private Practice settings, having gained considerable knowledge and expertise in both basic as well as complex conditions.  Poonam has specialised in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic work (including after surgeries).  She also has a background of training and working with various conditions such as neurological, respiratory and Women’s health concerns (e.g. strokes, M.S., head and spinal injuries, Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid conditions, COPD, frequent fallers and loss of balance, ante- and post-natal pains, SPD etc) and has a strong background in Occupational Physiotherapy including ergonomics and work station assessments.

In her spare time, Poonam enjoys training in Traditional Shotokan Karate and has recently taken up the exciting exercise of Jazzercise.  She is looking to join a local sports team (either hockey or netball).  She also enjoys swimming, walks with her Golden Retriever, cooking new and exciting foods, and spending time with her two children.  Poonam is working on improving her running endurance and hopes to participate in her first Perkins half marathon in 2017.  Poonam also enjoys sewing, embroidery and crochet.  She is currently working on achieving a City & Guilds Level 2 qualification in patchwork, quilting and design.

Helen Verney (Deep tissue, Sport and Remedial Massage Therapist)

Helen Verney is a Professional Deep Tissue, Sport and Remedial Massage Therapist. She gained her ISRM/BTEC (Level 5) Professional Diploma in Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy at the Active School of Complementary Therapy: an affiliated school to the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage (ISRM). Helen has a variety of soft tissue techniques to help treat a wide range of complaints from injury recovery to chronic conditions, postural corrections to post operative recovery as well as general aches and pains. 

Prior to becoming a Deep Tissue, Sport & Remedial Massage Therapist Helen spent 16 years in the Royal Air Force both as a Navigator on Tornado and VC10 aircraft and then as a Training Officer. As a keen sports person over the years Helen was been involved with RAF Rugby as a player, then coach and in the later few years as Massage Therapist for one of the Station Rugby Team. 

Having gained a degree in Sports Studies at Wolverhampton University in 1997, then a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) in Physical Education and Maths at Loughborough University in 1998, Helen has always had a keen interest the biomechanics of the human body. Having played sport to high level over the years and been subjected to numerous injuries, her interest in how the body works and how it repairs grew, leading her into the world of Deep Tissue, Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy.   

Helen is Mum to 2 little boys and as a trained classical singer, likes to perform in any spare time she gets. 



 

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"Dear Naz I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the recent physio you carried out on my shoulder. You quickly worked out what the..."

" Dear Naz, I am emailing you after a fantastic 2015/16 season. As Head Coach of the Peterborough Phantoms Ice Hockey club, I would personall..."

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