THE OSTEOPATHY TEAM
Osteopath and Clinic Director
Paul specialises in Osteopathy and Naturopathy, and qualified at The British College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is registered with The General Osteopathic council, which is the regulatory body for osteopaths in the UK.
After working for five years as a fitness instructor/manager, he worked as a Physiotherapy assistant at St Thomas’ Hospital working on orthopaedic, neurology wards and ran cardiac, ME and HIV re-hab classes.
Paul is experienced with sports injuries, and also uses Low Level Laser to speed the recovery of soft tissue, bone, ligament and tendon injuries, and also skin problems such as acne, ulcers and post operative scars.
Paul also uses Cranial Osteopathy, a very gentle form of treatment, which is used to release strains in the body.
As a Naturopath Paul has a keen interest in the application nutrition therapy for weight loss or gain, digestive disorders, joint disorders such as arthritis and many other conditions, and employs a wide range of functional tests to accurately determine the correct diagnosis.
Paul is registered with most insurance companies including: AXA PPP, Norwich Union, PPP and Pru health.
Zara graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) with a masters degree in Osteopathy, a diploma in Osteopathy and a diploma in Naturopathy.
She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy. Since leaving BCOM, Zara has taken courses leading to certification in dry-needling (a western form of acupuncture) and sports strapping and taping.
Prior to completing her masters degree, Zara completed a BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Sussex, and therefore uses a multidisciplinary approach to understand and treat her patients.
Zara is a keen equine enthusiast and has owned her own horses for many years, the injuries she has suffered from this hobby means she has experienced both sides of the treatment couch, giving her an empathetic approach to patients in pain.
When not at the Ashdown clinic, Zara works as a programme assistant and equine specialist for the Equine Assisted Education and Therapy Centre, London helping vulnerable young people gain valuable life skills and qualifications.
Lucy graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Masters Degree in Osteopathy, a Diploma in Naturopathy and Diploma in Osteopathy where she has since worked as a Tutor.
Growing up Lucy had a keen interest in a wide range of sport, mainly Gymnastics and Ballet and it was this that gave Lucy her first interest in to how the human body worked, from there it led her into the profession of Osteopathy.
Prior to Osteopathy, Lucy spent years as a Gymnastics Coach and Massage therapist which sparked her interest in the body’s Biomechanics. Drawing from her own personal experience in Sport it allowed her to understand the importance of getting the body to function to optimally achieve a goal.
Lucy worked previously at the Pain management clinic at the Royal Free Hospital and in the City of London and has extensive clinical experience treating everyday and Posture related injuries, working with Pre and Post Natal Osteopathy and Paediatric Osteopathy where she is currently completing a Diploma for general interest.
Her treatment approach is to look and understand the body as a whole to be able diagnose and find resolution, her approach combines a variety of Structural based Osteopathic treatment, Cranial Osteopathy, Medical based Acupuncture/Dry Needling, kinesio taping and Low-Level Laser therapy.
* GOsC Registered Osteopath
* M. Ost. Med
* Diploma in Naturopathy
* Certificate in Medical Acupuncture
* Lecturer at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine
* Kinesio Taping