Meet the team at back2normal we are a small but dedicated team who make sure that every step of your journey goes as smoothly as possible and is successful. Here is a summary of their experiences, both before and during their time with back2normal:
Colin Natali, consultant spinal surgeon
Colin Natali is a consultant spinal, trauma and general orthopaedic surgeon, appointed to St Bartholomews and The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel in December 1996. He is also programme director for the orthopaedic training programme, and the lead for undergraduate training at the hospital.
Colin has admitting rights at The Lister, Bupa Cromwell, the London Independent Hospital, and the London Bridge Hospital, for his private practice. He founded back2normal in 2001 alongside TJ Salih, and recently formed a spinal consortium called All About Spines.
TJ Salih, chartered physiotherapist
TJ Salih graduated from the University of East London in 1994 with an Honours Degree in Physiotherapy. After qualifying he then continued for a year at the university as a research fellow before moving to the public sector and gaining experience in a number of fields.
In 1996 he progressed to work with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (THFC) – initially as a part time physiotherapist, but move on to become a full time physiotherapist for the professional players at the club. In 1999 TJ travelled across Australia and observed how clinics combined manual therapy and evidence based specific exercises, in particular spinal exercises, giving patients a much better outcome than more traditional models employed in the UK. On his return he co-founded back2normal with Colin Natali.
His clinical interests include sports injuries, intramuscular stimulation, connective tissue manipulation and spinal pain. In addition, he mentors physiotherapy students and new graduates, and lectures on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.