Here you can see a brief Biog for the Osteopaths that work in our practice, with links for further information if available.
Andrew qualified alongside Melinda in 1989. He was for many years a senior lecturer at the British School of Osteopathy, where he was a clinic tutor, lecturer in Osteopathic Principles and Mechanics, and dissertation supervisor. He sees Osteopathy as having a great role to play in developing a national strategy for integrated healthcare, and practices on the simple premise that if a person's body is allowed to work properly, then there are very few conditions which do not respond to Osteopathic treatment. After all, the body wants to heal itself. He specialises in the difficult, the unusual and complicated, from problems with fertility all the way through life to solutions for chronic illness. He runs a specialised clinic for tension headache, and associated ENT complaints including Menieres etc. Andrew welcomes referrals from Doctors and other practitioners wanting either a second opinion or a different approach when progress is proving difficult.
Thoughtful and experienced, Andrew welcomes chronic cases, especially chronic pain, ME etc which respond to a steady, upbuilding approach.
Chiara gained her Masters of Osteopathy at the British School of Osteopathy. Since graduating she has completed a post-graduate course in osteopathy for women’s health at the Molinari Institute of Health and attended further post-graduate training at the Sutherland Cranial College.
Chiara enjoys getting to know and understanding each individual to find a suitable approach that will help each different patient restore a healthy balance in the body and regain the ability to function in their day-to-day life. She is particularly interested in working with women to help them manage complaints associated with the hormonal cycle and changes during pregnancy and ageing.
She initially developed an interest in the functioning of the human body and its injuries during her previous career as a contemporary dancer. She continues to be fascinated by the body functioning and its ability to adapt and self-heal and how osteopathy can facilitate these processes.
If you have ever been told that you were too mobile or too sensitive for manual therapy, or if you’ve had bad experiences with treatment that was too strong, then Simon is the osteopath for you. Whilst quite capable of applying “firm“ treatment when needed, he also enjoys working towards “stabilising“ and “integrating“ the body. There are indeed many powerful techniques that target the nervous system and reflex loops in the spinal cord that can be used effectively to normalise range and integration of movement in joints, without the need for great force to be applied.
Simon also has many patients who have come to him after every possible tests under the sun had been done to them (blood tests, MRI’s, X-rays, etc) with every test coming back as normal. Osteopathy being a holistic way of looking at patients, we are always looking at how things are connected, how they work and why they sometimes become weaker. This may be complaints ranging from headaches, to stomach ache and digestive issues, to cramps as well as circulatory and musculo-skeletal problems. Sometimes it can also feel like “something isn’t quite right“, where patients will find it difficult to formulate their symptoms. Again, having a holistic look can often be helpful in figuring out what’s going on and offer guidance.
Simon considers the body as one unit where all the parts work together. This concept is applied to diagnosis and therefore treatment as well. So even if someone comes in for a specific problem, we often end up addressing the whole person and this has a positive impact on many aspect of his patient’s lives (such as general wellbeing, systemic health, circulation, energy levels, etc) Osteopathy is also a powerful preventative medicine, giving your body more resilience.
Over the past two years, Simon has worked under the supervision of Melinda Cotton and followed courses with the British and London Schools of Osteopathy to refine his treatments to newborn babies. He teaches technique and palpation at the British School of Osteopathy in London and, having completed the advanced part of his Classical Osteopathy training, is now also involved in teaching it.
Simon finds huge satisfaction working as an osteopath, as it truly is a form of physical therapy that considers the whole person. Looking to find the root cause behind the symptoms, he sees his job as providing long lasting relief. It is a lovely feeling to be working towards freeing patients from physical pain. When he isn’t treating patients, you may find Simon reading up on nutrition. He also enjoys playing squash, bouldering, cycling, as well as (some) yoga (that’s actually his next challenge!)
Diplômé de l’Ecole Britannique d’Ostéopathie, Simon utilise son instinct et son empathie naturelle pour voir au delà des symptômes et traiter leurs causes directement — que ce soit d’ajuster l’alignement de votre corps pour l’aider à se soigner lui-même, ou de cible le traitement sur un point spécifique après un accident. En plus de ses études à l’Ecole Britannique d’Ostéopathie, Simon a étudié l’Ostéopathie Crânienne et l’Ostéopathie Classique. L’Ostéopathie Classique met l’accent sur l’integration de toutes les parties du corps pour former une unité harmonieuse, et cette vision prends une place centrale pour son travail. Cela signifie qu’il a une excellente compréhension de comment le corps réagit aux demandes placées sur le corps et de comment lui donner le coup de pouce nécessaire à sa guérison.
Simon a une affinité particulière pour aider les Londoniens surmenés à restorer un rythme naturel. Il utilise un éventail de technique varié en fonction de ce dont les patients ont besoin, leurs style de vie, leurs objectifs, et leurs circonstances. Par principe, Simon pense qu’un traitement Ostéopathique devrait être une expérience plaisante. Son approche douce travaille harmonieusement avec l’intelligence innée du corps pour se soigner lui-même. Il est également un grand supporteur pour l’Ostéopathie comme medicine préventive, qui encourage une bonne santé générale et systémique.
