Sonal’s instinctive desire to help others and witnessing family members undergo exercise rehabilitation post-surgery was a major influence in becoming a Sports Therapist. From a young age, she was actively involved in sport, taking part in a number of school and borough competitions.
The prevention and treatment of injuries is a real passion of Sonal’s, particularly seeing individuals improve through exercise rehabilitation programs. Keeping her clientele out of the clinic and helping patients stay match fit; pain free and productive at work is her passion for Sports therapy.
BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
First Aid at Work
Diagnosis of sporting injuries through examination and assessment
Prescription of a variety of treatment modalities
Peripheral and spinal mobilisations
Electrotherapy (ultrasound, tens, interferential), Cryotherapy
Gait and postural analysis
Past experience / employment
Sonal studied at the University of Hertfordshire, where she gained exposure to musculoskeletal injuries. Work placements including London Broncos RFC, the university’s football team and the Hertfordshire sports injury clinic has allowed Sonal to interact with a variety of patients and injury profiles.
London Wasps RFC, for over a year exposed Sonal to numerous techniques treating injuries, expanding her rehabilitation knowledge, and nurturing her ability to tailor to different personalities and somatotypes. Witnessing a player undergo live ACL reconstruction and following the rehabilitation processes of many acute and chronic injuries, she was able to use hydrotherapy sessions, anti-gravity treadmills, extensive rehabilitation equipment, neural stretching and isokinetic testing at Twickenham Stadium to help achieve optimum results and boots recovery.
Sonal regularly volunteers at the London Marathon, and has gained further professional experience massaging pre and post match/ training with England Rugby League and working with London Broncos RFC. Being a young energetic and passionate individual it doesn’t matter if you are the fastest sprinter in the world, the hard working individual with the office job, elderly or athletic, Sonal can be there to help you over come the boundaries when faced with an injury.
Sonal understands the sensitivity of an injury, the effects it has on your lifestyle and the frustrations of not being able to achieve everyday activities pain-free. Utilizing her skills and adjusting her treatment plans to tailor your individual needs, alongside educating her clientele, is a proven way to achieve an effective road to recovery.
“Sonal was great!! She was very knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable. Massage was great, really felt the benefits and would definitely recommend/have already done so!”
“I have always had wonderful service at Perfect Balance. Stephen is by far the best Osteopath I have ever seen. He easily recognizes the problem and always deals with it very effectively. His knowledge and use of different therapeutic modalities is outstanding, and his friendly and approachable personality make sessions both enjoyable and incredibly informative. In addition, his sports therapist, Sonal, provides an incredible sports massage and her knowledge of sports rehabilitation definitely helps provide a much quicker recovery. The team at Perfect Balance have all been wonderful and not only treat my injuries but also keep my body working optimally so I am able to live and enjoy a very active lifestyle. Thank you Perfect Balance!”
“Sonal has been treating me for almost year as I have progressed in my sport up to qualifying for, and representing, Team GB. Alongside giving me a good telling off when I need it, she has managed and mitigated the worst I inflict upon myself during training – and is a pleasure to spend time with. Sonal is immeasurably professional, knowledgeable and effective; I wouldn’t be able to train and race without her.”
“Perfect environment & location at the David Lloyd Bushey. Sonal was very attentive & informed. Hopefully, I’m recovered now, but would definitely go back if required & thoroughly recommend the practice.“
“I see Sonal Patel to keep me injury free while I run my 100 marathon challenge. She is the best Sports Therapist I have ever had treatment from.”
Celia Ann Findlay
“Excellent work from Sonal. Very good at identifying the issue and then a course of treatment, with useful exercises and guidance that have made a real difference.“
“I went to see Sonal as I had a knee injury incurred whilst running. Sonal gave me some acupuncture and massage and a follow-up e-mail with exercises. I found her to be very knowledgeable and helpful in assisting in the recovery of my injury.”
“I am being treated by Sonal for my shoulder issues for a month. I found her to be very methodical in her approach to quickly identify and start resolving the shoulder issue. I have already noticed a big difference. I highly recommend Sonal and Perfect Balance.”
“Sonal was brilliant; I came to see her with a number of aches and she gave me a very tough session but it has made a real difference.”
“I used to play rugby, until a knee injury ended my rugby career. I have a tendency compensate to protect it. Over time this adds up and if I am not careful causes imbalances. This stick man drawing represents some of those. The highlighted areas are the muscles that are weak relative to the opposite side. My whole right leg then! This is where having some experts in your corner comes in handy! I have the team at Perfect Balance Clinic to look after me. Sonal (sports therapist) has done a great job in identifying the issues and giving me stretches and strengthening exercises to help manage the inevitable compensations. While Owen is relishing the punishment he dishes out in my sports massage sessions. If you have any injuries then I would 100% recommend getting these guys to take a look. Hiring specialists to get you results quickly is an investment worth making!”
