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Our South East London Health & Fitness Centre is located in the buzzing Lordship Lane area of East Dulwich. In addition to a comprehensive range of physio treatments and sports massage, our fitness facility features the latest eGym and Technogym equipment, a dedicated Pilates studio, cycling suite and a wide range of cardio, spinning, yoga and tai chi classes. Expert Personal Training & Fitness Assessments. Memberships available. Onsite creche.

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T: 020 7907 1900
E: info@esph.co.uk

Address:
ESPH
116 Lordship Lane East Dulwich, London SE22 8HD
Phone: 020 7907 1900

Opening Hours

East Dulwich normal opening hours:

Monday – Friday   06:00 – 22:00        Saturday & Sunday      08:00 – 18:00

Crèche  – Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday   09:30 – 12:30

Off peak: 06:00 – 17:00

Bank Holidays        09:00 – 13:00     Please note: There are no classes or physio appointments.

 

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Directions

Underground / Tube stations

The nearest station is East Dulwich which is a ten minute journey from London Bridge train station. Come out of the train station and turn right. After 150m there is a small roundabout. Proceed straight on to the beginning of Lordship Lane and continue on the right hand side until Bassano Street, where our entrance is located.

Additional nearby stations:

  • Forest Hill is within 0.97 miles (1.6 km), Overground line,  Zone 3
  • Honor Oak Park is within 1.17 miles (1.9 km), Overground line, Zone 3
  • Peckham Rye is within 1.58 miles (2.5 km), Overground line, Zone 2
  • Denmark Hill is within 1.61 miles (2.6 km), Overground line, Zone 2

National rail stations

  • North Dulwich is within 0.76 miles (1.2 km)
  • West Dulwich is within 0.86 miles (1.4 km)
  • Forest Hill is within 0.97 miles (1.6 km)
  • East Dulwich is within 1.02 miles (1.6 km)
  • Sydenham Hill is within 1.06 miles (1.7 km)

Bus Routes

The following routes stop by ESPH: 40, 176 and 185.

With over 40 years’ experience Elizabeth (Libby) is a leading UK physiotherapist who has presented papers at the International Dance Medicine and Science meetings in Stockholm and Canberra. With ESPH, she has worked extensively in the dance, entertainment and sporting world. She is a Pilates rehabilitation expert, having trained with Polestar Pilates and was one of the first British physios to integrate Pilates equipment with physiotherapy rehab.

She trained at St. Mary's and completed a Masters in Neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy. at University College London. Her clinic was founded in Camberwell in 1977 (relocating to Dulwich in 2007), and the second in Harley Street in 1989.

ESPH moved to 42 Harley Street to offer a dedicated pilates and fitness studio, featuring eGym equipment, alongside physiotherapy treatments, sports massage, dietetics, personal training and podiatry services. Workstation assessments also available.
Max joined the family healthcare business in 2000 initially as a Practice Manager and became Managing Director in 2004. He has developed the ESPH brand into a dynamic and innovative health and fitness operation, opening the UK’s first commercial gym run by physios in 2007. His background includes working as an actor and performer as well as several years’ experience in start-up radio stations where his passion for business development grew.

A keen sportsman and fitness enthusiast, Max sits on the board of ukactive and is committed to improving the long-term health and wellbeing of all the communities in which his businesses operate.
Alexei, who co-founded ESPH, is a former UK champion and international decathlete. A combination of career ending injuries, sporting pursuits and a keen interest to qualify in medicine informed his philosophy towards exercise and physical health.

Alexei manages the finances of the business and uses his extensive experience to develop the exercise services.
A former Miss Fitness competitor, Alex decided to make a career out of her new passion for fitness and went on to gain qualifications as a Personal Trainer and a Nutrition & Sports Nutrition adviser. Additional Sports rehabilitation courses and a back injury have given her a broad approach to fitness instruction for all clients. She adapts her style to suit specific needs, but will include strength based training, muscle building, fat loss, functional training, cardio fitness and core strength enhancement.

Alex Says: “A balanced approach to fitness, ensuring enough variety to keep you motivated is vital for success. As someone who has transformed my body, I know how to help clients do the same”.
Gary graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2009 with BSc (Hons) in Physics. He then went on to gain BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Keele University in 2012. Spending a number of years working in private practice in London he also worked for Great Britain Judo, Brentford FC and numerous individual elite athletes in a variety of sports. He has also set up an NHS physiotherapy service for Chelsea and Westminster’s pre-surgical bariatric hospital pathway.

