As a flight attendant for a Canadian airline I had recently injured my back. I live in Athens and was looking for a physiotherapist who could communicate in English and also help me with any forms required for my employer. Not only is Kostas an excellent physiotherapist with his knowledge but he has a great sense of humor, it made my weekly appointments worthwhile. Over the course of 3 months he helped me build my strength and return to my full duties at work. His practice and colleagues are exceptional and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
After an important knee surgery and being a student for a few months in Greece (and not speaking Greek) it was a relief to find Mr. Sakellariou for my physio therapy.
Not only was he good as a physio therapist and gave me back hope when orthopedists were telling me I should forget about all sports, but he is also really friendly and we had some nice chat in English (his English is perfect) and even in French.
I will highly recommend him for English speakers looking for a highly competent physiotherapist in Athens. Moreover Mr Sakellariou has been really helpful in dealing with my German insurance.
The problem I needed you to sort was leg and buttock pain as I had been diagnosed with trochanteritis. I was introduced by a well-known physical therapist who claimed that since I hadn’t found elsewhere an answer to my problem, it was only here I would be healed. I had had several physical therapies, not only without any positive outcome whatsoever, but my discomfort got even worse. On the very first visit I realized that Mr Sakellariou is indeed knowledgeable, he understood what my problem was, so he would be able to solve it. I was mostly assisted by exercises. I’ve never suffered any pain since then though I had been limping before. A very amicable environment, clean, everyone was polite and gave me the attention I needed. From the first visit I felt I was going to be fine, he’s knowledgeable, I believed in him. After getting well again, the friends who saw me couldn’t believe their eyes and wanted to come see by themselves. So of course, I would recommend anyone to Mr. Sakellariou. A big thank you, I had had a poor life till then, I simply couldn’t accomplish anything by myself.
My problem was chronic lower back pain. I was urged by a friend rheumatologist to come to you. Because of my trust in the doctor, I decided to do so. I had had previous treatments without any success though. With physical therapy, muscular strengthening was achieved and I learned to move and support my body much better. I think what helped me most were the “plank” type exercises and strengthening of the legs. What I liked about you was your knowledge on the subject, the encouragement and friendly treatment. Also your different approach in the treatment of the problem (doctors usually suggest medication and immobility). For all these reasons I would strongly introduce you to any of my friends or acquaintances. Thank you very much for everything and hope that some day you will move to the vicinity of Peristeri as well where I live.
For the past five or six months, I was suffering from acute neck pain, especially during working hours. After a consultation with Mr Sakellariou, it was identified that the problem was rooted in my wrong body posture. He explained to me how various forces impact on structures such as nerves and muscles and later proceeded to treatment with stretching as well as neck movements in a highly professional and careful way. I was given advice on how to deal with the problem during work, which is predominantly sedentary. In our meeting, my personal trainer who was with me, after discussion with the physiotherapist, received useful advice on less wear and tear and pressure at the point during training. I felt the friendly environment rather than the typical relationship of a physiotherapist with the patient, which helped me understand exactly what I should do. He even perceived the psychological issues involved which were the anxiety and stress I experienced in my work environment. A week later, the first results were visible and my body was functioning without stressing my neck, not only at work but also in gym workouts, whether aerobic or with weights.
Kostas Sakellariou is an excellent scientist and physiotherapist with professional integrity. I met him many years ago when I was injured in a car accident and had a knee operation with four knee screws. Kostas willingly came home for the first necessary treatments and then I went to his clinic where, with patience, expert knowledge and techniques, made sure my knee was restored. That was how we met. A few years later, when i had a meniscus rupture in my left leg, again the sessions with him worked a miracle. Assisted by his impeccable partner and in a short time, the rupture was something of the past! The clinic is splendidly decorated offering tranquility during exercise sessions. In addition to the highly trained physiotherapist, Kostas is also distinguished for the special care and attention he gives his patients. But, above all, his sense of humor is what creates a pleasant ambiance that enables the patient to feel comfortable and relaxed. I highly recommend the professional, Kosta Sakellariou, to those who need the expert and personal care of physiotherapy as he is knowledgeable in his field and uses this know-how to the benefit of his patients.
Suffering from an unspecified form of back pain, with lower back pain from time to time, I was referred to Mr Sakellariou and his team. From the very first session I felt great relief with the manual therapy techniques he applies with very good results. We started by treating the pain and limited mobility, and completed the treatment with exercises so that I have fully returned physically and psychologically to my daily life and gym exercises. A well-equipped clinic with a range of exercise and rehabilitation apparatus. I would recommend it unreservedly!
After eight (8) months of unbearable lower back and leg pain due to activation of three cysts that hit the nerves, after countless cocktails of painkillers on a daily basis and the instructions of doctors for immediate intervention, or else it was bound in the long term to result into paralysis, an authority in the field was the cause of my stopping to take pills and for the pain to smooth significantly. Most importantly I can move without stopping every three steps due to endless cramps. I am very lucky that through two people from Voula Hospital who are helping me, I came to this physical therapy clinic in the center of Athens and I do feel the need to say a huge ‘thank you’!!
My shoulder started to hurt after a weight training session when I lifted 110 pounds in dumbbell bench presses for breast exercise. The pain gradually worsened to a peak, 2 weeks after the start of the problem. When I came here, I had already stopped training for two and a half months. I followed an active rehabilitation program based on functional needs and adapted to my sport. My hand is much better, it has almost fully recovered, within 4 treatment sessions. I am delighted!.
