Dr. Marco Scarci

Our Staff

Our Specialists

Emily Lockwood BSc MCSP ACPRC

Emily Lockwood BSc MCSP ACPRC

Emily leads the team of specialist respiratory physiotherapists at Air Physiotherapy. She qualified from the University of Southampton in 2010 and has worked exclusively in the respiratory setting for over 10 years. Emily set up Air Physiotherapy in 2018 after working at the world-renowned heart and lung hospital, The Royal Brompton Hospital, since 2012. Her and her team, also ex-Royal Brompton, all have extensive experience in the treatment and management of patients with lung conditions, and they treat patients from all over the world.

Emily’s team of specialist respiratory physiotherapists are experts in ensuring patients are optimised as much as possible before their surgery, and helping them recover as quickly as possible afterwards.

Ms Raquel Britzke – Registered Dietician (Expert in cancer and surgery nutrition)

Background

Raquel Britzke is a highly experienced and compassionate Registered Dietitian with a deep-rooted passion for helping individuals enhance their health and well-being through proper nutrition. With a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and extensive expertise in various areas of nutrition, Raquel has dedicated her career to providing evidence-based guidance and personalized support to patients, particularly those navigating cancer treatments and surgical procedures, including bariatric surgery.

Expertise

Raquel understands the unique challenges that cancer patients face and recognizes the crucial role that nutrition plays in their treatment and recovery. With her specialized knowledge, she develops tailored nutrition plans that focus on optimizing patients’ nutrient intake, managing treatment side effects, and supporting overall well-being. Raquel works closely with patients to address nutritional deficiencies, alleviate gastrointestinal symptoms, and enhance the body’s ability to tolerate and respond to cancer therapies. Through ongoing support and monitoring, she empowers patients to make informed dietary choices that promote strength, healing, and improved quality of life during their cancer journey.

In addition to her expertise in cancer nutrition, Raquel Britzke has extensive experience working with patients undergoing surgical procedures. She understands the significant impact that nutrition has on surgical outcomes and collaborates closely with surgical teams to ensure patients receive optimal pre and postoperative nutritional care.

Raquel Britzke’s patient-centered approach lies at the core of her practice. She firmly believes in building trusting relationships with her patients, listening attentively to their needs, and providing compassionate support tailored to their unique circumstances. Raquel’s empathetic nature and excellent communication skills create a safe and non-judgmental space for patients to openly discuss their concerns, goals, and challenges. She collaborates closely with other healthcare professionals, including physicians and surgeons, to ensure seamless integration of nutrition therapy within the overall treatment plan.

Ms Raquel Britzke
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Dr Pierlugi Struzzo – Consultant Chest Physician

Background

Dr Struzzo dedicated most of his professional and extra-professional time in studying and implementing evidence-based medicine under the Italian NHS and as a private practitioner in Respiratory medicine.  As an occupational medicine doctor, he evaluated work-related respiratory diseases such as asthma, COPD and pulmonary fibrosis and assisted patients in medico-legal issues. He performed on-site risk assessments and workplace-based functional respiratory analysis He is the author of more than 100 scientific publications (mainly on healthy lifestyles) in peer and non-peer-reviewed journals.

Expertise

Allergic and work-related asthma, COPD, Lung fibrosis, Upper respiratory tract infections. Lung function evaluation and medications review. He publishes extensively in the field of respiratory medicine and is regularly invited as a speaker at many national and international congresses. 

Lisa Kearey - Practice Manager

Professionally qualified as a medical secretary Lisa Kearey has over 30 years experience working in medical administration.    Lisa has worked in the NHS, medical academic departments, medical litigation and extensively in private practice, managing a number of practices throughout her career, and has experience of working in most major clinical specialities, including, vascular, cardiothoracic, orthopaedic, plastic, maxillofacial, head and neck surgery.    Approached by some consultants that she has previously worked with to work with them again, Lisa has done this on several occasions and is not infrequently asked for her opinion on organisational issues by both consultants and others.     Realising that for a patient an appointment to see a consultant is always important and often a worrying experience, Lisa is dedicated to ensuring that patients feel as comfortable as possible.    Away from work Lisa loves countryside walking and is a keen but amateur artist.  

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Dr Rosamunda Avagliano - Physiotherapist

I am an Italian physiotherapist who graduated from Pisa in 2011. After a few years of practising mostly in the orthopaedic fields, I moved to Rome, where I graduated with a Master’s in Global Postural Re-education (Souchard method). I became a Pilates teacher (Polestar school)  and perfected my technique at the well-known clinic Fisiosport Roma in Rome.

I have been in London since 2017, where I developed my Home Treatments for Massage Therapy and Pilates business.

My mission is to offer my knowledge and skills to allow your body to work at its best. I have partnered with Mr Scarci to offer holistic treatment to his patients, especially after traumas. 

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