Cardio-Respiratory Service in Clapham Common Clinic
As one of the few UK based clinics we also provide a unique service for Cardio-respiratory conditions.
This service is provided by Cardio-Respiratory Expert - Mr Mohamed Youssef.
Mohamed Youssef is a chartered physiotherapist with advanced qualifications and many years
of varied experience in a number of senior positions. Youssef first qualified from The University
of Cairo in 1977 with a BSC in Physiotherapy and studied to complete his MSc in Respiratory.
He then went on to complete his PhD at the National College of Naprapathy in Chicago, USA.
Youssef has been a practising physiotherapist since 1977, working in a variety of clinics and
hospitals all over the world. He began his career at the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia and
has since worked in Qatar, Dubai, Florida, Illinois and then moved to the UK, where he has
been working as a Senior Physiotherapist and Head of Department at clinics and hospitals in
Kent, Camden and Kingston.
Youssef has been active in continuing his professional development since his PhD, where he
has also completed the following professional certificates: Introduction to Acupuncture,
Orthopaedic Medicine, Postural Instability Instructor and Supplementary Prescribing (London
Metropolitan University), and independent prescriber ( London South Bank University).He is
also a keen member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the Health Professional Council
and the American Physical Therapy Association.
Youssef is also a COPD Consultant who worked with a variety of NHS Trusts. His extensive
qualifications and experience gained through his career have enabled him to expertly diagnose,
treat and care for patients with a range of Cardio-Respiratory conditions. He is passionate about
being able to help his patients put an end to their pain and return to a happy and active life.
His special interests lie in treating chronic and acute Cardio-respiratory conditions.
He is also highly regarded for his assessment and treatment of asthma, COPD and CF.
With his unique blend of physiotherapy, breathing exercises and various therapies relating to
heart and chest, Mohamed provides professional treatment, advice and rehabilitation that
underpins his reputation as an expert in Cardio-respiratory rehabilitation.
In our well-equipped clinic we provide physiotherapy for the following conditions:
- Post-operative assessments and treatment for patients who underwent heart
and abdominal surgery
- Heart failure– home visit (following hospital discharge)
Our Cardio-Respiratory Physiotherapists are fully trained to provide the following
- Auscultation, lung sounds, heart sounds
- Postural Drainage Techniques
- Productive Cough Technique
- Airway mobilization
- sputum analysis
- Interpretation of the results of various cardiac/pulmonary diagnostic tests
- Oxygen Therapy (home visits)
- Techniques to improve ventilation – mobilisation, deep breathing exercises,
lateral costal breathing, and volume augmentation