The Team

Excellence Physiotherapy London only employs exceptional and talented physiotherapists, osteopaths, personal trainers, pilates instructors that have qualifications and proven experience in their field of specialism.

Paul-Desestret

Paul Desestret

Physiotherapist and personal trainer in London

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.

Marion Cottin

Kinesitherapeute & Pilates instructor in London

Marion obtained her physiotherapy diploma in 2010 from the Institute of Berck-sur-Mer and subsequently worked privately for five years, developing her skills in paediatrics, women’s health and the treatment of chronic pain, such as back pain. In 2011, she was awarded a diploma by the EIRPP (International School of Re-education of the Pelvic floor) as part of her professional development and in 2012, she trained in the treatment of stiff necks and neuro- delays, in particular care for premature babies. In 2015 she also completed a course in baby massage. Marion is a member of the AKPMIP (Association of Paediatric Physiotherapy in Midi-Pyrénées).

Marion specialises in women’s health, postnatal care, pelvic rehabilitation as well as chronic pelvic pain and has a keen interest in abdominal gymnastics, using the Gasquet and Caufriez methods. Marion’s other field of specialisation is paediatric physiotherapy. From 2013 to 2015, Marion worked exclusively with babies and small children, handling a variety of paediatric pathologies such as feet deformation, stiff neck, torticollis, developmental delays, neurological issues, “brittle bone disease”, cystic fibrosis and offering support for premature children. She also has extensive experience practising respiratory physiotherapy and treating bronchiolitis and chest infections in babies and children.

Her experience isn’t limited to babies and women; she has also worked with people of all ages, from young sportsmen to elderly patients, as well as adults affected by neurological diseases.

Marion speaks French and English.

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Elodie Bridelance

Osteopath in London

Elodie graduated in 2011 from the Institut Superieur d’Osteopathie in Aix en Provence, France.
She studied osteopathy to a PhD level, focusing on osteopathic approach to paediatrics and perinatal care. As part of her professional development, she has attended courses in fascias/ hyoid bone, recoil techniques, micro nutrition and Chinese medicine.

She has years of experience working in private practices in France gaining experience in pre and postnatal care and orthopaedic post-surgery rehabilitaon. She has also treated children at the paediatric neurosurgery service of the La timone Hospital in Marseilles. Her focus was complete treatment based on cranio sacral and facial techniques for post-surgery rehabilitation. She specialised in neo natal care for new mothers and babies at the Auberge Hospital.

At Excellence Physiotherapy Elodie applies her experience mostly for paediatric and perinatal osteopathy. She can treat pregnant women for back pain or pelvic pain, SPD and other women’s health conditions. She is also an excellent paediatric osteopath, treating baby pathologies such as reflux, colic, stiff neck, flat head etc.

Qualifications and training:

  • PhD in osteopathy for paediatrics and perinatal
  • Diploma in osteopathy
  • CPD courses on:
    – Fascias/hyoid bone
    – Recoil techniques
    – Scoliosis in osteopathy
    – Chinese medicine and osteopathy

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Annie Josseron

Physiotherapist in London

Annie Massoullié graduated in 1992 in physiotherapy from the EFOM foundation Boris Dolto in Paris. Over the years she gained more qualifications through continuous professional development, training in intensive care physiotherapy, chest baby physiotherapy and neurological physiotherapy. She is trained in pelvic floor rehabilitation with EIRPP (international school of pelvic floor physiotherapy) in Paris, as well as in K taping, functional strength and conditioning and Mulligan concept Mobilisation with Physio UK.

After graduating, she worked at the Bicetre Hospital for four years, taking care of adults suffering from respiratory, orthopaedic or rheumatologic disorders. She then moved to the Cochin/ Saint Vincent de Paul paediatric hospital in France, where she worked for 11 years as a paediatric physiotherapist, treating children with neurological disabilities, foot deformities, torticollis, scoliosis and pneumonologic diseases. She has also worked in private practices both in France and in London, focusing on women’s health and musculoskeletal disorders. She currently also works as a volunteer at the United Anglo Caribbean Society where she offers elderly functional rehabilitation sessions.

At Excellence Physiotherapy, Annie will be applying her diverse skills to treat patients with different pathologies. With experience working with children, pregnant women and new mothers, as well as adults with orthopaedic or neurological conditions, she is an excellent multidisciplinary physiotherapy. She speaks English and French

Qualifications and training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy
  • Two years training in paediatric and adult intensive care
  • Osteopathy degree
  • European First Aid Certificate

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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.

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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 healthpaediatricsadult 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 painScoliosis).

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 deformitiestorticollis and developmental delays in babiesback painorthopaedic 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.


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James Turgis

Managing Director

James is the creator and owner of Excellence Physiotherapy, home of Baby Physio, Mummy’s Physio and London Home Visit Physiotherapy. He studied Physiotherapy in Marseille, where he received his degree in 2002. He then went on to specialise in paediatric respiratory physiotherapy, learning from the most prominent specialists in France.

Over the years, he gained experience in orthopaedic and rheumatology physiotherapy as well as elderly rehabilitation, by working at famous private re-education centres in France and the UK. He has also worked in the paediatric intensive care department for premature babies and in the respiratory paediatrics department of Marseille Hospital. This experience gave birth to his passion for chest physiotherapy for babies.

James now works between London and France, learning about the latest techniques in physiotherapy and always striving to bring the best and most efficient treatments to all patients through the Excellence Physiotherapy team.