Christos Christofides, BSc, BSc, PGD, GSR; Founder and Director of OLYMPOS.
Introducing Christos Christofides, the Founder and Director of OLYMPOS.
Christos specialises in muscle and joint problems and has a strong experience in correcting posture and giving people a pain free living!
At an academic level, Christos has qualified from a Barchelor’s degree in Sports and Exercise Science with a special interest in the rehabilitation of the knee following an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Christos has also qualified from another Barchelor’s degree in Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation with a special interest in the rehabilitation of Achilles injuries. Between his two undergraduate degrees, he has also qualified from a Postgraduate degree in Biomechanics and Biological Sciences where he dealt with human DNA in one of the best laboratories in the country, at the University of Manchester Medical School.
During those years, Christos worked alongside top of range tutors and lecturers and has presented a number of research work into national conference days. He has also worked with elite Physiotherapists and Consultants from backgrounds as high-up as the English Premier League in football and International Sport. Christos has also visited a series of real human anatomy classes which as he says today, helped him significantly to understand the body in great depth!
Christos’s understanding of the human body onset back in his early years as a school boy shadowing his father in various surgical procedures in Theatre!
At a professional level, he has served important medical roles in Professional Sport where he dealt with treating and managing a great number of muscle and joint injuries alongside elite Physiotherapists, Orthopaedic Consultants, Doctors and highly qualified Strength and Fitness coaches.
In Christos’s CV there is also an extensive work in sports injury clinics and established fitness centres across the North of England. During that time, he specialised in treating Back Pain, Sports Injuries and Shoulder problems.
Christos is now full-time at OLYMPOS where he looks after peoples’ day to day injuries and pain with great feedbacks!
He is now also advancing his career by undertaking his fourth University degree in the field of Physiotherapy which will eventually give him his Chartered status upon graduation, something that he always wanted and dreamed of.
Last but certainly not least, he managed to set a solid collaboration with the University of Salford and the University of Bolton for student placements at OLYMPOS. The students gain repeated experience with hands-on real patients and are being trained to solve real life problems.
Christos’s services involve:
- Full Injury Assessment
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Friction Therapy
- Muscle stretch techniques
- Joint Manipulations
- Sports Massage
- Posture Correction
- Exercise Rehabilitation.
Clubs and Organisations Christos has worked with
Gemma Newton, NVQ Business Administrator, Marketing Manager, Public Relations.
Gemma is another great addition into Team OLYMPOS!
She withholds a number of important qualifications within Marketing and Business Administration and has a sparkling professional experience in these fields over the course of the last fifteen years!
Gemma has excelled at her previous employments where her customer service and her peoples’ skills were continuously addressed, acknowledged and fully appreciated by both colleagues and customers. She will always go out of her way to help people and this is what our clients love and appreciate from her.
Gemma’s CV and professional recommendations are second to none. She has served very important Administration and Marketing roles in a mixture of industries which makes Gemma unique in this field. She has also served a number of years in the role of medical receptionist across established GP surgeries in the Stockport region.
She is currently spending limitless hours with Team OLYMPOS, also structuring and organising our participation to great events and seminars across the North West as well as ensuring the smooth run of our busy diary.
We are greatful to have Gemma on board and please come in and say hi, her smile is always one to remember!
Emma Parker, CSP HCPC BSc (HONS) Physiotherapy.
We are delighted to introduce the youngest team member, our Chartered Physiotherapist Emma Parker.
Emma pursues an excellent approach to our patients with a unique smile and great passion for her job.
She is a fully qualified Physiotherapist with experience in both the National Health Service (NHS) and the Private Sector. At OLYMPOS, Emma is looking after both private and insurance clients with a great rate of success!
She is fully registered with the Vitality Insurance.
Emma is a hard worker and a very disciplined individual with a sparkling personality and a very high level of professionalism.
At OLYMPOS, all of Emma’s patients have been continuously succeeding with their recoveries and have nothing but outstanding words to say about her.
At an academic level, Emma is qualified from a Barchelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Salford, in Manchester. During that time, she pursued a series of working experience placements in and around the North West of England with significant success and great feedbacks!
At OLYMPOS, we could not be prouder of having Emma Parker in our Yellow Team and we can ensure you that you will be looked after in the best possible way.
Andrew Crawford, CSP HCPC BSc (HONS) Physiotherapy
Please welcome Andy in Team OLYMPOS!
Andy has been a Chartered Physiotherapist since 1978 and was one of the first students of the Physiotherapy degree in the University of Salford!
His experience in this field is second to none and the feedbacks we have been receiving from our patients reflect on his great skills and his outstanding professionalism.
Part of Andy’s sparkling CV is his participation as a Team GB Physio in the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Scotland. Andy is also the director of his own Physiotherapy practice not far from OLYMPOS which shows his passion, commitment and enthusiasm for his job!
We are currently working towards introducing some big insurance names within OLYMPOS as Andy fulfils their criteria especially when it comes to years of experience in the field.
We couldn’t be happier having him on board and we can ensure you the best available treatment with this super-friendly Andy guy!