Physiotheraphy in Golders Green
Our physiotherapists have assessed, advised and treated over 4000 people from all ages; experiencing problems ranging from the most painful and debilitating ones to minor aches/pains.
We are experts in identifying and diagnosing problems from assessment and history taking even though the complaints are trivial and has not been seen by your doctors. Hillside Physiotherapy believes that prevention is better than cure. A one-off or regular MOT physiotherapy will prevent a minimal discomfort develops into a fully blown disorder.
The early warning signs such as stiffness, muscles knots and soreness are often associated with poor posture and/or faulty body mechanics that lie at the heart of many musculoskeletal conditions.
We will identify the causes of your problems so that you will be empowered to manage and heal yourself. We provide you the knowledge and exercise you need to keep your body roadworthy. All we do best is to improve your self-reliance and give you the peace of mind that you will be able to keep future problems at bay.
Kooi Westgeest-Teoh has dedicated all her life thriving to be the best physiotherapist/acupuncturist/clinical Pilates instructor.
In 1985, Kooi started training to become a physiotherapist at Sydney University-Australia. She graduated in Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy in 1989. Upon graduation, she continued working for 2 years in Australia’s outback to further consolidate and widen her skills in various challenging clinical settings.
She took up another challenging venture in Malaysia, where she spearheaded a physiotherapy services in a private hospital, a brand new discipline, relatively unknown to the local population. Her endeavours were very successful and she gained an outstanding reputation in a short time.
At the onset of Operation Desert Storms in 1991, she joined the North West Armed Forces Hospitals in Saudi Arabia. When Desert Storm evolved to Desert Sheild, she had the most unique opportunity to treat battlefield related injuries, conditions one would probably never see in an average clinical environment: burns following shell explosions, gunshot/shrapnel wounds, amputees from landmine explosions, parachutist’s injuries, head/spinal injuries, mainly among the military and POW’s although civilian casualties were not rare. In the latter category, Kooi treated a wide variety of rare congenital and neurological disorders.
In 1995, Kooi returned to Malaysia with her husband who was a skilful manual therapist from the Netherlands. Together they set up the cutting edge physiotherapy services in an internationally renowned private hospital. She then extended her scope by acquiring manual therapy skills, mentored by her husband.
In 1997, Kooi and her family settled in Europe. While working for NHS, she studied a master class in acupuncture at Coventry University, UK and awarded with Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Acupuncture in 2004. Here she investigated and integrated eastern approaches of TCM acupuncture into western medicine, enabling her to successfully expand her practice outside the realms of classical physiotherapy, managing many complex cases where the usual and conventional approaches alone had failed.