Although there is a serious injury, I chose to have conservative treatment because I did not want to undergo surgery at that moment. After analysis of the limitations of the conservative treatment, a rehabilitation program was applied, aiming to the restoration of the full knee trajectory, which was achieved. The emphasis was then placed on improving balance and stimulation of kinesthetic sources, as well as improving strength on both legs. The knee is functional and does not obstruct daily activities. I am very pleased with the overall work done for me and by the outcome too. My knee is now very well again after only seven (7) treatment sessions.
I have had a painful neck for 20 years. I did everything possible, from physical therapy, chiropractic and various other techniques, but the problem was never solved. At least once a week it would strike to the point where I felt I was dying, and it often lasted up to two or three days. I have also visited the pain clinic of a state hospital. Since I started Manual Physiotherapy, the pain has been reduced and is more tolerable. I do not experience these intense attacks I have suffered from and even in cases under intense pressure (such as my husband’s hospitalization) I managed to control and keep the pain at a low level. In general, the situation is more manageable than before. For the last five days that I’ve been coming, I feel really good, I’m very happy and satisfied that I finally managed to do something that worked, because with what I have been going through for so many years I was frustrated that nothing would work as I had tried all kinds of techniques, acupuncture and others, without experiencing any improvement in my condition. Mr. Sakellariou has helped me immensely to mobilize myself and supported me in not giving up whenever I feel some pain. I realized that the problem is psychosomatic and he assisted me in viewing it differently. The Manual physiotherapy group is one of the few professional bodies which managed, not only to help me cope with my pains, but also to feel so humanly close to them in only ten (10) treatment sessions.
“Since the beginning of September 2014 I have been suffering with lower back pain. In December, after lifting of weight, the pain extended to my right leg so I couldn’t move it at all. On January 20, 2015, I had surgery in the waist, but while the symptoms disappeared, I was afraid to do sports and lost my elasticity. For some years now I’ve been doing ballet, pilates and yoga.” I started physiotherapy on April 22, 2015. I was afraid of movements and gymnastics, and skeptical about whether I would ever again do the sports I liked. After discussion with the physio expert who assured that I could do anything as long as I had no discomfort, a torso (trunk) strengthening program was applied based on muscle control and body awareness exercises, with an exercise protocol of strengthening and activating the muscles of the “core” of the torso. I wish to point out that the clinic is really neat, with the proper equipment and friendly environment created by consistent and professional people.
Mr. Sakellariou answers and explains all questions clearly. With the therapeutic methods he adopts, the patient does have tangible results. I was very pleased. Thanks for your contribution to my improvement and return to my sporting activities. Keep it up!
For 8-9 months I had a strong grip and a sense of stiffness in my neck movements, while, when pressing on the spots bothering me, I was in even worse pain. The intensity of the grip was 8 when the worst discomfort scores at 10. It was aching even at night. This discomfort spread on the back with more tension in the neck. In the morning I would wake up a little less stiff but after a while the tension would reach maximum. As the day went on, the feeling of fatigue increased and when carried on until the afternoon, without a break, I would also have a headache. I got a headache once or twice a week. The environment of the clinic is very pleasant and the strongest and most persistent of pains is forgotten from the very first visit. Thank you so much for your interest in my problem.
I came for symptoms of multiple sclerosis (tingling in the hands, neck and spine pain, weakness in the left leg). I had never had physical therapy. The site had enough information for me to select your clinic. After every session all my weak spots feel stronger. The specific exercises have helped me function more ‘normally’, especially with my leg. It’s a very nice place, well organized… Aspa is simply top-notch.
I needed physical therapy after a fracture of the outer ankle joint. I had never had physical therapy before. A relative of mine (doctor) introduced me to this physical therapy clinic. I think the physical treatments I had, helped me greatly to gain the strength my leg had lost due to the fracture and the immobility that followed. Physical therapy also helped me get through with some pains I had in the fractured area.
Not long ago I suffered from severe neck pains that probably originated from an earlier injury. In general, I am not unrealistic, but it is not an overstatement to say that in just three treatments Mr Sakellariou helped me overcome the problem and the pains I had. I have returned to my daily activities and most importantly I can hug my daughter without any discomfort. Kosta, thank you!
I came to you for rehabilitation after a fracture surgery of the patella (kneecap). I had never had physical therapy before. I was greatly helped by the various exercises. I can now move without any help. Apart from your work I also liked your kindness, willingness, professionalism and conscientiousness. I’m sure I would introduce you further. Best wishes for continued success in your practice.
After a rather misplaced and fruitless choice of therapist and the mass treatment I experienced for quite some sessions, I found myself in the family and highly friendly environment of Kostas Sakellariou’s clinic. The differences were distinct if not striking, not only in terms of the warm environment and the flow of immediate intimacy but also – as it turned out – to the effectiveness of my rehabilitation, after the recent meniscus surgery. Without complex methods and elaborate instruments, but mainly with hand techniques (manual), appropriate exercises and personalized treatment, Kostas found exactly what the issue was, the source of the discomfort. He could feel what i was feeling and dealt with the issue effectively, in simple and utterly convincing ways. I understand that the purely humane approach makes the difference in every profession directly related to people, but in the case of physiotherapy, it is a determining factor. Passion for work, constant follow up of developments in the field, friendship and humor but above all efficacy, it was all so obvious in Kosta’s clinic.