“I have been for a number of sessions now, and the team have been working with me to develop a plan for getting back to full fitness. Sonal is attentive and remembers lots of details about my conditions so knows exactly where to pick up when I come in each time. She is also great at treatment and I feel better each session, both physically and mentally from the support. Daine is also great, seen him for 2 sessions and he is very knowledgable about musculotendinous injuries and treatment, and has great physically treatment ability and suggestions for rehab that I can do myself.”
“I was lucky to see Sonal on the day my back was hurting and needed treatment instantly, Sonal was so friendly and very knowledgeable in her profession, the treatment took 30 minutes and the result was amazing, I’ve had back pain for years and with regular sessions and aftercare advice Sonal has been given me it looks like years of pain are floating away, thank you Sonal :))).”
“I have been treated by Sonal for several months now and would advise that the service she provides is excellent both in terms of being customer facing and a really good treatment provider who shows both knowledge and understanding to her clients requirements. At my request I see Sonal every fortnight and she has quickly established a treatment programme that enables me to perform my martial arts classes twice weekly without constant lower back ache and other muscular nuisances.
As I am 50 this is a real benefit and really aids recovery time. Sonal is also a very friendly and engaging lady who has that clever ability to know when you want to talk and when not. My sessions are never forced conversation as she is so pleasant and that adds to my perfect balance experience. I also feel that Sonal dovetails expertly with Lucy in regard to treatment and on-going health plan. Kind regards.SG. “
“I am currently seeing Sonal for a build up of issues going back 20 years. I have seen a wide range of medical and health specialists over the years and not yet found anyone who can fix me! Sonal very quickly suggested three potential problems, all interlinked, and explained what she thinks is happening very clearly. It is very early on in my treatment but she seems confident that she can help. I am keeping everything crossed! “
“Sonal is a highly skilled and professional sports misuse, currently training in this field at the moment myself I have the highest respect for her approach in regards to her techniques and friendly manner. I highly recommend her. “
I’ve already referred a friend of mine who has injured herself and need some expert attention. I had an excellent experience with Julia at my Osteo appointment and with Sonal for the Sports Therapy. Aside from being attentive, caring and helpful experts. I felt immediately better and I was in a huge amount of pain. They gave great advice on how I could continue helping myself between appointments and answered any questions I had. Really, really positive experience adn I couldn’t thank them enough!”
“I totally recommend, since I start my treatments with Sonal my back is much better. I used to go different massagist and try different techniques but nothing really works, but I found Sonal when I couldn’t even move my neck and I don’t have words enough to express my gratitude for her effort, she always is on point. I also try one session with Daine and I love it, I will repeat with him for sure. Now I can say you have what you pay, and it’s totally worth it, every single session, very effective and professionals.”
“Sonal was fantastic! For someone so petite, she certainly has an unbelievable strength! She was professional, knowledgeable and lovely to chat to too, which was nice as it certainly wasn’t a relaxing massage! My calves were the issue and Sonal really worked them hard and found knots I never knew existed. I would certainly go back and see her again.“
“I had an extremely friendly and professional experience at the Perfect Balance clinic, I would highly recommend Sonal as a therapist.”
“Sonal is friendly and professional and extremely knowledgeable.“
“I had shoulder and neck pain which was causing a lot of tension in my head and giving me headaches. I was treated by Sonal who was very thorough and quickly pinpointed the issue. I had a 30-minute session which included a massage and some stretching techniques which I am able to continue at home. The team were very quick and responsive and helpful.“
“I am being treated by Sonal for my shoulder issues for a month. I found her to be very methodical in her approach to quickly identify and start resolving the shoulder issue. I have already noticed a big difference. I highly recommend Sonal and Perfect Balance..“
“Sonal was referred by my brilliant osteo, Stephen Makinde, to iron out some knots in my neck and felt the difference after just one session. Highly recommended.”
“Treated by Sonal and continue to work with her, exceptionally knowledgeable. Highly Recommended.”
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Perfect Balance Clinic values the views of all clients, and welcomes comments and suggestions from our clients. We endeavour to provide a service of the highest standard at all times, in relation to service delivery and our commitment to work in partnership with our clients, to deliver their healthcare in a way that meets their needs.
