Hampstead Physiotherapy Team
The Hampstead Physiotherapy Practice was established in 1978 by Torunn Banks, and was one of the first private physiotherapy practices in London.
Ronnie Abraham (Specialist Musculo-Skeletal Physiotherapist)
Ronnie qualified with a graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy from West Middlesex University Hospital School of Physiotherapy in 1987. He worked in the NHS, industrial orthopaedic sector and private practice.
Ronnie specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has had extensive training in spinal manipulation, Cyriax orthopaedic medicine and Mckenzie self treatment techniques. Ronnie is well known for his “Hands On” manual therapy treatment which he adapts to each patient’s needs- whether it be deeper or more gentle treatment needed.
Ronnie joined The Hampstead Physiotherapy Practice in November 2010.
Tom Stedman- Specialist Musculo-Skeletal Physiotherapist
Tom is a keen Rugby player, golfer and skier. Tom provides pitch-side physiotherapy for Hammersmith and Fulham Rugby Club. As a result he enjoys a hands on approach to treatment that incorporates soft tissue massage, myofascial release, mobilisations and specific exercise rehabilitation to help clients return to pain free movement as soon as possible.
Tosin Eyitayo (Specialist Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapist)
Tosin studied and worked in New York and Manhattan before returning to London where she worked as a Specialist Physiotherapist in the City for several years, before joining us.
- MSc in Physical Therapy (New York) 2003
- Member of HCPC
- Member of CSP
- Special interest in Biomechanics, Gait and Running assessment
- Manual therapist- using deep tissue release and soft-tissue techniques
- Specialist in neck and back pain, sports injuries, biomechanic faults, pre/post surgical conditions
- Persistent (chronic) pain treatment
Tosin loves to use Manual Therapy “hands on” techniques to help her patients. She also uses taping and strapping techniques to treat and manage conditions.
Steven Berkman (Practice Owner)
Steven was approached in 2015 to take over the Hampstead Physiotherapy Practice, in preparation for Torunn’s retirement. The Hampstead Physiotherapy Practice joins Steven’s 3 other BOOST PHYSIO clinics in NW2, NW3 and N2.
Steven graduated with a BSc (Physiotherapy) in 1997 from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Steven has been practicing as a Chartered Physiotherapist in London since 1998.
Steven has a passion for treating sports people of all abilities and loves helping patients following orthopaedic surgery.
“Having completed several marathons and many triathlons I understand what it means to a sports person to be injured. I love being able to help people get better quicker.”
Steven loves to use manual therapy, deep tissue and soft-tissue techniques combined with exercise rehabilitation to get the most out of his patients. “I also use acupuncture as part of my treatment in about 20% of my patients”.
Elaine completed her bachelor’s degree in 2002 from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. During her studies, she gained experience at Wells Fargo Advisors financial services over 7 years, working in an operational compliance role. Elaine was previously employed 5 years as a luxury goods buyer and business manager for a private Seattle company before moving to England.
In 2003, Elaine relocated to London where she was employed at Selfridges working with an IT team training over 3,000 staff and managers. Elaine joined The Hampstead Physiotherapy Practice in April 2006 as the Practice Manager. Elaine brings a wealth of experience with the daily running and management of the Practice, including the liaison between financial accounts, health insurance and patients.
Torunn qualified with a Diploma in Physiotherapy in 1972 at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. In 2002 in Toronto (Canada), she obtained Diplomas in both Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Torunn has wide experience in treating musculoskeletal conditions and also food allergy testing and nutrition. She has a special interest in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.
Torunn is one of the earliest private practitioners in London and set up The Hampstead Physiotherapy Practice in 1978. She continues to practice physiotherapy by special appointment only.
In January 2015, in preparation for her retirement, Torunn approached Steven Berkman to take over the practice. Torunn no longer actively practices.