I have suffered from epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow). Initially, I came to you in 2007 after a surgery of the cruciate ligament and was happy with the result of the treatment. That is why I trust your clinic ever since. Experience in orthopedic issues, a deep understanding of the condition and its essential treatment with modern methods are of the greatest advantages of manual physiotherapy. Modern equipment along with manual therapy was used to treat my problem, I am extremely satisfied. At the same time, muscle strength was reinforced in the surrounding problem area, in a calm approach, gradual addressing of problem and parallel strengthening of the muscles. Your professionalism, cheerful mood and very clean and well-arranged clinic are remarkable. Of course I would recommend you to anyone because experience and effectiveness in the resolving of problems is achieved here at its optimum.
I have had discomfort in the neck area for many years, limitation of the turning span of the head and numbness in the hands at night. A manual therapy program with mobilization techniques, muscle control and strengthening exercises of the neck and back was applied. I’m returning to my island of Amorgos without any bother. Overall, I was very pleased with the treatment extended to me, I felt great relief and recommend it to others too.
My problem was a fracture in the chest due to osteoporosis. I discovered you by chance through the internet. I liked your direct response in our telephone communication. I was assisted with a range of exercises and technical apparatus. I enjoyed the massage. Most of all though I believe it was the pulley exercises and electrotherapy which relieved my pain. I also enjoyed the intimacy and courage one feels entering your clinic as well as your politeness. It goes without saying that I would recommend you to anyone suffering from any related problem as I have been very satisfied with the outcome of the treatment I wish you health and that you will always offer your services as eagerly and with a smile.
I came with a chronic problem in my shoulder. I knew about you through my mother who had come for rehabilitation after a fracture in the patella (kneecap) and had valued your professionalism, expertise, but humane approach as well. You showed me the exact exercises I needed to overcome my problem. I am keeping up with the exercises and feel the problem is being treated very well while I believed I would have to ‘live with it’ for life. You transmit confidence in what you do, thus helping the patient feel secure and reassured. I will surely recommend you to friends and family for all the reasons above plus the pleasant ambiance of your clinic.
I had the cervical syndrome and shoulder pain. I decided to come to you because I had heard positive reviews about you. I had had physiotherapy before but decided to trust you because of the good recommendations. You helped me a lot, I immediately felt relief. The pain decreased and movement improved. Acupuncture helped me more, and I liked the massage in the affected area. I also really enjoyed your hospitality. Of course I would recommend you for your professionalism. Do keep up the good work.
I had a micro tear of the rotator cuff in the shoulder. I chose to come to you because you were introduced by a friend of mine, and because when we talked, you told me, in line with physicians, we were going to have empowerment exercises that I needed. I had 10 physiotherapy sessions with special equipment for the problem. My treatment with you included mainly resistance band exercises, weights and pulleys. It helped me strengthen my shoulder and reduce pain. I really liked the tecar device. To all the pluses I must add the clean environment and friendly approach.
I had a medial and lateral meniscus rupture, a sinus cyst, fluid in the joint and mechanical knee locking. I decided to trust a physiotherapist although three doctors were urging me for immediate surgery. Without having had physiotherapy before, I decided to come to you having studied your work through the social media. Since the very first appointment, after a detailed examination of my condition, there was some improvement in the mechanical locking. The exercises helped me a lot, and after 10 sessions my problem was restored. The place was always neat, with beautiful music. The smile, kindness and service extended predispose you positively. In general, this team gained my trust from the very beginning and really helped me substantially. Of course I have already and unreservedly recommended your clinic to friends and acquaintances.
I had shoulder pain, an earlier fracture in the kneecap and an ankle sprain which had not been treated properly. I wanted to have manual therapy – I used to have physical treatment sessions as cervical therapy every year. What made me trust you was your specific expertise and résumé. My motor activity improved and my pains decreased. I’ve been helped a lot by the exercises. I liked the very warm and friendly environment and excellent human contact. Thank you so much for all your help.
The problem I had and for which I came to you to address was chest and neck pain, I had also had very frequent headaches. I chose you because one of my neighbors who was successfully treated at your clinic introduced you to me. My pains, a daily occurrence, have been dramatically reduced. I liked the manipulation techniques and chest and neck massage most. I’d introduce you without second thought. Thank you so much for all your help.
To start with, I was introduced to you by a colleague from the province where I lived and had physical therapy with him. I have real trouble with my waist and neck. Due to my heavy labor job I need to have physiotherapy at regular intervals to relieve my spine problem. I feel the nerve tension being released and the pain is stopping. Each part of the treatment helps differently. They are all important, with top ones though the manual techniques. The environment pleases me with its tranquility and the kindness of the physiotherapists. I’ve already introduced you to a lot of people, I’m very grateful and that’s why I come to you without any hesitation.
I got a severe lumbago and was in pain for over a week. My doctor advised me to come to you. I believe the restoration of the muscular function of the lower back (waist) was achieved in a natural manner. I cannot pick out some specific part of the treatment, It was probably the total assistance you provided me with. In terms of the overall treatment, I very much liked the explanation about what we were doing and why we should do it. I have very positive feelings about you and that is why I would recommend you further.
I have already advertised your clinic widely, spread the best word to friends and acquaintances and delivered your printed material to a pharmacy. The place is very pleasant, there are many instruments and equipment that offer great assistance and of course the know-how and services of the physiotherapist are excellent!!!
I visited Mr. Sakellariou in 2002 completely by chance, after an injury I had in a basketball game. Since then he has helped me overcome various injuries I have had due to my intense involvement in sports. A physiotherapist who is constantly informed on new methods of rehabilitation, professional in behavior, effective in finding the root cause of the problem but above all human. I highly recommend him.
