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.
I am a keen sports person and previously took part in lots of sporting activities, mainly gymnastics and ballet, which is really what got me interested in how the human body works both at its best and when injured. I have completed a Masters in Osteopathic Medicine in London and having gained previous experience as a massage therapist, I feel equipped to deal with a wide range of injuries. I am proud to be part of the team at Perfect Balance Clinic!
I provide Osteopathy in Perfect Balance’s sports injury clinic and also alongside Sara Randall, our Osteopath Midwife, in the Mother and Baby Clinic for expectant mums and all aspects of ante and post natal care. Although they are two ends of the spectrum, I find it interesting working with athletes and pregnant women. I graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine where I undertook the Masters programme in Osteopathy. I have also worked in the pain clinic at London’s Royal Free Hospital. I think this knowledge and dedication to my work means that I am the right person to get you back on track and in good working order!
My training has included extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology which help me to decide on the best course of action to take with most injuries. My skills in applying techniques to my clients have led to many quick recoveries and remedial work to help loosen tight aching muscles.
* GOsC Registered Osteopath
* M. Ost. Med
* Diploma in Naturopathy
* Certificate in Medical Acupuncture
* Lecturer at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine
* Kinesio Taping