Here you can see a brief Biog for the Osteopaths that work in our practice, with links for further information if available.
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.
Katie became interested in osteopathy as a teenager, after suffering with headaches. After a few treatments, which turned into an introduction of how osteopathy approaches the body as a whole, she applied as an undergraduate at RMIT University, Melbourne. This led to a masters of Osteopathy in which Katie turned her focus to common conditions experienced during pregnancy, an interest that developed whilst working in the largest maternity hospital in Melbourne, the Royal Women's Hospital. During this time she was based on the maternity, special care and neonatal intensive care wards, gaining invaluable experience working with new mothers, newborns and premature babies.
Since relocating to London in 2010, Katie has worked in private clinics in both England and Scotland. She completed a post-graduate diploma in Paediatrics and gained further clinical experience whilst working at the Osteopathic Centre for Children. As a swimmer, and newly converted runner, Katie understands the importance of a holistic approach to sports injuries. In order to address the problem Katie focuses on hands on treatment, injury prevention, rehabilitation and integration between healthcare practitioners.
A graduate of the British School of Osteopathy, Simon uses his natural empathy and instinct to look beyond the symptoms of pain and directly treat their cause – be this integrating the alignment of the body to work to heal itself, or targeting an area of a specific trauma. In addition to his studies at the BSO he trained in both Cranial and Classical Osteopathy. Classical Osteopathy places increased emphasis on the integration of the body as a whole, and this forms a key part of his practice. This means he has an excellent understanding of how the body can react to the stresses placed on it and how to provide the impetus required to allow it to heal itself.
Simon has a special affinity for helping over-worked, and over-stressed London professionals restore a natural rhythm within their bodies. He uses a wide range of treatment depending on what is appropriate for his patients, their lifestyle, goals, and the conditions they present with, but as a principle believes that osteopathic treatment should be a pleasant experience. He provides a gentle, yielding approach to people and their pain, working in harmony with the body’s innate intelligence to heal itself. He is also a great advocate for Osteopathy as a preventative treatment, which encourages general and systemic health.
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 also regularly teaches technique and palpation at the British School of Osteopathy and is currently completing the advanced part of his Classical Osteopathy training.
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. Andrew is registered with all insurance providers except BUPA, which imposes unacceptable restrictive conditions on practice.
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!