Helen Real is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist from the UK. She qualified as a Physiotherapist from St Georges Hospital Medical School, London in 2006. In 2012 she completed her Masters in Advanced Neuro-musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from King’s College London with accreditation to the Manual Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).
Helen spent six years working for the NHS at the Royal London Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Trust in both inpatient and outpatient multidisciplinary teams. Here she gained invaluable experience treating a wide range of clients with conditions such as spinal injuries, work related disorders and orthopaedic injuries. She also worked as a rugby team physiotherapist for teenagers and adults, pitch side and during training.
Before moving to Hong Kong Helen worked at Pure Sports Medicine, London’s premier sports clinic treating everyone from desk based workers to elite athletes. She has also written for major publications such as Men and Women’s Running magazine.
Helen uses a detailed assessment to identify the cause of pain or injury. She implements a combination of advanced manual skills including joint mobilisations, manipulations and massage to restore normal movement. Other treatment techniques include dry needling, biomechanical analysis, taping, exercise prescription and running re-training.
She has a special interest in treating running injuries and assisting runners of all abilities. Through biomechanical analysis on the treadmill she is able to diagnose the root of the problem and address the underlying cause of the injury. Helen’s aim is to re-train/improve running technique so that her clients can return to normal activity and reduce the risk of re-occurrence.
Helen is an active sports woman and regularly competes in trail races, marathons and has even run a few ultra- marathons. She has started exploring the trails of Hong Kong and is looking forward to racing on them.
Helen understands the value of continuous development and regularly keeps up to date with current evidence-based practice through attending lectures, workshops and courses.