Freedom Clinics – London
Our modern clinics are conveniently located in London’s Canary Wharf…
Freedom patients now get FREE parking at Canary Wharf on Saturdays – just give us a call for more info.
We are in the shopping mall, one level down from street level, near Costa coffee and Waitrose. There is parking available within the shopping mall and Canary Wharf tube & DLR stations are only a few minutes away.
Freedom Clinics, Canary Wharf Clinic
(Canada Place Shopping Mall)
34 North Colonnade
Mon ‑ Fri: 7:00 – 20:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00
Call: 0203 197 9100
Meet the team
at Freedom Clinics London
Canary Wharf practitioners are registered with all the major insurance providers such as BUPA, Simply Health, Pru-Health, Aviva, WPA, Allianz and others. They are also registered with the professional bodies who regulate clinical practice and are dedicated to adopting the highest possible standards of patient care.
Laura Wilden, Osteopath
Laura Wilden graduated from the prestigious British College of Osteopathic Medicine gaining a Masters in Osteopathic Medicine as well as a diploma in Naturopathy. She has full membership of the British Osteopathic Association (BOA) and is state registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), a body concerned with the continued professional development of practitioners.
After graduation Laura studied Dry Needling techniques at the Science of Healing Arts Academy which is now a part of her Osteopathic treatment.
Having a strong sporting background, Laura treats a wide variety of sports injuries and has worked with the London marathon and many elite athletes.
Currently, Laura’s special interests include spinal and work related injuries; postural correction, work space assessments, and helping patients achieve their goals in regards to health and sporting performance.
Jason Patel, Osteopath
Jason Patel graduated from the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine with a BSc (Hons) and has been a qualified practitioner for 7 years. He is a member of the General Osteopathic Council – the body charged with regulating Osteopathy practice in the UK. Jason has attended post graduate in Cold Laser therapy to treat acute and chronic injuries. Cold Laser therapy is also used to treat numerous sports injuries such as ligament injury and tendonitis. Jason is a fully qualified DSE work station & ergonomics assessor. Correct work station assessments play a vital role to reduce the risk of many work and postural related symptoms.
Jason has now worked for Freedom Clinics for 5 years and last year alone performed over 3,000 Osteopathic treatments. Having worked in numerous clinics with other healthcare professionals, Jason has gained extensive and broad clinical experience. He has strong relationships with local GPs, consultants and even MRI diagnostic clinics. Jason regularly ensures he is at the forefront of clinical knowledge, an approach he shares with fellow osteopaths, doctors and consultants at educational events in London.
Jason’s specialist areas include: spinal & joint conditions, neuralgia (nerve pain), myalgia (muscle pain), sports injuries, treatment of pregnancy related conditions, children’s injuries, senior citizen’s injuries, work and non-work related pain. Jason uses a number of different treatment techniques including; manipulation of spine and joints, gentle or intense mobilisation of joints and soft tissue, mechanical spine and joint vibration, articulation movement of joint, various muscle work and cold laser. Once patients recover he additionally recognises the importance of postural correction, rehabilitation, postural, diet, lifestyle and exercise advice. Outside work, Jason enjoys travel, theatre, dining, football and more recently golf!
Clair Astin, Acupuncturist
Following a successful career as an Art Director at top London Advertising Agencies, Clair swapped pencils for needles after experiencing the benefits of Acupuncture for herself. “My life was pretty full on – working to tight deadlines and a hectic social life thrown. Eventually it all caught up with me. I tried Acupuncture and the results were really life-changing. I felt calmer, focus and more balanced.”
The rest is history, Clair graduated in 2009 from the University of Westminster with a BSc (Hons) in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.
She now specialises in supporting couples through all stages of fertility, conception, pregnancy, childbirth and post-natal Acupuncture. Most recently she was part of a select team of Acupuncturists appointed by the NHS to take part in an innovative programme at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage, specialising in treating fertility, gynecological problems, PCOS and endometriosis.
