Gillian Coates is a Chartered Physiotherapist who trained in Cape Town, South Africa and graduated in 2000 with a BSc in Physiotherapy.
From this point, she went straight into private practice, working in a range of fields, including sports rehabilitation, orthopaedics, paediatrics, respiratory, post-operative surgical and elderly care, before opening her own musculoskeletal/sports injuries practice.
In early 2003, Gill moved to the UK where she has worked in various fields, both in private practice and on the NHS as a Senior 1 physiotherapist at St Thomas Hospital.
She has been based in Chiswick/Hammersmith since December 2004, and set up the PhysioEdge Chiswick clinic in June 2006. In October 2009, PhysioEdge expanded their scope of service, and opened a second branch in Wandsworth. Gill also works with patients in the film, media and dance industries, keeping them able to perform on-screen and helping them remain injury-free.
In February 2008, Gill completed the Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine. She is also Pilates trained through the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI).