Our Team

Hema Thota (Hemar) qualified as a physiotherapist in 1999 and has worked both privately and within the NHS. Trained in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice in Sheffield Hallam University, Acupuncture and integrating many other techniques, he has highly effective hands on approach to a wide variety of conditions. He is currently studying Joint injection therapy from University of Essex.

He enjoys walking, badminton and cricket (So he knows all about sport injuries)

HPC Number: 75389                            CSP number: 75433


Sireesha Paladugu (Siri) qualified as a physiotherapist in 2000 and worked both privately and within NHS. Siri is presently working in NHS and works Part time in our practice.

Special interest in MLD therapy/CDT therapy (Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapy)

HPC Number:   74361                          CSP Number: 75259


About MLD Therapy:

MLD is a very specialised type of massage that plays an important role in the treatment of lymphoedema. The aim of the massage is to stimulate movement of the excess fluid away from the swollen area so that it can drain away normally. This is achieved through gentle rhythmic movements of the skin which stimulate the contraction of the lymphatic vessels (the lymphatic system is an important component of the body’s immune system and is supports the blood
system). This results in the removal of metabolic waste products and excess fluid from the body’s tissues which then enter the lymphatic system. The fluid, now known as lymph, passes through a series of lymph nodes where it is cleansed of dead cells, bacteria and other waste products (=detox). The clean lymph then returns back into the blood stream.


Benefits of MLD …

  • is used in the treatment of both primary and secondary lymphoedema
  • is a key element in the treatment of venous oedema
  • may be used pre and post surgery to aid healing (e.g. orthopaedic surgery, cosmetic surgery)
  • speeds up the healing of sports injuries
  • reduces acne due to detoxification
  • alleviates fluid congestion such as tired puffy eyes and fluid retention due to pre menstrual syndrome (swollen ankles, bloating)
  • promotes the healing of wounds and burns and can improve the appearance and texture of old scars
  • helps reduce headaches, migraine and sinusitis
  • increases bowel/bladder movements by improving elimination
  • improves some digestive disorders
  • reduces ME symptoms
  • reduces stress
  • stimulates the immune system
  • induces deep sleep and relaxation
  • increases the overall sense of well-being