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OUR TEAM & THERAPISTS

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NICHELLE SAMANI BSc Ba PGDip MCSP AACP (Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Pilates, Cupping, Cosmetic Acupuncture)

Nichelle graduated as a chartered physiotherapist from Coventry university with a First Class Honours Degree in 2004, since then she has specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and Acupuncture both in the NHS and in Private Practice.  She is a highly specialised and skilled musculoskeletal physiotherapist and uses manual techniques to treat a wide variety of conditions. She has successfully treated rugby players from the Leicester Tigers Academy, LCFC Women’s Football players,  actors and dancers from the Curve Theatre, and many other national sports players.

Nichelle offers Acupuncture treatments for various conditions such as, migraine, hay fever,  rhinitis, fertility problems, menopausal symptoms, joint and muscular pain, osteoarthritis and much more. She also does cupping and guasha and is a fully qualified F.A.C.E (Facial Acupuncture for Cosmetic Enhancement) therapist. Nichelle is also an APPI trained Pilates instructor.

She is also an Alternative health practitioner specialising in aromatherapy, Swiss reflex therapy, hopi ear candles, Indian head massage, pregnancy massage and baby massage. She uses a very holistic approach to her physiotherapy treatments to enable a high level of treatment bringing her knowledge from all areas to treat her patients individually.

Nichelle regularly keeps up to date with evidence based research attending conferences and practical courses to continually develop her skills and enable her to provide an excellent up to date therapy service to all her patients.  Outside of the clinic she loves spending quality time with her two children and husband. She has a passion for singing and has a Bollywood Acoustic band in which she is the lead female singer.

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SAMANTHA RODWELL BSc MCSP ACPAT (Physiotherapy)

Samantha qualified as a chartered physiotherapist from Keele University in 2001.  While working in the NHS Sam specialised in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Orthopaedics and trauma.  Prior to moving up to Leicestershire she worked in Norfolk as a lead Physiotherapist managing and running physiotherapy clinics in various GP practices.  


Sam also has a  veterinary physiotherapy qualification from the Royal Veterinary College and is a Category A member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT).  She now combines her qualifications, treating both human and animal patients.   


Sam has been a member of the Oadby House Team since 2008. Her particular areas of interest are sports related injuries and orthopaedics.


Outside of work Sam enjoys living in the countryside with her husband and 4 dogs. Until recently she regularly competed her horse in dressage competitions.  She is also a keen open water swimmer and enjoys cycling.  Sam is a competitive sailor and regularly races with her husband in their Merlin Rocket Dinghy.  

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Joanne Hennell BSc MCSP AACP (Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Sports Massage)

Joanne graduated with a first class honours from Coventry University in 2004. Jo began her early career as a Chartered Physiotherapist in Leicester, including working at the LCFC academy.  She then moved on to more specialist NHS roles in orthopaedic trauma and then rehabilitation in Derby and Nottingham. 


She is now based in Leicester working as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist at Oadby House. As well as a degree in Physiotherapy, Jo has a diploma in Sports Massage Therapy. She is also our in house physiotherapist that goes out to do home visits. 


Joanne offers a wide range of hands on treatment based on the individuals needs.  


In her spare time she enjoys Keeping fit and active with her young family.  She also enjoys doing  voluntary work with local projects for all ages.

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SANDHIA RAMDOO BOst Med GOsC (Osteopathy, Pilates)

Sandhia qualified in 2006 and has worked in practices both in London and Oxford. For the past 10 years she has been based in Leicestershire working at highly reputable clinics. 


She believes in treating the patient as a whole, aiming to understand the problem, identify the source of the pain and discomfort and looks to give a long term treatment plan with individualised goals. Sandhia delivers a high level of Osteopathic techniques such as manipulations, stretches and soft tissue massage during her treatment sessions. Sandhia is also a trained APPI Pilates instructor and offers one-2-one Pilates classes. 


Outside of work she enjoys going for long walks in the countryside and traveling around the world.

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PAULINE KOELLING BSc MCSP AACP (Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Bowen Therapy)

Pauline graduated from Bath University in 1996, and worked at St Mary's Hospital, and St John & St Elizabeth's Hospital, before specialising in Oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London. After moving to Leicester Pauline worked at the LOROS Hospice running out-patient clinics and on the ward. Pauline is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and her special interest is scar management, Myofacial Release and treating cancer patients.  


She is a qualified acupuncturist using it to treat pain, and the side effects of chronic illnesses, such as nausea and fatigue or breathlessness. 


Pauline is also a Bowen Therapist which is a gentle treatment with deep effect on so many different problems caused by stress on the nervous system, connective tissues and fascia.  She can also help with troublesome scars, even years after the injury, helping to resolve tethering through the tissues, which may be causing pain elsewhere in the body.


Outside of work Pauline enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys, and keeping up with her CPD by regularly attending courses.

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ALEXANDRA BALC BSc MCSP AACP (Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Sports Massage)

Alexandra qualified in 2009.  She has worked both in the NHS and the private sector in Leicester.


Alex is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and is trained in the use of acupuncture for pain relief.  Alex is an APPI trained pilates instructor and also does sports massage. 


Outside of work she enjoys going to festivals and spending time walking and travelling.

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AMY SYLVESTER Ba, BTEC Beauty Therapy (Massage Therapy, Holistic Therapy)

Amy has a  Bachelor of Arts in Applied Sciences along with many Beauty and Aesthetic Qualifications.  She has 15 years experience in the industry and has worked in many different surroundings including clinics, spas and salons. 


Amy is one of our Massage therapists and does many of our Holistic Treatments we offer, including Reflexology, Pregnancy Massage and Hopi Ear Candles.


She absolutely has a passion for what she does and is very much a peoples person. She succeeds in giving her very best to each and every client she has. 


In her spare time she enjoys long country walks with her family and dog and spending time with loved ones.  

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AARTI NAGAR-PANCHOLI BSc MCSP AACP (Physiotherapy Home Visits)

Aarti graduated in 2010 from Leicester University as a physiotherapist. She started her career working within the Leicester hospitals covering physiotherapy services on several wards. Now she is community based within the NHS, rehabilitating immobile patients back to full physical health following incidents such as falls or stroke.


Aarti is also trained in using Acupuncture for pain. 


She thoroughly enjoys working as a physiotherapist and all the skills she has gained in the past have been transferable to enable her to work with patients within their own homes.

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JANISHA CHAUHAN BSc (Sports Rehabilitator, Sports Massage)

Janisha graduated as a Sports Rehabilitator in 2017. She specialises in treating musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. She currently works in the NHS providing exercise rehabilitation to patients.


At Oadby House Janisha is one of our Sports Massage therapists.


In her spare time Janisha enjoys reading, writing, completing sudoku puzzles and baking. 

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CHETAN SAMANI BSc (Clinic Manager)

Chet Graduated in 1997 with a degree in Computer Science.  He is a Business Analyst and Manages the day to day runnings of the Oadby House Clinic.  He is a valued member of our team.


In his spare time he loves spending time with his wife and 2 children and watching his favourite team Liverpool FC playing football!