Our company director will ensure all comments and suggestions are communicated to the lead clinician and produce a quarterly and annual report for The Board of Directors. Our company director is the key contact for our clients to deal with any problems that may arise, including client complaints.
A formal complaints policy is available to all clients upon request. Below is an outline of our complaints policy.
• Clients are encouraged to give their feedback, at times when clients wish to make a complaint; the process will be managed by the company director. If a client raises a matter of concern with a member of staff, the members of staff should advise the client of the complaints policy and direct the client to the company director. When the company director is on planned or unplanned leave alternative arrangements will be made to manage the complaints procedure. • Clients are advised to address their complaint in writing.
• All complaints will receive written confirmation within two working days upon receipt of the complaint, outlining the stages of the investigation.
• A full response will be made in writing within 20 days of receipt of the complaint, outlining the investigation process, steps taken and outcomes and actions taken following the investigation of the complaint.
• All complaints will be investigated by the company directors, with an investigation report to be presented to The Board of Directors. Complaints will be correlated with the annual results of the client satisfaction survey, to enable the directors to review and assess service delivery and the views of our clients.
• Perfect Balance Clinic acknowledges complaints as a serious matter, and is committed to rectify areas that may cause concern or dissatisfaction for our clients.
• A summary of complaints and the outcomes will be presented at team meetings, to ensure relevant areas of concern, action taken, and changes in practice as a result of the complaint investigation, are communicated to all members of staff and associates.
Payment must be made at the time of treatment for osteopathy, physiotherapy, pilates, sports massage/therapy, rehab appointments. Payment must be made in advance for all running clinic sessions.
Late payments policy
Please note that with effect from 1st June 2015, late payment of invoices (30 days after treatment) will be subject to an additional charge on the following basis:
£10 for appointments in our Hertfordshire clinics
£15 for appointments in our London clinics
Offers and promotions
All offers and promotions cannot be exchanged for any cash value. The promotion and offer or voucher should only be used by the intended person and as such we may ask for ID proof from the person producing the voucher to verify they are the recipient. Promotions and offers cannot be shared between individuals.
All vouchers unless otherwise dated are to be used within 1 year of their receipt or known release from the clinic to an event or promotion.
Refund and cancellation policy
Cancellation - 24 hours notice is required for cancellation of appointments. Missed sessions without the 24 hours notice will be fully chargeable as if attended. Refund of equipment purchased - must be returned within 14 days of purchase for products that have not been opened, used or damaged, with proof of purchase.
Using your Private Medical Insurance Policy
If you are planning to use private medical insurance (pmi), please contact your insurer as soon as possible and before your first Perfect Balance appointment to ensure you meet the terms of your policy.
The procedures of insurance companies differ and some require the policy holder/patient to obtain a GP referral before they grant authorisation to commence treatment. Most private medical insurers cover osteopathy, physiotherapy and podiatry but other treatments, eg sports massage, pilates and rehab will not be covered. Please check the terms of your policy with your insurer.
Naturally, if you are in pain you wish to be treated as quickly as possible and we wish to offer the earliest available appointment to start you on the road to recovery. However, please be aware that insurance authorisation can not necessarily be applied retrospectively. Please tell us when you book your first appointment that you intend to use pmi to claim for your treatment. In order to book your appointment with an appropriate practitioner, we need to know which insurance company it is.We need you to provide us with the following:
Name of insurance company
Policy or Membership number
Claim reference/Authorisation code for this course of treatment
Which part of the body (eg left shoulder, lower back, etc)
Number of sessions/budget authorised
Details of any Excess due
Some insurers do not cover the full fees for treatment. Once we have your authorisation details we can invoice at the fee agreed by Perfect Balance with your insurer. Until we receive the authorisation details we will invoice at our standard rates and you may be liable for the costs.We will send your invoices to your insurance company directly for payment once we have all the details. Your insurance company may inform us that the invoices are your liability, for example, due to excess, shortfall, benefit limit exceeded. In this case, please settle your account with Perfect Balance within 30 days of notice. Your practitioner may recommend an alternative treatment to speed your recovery and this may not be covered by the original authorisation. For instance, an osteopath may recommend you go on to see a physiotherapist or podiatrist or vice versa. Please check with your insurer and obtain a fresh authorisation if necessary.Sometimes it may be a simple matter of holiday cover by one practitioner for another; it is preferable for you to be treated by another practitioner recognised by your insurer so you can continue claiming. Please remind us to book you with an appropriately recognised practitioner.If you have any questions relating to your private medical insurance it is best to direct them to your insurance company in the first instance. We will do our best to assist you in the claim process.