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Xavier Rajarathnam - MPT, MCSP, SRP.

Director

Xavier is the co-founder of Xcel Health and specialised in Orthopaedics, Sports Injuries and Musculoskeletal Medicine for the past 20 years, he has gained a Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine and Injection Therapy and more recently he received his postgraduate certificate in independent prescribing from Greenwich University.

He has a special interest in shoulder injury rehabilitation, spinal mobilisation and managing running injuries. He is trained to Master’s level and able to blend together an array of clinical expertise including manipulation, acupuncture, soft tissue mobilisation and sports rehabilitation with advanced techniques such as injection therapy and independent medicine prescribing. Xavier had a successful career within the NHS where he was an advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner for 10 years, before deciding to branch out on his own.

Xavier is a member of Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine (ACPSEM), Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Orthopaedic Medicine and Injection Therapy (ACPOMIT) and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).

Xavier mentors all our physiotherapists and ensures their continued training as well as providing training course for GPs and other healthcare professionals.

Xavier is father to 2 children and in his free time, enjoys weight training, cycling and badminton.

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Kavitha Punniyakotti - MSc Prescribing Paediatric Physiotherapist

Specialist Children Physiotherapist and Non-Medical Independent Prescriber

Kavi is co-founder of Xcel Health and has been working as a specialist paediatric physiotherapist for the past 20 years. She is a Bobath trained physiotherapist, and her treatment is primarily based on this method.

She is also trained in both paediatric neurology and paediatric musculoskeletal conditions and uses Bailey’s assessment and GMFM as a standardised assessment for children. Kavi has been highly trained in gait analysis, which gives her the knowledge she needs when prescribing orthoses for children.

Kavi is a prescribing physiotherapist and gained a Postgraduate Certificate from Greenwich University in 2017.

Kavi is mum to 2 children which keeps her really busy and in her free time, she enjoys baking cakes and cookies.

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Karthikeyan Ramalingam - BPhysio (Hons), MPT, MCSP

Head of NHS Services

Karthi is a specialised physiotherapist with 21 years of experience in various clinical settings, mentoring and teaching. He completed his Physiotherapy Honours in Australia and since then has worked in India and Papua New Guinea, where he worked as Head of Rehabilitation Sciences as well as in a teaching hospital before coming to Xcel Health.

He is specialised in musculoskeletal conditions and applies mobilisation and manipulation techniques for spinal and periphery including soft tissue manipulation. His holistic approach coupled with a device management program means that he is able to focus on functional independence based on each individual’s needs.

He is particularly interested in the rehabilitation of lower back and neck pain. He is passionate about the advancement of the profession and undertakes research, which he has presented in international conferences and had published in professional journals. He strongly believes in developing and delivering online education programs in physiotherapy. He has contributed to the development of physiotherapy and community based inclusion development in Papua New Guinea and it is this work that allowed him to be nominated as a temporary advisor for strengthening rehabilitation and education in the Pacific to the WHO. He is a member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Associate member in Australian Physiotherapy Association, he actively engages in International Society for Electrophysical Agents in Physical Therapy (ISEAPT) and World Physio.

In his free time, Karthi loves nature and photography and is a keen follower of cricket.

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Namrata Panicker - MSc, MCSP

Lead FCP

Namrata specialises in treating conditions that are brought about by the performing arts (especially dancing) and Sports Injuries.

She completed her MSc in Sports and Exercise Science and Medicine at the University of Glasgow and has a keen interest in supporting people to be independent and retain their mobility. She loves keeping up to date with the latest research and techniques and is especially keen to explore physiotherapy and its benefits in dancing.

Namrata has experience of working in Care Homes, Private Practice and most recently working in GP surgeries, where you will find her at the moment.

In her free time, Namrata likes learning languages, and having taught herself Turkish, she is now learning Spanish. She loves listening to music, playing the piano, swimming, travelling and exploring new places. She also has a diploma in the Indian Classical Dance, Bharatanatyam!