Returning to Ireland to complete a Masters in Sports Medicine in 2015, he has since worked in Dublin within private practice, for the Football Association of Ireland international football teams and for League of Ireland premier division football team, UCD.

Gary has a keen interest in biomechanical and muscle imbalances, shoulder conditions, plantar fasciitis, knee conditions and lower back conditions and uses a wide array of treatment options including; exercise, soft tissue release, dry needling, laser therapy, pilates, spinal and peripheral join manipulation and mobilisation, taping, nerve mobilisation and exercise load management to ensure concise all-round from acute phase through to end-stage rehabilitation.

Sport, both recreational and elite is one of Gary’s interests. Having played football, rugby, hurling, tennis and athletics from recreational to high level, he is a great believer that “doing something is better than doing nothing”, and translates this to his physiotherapy treatment.
Gary graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2009 with BSc (Hons) in Physics. He then went on to gain BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Keele University in 2012. Spending a number of years working in private practice in London he also worked for Great Britain Judo, Brentford FC and numerous individual elite athletes in a variety of sports. He has also set up an NHS physiotherapy service for Chelsea and Westminster’s pre-surgical bariatric hospital pathway.

Returning to Ireland to complete a Masters in Sports Medicine in 2015, he has since worked in Dublin within private practice, for the Football Association of Ireland international football teams and for League of Ireland premier division football team, UCD.

Gary has a keen interest in biomechanical and muscle imbalances, shoulder conditions, plantar fasciitis, knee conditions and lower back conditions and uses a wide array of treatment options including; exercise, soft tissue release, dry needling, laser therapy, pilates, spinal and peripheral join manipulation and mobilisation, taping, nerve mobilisation and exercise load management to ensure concise all-round from acute phase through to end-stage rehabilitation.

Sport, both recreational and elite is one of Gary’s interests. Having played football, rugby, hurling, tennis and athletics from recreational to high level, he is a great believer that “doing something is better than doing nothing”, and translates this to his physiotherapy treatment.
Kay has over 20years experience working as a physiotherapist. She graduated from the University of East London with a BSc (Honours) degree in physiotherapy in 1996. Since then she has worked in hospitals and private practice in both England and Australia gaining valuable knowledge in the treatment of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions.

Kay has attended many post graduate courses to improve her knowledge and skills. More recently Kay has spent time teaching mat based Pilates and gained her fitness instructor qualification (ETM). She is currently working towards a qualification in fitness instruction for children. Being a mum of 2 she feels it is important to help young people keep moving and find interesting ways to exercise.

Kay is a keen runner and is a member of South London Harriers. So it is not surprising that the treatment of sporting injuries and injury prevention is an area of interest to her.
Nicky is a committed, caring and friendly physiotherapist with a great passion for helping people of all ages. She gained her BSc in Sports & Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth before completing her MSC in physiotherapy at St Georges University of London. She has extensive experience, both within the NHS and private sectors as well as sports physio, and is confident in supporting a variety of patients ranging from adults suffering neurological disorders, workplace associated musculoskeletal disorders, orthopaedic patients and sport related injuries, particularly rugby.

In the future, Nicole aspires to undertake additional postgraduate training to enable her to specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy to an advanced level. She is due to commence post-graduate training within triaging as well undertaking her AACP Foundation course.
Anthony is experienced in soft tissue release and deep tissue massage. He has a keen interest in physical therapy and studied Sports Therapy at Greenwich University. He is in his final stages of completing a year long, level 5 sports and remedial massage diploma.

Outside of ESPH, Anthony has worked as a sports massage therapist for Leatherhead FC. As an avid football fan, he plays semi-professionally in his spare time, supporting Dulwich Hamlet FC for many years. You may see him take to the pitch at the weekends as he is currently a massage therapist for Crystal Palace FC.

He also loves to travel and hops on a plane to adventures new whenever time allows.
Petr Dobes is a qualified soft tissue therapist specialising in sports and remedial massage techniques. He is particular well known for his renowned deep tissue massage throughout some of the top physio clinics in London. In addition, Petr also relies upon a variety of techniques like Trigger point Therapy, Myofascial release and controlled stretching to encourage healing of his clients tissues.

