Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy at the Broadgate Spine & Joint Clinic is provided by André Bason. The new gym enables our physiotherapists to carry out comprehensive training of both spinal problems and conditions involving the extremities (knees, shoulders, hips, etc.). Our physiotherapists are registered with all major health insurances.

Andre Bason
MSc, BSc (Hons), MMACP, MSCP, SRP

André graduated in physiotherapy from the University of Malta in 2001. He has gained a Masters degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from University College London (UCL), specializing in manual and exercise therapy.

André is a state registered physiotherapist who has worked in private practice since 2001 and has experience in treating people from all walks of life, including professional and amateur athletes.

He has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of neck and back pain. He also has interest in post-surgical rehabilitation such as ACL repair, knee and shoulder arthroscopy. André uses manual therapy, acupuncture and also incorporates the Pilates concept both in the treatment and prevention of injuries.

André is a member of the Health Professional Council (HPC), Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) and Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. More information about André can be found at his website.

Christopher Pettit
BSc (Hons)

Christopher is a qualified Exercise and Sports Scientist (Bsc Hons) and Physiotherapist (BSc Hons, MSCP) graduating from Exeter and then Cardiff University. He has over 10 years’ experience working in the health industry – in both private and public sectors in the UK and Australia.

Building up a vast portfolio of treatment methods, treating client’s day one post stroke to elite athletes. He has broadened his professional knowledge keeping fully up to date, regularly embarking on courses including the American College of Sports Medicine (HFI certificate), Polestar Clinical Rehabilitation Pilates (machine and mat based), MACP Grade V spinal manipulation, and the AACP in acupuncture. Last year he set up his own Internet based clinical interest group which has grown to nearly 9000 members world wide.

Christopher believes the key to rehabilitation is detail and using his knowledge and understanding of movement and mechanics to create treatment regimes that dovetail with his clients lifestyles. Outside of work he enjoys all sports and is a keen cyclist and runner. More information about Christopher can be found at his website

Jose Marcelino
MSc MCSP FSOM

Jose has over twenty years of experience in the musculoskeletal field and has established a reputation of excellence, managing the Physiotherapy Services at a leading private London Hospital. He developed a Musculoskeletal Triage Service for Kingston Hospital NHS Trust, department of Orthopaedics. This gave him an opportunity to consult along leading consultants and improved the diagnosis and management of complex musculoskeletal conditions.

As a Fellow of The Society of Orthopaedic Medicine since 1991, has lectured extensively in the UK and abroad and sits currently at the Education & Research Committees, actively participating in the development and training of physiotherapists and doctors, through the Society’s education programme.

Constantly aiming to promote evidence based practice in physiotherapy, has been a guest speaker at conferences in the UK and abroad, and has also published articles in medical journals.

Enthusiastic, passionate and committed, he has been awarded grants for medical research from University College of London, British Heart Foundation and Marks & Spencer.