Eve Skinner

Eve Skinner

NHS Contracts & Prisons Manager

Eve is an experienced Healthcare Manager having previously worked for almost 20 years in HM Prisons running their Healthcare Departments.

She brings with her a wealth of different experiences which she puts to great use at Xcel Health. She spends her days managing the difficult logistics of keeping the business open and has recently taken on responsibility for our Private Clinics.

When she isn’t working, there is nothing that Eve likes better than spending time with her daughter and doing fun activities!

Kathryn Gilligan

Kathryn Gilligan

Administration Assistant

Kathryn previously worked as a Community Carer and got into this during the pandemic, hoping to help those who needed help. She is hardworking, enjoys taking on new tasks and is especially good at talking!

Kathryn studied Animal Care Management and Behaviour as well as Countryside Management and Environmental Sustainability at college. She still uses those skills in her free time, helping pet owners and training her own dog, Buddy.

When she is not in work, Kathryn enjoys spending time with those close to her and making memories that will last forever!

Ellie Foley

Ellie Foley

Customer Care Officer

Ellie joined us from a company that was selling on-site security over the phone. She started in reception and is now working in our main Admin Office, although you can occasionally see her in reception. She is very passionate about making sure our patients are happy and feel comfortable and welcome within the clinic. She takes it upon herself to be better everyday.

Ellie studied 3 years at college with the idea of being a Beautician. She has two level 2 qualifications and one level 3 qualification and does some beauty work when she isn’t working at Xcel Health.

Ellie enjoys spending time with her loved ones, going out with her close friends, listening to music and is very passionate about animals especially dogs and elephants!

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Emmanuel Mireku

PCN Development Manager

Emmanuel is a highly experienced service manager with over 12 years of experience in various areas, including Account Management, Customer Relationship Management and Channel Partners Management. He possesses strong leadership skills and an unwavering commitment to meeting sales targets to facilitate organizational growth. Emmanuel earned his MBA in Digital Marketing from the CASS European Institute of Management Studies in 2018

Starting in 2010, he collaborated with leading OEMs and Pre-Sales Solution Architects to provide IT Infrastructure solutions, Managed Services, IT Consulting, and Cybersecurity solutions across different business sectors. Currently, Emmanuel is developing First Contact Practitioner Services for Primary Care Network (PCN) as part of the NHS, a role designed to alleviate the workload of GPs and contribute to cost savings.

In his leisure time, he cherishes moments with his family, enjoys watching EPL, LaLiga, and Serie A matches, and has a passion for exploring new destinations.

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Abraham Nsibirwa

PCN Development Manager

Abraham is responsible for driving Xcel Health’s growth through partnership and implementing new developments. Abraham's educational background includes a degree in Marketing Management from Manchester Metropolitan University. He is known for his strong connection to Manchester United, but there is a possibility of converting him into a local Gillingham fan in the future.

In terms of his client base, Abraham primarily engages with Clinical Directors, PCN (Primary Care Network) Managers, and Practice Managers. These professionals typically require First Contact Practitioners, and Abraham ensures that he understands their needs and works diligently to meet their expectations.

Abraham is not just a professional but also a passionate individual. He is driven by his love for health and a relentless desire for progress. You can find him pursuing his goals on the field, pushing his limits in the gym, and actively promoting Xcel Health, showcasing his commitment to the company's mission.

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Maxine Hawley

Business Manager

Maxine Hawley joined Xcel Health as Private Clinic Manager to lead the team and ensure the clinic runs smoothly, following a career of more than 20 years working in the Travel & Tourism industry, most recently as a Customer Support & Operations Manager.

Maxine is passionate for excellence and company success applying Customer Service experience into Xcel Health, to help the company thrive and make customers smile and enjoy their experience at Xcel Health.

When not working Maxine enjoys planning the next holiday! Or a day out with family & friends, having afternoon tea, shopping and attending music events are just some of her favourite past times.