It is paramount for Petr that he works closely with his clients to help them achieve their goals and prevent injury. Having spent half his life playing semi pro football in Czech Republic he is well accustomed to understanding how delibitating an injury can be. Petr's keen interest in sport is still very much shown from his track record of treating top athletes at Aldershot Town FC and the Old Alleynian Rugby Club.

In order to survive a busy schedule of massage, Petr maintains his own strength and fitness in the great outdoors and will often be seen tackling the scenic hills of Surrey on his mountain bike. Moreover, he maintains his competitive nature with time spent in the squash court, gym and pool. While its clear Petrs is passionate about his role as a Sports massage therapist, he is also a keen traveller who loves to share his stories of travel as well as hear of others !
Niovi is a qualified Sports Therapist experienced in sports and deep tissue massage and aspires to become a physiotherapist. She is passionate about helping people unwind and release, whilst their body re-centres and re-aligns, alleviating pain and tension.

She is comfortable providing her service to a wide range of people; including those seeking for a relaxing massage and those who prefer a sports specific deep tissue release.
Tess is a qualified Nutritional Therapist who is committed to showing people how they can reach optimal health and wellbeing with the use of real food. Her passion for nutrition was ignited whilst battling her own ill health in the form of exhaustion with weight gain, an auto-immune condition and hormonal imbalance as a result. Having turned her own health around, she decided to leave a very stressful career in the finance industry behind and embarked on three years of studies at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition.

Tess is trained in the principles of functional medicine, whereby every individual is considered unique and root causes of symptoms and disease are sought instead of just treating the symptoms. She has particular interest in digestive health, weight management, female health, auto-immune conditions, food intolerances as well as stress management, however she is also well versed in many other health concerns.

She is a part-time lecturer at the College of Naturopathic Medicine and is also a qualified Massage Therapist, as well as a Reiki practitioner. She believes, and practices, the importance of looking after the body as well as the mind and soul.

She has been a keen sports person for many years, keeping her own fitness and health at peak levels. She is extremely knowledgeable in the fields of health, nutrition, lifestyle and exercise and she aims to provide successful solutions to her client’s health concerns.

She is a full member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Jo is Pilates Foundation-trained and a former professional dancer. A treasured esph asset for many years, she can often be found expertly hula-hooping between classes and answering to the name Bingo-lates.

Jo instructs at both our East Dulwich and Harley Street sites.
Christine trained with the Pilates Foundation at Trinity Laban after a twenty year career in the NHS working as a Clinical Psychologist specialising in Women's Health. She is also a breast cancer exercise specialist having completed the Pink Ribbon Program which is a Pilates-based rehabilitation program for women following surgery for breast cancer.

Her interest in the mind-body relationship underpins all her work and her expertise as a psychologist enriches her Pilates teaching.
An experienced and passionate teacher, Joanna comes from a professional dance and education background and has taught, performed and directed in the UK, France and USA.

With specialisation in working with young people, she ran a highly successful Community Dance programme, Youth Dance Theatre and Dance-in-Education Company, during 7 years as Dancer-in-Residence for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

Following a serious injury whilst performing with the contemporary dance choreographer
Regine CHOPINOT in France, Joanna returned to London to study Pilates with Alan Herdman.

A former founder member of Pilates Foundation UK, Joanna has been an independent facilitator of Pilates technique for nearly 20 years, teaching small-group mat and apparatus classes in studios, fitness and health venues and offers a unique fusion of movement and complimentary mind-body
techniques.
Joanna is an aerialist, contemporary dancer, Pilates, yoga/aerial yoga instructor and yoga therapist. She works with private and corporate clients, leads international workshops, training and retreats.

With over 15 years of experience in different styles of yoga mainly Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Dance, as well as Pilates and Contemporary Dance, Joanna incorporates all those techniques with her clients and creates the movement that focuses on core strength and flexibility to allow for self-expression, body toning and deeply connection between body and mind.
Alexei, who co-owns ESPH, is a former UK champion and international decathlete. A combination of career ending injuries, sporting pursuits and a university place in medicine (declined in order to concentrate on sport) informed his philosophy towards exercise and physical health. Alexei is available for PT & Cycle classes.

