What we believe
We are driven by the professional desire to produce quantifiable results with our clients facilitating their recovery from injuries.
Our philosophy is to place you at the centre of our care and combine the medical with the holistic approach to treatment. We have a 4-step approach when working with our clients: We Assess, Treat, Rehabilitate & Deliver!
What our clients think
I attended my first treatment for back ache at ALO in 2013. Andre's enthusiasm and passion are contagious, his attitude totally positive. He approached the problem creatively using a combination of techniques in succession, from massage to [can't remember the name of the Italian system you use] for which he is one of very few in the UK to have the equipment, to acupuncture and exercising and finally, to changing my posture by inserting soles in the shoes. Within weeks of starting the treatment I stopped taking the painkillers I used regularly for a very long time and never needed them afterwards. Definitely physio at its best
For over a year I had suffered pain and much discomfort due to compression in my cervical vertebrae. At ALO Clinic i received a unique combination of intelligent physiotherapy and insightful coaching on posture control in a six month treatment regime. I can confidently say that my condition has dramatically improved - thanks to the professional expertise of Andre and team.
I first went to ALO clinic with a very sore neck after visiting chiropractors, osteopaths and having a neck operation. This pain and numbness in my arm was rapidly taking me to a point where I would have to give up work (running my own company). Andre has helped with the pain and tension in the neck and I now only require the occasional visit to reduce the tension. His approach was very professional and most importantly gave me the confidence that I would get better. I can now work with no pain and enjoy life to the full- such a relief after at least 18 months of debilitating pain.
I have been treated by Andre for well over eight years, he has kept me playing elite level sport at 49, when the injuries I had sustained should have kept me out of my chosen events. It is my pleasure to recommend his services to you. Not only professional and a deep understanding of the TECAR technology, but also a thoroughly decent man.
I have run over one hundred marathons and approx. 3 years ago, I had a series of calf and hamstring injuries that I could not overcome. I spent 6 months going from physio to physio and eventually a friend of mine recommended Andre. Before even thinking about treatment, Andre spent the first session discussing my history, assessing my running style, muscle development and noticed that I was flat footed: no physio had previously sought to find the underlying cause for my persistent injuries. He recommended orthotics, an exercise programme to build certain muscle areas that had been neglected as a result of years and years of running and a focused physio rehabilitation programme. Andre employed a holistic approach: rather than treating the injury he sought to understand what was causing the injury, deal with the cause and treat the injury in an intelligent, focused manner. i am now happily enjoying injury free running. I still see Andre on average every 3 weeks: not because I am injured but akin to ironing a shirt, I want to ensure all the "creases" in my muscles are ironed out. I have subsequently recommended a number of friends and colleagues to see Andre all of whom have been impressed with his bedside manner, desire to achieve the best results for his patients and holistic approach.
I have been using Alo Physiotherapy for the last four years. Being 38 years old and doing Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ) five times a week put a lot of strain on my not so young body. Over the years I have used other physios but the only one who went out of its way is A.l.o Physiotherapy Clinic in Harley Street. Considering their premier location they are very reasonably priced too! They always managed to squeeze me into their busy schedule even at 7am!!! I have had various injuries from BJJ. At each appointment, I received a thorough explanation on the cause of injury as well as the best treatment for a speedy recovery. Alo Physiotherapy definitely stands out from all other clinics. I highly recommend them!!!
I really appreciated how much care Andre took in monitoring my progress and in tailoring each session based on my feedback. Andre was truly committed to helping me to recover
Since returning to the UK a few years ago I have been fortunate in finding a physiotherapy clinic, ALO in London, which has a very sympathetic approach to identifying, understanding and alleviating ones physical condition. I was not only cured of back and balance problems, but was given a number of progressive exercises to be done at home to strengthen my core muscles
I have always found the staff at ALO to be both friendly and extremely professional. ALO’s team of practitioners demonstrated both cutting-edge medical knowledge, and a high degree of dexterity to treat my condition. It was also pleasing to see that the team were happy to embrace holistic treatments when necessary, and encourage consultation with other specialists such as podiatrists to offer a complete treatment solution
I have had a problem with my neck and collarbone for some years, and have seen many medical specialists, physiotherapists and osteotherapists to try and find a cure. I can safely say that André was far and away the most genuinely committed to helping me solve the problem, always taking an interactive approach and actually talking to me about my progress, which unfortunately is not always the case with medical practitioners. I made good progress, and I remain convinced that had I not moved out of the country for work reasons, I would now be free of pain under André’s expert guidance.