I came to you due to a fracture of the malleolus in the ankle joint. I had never had physical therapy before. Professionalism, honesty, perfect and experienced staff. The movement of the joint was fully restored and fairly quickly too. Impeccable kinesiotherapy. I’ve always been treated amicably and constantly received information on my condition. Of course I would introduce you to any friend or acquaintance.
I had a quadriceps tendon rupture. I came to you because I was introduced by a friend. I had never had physical therapy before. I trusted you because you got personally involved and formed your own view of the problem. I was helped with exercises and manual treatment. At the moment I can walk much better, with minimal pain. I liked the electrotherapy most. The place is pleasant and Aspa is very efficient! You made me feel you take your work seriously and do it responsibly. Thank you very much.
I came to you with lower back (waist) and leg pain. I had visited you earlier. Because I was satisfied, I decided to come back. The first time I came I learned a lot of exercises to assist with hand problems and more generally good exercises for empowerment. Electrotherapy, I think, was what helped me a lot in terms of the pain. The place is always cosy and welcoming, clean, with very beautiful music playing during treatment sessions. I would highly recommend you to a friend with a problem so that he can enjoy immediate results and quick pain relief.
I visited your clinic with an intense problem in my back. I had no previous experience with physiotherapy because it was the first time I had had a back pain problem. Although I am still on my way to recovery I can say that the effort and assistance I receive from the physiotherapists is substantial which renders me optimistic for a complete recovery. I highly recommend the clinic and contact with the physiotherapists. A pleasant environment in the remaining areas too.
Kostas Sakellariou is a physiotherapist with extensive experience and a mature, comprehensive view of the body as one whole. At the same time he is fully informed and well-advanced on new developments in his field. Personally, his opinion has helped me treat sports injuries.
I had a lower back (waist) problem. I’ve been here before and I was very pleased. I’m much better now. Very good care from both of you. The exercises helped me a lot. An excellent attitude and very friendly environment. I would suggest to people to come to you as a priority, because every time I do so, the treatment is indeed effective.
I had spinal pain. I was introduced by a colleague of yours who maintained you’re the best. I was very much helped by exercises specially conceived for this purpose. I have greatly been relieved. I liked your approach to my condition. The kindness and friendly treatment of yourself and your partners is your distinct element. Thank you very much.
I’m very content overall. After completion of the treatment, even though I’m 82 years old, I was able to go back to the Pilates training sessions I had had before I started aching. I can only say the best about the manual physiotherapy team. If a new problem appears in my waist, I will definitely prefer Mr. Sakellariou and his Manual Physiotherapy team.
I am very pleased with the approach applied to my case as well as in the time devoted to focus on my problem. A solution was found as to how to deal with it and learn to live without compromising my quality of life.
I saw a lot of improvement in my lower back, as well, I liked you very much as human beings. I consider that most important of all is that the therapist should primarily be human, a quality that fully applies to Mr. Sakellariou. The Manual physiotherapy team is very polite and kind, so that even if the outcome of the treatment was not successful, I would still come back to you.
We started treatment as soon as the splint was removed from my hand. The aim was to fully restore the shoulder movement trajectory as well as strength rehabilitation and proper muscle control of the Shoulder Belt. Rehabilitation was complete. Mr. Sakellariou was my first experience of a physiotherapist. He immediately inspires you confidence by dealing with the problem in seriousness and responsibility, with immediate and visible results. Friendly and willing to help you at all times I highly recommend him for any kind of problem related to his practice.
Excellent work, a real scientist who does not just apply physiotherapy techniques but is also interested in actually resolving the problem. He focuses on tissue renewal, even for health problems that cannot in fact be resolved, like some of mine, when at least one feels much better and very relieved. Personally, I don’t remember my pains in my waist anymore. I’m soaring… in my place, others would be walking around with a cane. He offers a boost to the body to develop toward better health. The way he works makes the treatment focus on actual improvement rather than on maintenance. Success is because of the patient – therapist confidence relationship he creates. The first time I came, I remember he told me ‘what I want us to accomplish is that you do not rely on our sessions in order to carry out your motor activities ’.
Pleasant environment with expertise in the field, very good service and a clinic that addresses numerous musculoskeletal disorders. I felt much better after the treatments and I’m satisfied overall.
I am satisfied in every way, this is the reason why I got back to Mr. Sakellariou for a second time. My waist has been restored to normal, I feel a lot better and wish to come back for the treatment of neck problems.
Mr. Sakellariou is above all human, not at all money-minded. I’m very pleased and what I can say with certainty is that he is excellent overall. He explained to me the factors with an impact on my problem and was interested in contacting me even after completion of the treatment to find out about my progress.
Excellent colleague and ideal trainer. The only one combining excellent clinical experience and cognitive competence in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. In an attentive and modern environment, he gives 100% to each patient, with respect, care and efficiency. Mr Sakellariou, as a mature musculoskeletal physiotherapist, will not just stand by the symptom and medical diagnosis. By taking a detailed health record and carrying out a thorough clinical and functional evaluation of your condition he will reflect on any disorder that may be linked to your musculoskeletal system and explain the mechanisms of your pain precisely. In this manner, you will enjoy a holistic approach to your problem with concrete results.
