About me

My name is Timea Frank-Palfi, and work as a professional, registered physiotherapist in Budapest.  I have vast experience working with various physiotherapy treatment methods that can be applied to a wide area of rehabilitation needs and regularly work with expats here in Budapest.  I have experience working in the UK, as well as Hungary. In the UK, I was a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), and were registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) as a physiotherapist.  I am also registered with the Hungarian Office of Health Authorisation and Administrative Procedures (EEKH) as a physiotherapist.

Short bio

I began to work with pregnant moms-to-be during my studies at university. I worked with 100 mother-to-be women and my thesis won the Dean’s Award and got published in several magazines and trade journals. After finishing university, I worked for the Hungarian Red Cross (home patient care) and various private practices and hospitals.  I have led antenatal exercise and birth preparation courses. It became a real passion over the years, strengthened by the birth of my two sons.  I continued my studies with various post-graduate courses to update my knowledge and skills.  Since then I started to treat many back problems of adults, and children scoliosis as well. The possibility that I can help to eliminate or reduce pain motivates my work.  My practice is based out of Budapest, where I live with my husband and children.

Physiotherapy qualifications:

  • McKenzie method, Part “A” and “B”
  • Manualtherapy
  • Schroth method; spine distortion treatment with 3D technique
  • Dorn therapy and Breuss massage instructor – exclusive Hungarian representative of Dorn International
  • Kinesiotape method
  • Flossing
  • FDM- Typaldos manualtherapy
  • Trigger Point therapy, Soft tissue therapy
  • Pilates Matwork 1-3, APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute)
  • Pilates in Scoliosis
  • Pilates in Osteporosis
  • TRX Trainer

Massage specializations

  • Baby and child Thai-massage
  • Swedish (regenerative) massage

Alternative medicine related specializations

  • Alternative medicine – foundation module
  • Reflexology (Zone Therapy)
  • Bach Flower remedy therapy
  • Advanced Sport and Exercise Nutritional Advisor

Why physiotherapy? One of the most effective therapies for treatment for patients with sport related injuries, musculoskeletal condition and work related injuries.

Who is a physiotherapist? A health care professional, who provides direct patient care to persons who have musculoskeletal condition like back aches, sciatica, headaches, pregnancy back pain, neck pain, whiplash, frozen shoulder, postural abnormality, sports injuries and work related injuries, RSI, etc.

How can I help you? My objective through physiotherapy rehabilitation is to reduce/extinguish your pain and return your body its original muscle flexibilities.  More specifically: increase muscle strength and endurance, restore range of motion in joints, increase coordination and function, decrease muscle spasm and tension, promote healing of soft tissue lesions, prevent contractures and deformities, correct gait deviations and posture problems, increase mobility and daily activities, reduce stress, patient and family education.

Testimonials of my patients

“I was desperately looking for someone to get my arm moving after a fracture in my shoulder. When we met 2.5 month ago I was in pain and hardly could move my arm. Since my movements are coming back, I am working and getting on with my everyday life. Timea   gave me very good advice and lots of exercise to do.  I don’t know how would my arm be now, if I haven’t met her. I would recommend her for anybody who needs a helping hand.”


“Tímea has worked with my nine years old  daughter, who has scoliosis for nearly 4 months using Schroth therapy. We have found her to be efficient and considerate and would certainly recommend her to anyone who requires a good physiotherapist.”


“Timi helped relieve my back pain very efficiently and professionally, through various exercises and special Schroth and McKenzie treatments.  I would recommend her to everyone, who needs a real physio treatment on a weekly basis and is keen to get back to doing things normal and moving around healthily. ”


“When I first saw Timi, I had terrible pain in my lumbar spine, basically throughout the whole day. Timi’s initial findings, calling for a disc herniation, have been later confirmed by an MRI scan. With her guidance I started to do McKenzie exercises and I have other stuffs to do 3 times a week.  6 weeks have passed, I had to change my daily routines, but thanks to all, I don’t have that terrible pain any more. Thanks Timi ;-))”


“I want to recommend Tímea  as the absolutely BEST physio and massage therapist in London. Her hands are M*A*G*I*C*A*L!!”.