I discovered Human Tecar not long ago, but in just this short time I’ve already noticed the speed and effectiveness of the therapy, both in the recovery phase of my training program and in recovering from handicaps
Before Human Tecar, team recovery times were very long. Now we manage to resolve any injury or disorder quickly. With Human Tecar, symptoms vanish completely and results are more stable
Human Tecar is definitely an advantage in that, besides aiding in recovery from injuries, it helps to rid the body of accumulated muscle fatigue
Human Tecar makes my physique more flexible and relaxed, allowing for a faster and more pleasurable recovery from training
Human Tecar helps me regain maximum muscular elasticity
André de Oliveira
BSc (Hons), MCSP, MHCPC
André is a chartered physiotherapist and the Director of ALO Physiotherapy Clinic on Harley Street. He specializes in treatment for back, neck and knee pain. He thrives on the strong belief that as the history of our lives becomes our biology, treating any condition holistically is the way forward for effective rehabilitation. He also has a keen interest in sports.
André is originally from Brazil where he obtained his first degree in Sport Science.
MSc, Bsc (Hons), MCSP, MHCPC
Alexia qualified with a Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy in Malta in 2002, and went on to work in Malta in various NHS departments seeing musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, neurological and cardio-respiratory cases. She obtained her Master's degree in Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from the Manchester Metropolitan University in 2006, and then worked as rehabilitation manager for a private physiotherapy company servicing Honda employees.
BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science, MCSP, MHCPC
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, PGDip Sport and Exercise Medicine. BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science, MCSP, MHCPC.
Adam is originally from Kilkenny, Ireland moving to the UK over 13 years ago. Adam has a passion for helping people, with an emphasis on providing a high standard, friendly service, whilst empowering patients to contribute to their own healing by working together.
MS Advanced Physiotherapy
Emily is a Research Physiotherapist.
She graduated in 2003 and has worked in a mixture of NHS, private and research settings.
She has managed a multi-centre orthopaedic research project, working under Mr Philip Ahrens at The Royal Free Hospital.
She has a special interest in improving healthy environments in office spaces and has developed a health and wellbeing programme with Andre de Oliveira for this purpose (‘Little Nudge’).
BSc (Physiotherapy), MCSP, MHCPC
Femy graduated from Gothenburg University in 2002, with a BSc in Physiotherapy. After Graduating Femy worked in a variety of different locations throughout England, Scotland, Spain and Sweden.
Taking the plunge
"The water is your friend... you don't have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move".
Nudging the way to good health
ALO Clinic founder Andre de Oliveira has developed computer software called ‘Little Nudge’.
How to avoid a tennis injury
The summer is here, the sun is shining (mostly!), and many of us are getting out our tennis raquets.
Preventing back pain in golfers
Low back pain is a very common problem affecting many golfers. Incidence rates of low back pain in golfers range between 18 and 54%.
London Marathon Countdown - 5 days to go!
It’s 5 days until the London Marathon. Well done you’ve done all the training you can now. Here are a few tips for the coming days.
Human Tecar Therapy
Human Tecar Therapy is a unique manual therapy treatment used in physiotherapy and popular with professional athletes. It uses a combination of sophisticated manual techniques with electrotherapy technologies.
Tips for London Marathon training and recovery
It’s six weeks until the London Marathon! In these final training weeks, here are our top-tips for how to prevent injuries and perform at your best for your marathon experience.
Preventing running injuries in novice runners
It is often at this time of year when it starts to become a little more sunny, that people take up running. Unfortunately there is strong research evidence that running injuries are significantly more likely to happen in novice runners than more experienced runners (Videbaek et al., 2015). However, many of these running injuries are preventable.
In order to get all the wonderful benefits of running, without injury, we offer some top tips below for preventing injuries whilst you run.
Tips to prevent and manage ski injuries
Your risk of ski injury may be lower than you imagine. Fortunately, due to improvements in ski equipment and slope design, the overall rate of ski injuries has reduced since the 1970s by about 50% and has remained the same for the last 5 years.
Currently, for every 1000 people skiing on any particular day, 2 will sustain an injury that needs medical attention. However, novice ski-ers can be more at risk, due to inadequate preparation and not having enough knowledge of how to use equipment and be safe on the slopes.
Here are some top-tips to avoid ski injury and what to do if unfortunately you do become injured.