I am one of those with persistent pains that Kostas has presented to you from time to time. You know, one of those with downloads of medical data and 237 comments following. So “aching and miserable” I reached out to Kostas for help. He treated me with professionalism and comradeship. I have also realized how much he enjoys the teaching role. Not to write too much, boring or flattering nonsense, Kostas is a very good colleague and a very nice guy. That’s it!
I consider Kostas Sakellariou to be my “spiritual father”, since without our acquaintance, I would have never discovered the essence of physical therapy. Kostas triggered off my love for our science again, at a time when my interest in it was beginning to wane. His knowledge and love for our practice combined with his remarkable character is the ultimate guarantee for an effective treatment to any problem the patient may be suffering from. I’ll always be obliged to him because without him I wouldn’t have developed my professional capabilities to become what I am today.
In our modern society, when time comes to choose a physiotherapist to deal with a musculoskeletal problem, we should be able to evaluate and choose the right person who can examine us and explain to us the findings, in detail and in an explicit manner.
Mr Sakellariou, apart from his very long experience in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, possesses all the state-of-the-art data on health issues, as he is one of the professors in the most comprehensive postgraduate program for musculoskeletal physiotherapy in Greece. These are not the only attributes that characterize him, since he is also able to influence the way modern physiotherapy works in Greece and fights for it along with other remarkable teachers of the program, in the interest of this scientific field and in favor of its optimum application in Greece. Finally, in addition to being his student I have been one of his patients with neck pain. Mr. Sakellariou has high self-confidence that stems from all the above facts, something which one feels immediately when Kostas holds in his hands such a very sensitive structure like your head in his hands. To me he is indisputably one of the best and most reliable physical therapists this country has.
I met Kostas in 2016 during his educational program in Romania in the presentation tour. In just one meeting he managed to convince me that he is a good professional from which I have much to learn. A year later, I chose to attend the courses of this program and my assumptions became certainty. I already attended more than half of the program and I don’t regret it at all. I truly recommend him both as a mentor and as a professional. He is a physiotherapist who always answers all the questions one might have and, the most important thing to remember about him, he knows how to guide you so that you can understand the pain mechanism of every patient who puts his trust in you. Thank you, Kostas, for all your information and wisdom!
I had a wonderful time with Kostas in Korea. He has developed a systematic clinical audit process for the manual therapist so that we will no longer feel lost when treating patients. Also his teaching is based on state of the art evidence that you will be going to learn a lot about pain science, neurophysiology of manual therapy. Therefore, anyone who wants to learn a profound manual therapy, i highly recommend that he/she learns it from him.
I like some people who look into the mirror. Not every day, by all means. Not even with the lights on because this mirror is invisible. Because the ones I like “look” into the mirror inside them, to see if their current self is worthy of last night’s expectations. To see and plan the step forward for the dream of a better self, a better ground in Existence. Not necessarily quantitatively, economically or in style, but with the flame of the restless soul wanting to soar. Of course with them, society can soar too, dream and build the future. I can relax at the thought they exist around us. And I’m glad, dear friend Kostas, that you’re taking a step forward for a little something more. And for seeing you shine, all over.
He was my teacher… If I claim not to be nervous when I speak about him, it’ll be a lie… (once, in his class, I blushed and he probably understood it). Knowledge, experience and incredible skill in his hands… he’ll show you… answer you… teach you… share knowledge… help you become better… I noticed respect and appreciation towards his colleagues while humor is one of his greatest assets. I remember studying for the exams (past midnight) and being so tired… and all of a sudden there’s me laughing… laughing out loud. Simply because of one of his words, one of his faces recorded in his classroom videos… And that helped so much… I always follow his remarks and opinion in various discussions… but also the way he expresses them (that does matter)… I gain something every time… I like it when he’ll ask us to donate blood for someone in need… I’ m touched when he’ll refer a colleague for a job… he cares… great to care… a good human and good teacher!
It is a great honor to have met Kostas Sakellariou as part of a post-educational program specializing in manual therapy. A top expert he is in his field, with remarkable knowledge-transferring skills and incredible humor. He serves his practice, physiotherapy, with a unique vision for the better, both in favor of his colleagues and of his patients. In my humble opinion, he is in the elite of the new generation of scientists who will leave fundamental values, practices and new knowledge to the next one. As a new colleague it is my goal to reach such a high level of expertise and I look forward to the next educational encounter with him. A warm thank you.
I met Kostas a year ago, as a student.
Karel Lewit and his ‘functional approach’ was a very famous issue to Korean physiotherapists, so many of us wanted to learn from him. But he passed away 4 years ago, so there’s no way to do that.
Fortunately I met some former student of Karel Lewit and had the chance to acquire his knowledge. The more I studied about it, the greater was the desire to learn more.
And then, finally I met the one who came from Greece. (Yes, That’s him. Kostas Sakellariou 🙂
When I checked his profile, it was so impressive! He has already studied what I wanted to. (specifically, he took Karel Lewit’s course several times!) I think I was lucky to to be able to meet him. He was such a gentle and humble guy. And he showed me good quality demonstrations and gave us clear explanations with the latest evidence. That was very helpful to understand the functional approach. When you learn manual therapy, the help of a good instructor is essential. Kostas was the best teacher for me and I don’t doubt he will be the best instructor for you as well. He was the most passionate and friendly teacher I had ever met before. I hope you will see him when you need treatment or know-how.