Specialist Post Graduate training in:
- Acupuncture for PCOS and endometriosis
- Male and female infertility
- Acupuncture for pregnancy and labour
- Acupuncture for, and during, IVF, IUI
- Member of the British Acupuncture council
- Member of ACT London (Active Childbirth Team)
Aiste Dranseikaite, Acupuncturist
Aiste graduated from Middlesex University with a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Aiste has more than 5 years clinical experience and has worked in many NHS hospitals within the London area such the Whittington Hospital in Islington, The Royal Free London Foundation NHS Trust and North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust. Aiste also holds certification in Cosmetic Acupuncture and Nutrition. Aiste is passionate about natural medicine, natural healing and applies expertise and techniques such as nutrition influence, Traditional Chinese Medicine nutrition, Acupuncture, Herbal prescriptions and Cosmetic Rejuvenating Acupuncture.
Aiste has a significant experience in treating various conditions and her aim is to meet individuals’ health issues, treating them in the most natural way possible by providing highest quality of treatment using Traditional Chinese Medicine, getting to the root of individual health issues and bringing the body to balance — the cornerstone of acupuncture treatment.
Ben Lee, Specialist Physiotherapist
Ben Lee completed his physiotherapy training in Australia and has over 20 years of experience working in New Zealand, Australia and now in London. He further obtained his post graduate qualifications in Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation and McKenzie Therapy at a diploma level. His recent achievements include working alongside renowned physiotherapist Josephine Key in Sydney who excels in treating spinal dysfunction (www.keyapproach.com.au), being appointed as a spinal specialist in a physiotherapy specialization clinic in UK, and one of the few physiotherapists who practices Neurokinetic Therapy: The Missing Link (www.neurokinetictherapy.com).
Ben’s interest is in going beyond the traditional physiotherapy approaches and techniques in solving the puzzles of the body dysfunctions. Symptoms are only the manifestation of so many things that have gone wrong in the body. The art of ultimate cure is to identify them through in-depth questioning, skilled observation of how the body moves, and the willingness of patients to take on self responsibilities.
Ben’s article: ‘Low Back Pain: The Effect of Mechanical Therapy on Tissue Healing.’ was published in Patient Management in 1995. Ben also practices dry needling and physiotherapy acupuncture. Ben speaks fluent English and Chinese. In his spare time, Ben enjoys languages, travel and arts.
Tishani Sitters, Osteopath
Tishani graduated from the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011 after completing a 4 year undergraduate honors in Osteopathic Medicine. Tishani is a fully registered member of the General Osteopathic council.
Tishani has a broad range of osteopathic skills; she is a structural osteopath who combines a wide range of soft tissue techniques, articulatory manoeuvres and manipulations to encourage the body to better health. Since graduating, she has further developed her scope of practice to become a cranial osteopath, which is a fantastic form of treatment for babies and children through to adults.
With a keen interest in Netball, Yoga and Pilates, Tishani has always been fascinated with the intricacies of human body since her teenage years. Whilst studying, she played county netball and now continues to enjoy the sport with a local netball team.Tishani’s main focus is for patients to engage in their well-being and achieve the best out of their bodies. Firstly, through hands on therapy and adjustments, and secondly through prescribed exercises and movement to make a difference in people’s lives.
Dr Wayne Cottrell, GP (General Practitioner)
Dr Wayne Cottrell graduated as a general practitioner, from the University of the Free State, South Africa, in 1994. He came to the UK in 1995 and after working in psychiatry for a few years he completed his GP vocational training in 2001. Since then he has been working as a both an NHS and Private GP, based in London. He was involved in the setting up and running of a private practice in Harley Street, where he worked for 6 years and developed a special interest in sexual health, HIV and in mens health. He has extensive experience as a GP, both in the NHS and in private practice, is licensed to practice as a GP in the UK and undergoes yearly appraisals through the NHS. Dr Cottrell also has extensive experience in sexual health and is a member of BASHH( British Association of Sexual Health and HIV) His other interests include travel health, preventative screening and non invasive cosmetic procedures, with over 7 years experience in these services. For the past 5 years he has built and established a loyal following In Canary Wharf and is happy to announce that he is now working in conjunction with Freedom Clinics.
Christos Stefanidis, Sports Massage Therapist
BSc Kinesiotherapy / ISRM Soft Tissue Therapist
Christos graduated with a Bachelor in Kinesiotherapy from the National Sports Academy of Bulgaria in 2000. Gained experience in various hospitals working with patients from orthopaedics, cardiovascular, respiratory, neurology, paediatrics and Sports medicine departments.
