Physiotherapy at PhysioCentral, located in Mosta, Malta
Samantha Bonnici is the owner of the clinic, a registered physiotherapist with over 20 years of experience. She trained in Malta and the UK. Samantha completed her MSc degree in Sports Medicine. Her final dissertation was a research study on the treatment of Achilles tendinopathies. Her sports physiotherapy experience is extensive working with numerous committees and entities; particularly with the Scarlets Rugby team in Wales, the London Marathon, the Malta Olympic Committee and the Maltese athletes at the GSSE games in Malta and Andorra, the Malta National Female Basketball team, and at the Athletes Olympic Village during the London 2012 Olympics. She continuously conducts workshops, lectures and training with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.
Samantha spent 9 years studying and working in the UK. A private practice at clinics in Harley Street and Sloane Square in London. She treated a wide variety of conditions, ranging from post-surgery physiotherapy, repetitive strain injuries and sports injuries. She also worked with world-renowned dance companies such as the Matthew Bourne dance company during their London tour of ‘Swan Lake’. Another company was the dance crew on set of the popular film ‘Streetdance’ whilst filming in London.
Samantha is also a qualified Pilates instructor. She uses acupuncture and trigger point dry needling therapy in conjunction with her treatment. A very hands-on approach person combined with specific exercise programmes for each client. Samantha specialises in sports injuries for elite and amateur athletes. Nonetheless she enjoys treating musculoskeletal injuries specialising in headache treatment, shoulder pain, jaw pain (TMJ) and tendinopathy rehabilitation.
Samantha has also followed various courses on pain education and treatment of persistent pain patients. She works in liaison with specialists psychotherapists in the management of chronic and persistent pain.
Jane is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor. She has 20 years of clinical experience in the private sector, sports settings and in the patient home visit community.
She has completed her MSc in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy in the UK. Spending 16 years working, studying and gaining experience in NHS teaching hospitals and private practice.
Jane has facilitated the setting-up, development and ongoing management of a large and dynamic multi-disciplinary team. This offered high standards of physiotherapy, massage, specialist rehabilitation and hydrotherapy services to the private sector. This services where mainly based in Chelsea, central London. She has also worked with a number of athletes with the Malta Olympic Committee and GSSE Games.
Jane takes special pride in providing detailed expert physiotherapy assessment. She tailors the treatment and evidence-based treatment programmes for each and every patient. This facilitates their quick recovery from pain and/or injury. Jane’s expertise lies in the treatment of back, hip & shoulder girdles and lower-limb biomechanics. Jane has a special interest in treating musculoskeletal peri-natal patients. She has also worked extensively with top medical consultants and physiotherapists in London within specialist tertiary clinics. Her focus there was treating complex pain patients with hyper-mobility connective tissue disorders, an area on which she completed her research.
Jane is also an experienced Hydrotherapist, Acupuncturist, APPI Pilates Instructor. She has extensive experience in working remotely on expert physiotherapy panels for telephone triage and webcam online e-treating services.
Jake completed his Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 2016 at the University of Malta. Following his graduation, Jake was employed in a local private rehabilitation hospital. Within the field of orthopaedics, he focused on the rehabilitation of post joint replacements and traumatic injuries. Another area was neurology, dealing mainly with stroke and Parkinson’s disease patients and within the field of sports injuries.
The fields of sport biomechanics and sports injuries have always been an area of major interest. As part of his studies Jake was given the opportunity to travel abroad to Holland. There he garnered his knowledge within the field of orthopaedics and sports rehabilitation. Following his graduation Jake has worked with a number of teams within the sector of football, handball and athletics. The latter being of major interest as he is a competitor within the local athletics association focusing on long distance running.
Following his graduation, Jake part-took in a number of postgraduate courses. He currently processes certification of an APPI pilates matwork level 1, certificates in dry needling, Chinese medicine and manual therapy from Sheffield Hallam University.
Sara completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2013 and the Masters in Physiotherapy in 2015 at the University of Aveiro. She worked until March 2021 in Aveiro, Portugal at a private practice in several fields of Physiotherapy.
Working in a Manual Therapy and Rehabilitation practice was an important boost. She improved her physiotherapist to patient skills. This enables her to create a rehabilitation program improving the patient’s condition and overall quality of life. Highly patient, Sara enjoys the process of prevention and rehabilitation. This, irrespective if after an injury or increasing functionality and management of chronic pain. Sara’s experience as a physiotherapist has compelled her to focus on improving the functional chains of the whole body as a whole in children and adults.