-Letter from South Korea-
“When i grow up as a mature adult, i would like to be like Kostas: funny and good looking. This is not all, of course, but i don’t know if i will ever be able to equal his knowledge, education, experience and “common sense” as a physio. I know i will try. I know for sure that i will never be a fascinating teacher like him. P.S. (for Kostas’ patients) No, this is not magic! No, this is not Harry Potter doing some wizardry on you! It’s hundreds of thousands pages studied, mastered and filtered, it’s thousands of hours of studying and working, it’s passion for this amazing profession: physiotherapy.
Kostas Sakellariou: The physiotherapist who changed in Greece our approach to the patient who comes to us for help. The man who put an end to the typical practices of our times (diathermies, ultrasounds, Laser, Ice therapy treatments), placing emphasis on detailed examination of the patient in a realistic and structured clinical manner of thinking that will lead us systematically to the root cause of the problem and the appropriate manual therapy technique to treat it, without wasting time simply on symptoms.
It is said that among members of a scientific community there exists, undisputedly, appreciation and mutual respect. But these are values that are earned, they’re not just given away. You, dear friend Kosta, didn’t just get there by chance, you actually created those values. Thank you, body, for everything you have offered to the science of physical therapy. I’m indeed glad you honor me with your friendship.
I have known Kostas since 1997 as a physio and long learner. We had the chance to exchange knowledge and professional experience. He has developed his manual therapy skills in an open and scientific way and this is how he inspires his students. I would recommend him as a clinician and as a teacher and I would also like to have the chance to work with him again.
I met Kostas for the first time 5 years ago at the postgraduate seminar of the Hellenic OMT Diploma. I had the best references about him from many colleagues. Indeed from our first encounter I felt he was an impeccable practitioner and extraordinary person too. He then surprised me with his vast experience in the teaching of Manual Therapy and overall, with his approach and ideas on modern musculoskeletal physiotherapy. An “open-minded” instructor without rigidities, who continues to adapt to professional developments! I therefore consider him to be a key-person for the transmission of knowledge to younger colleagues, thus helping raise the level of education of the Greek physiotherapist and generally upgrading physiotherapy. Finally I wish him the best because our practice needs such people and near him we can learn a lot!
Because I consider man more important than the scientist, I’ll start by saying that, from the very first moment we met, I could never address him as ‘Mr Sakellariou’. He was so casual and open that the plural form of address just didn’t match. Α pillar of modern physiotherapy, who still tries to harmonize the difficult – sluggish Greek physiotherapy reality with global research, often at personal cost. The tertiary institution from which I graduated gave me the right to be called a physiotherapist, but Kostas and his peers still teach me what that means, and how to become better. Dear Kostas, thank you!
You are my mentor, hence the knowledge I got from you was extremely important and fundamental I can say, at the start of my career as a qualified physiotherapist in orthopedic-musculoskeletal injuries (OMT). Your way of transmitting knowledge was both straightforward and easy to assimilate. Clinical reasoning and approach to various and complex incidents were of the important tools I learned to use thanks to you. I’m lucky to have come across you along the way and I hope to make you proud, in my turn, as member of the new generation of manual therapy physiotherapists (OMT) you have envisioned.
I feel blessed to have been lucky enough to study manual therapy with Kostas Sakellariou and his team. I am thankful for everything I learned, for the patience and your knowledge-transfer skills as an instructor, but in terms of your personality too. I merely think physiotherapy is getting better with professionals like you in the field. Thank you so much for everything, I wish, from the bottom of my heart, that you will continue doing wonderful things in the field of physiotherapy like you do now, so that you can take us all one step forward.
I first met Mr Sakellariou as a teacher. His compelling rhetoric combined with exclusive knowledge and profound sense of humor made the lesson a real experience. Then, I was lucky enough to watch him as a therapist during his work, when visiting his clinic. A unique, friendly man with a warm heart and willingness to convey to you his knowledge and incredible experience! It’s a great blessing that we still have him in Greece!
Excellent man and diligent scientist. His love of what he does drives his effort to achieve the optimum result. Treatment focuses on solving the root cause of the problem, by working with people holistically, that is what makes Kostas stand out in his profession. I could say lots more. That, for example, his curiosity and will to acquire even more knowledge leads him to address thoroughly each case he undertakes for treatment.
I met Mr. Sakellariou as my teacher in the framework of my postgraduate education in Manual Therapy, in the seminars he organizes in cooperation with the rest of the great team of the Hellenic OMT Diploma. He is an excellent man and leading professional, who honors as few practitioners do the science of physiotherapy with his know-how. Thus, he constantly contributes to its evolution through the transfer of his knowledge and experience to many young physiotherapists every year, both in Greece and abroad. Entrusting Mr Sakellariou with the remedy of your problem is definitely one of the best and safest choices, since he possesses the remarkable skill of focusing treatment on the root cause of your pain, rather than just offering temporary relief.
Kostas is probably one of the few broadly experienced and meanwhile state-of-the-art physiotherapists who continually reviews and updates his treatment regimes according to international rehabilitation standards, so as to offer optimum results to his patients. To us, who have enjoyed having him as a teacher, he is our role-model not only as a therapist but as a human being too.
Mr Sakellariou is an remarkable person, colleague and professor, with great passion and love for his work. Getting to know him through my master’s degree of the Hellenic-OMT-diploma I recognized his passion for physiotherapy which he also passed on to me! He is a man willing to help younger people in the profession, and through this process to assist the development of physiotherapy. Of course I must not fail to refer to Kostas’ special sense of humor.
