Covent Garden Clinic

About Us

Our Goal

Our goal is not just to treat you but to provide you with the skills to prevent further recurrence of injuries improving your health and quality of life.

Why us?

Most of our patients achieve more than 50% recovery in their first treatment.

We aim to achieve maximum recovery in minimum time however we make sure that you don't feel rushed and have pleasant experience in your Journey at Thames River Physiotherapy.

We use hands on approach in conjunction with customised exercise regime to accelerate your recovery

We are constantly thriving for clinical excellence.

Our Team

Yasha Rai, Team Manager

Yasha RaiSince graduating as a qualified physiotherapist in 2002 Yasha Rai has gained vast experience in leading hospitals within NHS and in private sector.

She is currently working as a professional lead therapist at West Hertfordshire NHS trust where she enjoys her role as a physiotherapist and managing a team of health professionals. She also works as a bank physiotherapist for a private hospital in London where she treats wide variety of post-surgical orthopaedic and spinal patients.

Ravi Shanker, Lead Physiotherapist

Ravi ShankerRavi Shanker has been a qualified physiotherapist for nearly a decade, amassing extensive experience in physiotherapy in NHS, Army Primary Health Care and private sector. Ravi has worked as a highly specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist at BMI Clementine Churchill Hospital in London where he has worked closely with London's most renowned orthopaedic consultants. Ravi has also worked as a pitch side physiotherapist for London's elite sports clubs.

Ravi is committed to continuing his professional development to provide most up to date and evidence based treatment techniques. He has successfully completed his Masters Degree in physiotherapy in 2007 from Sheffield Hallam University and then completed his Diploma in orthopaedic medicine from Middlesex University in 2009.

Ravi has strong hands on approach and provides wide range of patient specific treatment regime including manual therapy, muscle energy technique, myofacial release, and acupuncture. Ravi has got special interest in treating back pain and shoulder injuries.

Laura Curina, Senior Physiotherapist

Laura Curina graduated with honours from Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy) in 2008 and has been implementing her skills in private clinics, hospitals and sports clubs in Italy and London.

She is committed to continuously improve her skills and knowledge by participating in various external courses and article reviews. She has also worked as Gym instructor and Massage therapist before taking her role as a full time physiotherapist.

She worked as sports physiotherapist in Cobham Cobras basketball club and Mighty sparrow's basketball club. She has special interest in manual lymphatic drainage and ergonomics.

Harpal Bansal Senior Physiotherapist

Harpal BansalHarpal trained to be a Physiotherapist at Brunel University, graduating with an Honours Degree in 2012, she started her professional career working at the Ealing NHS trust within the Community Physiotherapy team where she worked within a multidisciplinary team to provide service users with clinically effective care which included assessing, treating as well as providing advice to alleviate pain, maximise function and promote self-management.

In early 2013, she established herself as an independent private Physiotherapist and worked in a variety of settings including a BUPA nursing home in Elstree and also a private Physiotherapy centre in Harrow. Her main clinical interests are all musculoskeletal and neurological conditions with preference for sports medicine. In treating patients she uses a variety of techniques from joint manipulation and mobilisation to soft tissue massage and pressure points. She adapts a holistic approach and combines manual therapy with an individualised exercise plan, designed to specifically prevent re-occurrence of injury. Harpal is constantly updating her skills and has attended numerous courses to ensure she delivers the very best service to her patients.

Harpal has a keen interest in sports medicine and enjoys watching and playing cricket. She has also worked closely with the support team at Middlesex County Cricket Club to enhance her skills as well as learn how players and medical professionals work closely to achieve a balance between injury management and the demands of the game.

Saurabh Shrivastava Senior Physiotherapist

Saurabh ShrivastavaSaurabh qualified as physiotherapist in 2004 and successfully completed master's degree in 2007 from Sheffield Hallam University. He has 10 years of experience in NHS and Private Physiotherapy clinic set up. He is currently working as Band 7 Senior Physiotherapist in NHS where, he is awarded as employee of the year . Saurabh applies holistic treatment approach which includes Acupuncture, acupressure, manual therapy and exercise therapy. He has special interest in treating whiplash associated disorders and manual therapy.

For further information to book appointment please call 0207 240 3020 or email

Autumn Special Offers

  • Free 15 minutes physiotherapy consultation.
  • 25% off on your first Physiotherapy consultation.
  • 20% off on sports massage and acupuncture.
  • 20% off full time students.
  • 50% off on biomechanics and running assessment.
At Thames Physio our team are specialists in dealing with both acute and chronic pain.

Back Pain
Back Pain
Any strain or irritation to the ligaments, tendons and nerves surrounding the small vertebras in your lower back can cause a significant amount of back pain.
Sports Injuries
Sports Injuries
We treat both professional and recreational sporting injuries, with the aim of returning you to your sport quickly and efficiently.