" I have had three sessions with Izzel and I am now well on the road to recovery... he was absolutely great - charming, professional and immensely reassuring. "
Mr Jon Y

– About Reverse Healing –

Izzel Barbosa Izzel Barbosa is the founder of Reverse Healing Physiotherapy and specialises in the Musculoskeletal System and Biomechanics.

He holds and Bsc (Hons) degree in physiotherapy and is an active member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) as well as the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).

After gaining experience in various fields of physiotherapy in Belgium and the UK, Izzel started working as a Metropolitan Police Physiotherapist in 1998. He now works full time in his private practice.

Met Physio Izzel Barbosa Throughout his 19 years as a Met Physio, he was responsible for the whole of the southwest area, providing clinical expertise and liaising with Occupational Health Advisors, Chief Medical Officers and Rehabilitation Therapists.

He initiated and was extensively involved in successful injury prevention programmes (Watch your Back) all over the MET.

Izzel was awarded a Commendation for his work with the Met Police.

Over the years, Izzel has explored and practised many body techniques including Modified Pilates, Alexander Technique, Tai Chi, Taoist Yoga and Qigong.

He has a unique approach to physiotherapy with a strong emphasis on Corrective Biomechanics.

Martial Artist Izzel Barbosa Izzel is also an expert martial artist (5th Dan Yoseikan Budo, 1st Dan Shotokan Karate) with over 40 years of experience in training and teaching mixed martial arts. He feels this greatly enhances his practical understanding of musculoskeletal injuries.

Izzel with Grand Master Hiroo Mochizuki

The musculoskeletal system includes bones, joints, muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and various other soft tissues. These components work together to support the body's weight and help it move.

For the body (musculoskeletal system) to be healthy (in complete equilibrium) it needs to be correctly aligned with optimal muscle balance and joint mobility.

Musculoskeletal disorders usually result from a disruption of this equilibrium caused either by injuries or repetitive strain.

We use the Healthy Body as a point of reference to assess the condition.

Based on our findings, a plan of action is designed to reverse the disorder and bring the patient back to health.

The patient is not just treated but also retrained to change their habits and have a better control over their body and prevent further problems.

Izzel Barbosa is a fully licensed, state-registered Chartered Physiotherapist and is therefore committed to providing high quality services.

He is recognised by the following professional bodies:

HCPC The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is a regulator set up to protect the public. It keeps a register of health and care professionals who meet the standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health.

HCPC The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is the professional body representing physiotherapists. It provides resources and services to support physiotherapists in their practice, and ensures professional levels of development and conduct.

AACP The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) is a professional network affiliated with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. The Association represents those physiotherapists who are interested in integrating acupuncture into mainstream physiotherapy for the management of pain and systemic conditions.

Environmental Health and Safety Compliance

Elmbridge Borough

Izzel Barbosa is licensed to practise acupuncture on the premises. Additional audits are also carried out and processes are in place to ensure practice sanitisation, safe handling and disposal of acupuncture needles.

Data Protection Compliance


Reverse Healing is GDPR compliant and registered with the Information Commissioner's Office.

Reverse Healing is registered with the main insurance companies.


Axa Health


General and Medical

Police Mutual