"Elite competitive sport has given me plenty of discipline. I believe in hard work but with plenty of rewards and you have to see and feel the improvements to keep coming back. What you want to achieve is in your hands - just show up! It's a journey and I believe in your health first but you can have your cake...as long as you come to ESPH regularly."
A former Miss Fitness competitor, Alex decided to make a career out of her new passion for fitness and went on to gain qualifications as a Personal Trainer and a Nutrition & Sports Nutrition adviser. Additional Sports rehabilitation courses and a back injury have given her a broad approach to fitness instruction for all clients. She adapts her style to suit specific needs, but will include strength based training, muscle building, fat loss, functional training, cardio fitness and core strength enhancement.

Alex Says: “A balanced approach to fitness, ensuring enough variety to keep you motivated is vital for success. As someone who has transformed my body, I know how to help clients do the same”.
Cassie, who joined ESPH in March 2018, is a very experienced PT and class instructor with over 10 years in the fitness industry. Her specialities include Running, Posture, Strength and HIIT, Cycle and Strength classes. Cassie brings her unique style, dynamic energy and tailored music playlists to her classes.
Elizabeth was working in fashion when her boss paid for a gym membership which led to her interest in yoga. She has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and teaching for over five having completed a foundation course, then a Diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga. She is constantly amazed at how yoga improves people’s lives in such positive ways, both physically and holistically.

Elizabeth encourages everyone to truly enjoy their own yoga practice, to respect their bodies, and to come to class with an open heart.
Lina trained as a contemporary dancer before finding her way into yoga. She teaches a vinyasa flow based class with a sprinkle of inspiration from other styles of yoga and movement. The class aims to help you build strength and increase flexibility in your body, calm your mind on a busy day and bring a smile to your face.
Harrold has studied, practiced and taught for over 20 years the philosophy and ideology of the Oriental arts: Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi gong, and Kung fu. This has become a way of life in maintaining physical health and spiritual development. He successfully healed his own body of various discomforts and defects which resulted from severe physical traumas.

His commitment and dedication to the healing arts has esulted in testimonies from members of society ranging from medical practitioners, psychotherapists, teachers and fitness instructors, to mention a few.

His deep passion led him to healing many and motivating others to teach these disciplines.
Anna’s journey to becoming a certified yoga teacher started years ago with a very special moment of her life. She first became a farmer, back in her homeland in Oppido Lucano, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata, and achieved her desire to plant 300 pistachio trees using the biodynamic agricultural principles based on the position of the moon, planets and natural cosmic and earth forces. In her lifestyle, she was dedicated to the principles of yoga and decided to explore this deep connection. She enrolled in a Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher training course with The Yoga People, founded by Jamie and Dulce, who had the privilege of being taught by K. Pattabhi Jois and Larry Schultz. This inspired her to become a teacher. In her classes she encourages students to connect with their inner practice, look for the opening areas of the physical body to better understand and feel the energy within.
Elizabeth was working in fashion when her boss paid for a gym membership which led to her interest in yoga. She has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and teaching for over five having completed a foundation course, then a Diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga. She is constantly amazed at how yoga improves people’s lives in such positive ways, both physically and holistically.

Elizabeth encourages everyone to truly enjoy their own yoga practice, to respect their bodies, and to come to class with an open heart.
Lina trained as a contemporary dancer before finding her way into yoga. She teaches a vinyasa flow based class with a sprinkle of inspiration from other styles of yoga and movement. The class aims to help you build strength and increase flexibility in your body, calm your mind on a busy day and bring a smile to your face.
Harrold has studied, practiced and taught for over 20 years the philosophy and ideology of the Oriental arts: Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi gong, and Kung fu. This has become a way of life in maintaining physical health and spiritual development. He successfully healed his own body of various discomforts and defects which resulted from severe physical traumas.

His commitment and dedication to the healing arts has esulted in testimonies from members of society ranging from medical practitioners, psychotherapists, teachers and fitness instructors, to mention a few.