Since 2002 Christos focused his practice to Sports rehabilitation, treating proifessionals.The Greek National team of Athletics, the Greek National squad of Gymnastics and honoured to participate in 2004 Olympics as a member of the Greek National Gymnastics team. He also worked within various professional volleyball clubs.
In tandem with the athletes support, Christos was Tutoring soft tissue therapy and Sports massage for 8 years in Athens.
Since 2010 Christos is based in London working in various Clinics, treating a wide range of individual clients from elite athletes, as part of their training build-up, to City workers, Bankers and those needing to maintain flexibility and mobility to enable them to get through each day. Christos has outstanding experience and expertise in sports massage treatments and sports rehabilitation.
Michael Hooper, Podiatrist & Chiropodist
Qualified from Southampton University with a BSc (Hons) MchS Podiatry in 2006.
Southampton NHS where he gained extensive experience in all aspects of podiatry. Michael went on to become the Lead Clinician in the ‘At risk Foot team’ helping prevent mainly diabetic patients from having amputations associated with the complications that diabetes can bring.
In 2008 Michael left the NHS to go and work for the one of the worlds leading and UKs largest orthotic manufacturer. Where he was the lead podiatrist for nearly 5 years. In his role there he helped to develop products and an educational programme, which he delivered to thousands of UK healthcare professionals.
Michael has also delivered this educational programme internationally from Portugal to Saudi Arabia. Michael also carried out a number of clinics at some of the UK’s largest employers such as BAE aerospace systems and Coca Cola.
At the start of 2013; Michael left LBG Medical and started working in full time private practice in a number of clinics across London treating a wide range of lower limb and podiatric conditions. His main focus is on human movement and analysing people’s gait concentrating on musculoskeletal conditions.
In Michael’s spare time he enjoys playing Golf, Basketball and Football.
Laura Marks, Physiotherapist
Laura graduated in 2003 with a BSc in Physiology and Pharmacology. She then perused a career in Physiotherapy graduating in 2007 from the University of East London.
After graduating Laura also studied traditional acupuncture and trigger point needling for Musculoskeletal pain and headaches, Sports massage and Myofascial release. She is also trained in shock wave therapy.
Laura worked within the NHS for 5 years spending most the time in Orthopaedics with post surgical, trauma and rehab patients but also gaining experience in all other areas of Physiotherapy. Laura then joined private practice in 2012.
Laura has treated many chronic and acute spinal issues, and has a strong Interest in treating neck pain. Having had a strong background in orthopaedics she also treats many post surgical orthopaedic patients and sports Injuries. She works with a large multidisciplinary approach.
In her spare time, Laura loves to run and recently completed the London marathon 2018. She regularly competes in half marathons and various other races.
Kevin Powell, Physiotherapist
Kevin is a highly experienced Physiotherapist who graduated with a BSc Physiotherapy in 2007 from Brunel University, having completed a previous Diploma in Sports studies at The Sports Academy for Fitness Professionals, in Ruislip.
In order to enhance his skills, Kevin has undertaken various seminars and courses including shadowing experience across Europe, using techniques such as spinal manipulations, electric acupuncture, compex neuro-muscular rehabilitation machine and the soft tissue graston technique.
Kevin has over 11 years of extensive Physiotherapy experience within private practice; including having worked in football with Brentford FC before spending time at Watford FC as Head Academy Physiotherapist. Kevin was also the First Team Physiotherapist and Senior Academy Physiotherapist at West Ham United football club.
Kevin has previously worked in the private practice sector as a Locum Physiotherapist for many years, where he dealt with many office workers, with acute and post surgery medical conditions. As well as this, Kevin worked in the British Army for several years as Physiotherapist.
Dr Edward Beesley, Chiropractor
Ed is from Macclesfield, Cheshire, and qualified as a Chiropractor with Distinction from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) in Bournemouth.
From a young age, Ed was fascinated by science and biology, in particular natural history. It was this interest that would later lead him to choose to study Chiropractic – a discipline that places the greatest value on the body’s ability to heal itself in a natural, drug-free way.
Along the way he has pursued many other interests too, however. Coming from a musical family, he learned piano and trombone from the age of 6; achieving Distinction in both by the age of 16. And as his native Macclesfield is on the doorstep of the peak district, it was an ideal base from which to explore the countryside of the UK in countless hiking and camping expeditions during his teens.
