Vijay Netto - Associate Osteopath M.Ost
Michael Francis - Associate Osteopath
Lauren graduated with a Masters degree from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine with a dual qualification as an Osteopath and Naturopath.
Lauren grew up in north London, in a family of manual therapist's and has always had a passion for working with people. She always remains true to the principle philosophies of practice: finding health and not just treating disease. She embraces the true breadth of osteopathic practice, working both viscerally and musculoskeletally, and giving exercise, nutrition and lifestyle advice where appropriate.
Lauren follows no routine in treatment and sees each person as an individual, using a very broad range of self-adapted techniques. She has attended a course in dry needling and has experience as a structural osteopath treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions suffered by children, adults and older people. She also works at two thriving practices in Shepherd's Bush and Egham.
Vijay is an experienced Osteopath specialising in the treatment of backs, necks and chronic pain syndromes. As a mechanical specialist, he has a thorough understanding of faulty compensations in functional movements. This enables him to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injury as well as retrain underlying faulty movement patterns. He has built up considerable experience treating a wide range of age groups and ailments.
Vijay believes that truly listening to the patient is fundamental in order to understand both what is affecting their well-being and what can be done to bring them to optimum health with a combination of hands-on treatment, as well as rehabilitation exercise and lifestyle changes where needed.
Vijay completed a four-year MA in Osteopathy with a diploma in Naturopathy at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a long history of practicing yoga and is a trained Pilates instructor. He has completed postgraduate courses in Cranial osteopathy and acupuncture.
Michael Francis - Associate Osteopath
Michael trained at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in 1991 with a Diploma in Osteopathy and Naturopathy. He chose osteopathy as a second career having experienced the benefits of osteopathic treatment as a professional ballet dancer.
Michael enjoys treating a wide range of patients from the newborn to the elderly. With his background in theatre and dance he also has a particular interest in treating those involved in the performing arts - dancers, singers, actors and musicians.
Depending on the needs of the individual patient Michael uses a range of techniques from soft tissue massage and cranial osteopathy to more structural work - mobilisation and manipulation. He also works with patients to improve their posture and can recommend simple exercises that can be easily fitted into a daily routine. With his naturopathic training he may also advise on the use of diet and hydrotherapy (the therapeutic application of hot and cold water) to improve health.
Michael is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and the General Council and Register of Naturopaths.
Jack Eppel - Associate Osteopath,BSc (Hons) OstMed
Jack is an Osteopath and Naturopath who has been involved in manual medicine since 1998. His treatment style draws on techniques from various healing approaches such as Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine.
He has worked in a variety of settings ranging from Harley Street clinics and hospitals to offices and circuses, which has given him a breadth of experience. He is fortunate to have had close relationships through his career with some of the best osteopaths of our generation, who have been generous to share their depth of knowledge with him.
Jack is always seeking to deepen his understanding of the body and this is the essence of his approach, in listening carefully to what the patient is asking for and applying it effectively.
Jack is registered with the General Council of Osteopathy.
Joseph Catton - Associate Osteopath, BSc
Joe graduated with a Bachelors of Osteopathy degree from the College of Osteopaths and also holds a diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy. He has a keen interest in health and fitness. Suffering with hip pain while preparing for a triathlon, he was inspired by the osteopath who treated him. The treatment he received was so life-changing, it prompted him to go back to university and retrain as an Osteopath.
Joe takes time to get to know the patient, their circumstances and health history. This enables him to tailor the treatment approach for every patient. His passion for learning about the body has given him an in depth understanding of the way the body works. Combined with his love of problem solving, he identifies the root cause of the issue in order to effectively treat the source and not just the current symptoms.
Low back pain is his specialty as it can have such a debilitating effect on people’s quality of life. 8 out of 10 people suffer with it at some point, and the NHS states it is the largest single cause of disability in the UK. Joe uses a wide range of osteopathic techniques including soft tissue massage, joint articulations, and manipulations, to help reduce the pain and improve mobility and function. He believes it’s essential to empower patients by providing advice and education as well as exercises to complement the treatment, assist with recovery, and prevent future reoccurrences.
Joe is registered with the Institute of Osteopathy.
Nagma Chaudhry - Associate Osteopath (Locum)
Nagma graduated from the European School of Osteopathy. She has experience treating patients from various specialistic clinics such as babies, children, women’s health and sports clinic. Nagma is also a certified Mummy MOT® practitioner with focus on post-natal assessment and recovery.
Her time spent working for the NHS, and other fields of health care, has garnered her the experience of treating people from all ages and in different clinical scenarios, ranging from surgical to acute settings. With an empathetic and holistic approach, Nagma is able to adapt to the specific needs of each patient. Her treatments include cranial, visceral and structural osteopathic techniques integrated with therapeutic massage, myofascial release and Western medical acupuncture.
By integrating her medical background with her knowledge of Osteopathy, Nagma has created a unique way of working with patients. The aim of her work is to release tension by addressing not only the painful areas, but also taking into consideration the function of the brain on the body, thereby creating space for release, self-healing and co-regulation. This may at times include unwinding layers of trauma that can build up through life, or as a result of particular events. She firmly believes in educating and empowering people by giving them advice on exercise and lifestyle changes to encourage patients’ active recovery.
Nagma is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy and the General Osteopathic Council. As part of her continued professional development, she enjoys taking regular courses in areas of interest such as paediatrics and women’s health.
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