His deep passion led him to healing many and motivating others to teach these disciplines.
Anna’s journey to becoming a certified yoga teacher started years ago with a very special moment of her life. She first became a farmer, back in her homeland in Oppido Lucano, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata, and achieved her desire to plant 300 pistachio trees using the biodynamic agricultural principles based on the position of the moon, planets and natural cosmic and earth forces. In her lifestyle, she was dedicated to the principles of yoga and decided to explore this deep connection. She enrolled in a Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher training course with The Yoga People, founded by Jamie and Dulce, who had the privilege of being taught by K. Pattabhi Jois and Larry Schultz. This inspired her to become a teacher. In her classes she encourages students to connect with their inner practice, look for the opening areas of the physical body to better understand and feel the energy within.
Joanna is an aerialist, contemporary dancer, Pilates, yoga/aerial yoga instructor and yoga therapist. She works with private and corporate clients, leads international workshops, training and retreats.

With over 15 years of experience in different styles of yoga mainly Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Dance, as well as Pilates and Contemporary Dance, Joanna incorporates all those techniques with her clients and creates the movement that focuses on core strength and flexibility to allow for self-expression, body toning and deeply connection between body and mind.

"Physio restored optimism"

I came to ESPH filled with gloom and trepidation that my just diagnosed sciatica was going to upset my ability to cope with every day life. But my session with James was extremely reassuring. He charted the way ahead, the steps to recovery in a calm and encouraging way and taught me various manoeuvres to help. And he did some great massage. So now I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Optimism restored.

"Top rehab… and staff"

Fantastic 1st class facility. Top rehab equipment and staff.

"Great physio team."

Great physio team. I have been seeing Claire and she has been awesome in helping me with an acute back problem.

"Without exception, the overall service is first class."

I’ve used a wide range of ESPH’s services over the years, everything from physio to massages to fix a back problem to the gym and the 1-on-1 pilates sessions. Without exception, the overall service is first class. The staff are always friendly and helpful, and most importantly what they do has worked for me. State of the art gym and pilates machines help enormously in avoiding injury and making the work out sessions more enjoyable. Highly recommended.

"When I filled in the membership form there was a box that said ‘duration of membership’ and I wrote ‘forever’ because I really can’t imagine anything worse than stopping."

My Secret to Feeling Fit & Fabulous at 40 something! 12 months ago when I became one of the participants in ESPH’s Exercise, Health & Wellbeing study run in conjunction with the UK Active Research institute & Greenwich University it was all about losing weight. Here I am a year down the line, feeling truly FIT & FABULOUS and yes, about 2 stone lighter…. BUT (and I know Alexei will be proud to hear me say this), the past year has been about so much more than just weight loss. Much as I hate to admit it, I am middle aged. It has crept up on me when I wasn’t looking; it seems like yesterday that I was rocking my 20’s, now suddenly I find myself looking down the barrel of my 45th birthday. The thing about middle age is that out of the blue your body starts to behave differently, muscles that used to stay toned as if by magic start to relax, you get back ache when you spend too long on your feet, your knees ache when you go up hill. As for running…. (especially after childbirth). Ha! Don’t even go there. BUT, much as I hate to sound evangelical about this, it IS possible to turn the clocks back without resorting to surgery or the latest fad diet, you just have to get off your butt and start exercising! 1.5 hours in the gym 3 times a week has, quite literally changed my life. I am leaner, fitter, stronger and happier in both mind and body. I’m the one dragging my kids off to the park and wanting to play ball with them (previously unheard of). I’m the one telling my friends we need to go out dancing like we used to do in our 20’s. I am quite honestly astounded by how much more energy I have got these days, and by the amount of muscle tone I have been able to establish. The great thing about this is that the better your muscle tone, the better your posture, the better your body supports itself and the less aches and pains you get! So where to go from here? Well I have reached my target weight and I’m now in size 10 trousers (I was delighted to be down to a size 12 six months ago, so frankly I’m almost speechless to be a size 10). I have – of course – joined ESPH as a member and my goal from here is to really focus on specific muscle groups and core strength, and to make sure I keep on setting myself new challenges so I don’t get lazy. When I filled in the membership form there was a box that said ‘duration of membership’ and I wrote ‘forever’ because I really can’t imagine anything worse than stopping. Being fit is a way of life for me now and I don’t ever want to get fat, lazy, or old again (I know for sure I can achieve at least 2 of the 3)!!!

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