Another passion for Ed was languages, and after leaving school he spent a year living in France – first teaching English in a French Sixth Form in Lyon, and then working on a campsite in the picturesque Dordogne region.
During the following four years at Chiropractic College, he found time to work hard but also purse his passion for music, playing regularly at soirees and live music events as one half of his pop duo, “Janice and the Eggplant”. In his final year at college, he also worked as a mentor to first year students, teaching physiology and anatomy.
For his first positions as a fully qualified Chiropractor, Ed returned to the North of England, living in Manchester for three years and gaining valuable experience in clinical practice in a thriving Chiropractic clinic in Northwich. He also realised another long-held ambition during this time, acting in a number of local theatrical productions, including the lead role in “A Streetcar Named Desire”, Noel Coward’s “Design For Living”, and Dionysos in “The Bacchae”.
After three years in Manchester, Ed decided it was time to move on; he stuck a pin in a map and ended up in Hong Kong. He spent two exciting years there working as a Chiropractor in Central Hong Kong, serving a mixture of the local population and expats. He also arranged and delivered outreach events, such as offering chiropractic treatment at sports events including Dragon Boat Racing; giving Spinal Health Awareness talks in the community; and lecturing to Nursing Students to raise awareness amongst other health care professions and educate about Chiropractic.
In November 2017, Ed moved to London to work in a busy North London practice. Ed specializes in spinal and extremity pain as well as sports injuries.
In his spare time, he’s continued his passion for music by becoming a member of the prestigious London Symphony Chorus. He’s also proud to have won his local pub quizzes in Manchester and Hong Kong, but has yet to have any luck in London especially Canary Wharf!
Dr (Kulo) Suntharalingam Kulothungan, Consultant Sports Physician. MD, MSc, FFSEM, PG DIP Ultrasound, GMC 6033389
Dr Kulothungan is a consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) based in London, Cambridge and Colchester. His work is divided between private practice and the NHS. He is extremely proud and privileged to be part of the NHS for over 17 years and hold a substantive NHS consultant post.
He works in elite sport and has been part of international multisport-events such as the European Championships in Glasgow (2018) and the London 2012 Olympic games. He has worked in the English Premiership and continues to be involved in Championship football. He is also a team physician with the English FA Women’s football.
Apart from elite and recreational athletes, he also treats people from all walks of life with sports and work-related injuries. He is specialised in treating musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis, tendinopathy and back pain.
He performs diagnostic and interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound which enables improved accuracy of diagnoses and guided injections.
Here is a summary of Dr Kulothungan’s practice:
- Special interest in Hip, Groin, Shoulder, knee and all upper and lower limb injuries
- Multifactorial assessment and treatment of tendinopathies and overuse injuries relating to exercise, sport and work
- Diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound
- Biomechanical assessment
- Exercise testing and prescription
- PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma / Autologous Conditioned Plasma) injections for joints, muscles and tendons
- Intra-articular and soft tissue injections
- Hyaluronic acid and Steroid Injections
- High Volume injections in the treatment of resistant Achilles tendinopathy and frozen shoulder
- Treatment of calcific tendinopathy (Barbotage)
- Shockwave therapy treatment
Doctor of Medicine
MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine
Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine
Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Joanna Groszewska, Acupuncturist & Massage Therapist
Senior Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Massage Therapist, MSc Chinese Herbal Medicine, BSc (Hons) Acupuncture.
Current Member of the Acupuncture Society & British Acupuncture Council, Complementary Therapists Association, Anxiety UK approved practitioner.
Joanna has worked within the wellness industry for over 13 years, and has developed a wide range of therapeutic skills, which will meet all your expectations.
Joanna’s adventure with Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) dates back to 2006. It was on the trip to India, that she developed her interest in massage. On returning to London she completed a world widely recognised Diploma in Holistic Massage course Level 3 (ITEC). To further her insight in massage she has undertaken a Therapeutic Thai Massage course and a Hot Stone Massage course at the International Training Massage School in Chang-Mai, Thailand.
To progress her interest in CAM she studied for and obtained a BSc (Honours) degree in Chinese Medicine Acupuncture at the University of Westminster in London. She is also trained in Tui na, acupressure, auricular and electro-acupuncture & cupping.
