Meet the Team

Nicki graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1997 with a BSc (hons) in Physiotherapy before working in the NHS for two years. With the perfect career to go traveling with, Nicki did just that and spent the next year traveling the globe which included six months Physio work in Sydney, Australia. It was here that her passion for sport and Physiotherapy became truly ignited. This led to her undertaking the prestigious MSc course in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at University College London.

They say that things happen for a reason and this MSc certainly paved the way for Nicki to advance her career. Not only was she approached to work with two of the best and most respected Physiotherapists in this country (with whom she stayed with for seven years) but was also asked to become the Head Physiotherapist of the British Paralympic Swimming team and worked with them for the 2004 Paralympic games in Athens and the 2002 Swimming World Championships in Argentina

After years of managing a very busy and successful clinic in The City, it was time for Nicki to face new challenges as a Mum and start to work closer to home. With all the experience and expertise gained, the time had come to start up her own small clinic. As a mum, experienced Physiotherapist and amateur Triathlete, Nicki has all the important bases covered for understanding and managing her patients’ problems.

In addition to running this lovely little clinic, Nicki is also the Consultant Physiotherapist for the internationally renowned Random Dance Company based at Sadlers Wells, London.

Nicki still loves what she does and this is apparent in her patient management.

 

Nicki de Leon

Clinical Director
nicki@deleonphysio.co.uk

Nicki graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1997 with a BSc (hons) in Physiotherapy. After an initial two years in the NHS, Nicki worked in Sydney Australia for 6 months as a physio. Whilst travelling she further developed her passion for sport and Physiotherapy. This led to her undertaking the prestigious MSc course in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at University College London.

Nicki was then approached to work with two of the best and most respected Physiotherapists in this country (with whom she stayed with for seven years) but was also asked to become the Head Physiotherapist of the British Paralympic Swimming team and worked with them for the 2004 Paralympic games in Athens and the 2002 Swimming World Championships in Argentina.

After years of managing a very busy and successful clinic in the City, Nicki has applied her experience to start up her own clinic. As a mum, experienced Physiotherapist and amateur Triathlete, Nicki has all the important bases covered for understanding and managing her patients’ problems.

In addition to running her own clinic, Nicki is also the Consultant Physiotherapist for Company Wayne McGregor, the internationally renowned dance company, and is currently the Clinical Director for Universal Studios’ movie creation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats.

Nicki still loves what she does and this is apparent in her patient management. Nicki specialises in both manual therapy and pilates based motor control rehabilitation and is also qualified in acupuncture.

Richard Collinge

Physiotherapist
info@deleonphysio.co.uk

Richard is a Master’s level Chartered Physiotherapist with over 20 years clinical experience.  His journey has seen him work in the NHS, private practice and predominantly elite sport in the UK and North America.  He has worked at Crystal Palace FC, Brentford FC, Watford FC, Wigan Athletic FC, Montreal Impact FC, Scottish Men’s National Team and he is currently the Head of Medical Services at West Ham United FC.

To complement his clinical practice, Richard has also maintained his Academic interests with Honorary lecturing positions at The University of Hertfordshire and UCL.  He has also published in a well-respected journal for which he continues to peer review articles.

Alain Lun

Physiotherapist
info@deleonphysio.co.uk

Alain originally trained as a professional dancer obtaining a B.A.(Hons.) from Canterbury University in contemporary dance and worked as a performer for various musicals in the West-end (Lion King, King and I amongst others), TV shows in UK and abroad for many years. Alain subsequently completed a MSc in sports science, a P.G. Diploma in Psychology, a BSc(Hons.) in physiotherapy and a MSc in Advanced neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy at King’s college London. As a physiotherapist Alain has worked at the Maudsley hospital, King’s college hospital, SOAS, Loughborough University Rugby club and with Nicki in the film adaptation of the Cats musical production. Alain has a passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has worked with people from all walks of life and enjoys helping people to improve both their physical and psychological health. Alain is also trained as a personal trainer and in Acupuncture, Sports Massage, Spinal Manipulation and Sonography and he continues to enhance his knowledge and skills for the benefit of his patients.

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