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Release, Relax, Unwind

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Mrs Anila Giatsai, Senior Chartered Physiotherapist, BSc (Hon's),HCPC, MCSP

Physiotherapy Sheffield & Sports Injuries Clinic is a small friendly clinic providing state of the art treatment for people who are suffering with pain from any injury that has not improved on its own. We are proud of the specialist equipment we have in each treatment room that helps people with painful backs or necks to move more freely, improve their posture and reduce their pain.


Conditions treated include Musculoskeletal (Muscle Imbalance, Hypermobility syndromes, Back pain, Achilles Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Knee Injuries, Neck pain, Arthritis), Cardio-Respiratory Conditions (COPD, asthma, CF, breathlessness) and Neurological Conditions (MS, Stroke, Brain Injuries, Spinal cord Injuries in Children & adults).


Services provided include manual therapy hands-on Physiotherapy, Massage (Sports, Therapeutic or Cupping Massage, Acupuncture, Dry Needling, electrotherapy, Ultrasound Therapy, K Kinesio Taping, treatments for sports injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, exercise therapy (Clinical Pilates &Yoga classes or One to One sessions) and Work Station Assessments.

Our Physio Team:

Mrs. Anila Giatsai (Clinical Lead Cardio- Respiratory Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist- Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer, Pilates & Yoga instructor, Work- Station Assessor, Occupational Therapy reports, Medico-legal Report writing Bond Solon certified, Medical Student year 4, Clinical Educator for Sheffield Hallam University), Ms. Georgia Ntaountaki (Senior  Chartered MSK Physiotherapist, MSc Clinical Lead Musculoskeletal, Acupuncturist, Pilates Instructor. BSc, Msc),

Mrs. Nalini Sukumar (MSK Senior Physiotherapist BSc, MSc)   , Miss Bhakti Vashdev Motwani(MSc Clinical Lead Neurological Rehab. BSc, MSc),

Most of our Physiotherapists are HCPC, MCSP and AACP Registered, and they also have a Master's degree from Sheffield Hallam University.

Our Sports Massage Therapists Team: 

Ms Vaishnavi Desai (Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapist/ Physiotherapist),

Mrs. Susmitha Ganesh (Physiotherapist, Sports Massage Rehab Therapist)

Mr Dimitris Michael (Sports therapist), Mr Mark Odom (Sports Massage Therapist/Physiotherapist).


(All of our Practitioners are fully Vaccinated, and we wear Full PPE. Some of the Treatments may include an extra charge for PPE (Please contact us to clarify this) For more info regarding the Practitioners Profile please visit our Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn &

   Mrs. Anila Giatsai qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2010, after studying for 4 years in Greece at The University of Aigion-Patras. Mrs. Anila Giatsai is an accomplished Cardio-Respiratory & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist that currently works part time for the NHS as a Locum FCP First Contact Physiotherapist. For the last 7 years Anila has been working part time as a Clinical Educator for Sheffield Hallam University, Leeds Beckett University, Bradford University and a mentor for some European Erasmus Placements (Universities from Portugal, Greece, Spain, France and Italy).


She is skilled in the diagnosis, management and treatment of many different disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system, including complex spinal disorders and joint Hypermobility syndromes EDS Ehlers–Danlos syndromes. Anila specialises in the knee and has experience in sports and dance related injuries both in private healthcare and through research. She has been involved in the development of specialist equipment for athletes with her Undergraduate Thesis Research 1year: Tests for Athletes with ACL ligament/Meniscus Knee-injuries (TAK).

Anila is always ready with a smiling face to provide an excellent treatment experience in a warm and compassionate manner. She is passionate about her work, and has been involved in the following specialist areas:

​*Musculoskeletal Conditions: Sports Injuries (ACL ligament/Meniscus knee Injuries, sprained ankle, Achilles tendon tear/Tendonitis, foot stress fracture, Shin splints, Tennis/ Golf elbow, Lower back pain, Sciatica Trapped nerve, Lumbar Disc disease, Spinal Stenosis and Scoliosis.

*Paediatrics (Osgood Schlatter’s Disease, Knee subluxation/ dislocation, Growing pains, joints Hypermobility syndrome, Juvenile arthritis, Arthritis & Rheumatoid arthritis).

*Cardio-respiratory conditions: Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis, Chest infection/Pneumonia, Breathlessness, Bronchiectasis, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Post-operative physiotherapy for patients who underwent heart/ abdominal surgery.

*Neurological Disorders (Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Head Injuries, Spinal cord injuries, Dyspraxia).

Anila is committed to her continues professional development, and frequently attends courses ensuring she offers the highest standard of Physiotherapy. Anila is now seeking new opportunities in the field of Clinical Education and teaching. When she is away from Physiotherapy Sheffield she enjoys dancing, Zumba, kickboxing and cooking Albanian & Greek food for her children, family and friends.

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
 you touch everything.

- Lao Tzu 


Manual therapy is a technique where a physiotherapist uses their hands to manipulate, mobilise and massage the body tissues and prescribe exercises. This can help relieve pain and stiffness improve blood circulation help fluid drain more efficiently from parts of the body to improve the movement of different parts of the body and promote relaxation.


 Acupuncture and Dry Needling: Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain)to nausea, thyroid, migraine/ headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia and infertility.

A cosmetic acupuncture treatment will concentrate on points and muscles of the face in order to improve elasticity of your skin and general overall appearance. During the treatment, your Facial Enhancement Acupuncture practitioner will also needle constitutional points on your legs, arms and body, these are the points that will help to balance and harmonise your inner 


     Studies published in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture in 1996 showed that: “…of 300 people who received Facial Acupuncture, 90% demonstrated marked results after only their first treatment.”


While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found sports massage may also be helpful for: Anxiety, Digestive disorders, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Insomnia related to stress, Myofascial pain syndrome, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Soft tissue strains or injuries, Sports injuries & relaxation. 



‘’Balancing training load and tissue capacity’’

      …A key concept in preventing and managing running injuries is understanding the balance between training load and your capacity to handle that load. In a nutshell, it’s a case of working within your limits and not pushing your training beyond what your body can cope with. Today we look at finding the balance and some important recent research…’’



Clinic Address: 127 The Moor, S1 4PH, Sheffield, (1st Floor- entrance via the International Hair Salon).The building does not have disabled access (There is no lift onsite)


Parking Options: Atkinsons, Decathlon, Eyre Street, Sylvester Street, Waitrose, Wickes: Bishop Street Parking (self pay Private Parking)

Tel: 07580677152


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Cancellation Policy: If you wish to cancel an Appointment please give us at least 24h Notice (If not Charges may apply £30).

Currently we accept cash, Card (including contactless), Bank Transfer & Paypal Payments.

*For New Customers we do require a small £ deposit in advance (please contact us for more info)

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