Meet The Team
David Cootes MCSP AACP Bsc Hons Physiotherapy
Consultant Physiotherapist and Clinic Lead
Welcome to the Cotswold Physio Rooms Clinic and thank you for taking the time to look at the clinics services we. I am the clinical lead of the Cotswold Physio Rooms and have extensive background on Rehabilitation and pain management of injuries and health conditions.
Within my professional career I have covered many areas of physiotherapy interventions treatment. Working in orthopaedic, sports injury rehabilitation and a specialist in neck and back management of acute and chronic conditions.
The clinic has the latest facilities for all treatments, including in house gym for rehabilitation, Shockwave therapy, dry needling , ultrasound, video treadmill for gait assessment and much more.
My background is running, having run now for over 20 years I understand how to treat the running conditions. I have deigned the sports massage packages for our runners and believe these provide the best deep tissue release that will improve your running.
When you start the journey with the team you will have access to knowledge and will give you the time needed to get the best possible results.
MSc Physiotherapy MCSP
BSc (Hons) Exercise and Sport Science
Ali qualified from Oxford Brookes University in 2017 with an MSc in Physiotherapy. He has gained a wide variety of experiences in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and elite sport. Previously, Ali completed a BSc (Hons) in Exercise and Sport Science at Manchester Metropolitan University gaining an in-depth knowledge of the biomechanical principles of human movement.
He currently works full-time in a private hospital as an orthopaedic physiotherapist, working with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and providing a range of individualised physiotherapy treatments for patients needing pre or post-surgical rehabilitation of hips, shoulders, spines, knees, hands and feet.
Ali has a special interest and expertise in the treatment and management of sports injuries, back and neck problems, lower limb injuries and strength and conditioning. His own participation in elite sport and exercise over the years has given him a firm belief in the importance of educating and informing the individual on how to effectively self-manage their musculoskeletal problems.
Francy is a Brazilian Physiotherapist, registered in England, with The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, HCPC registered in the UK, With experience in helping people overcome physical injuries and conditions such as back, neck, hip and shoulder pain.
I graduated as an Internationally qualified Physiotherapist in 2016 and began my career working as an MSK Physiotherapist in Brazil. After moving to the United Kingdom my passion for treating musculoskeletal problems has grown and I have continued my dedication to deepening his knowledge. Soon I discovered that Pilates exercises are an extraordinarily effective solution for addressing and preventing many of the problems my patients face. Since then I've accumulated many Pilates clinical qualifications and clinical physics and have been teaching her own classes since 2017.
Having run a very successful physiotherapy practice with an on-site Pilates studio which was established in 2017. She knows how much of an injury and impact pain can have on the human body and was able to use her knowledge to create her own Pilates exercises programs that have helped many of their patients
Alice Bennett in house sport massage therapist
Hi, my name is Alice Bennett and I’m 19 years old. I am completely passionate about fitness, health and what are bodies can do.
My goal is to help people live better lives by utilising the healing benefits of Sports Massage.
As well as working part time at Pirate Fitness Gym in Witney and having my Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification I decided to qualify as a Level 4 Soft Tissue Therapist at The Oxford School of Massage and have gone on to achieve my Level 5 Sport Massage. This qualification is the equivalent to a university degree and means I now have the ability to offer my clients a completely holistic 360-degree service, which allows them to truly lead pain-free, healthy and active lives.
I work with clients with a range of issues from sports injuries to arthritis to tension headaches. Whether you have an injury that needs repairing, a muscular imbalance that is causing pain elsewhere or you simply need a deep tissue massage I can help.
I’ve spent time in various massage environments and spent a season working with athletes at the City Of Oxford Rowing
I utilise a wide range of techniques including soft tissue therapy, trigger pointing, manual therapy techniques for the spine and peripheral joints and sport specific and occupational rehabilitation.
I advocate that everyone should be entitled to pain-free movement regardless of age and ability and take great pleasure in facilitating clients to achieve their own personal potential whilst preventing future injuries.
My treatments vary depending on your needs and I can concentrate on a specific area or provide an all round maintenance treatment for optimum physical fitness.
SENIOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST Neurological management
Alessandra Suozzi graduated with honours from Colegio Universitario de Rehabilitacion “May Hamilton”, Venezuela in 2008 with an Associate degree in physiotherapy, and completed her Bachelor’s degree with honours in Columbus University of Panama in 2011. Since 2008 she has practised in the area of neurological rehabilitation in Venezuela.
Alessandra has completed post graduate courses in Myofascial release techniques, soft osteopathy and as a certified K- Taping therapist. She has travelled to United Kingdom to complete her advanced level training in the Bobath Concept which helps her develop a better understanding of her clients assessments, needs and treatment options.
She worked in Canada for 7 years and was involved with the continuous Physiotherapy Clinical Education Program from the University of Toronto, which provides clinical internships for PT students. She recently moved to UK to continue deepen her knowledge in the neurological field. In her free time, Alessandra enjoys outdoor activities.