Kostas Sakellariou is a distinguished colleague, one of the first persons I met in the field of manual therapy and one of the people who inspired me to get involved in it. In many a case I asked for his guidance as an expert in the practice, who has always been my mentor. He is steadily a man who inspires new colleagues and promotes our science.
Our acquaintance with Mr. Sakellariou took place in 2013, when I decided to participate in the seminar course of manual therapy. Mr Sakellariou is an exceptional colleague who taught us the philosophy of manual therapy, as well as a series of evaluation and treatment techniques, enabling us to be more effective in our therapeutic interventions. With Mr Sakellariou I also had the honor to be member of the same roundtable, focusing on the issue of long-term pain at the 2014 National Conference of Physiotherapists. He is a colleague with whom we have discussed several patient cases which have probably challenged us. He then provided useful advice that helped us carry on successfully with our therapeutic intervention. It is a special honor to have met Mr. Costas Sakellariou, both in person and at a professional level, because he is a remarkable man and expert who will always be close to you, providing you with useful and very valuable advice.
While physiotherapy is internationally, perhaps the most developing medical science, unfortunately, in our country it is underrated, with one of the reasons being the lack of knowledge and specialization. Kostas Sakellariou is one of the bright exceptions in our field, with an endless thirst for continuous professional development. He’s one of the people I’m happy to name α colleague. I highly recommend him.
Mr. Sakellariou is a special blend of physiotherapist and instructor, as he combines his vast knowledge in the field with its excellent practical application. He will seek continuous professional training in order to keep up with the needs of modern physiotherapy and provide the best possible result in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. His top clinical experience, based on clinical reasoning along with his knowledge, render him a physiotherapist who can successfully deal with even the most complex cases. As a professor he provides a high level of education and manages to stand out, owing to his strong knowledge-transferring skills, his methodological approach and consistent explanations in practical application. All that, combined with love for the profession makes him, for us younger people, an example to follow and a strong urge for development.
“Your contribution to education motivates us to continue improving all the time. Manual therapy is the basis of the modern physiotherapy approach. A people-centred approach with deep understanding of anatomy, the best combination for a therapeutic outcome,”keep going”
I haven’t met Mr Sakellariou as a patient, but I was fortunate enough to meet him through a student- teacher relationship, as part of a well-organized manual therapy training programme. Kostas had the ability to condense knowledge and experience of many years and transmit it effectively as new information to people with little or large clinical background. He was one of the people who, with his sense of humor and passion for manual therapy, made all of us, his colleagues, look forward to the next time we would attend one of his sessions.
I know Kostas personally. He is an excellent colleague with great clinical and academic background. We have worked together on a number of occasions in his clinic, when he instructed me in detail. By attending his talks and parts of the manual therapy training program in which he is one of the instructors, one can gain huge knowledge and perception in our science, in the field of musculoskeletal diseases. At the same time he is a man who greatly promotes our industry with continuous scientific study and assistance to old and new colleagues.
Kostas Sakellariou is a colleague with deep knowledge and extensive experience in addressing musculoskeletal disorders. He has studied near distinguished teachers of Physiotherapy and is now himself a top instructor for physiotherapists at local and international level. Being a colleague from Thessaloniki, I have recommended him to patients seeking treatment in Athens and always, everyone has been delighted with Kostas’ therapeutic approach, because apart from an excellent scientist he is also a very pleasant and positive human.
My collaboration with Kostas Sakellariou began in 2015 and was enough for me to understand his quality as a physiotherapist and as a human being. I feel lucky to have been close to him in his work environment, and through the confidence he put in me, I had the opportunity to familiarize myself with the way he treats each patient, with zest, knowledge and lots of good humor.
An excellent physiotherapist, the best in Manual Therapy, a diligent teacher and pleasant character. It is my honor to have been your student, with unlimited respect for you, do continue to upgrade the science of physiotherapy!
“Mr Sakellariou is an outstanding human, friend and colleague. A man, always smiling, cordial, with attentive judgment and fairness for all. As a friend, he is always there for me whenever I need his help, without ever asking for anything in return. As a colleague, he is a teacher of the science of physiotherapy who constantly seeks for new knowledge and remains open-minded in scientific discussions. No matter how many of his patients I have met, they have all stated the best about his professionalism and his human approach. Whenever I’ve asked for his advice on patients of mine, they were always apt and completely useful. I hope he will continue with the same zeal and love for science and remain smiling and open-hearted.”
Having accomplished my clinical supervision at Mr. Sakellariou’s Manual Physiotherapy clinic, I have gained experience in addressing various musculoskeletal cases. During the clinical supervision I watched state-of-the-art and scientifically documented treatments, with direct results in pain relief and functionality. Subsequently, the most important aspect of my clinical supervision was that of ‘clinical reasoning’ i.e. the way in which each therapeutic intervention is justified, based on the case of the particular patient. Finally the part that also helped me in my practice, is to communicate in simple, understandable language with the patient, in order for them to become an active player in their rehabilitation program.
Mr Sakellariou is impeccable as a man and a professional, fellow physiotherapist. He’s one of the top connoisseurs in the field. As a student at HOMTD I endorse and highly recommend him!
I had the honor and opportunity to meet Mr Sakellariou as my professor in the post-educational program of specialization in Manual Therapy of the organization H-OMT-D, having already heard very positive comments about him as early as years before that. He is clinically, highly trained on the subject of physical therapy. What characterizes him is this clinical experience, which he shares generously with his students, always with patience and with a smile. His clinical reasoning, along with treatment techniques, as well as his advice on patient management, make him an excellent instructor. I believe that he belongs to the leading group of physiotherapists who stand for the targeted approach of patients, with methods scientifically documented and above all with principles and respect for humans. I thank him for everything he has taught me and I hope he will continue his work, both in the transmission of knowledge and in the treatment of his patients.