Durant ces deux dernières années, Simon a travaillé sous la tutelle de Melinda Cotton et a suivit plusieurs cours avec les Ecoles Britannique et Londonienne d’Ostéopathie pour affiner son approche pédiatrique. Il enseigne régulièrement des cours de technique et de palpation à l’Ecole Britannique d’Ostéopathie et commence cette année à enseigner à l’Institut d’Ostéopathie Classique à Dorking.
Elyse has always been inspired by the body and the way in which it responds to the different stresses and strains that it faces throughout life. Following this passion, she graduated from The University of Leeds with a First-class degree in Medical Science, which laid the foundations for a future career in healthcare. Seeking out a more holistic and hands-on approach to treating a patient, Elyse then looked to Osteopathy, completing a Masters in Osteopathy (MOst) from the British School of Osteopathy in London.
During her studies Elyse treated patients for 2 years in a busy general clinic, as well as specialist clinics in obstetrics, paediatrics, geriatrics, and people suffering with chronic pain. Elyse would describe herself as a general practice osteopath as she enjoys treating the whole family from expectant mums to children and the elderly. She believes that osteopathy can successfully restore a feeling of wellness to any person by supporting the body’s innate healing processes.
Elyse tailors her treatments to the individual person, in order to promote good health and prevent symptoms reoccurring. Similarly, Elyse uses a variety of techniques within treatment, guided by the patient and their unique needs. This may include soft-tissue work, joint mobilisation, gentle fascial techniques, and lifestyle or rehabilitation advice.
Growing up in London, Elyse has always been active and loves attending challenging walks and charity runs. On the weekend, she is either exploring new corners of London or escaping the hustle and bustle somewhere else in the UK!
My name is Oleg and I am a huge enthusiast and advocate for Osteopathy and the incredible impact it has upon our human performance and health.
I truly believe that each one of us deserves to have a functional body and to enjoy pain-free life that enables us to pursue our aspirations and dreams, and to contribute our virtues to the society we live in, to empower others and to co-create a healthier world for all of us.
I am interested in you and the reasons WHY you are experiencing your current troubles. Through my personal experience I understand what it is like to feel debilitated by a body that is imbalanced, traumatised and struggling to get better.
My personal interest in health began when as a teenager I experienced feeling uncomfortable in my own skin. This led me to pursue knowledge about exercise and nutrition. My eagerness to understand health escalated rapidly in 2012 when as a 19-year-old motocross rider I sustained a serious hip injury that nearly culminated in a hip replacement operation. The determination to avoid the surgery allowed me to suddenly self-recover, astonishingly both for myself and my orthopaedic consultant. This is how I discovered that given the right circumstances, the body has an incredible ability to heal itself, which is one of most the fundamental Osteopathic principles. Few months later I moved to London where I began my Osteopathic studies.
I graduated from the University College of Osteopathy (formerly British School of Osteopathy) with Master’s Degree. Additionally, I completed post-graduate studies in Classical Osteopathy that allowed me to gain knowledge and competence in cranial treatment and treatment of babies and toddlers.
Since August 2018 I have been involved in volunteering at Fulham’s local breastfeeding community, supporting mothers and babies with Osteopathic treatment and advice. I believe that Osteopathy can greatly support an appropriate physical development of a baby and child. My areas of particular expertise in paediatrics include:
• feeding and latching issues
• asymmetrical neck and body movements
• flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly)
• troubles with sleep and agitation
I am a well-rounded Osteopath skilled to treat patients of all ages and backgrounds, from newborn babies and children, through athletes, professionals, elderly, to more complex chronic patients. I believe that Osteopathy has something to offer no matter who you are and what are you currently going through.
In adults, the areas of my particular interest include:
- Hip and pelvic issues
- Headaches and neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Digestive troubles
- Chronic pain and/or fatigue
Clio is a general practice osteopath, treating a wide variety of patients from athletes to office workers and from newborns to the elderly. Clio has a particular interest in women’s health and treating women around pregnancy and birth. She graduated in osteopathy and naturopathy with distinction from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.
She has completed further training in Holistic Pelvic CareTM as taught by women’s health physiotherapist Tami Lynn Kent. Holistic Pelvic CareTM involves gentle internal massage of the pelvic floor muscles and fascia alongside attending to emotional holding patterns in the pelvic bowl using dialogue, visualisation, breath-work and abdominal contact. Treatments help re-balance the pelvic floor and increase blood flow to pelvic organs, which can improve problematic symptoms.
Clio has a background in contemporary dance and capoeira, and is also a trained yoga teacher, all of which she draws on to tailor her movement and exercise prescriptions for health, injury and postural rehabilitation. Advice on nutrition and lifestyle is also offered where needed to support health and well-being.