PERSONAL PROFILE

Harry grew up in Greece and moved to the UK in 2006 where he has been living ever since. He is married and lives with his wife and two children. He loves spending time with the family and enjoys travelling. He is an enthusiastic motorcyclist and often travels in Europe with his motorcyclist friends. Harry has been a runner for several years, but he mostly enjoys doing his MMA (mixed martial arts).

Harry leads a busy life between work and family. His work involves managing a big team of physiotherapists, GPs and Orthopaedic Consultants while at the same time he remains heavily clinical. He strives to help people overcome their health and pain related problems.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Harry is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with over fifteen years of clinical and academic experience including a Masters Degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy.

Harry has been working as an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist for Care UK for several years, leading to the role of the Clinical Lead, and further the Clinical Director – Consultant Physiotherapist. He won the ‘Allied Health Professional of the Year’ award in 2019.

Harry has high expertise in a clinical setting. He runs weekly ultrasound-guided injection clinics including procedures that require high training and specialisation like Glenohumeral joint Hydrodilatation, Tendon Calcification Barbotage (single clinician technique), Achilles tendon high volume stripping, Sacroiliac joint injections and Suprascapular nerve blocks.

Harry takes pride in leading his team by example and continues to develop his leadership skills.  In his role as Consultant Physiotherapist, he undertakes the clinical assessment of the most complex cases and is responsible for authorising the referrals to special units like Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Harry is passionate about improving care for patients with MSK conditions and is always striving for better ways to deliver a cost-effective, gold standard service.  He has established an Extended Scope Practitioner training protocol which ensures that clinicians are of the required standard before progressing to delivering complex MSK clinics.

Harry presented at the APPN (Advanced Practice Physiotherapy Network) conference in 2017, winning first prize for his services' landmark-guided injection audit. He has been working closely with Oxford University, recruiting patients for their GRASP (Getting it Right: Addressing Shoulder Pain) study. Regarding that, he participated in presenting at the Physio18 CSP Conference in Birmingham.

Currently, he is leading a new research project in his service, testing the effectiveness of Physiotherapy on Frozen shoulder, Subacromial Pain Syndrome, Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis.

It is of high importance to Harry to develop and improve service quality. He has implemented, in conjunction with the Service Manager, the following improvements:

  • Self-referral
  • Clinical guidelines to assist GPs to manage MSK conditions in primary care before referring to the service
  • An ultrasound-guided injection service, reducing the cost for commissioners and improving access for patients.