Kostas Sakellariou is a key player in the development of physiotherapy in Greece. I was lucky enough to be instructed by him, hence I am in a position to appreciate, besides his immense clinical knowledge and experience, the very special personality. I thank him for everything!
I had the pleasure and honor of attending the specialized seminars on Kostas’ musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, which offered me a range of qualifications to do my work with optimum results. Of course, apart from an excellent teacher, Kostas is also an experienced physiotherapist who knows how to deal, not only with the symptom but also with the causes of a musculoskeletal syndrome. This results in the long-term addressing of the problem, an outcome that cannot be achieved when simple symptomatic treatment is applied, which results in temporary and partial reduction of symptoms. In my opinion, the success of Kostas’ approach is related to his constant, scientific update, his long-term experience and ultimately, how carefully he listens to his patients.
I have been working with Kostas Sakellariou for over 7 years now. I consider him a very well-trained therapist, as he has many years of clinical experience along with a restless, exploratory mind. He is indeed skillful on research work/he is well-versed on current literature, while through his teaching, he remains updated on the latest in the field of physiotherapy
Mr. Sakellariou is a sound scientist with continuous training in the field of his practice. His experience as a clinical physical therapist and as a manual therapy instructor, admittedly at European level, make him stand out among quite a few physiotherapists in our country.
I met Kostas Sakellariou by attending the HOMTD program and I must say that he is an excellent teacher, congenial and humorous with excellent knowledge-transferring skills, qualities that made my learning experience enjoyable and the contents of the curriculum absolutely comprehensible.
An amazing man and excellent colleague. The depth of his knowledge and his effort to improve the level of physical therapy makes us all proud.”
Kostas is an excellent therapist and a top instructor. He changed my view of physiotherapy and helped me become, in my turn, a better physiotherapist myself.
Kostas Sakellariou is an excellent colleague and teacher of Physiotherapy. I had the opportunity to be trained in Manual Therapy by Kostas Sakellariou who was a key element in my development and love for the profession. Apart from an impeccable physiotherapist, he has shown through the communication we have had, ethos, perceptiveness, kindness and rare politeness.
Kostas is a top physiotherapist, with comprehensive knowledge in his field of practice, updated on the latest trends and approaches, decent and above all a good human.
I have been continuously following up the distinguished professor of physiotherapy Mr. Costas Sakellariou, for more than 3 years now. I am impressed by the way he introduces the science of physiotherapy, especially manual therapy, as well as the response and enthusiasm of his students at seminars and conferences in Greece and abroad. A true scholar, he has elevated physiotherapy and Continuous Education to another, higher level, being a source of new knowledge and developments in the practice, for me and anyone learning from him. As an Orthopedic Surgeon, it is with great pleasure that I look forward to following his teaching closely so that I can complement my scientific knowledge bank with new input. He is an excellent teacher and man who honors his field by sharing knowledge generously with his students and also with those of us who are fortunate enough to know him even from a distance. Mr. Sakellariou, be successful, always! Sincere congratulations.
I had the pleasure of working with Mr Sakellariou on the management of difficult cases of patients. I was very pleased from the outcome and also by his whole approach. An excellent professional, profoundly educated, congenial and highly committed to the values of the holistic approach in the treatment of patients”.
Mr. Sakellariou and I met about three years ago when I started my clinic. From the first few moments of our acquaintance I was impressed by the simple, comprehensible manner he spoke to me but at the same time by his knowledge of musculoskeletal diseases. Ever since, Mr. Sakellariou and his team proved capable, and above all, reliable partners in dealing with a wide range of orthopaedic problems and sports injuries of my patients. I have appreciated the way he personally deals with each patient and the particularities of his condition, as well as the frequent communication we have so that I too can be informed about the course of rehabilitation and together, to determine the best possible regime, always in the benefit of the patient. It is important for every orthopaedic surgeon to have “close” to them excellent professionals such as Mr Sakellariou and his team.
Above all, Kostas is a kind, decent human. An excellent scientist, whose advice on the subject of physical therapy is determining. Personally, he has helped me with two basic problems I experienced on the neck and knee which were bothering me for a long time. A huge thank you for your help.
The ‘most powerful’ does not equal the ‘most effective’. On the contrary, planning and organization (methodology) is the most efficient approach. Methodology is a defined line in Mr. Sakellariou’s clinic, where discomfort of motor, muscular or skeletal disorders find excellent rehabilitation, along with the unconditional, personal interest of skillful practitioners.With warm thanks and all my appreciation.
Mr. Kostas Sakellariou is distinguished for his scientific background, his professionalism, love for his patient, his honesty and zeal for continuous education. I recommend him unreservedly.
My client often complained of discomfort in her neck, both during training and during the time she spends at work. We visited Mr Sakellariou together to see what might be the cause. Mr Sakellariou took a full medical history and talked to my trainee for quite some time in order to gain as comprehensive an opinion as possible on her condition. It was established that the problem was mainly due to her wrong posture during the hours at work but also to intense stress in the professional environment. No physiotherapy had to be done, a simple recommendation from Mr Sakellariou for a more correct posture and some techniques that relieved the affected area were enough. Since then, my client has never complained again of any pain.