On graduating; she re-enrolled for the postgraduate degree in Chinese Herbal Medicine, which she obtained in 2013 from the University of Westminster. Throughout her studies she also learnt and practiced Deep Tissue, Head Indian Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, and Face Massage.
Her areas of expertise are musculoskeletal, psycho-emotional and gynaecology systems.
She worked in multidisciplinary clinics, holistic events, expos, 5 stars hotels and spas for as a therapist for many years.
She has founded two companies and worked as a Managing Director.
In her spare time; Joanna enjoys interior design, art, photography, reading & cooking.
Kestutis Adamonis, Osteopath
Kestutis Adamonis graduated from the University College of Osteopathy with distinction & MSc Osteopathy and is a member of General Osteopathic Council.
Kestutis has excellent diagnostic skills and is passionate about musculoskeletal pain management, injury prevention and enhancement of physical performance.
Over seven years in manual therapy, Kestutis became proficient in treating a vast amount of conditions related to sedentary lifestyle such as neck, shoulder, back pain and sports-related injuries. Kestutis has also developed a special interest in acute and chronic pain management.
The treatment may consist of different osteopathic techniques, such as joint manipulations, muscle stretches, massage and supervised physical exercises aiming to resolve the problem and restore the back to health.
In his spare time; Kestutis enjoys hikes in nature, playing the guitar, and voluntarily teaches stress-management seminars for his local community.
Clive Pereira, Specialist Physiotherapist
Clive is from Melbourne, Australia and moved to the UK in 2009.
Clive graduated from Curtin University – Western Australia in 2004 and therefore has 15 years experience as a musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapist. Clive has worked in private clinics in Perth, Melbourne, and professional Australian Football teams. Clive completed his Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine at UCL (UK) in 2017 whilst working for Pure Sports Medicine in the City of London for over 10 years.
His special interests lie in hip, groin, knee and running injuries, Clive completed his Masters thesis on post operative rehabilitation following hip arthroscopy. Clive believes very strongly that movement and exercise is the best medicine and will always focus treatment towards his patient’s goals. Clive regularly keeps enhancing his professional learning and attends regular sports medicine conferences and continual professional development courses. He’s developed a natural passion for physiotherapy; having been a very keen ‘weekend warrior’ himself and developing many injuries over the years. He continues to keep active with running half marathon’s and 10 km races. He enjoys travelling, which is one of the reasons he moved to the UK and immerses himself into new cultures and the local history.
Fabio Sparano, Sports Massage Therapist
Fabio qualified as a massage therapist in 2013, gaining the title of advanced and clinical massage therapist. Since then, he has been practicing in various clinics in London.
One of Fabio’s first clinical experiences was based in the West End, where he gained experience treating performing artists such as musicians, actors, singers and dancers. He simultaneously worked in a disability foundation based at the Royal National Orthopaedic hospital in Stanmore, where he improved his knowledge with clients presenting with all sorts of musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal conditions.
Fabio is currently practicing massage therapy in private clinics in London dealing with sports injuries and common postural aches and pains due to stressful and busy lifestyles
Fabio uses trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage and advanced sports manual techniques to treat tight and hypertonic muscles that are possible contributing factors to painful conditions.
By the end of 2020 Fabio will be a fully qualified Osteopath following 5 years of university training.
Fabio’s interest in the body stems from his teenage years where he developed a passion for martial arts, participating in karate and kickboxing. Following this, he discovered Thai Chi, Yoga and has recently started his Pilates teacher training.
Katie Avery, Sports Massage Therapist
Katie is a Level 3 Sports Massage and Deep Tissue Therapist with over three years experience working within a busy Osteopathic practice. Katie has gained experience travelling abroad to work at a number of elite sporting events to provide support for professional athletes.
Katie is currently undergoing an integrated Masters degree in Osteopathic Medicine and is due to graduate in 2021 as a fully qualified Osteopath. Katie predominantly likes to work in a structural manner, using a range of deep tissue pressure techniques to meet a level of treatment specific to your requirements. Katie treats both athletes and day to day individual suffering from.
Katie has also been a qualified Personal Trainer for over five years and in her spare time enjoys CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting and socialising.