Chris grew up with a passion for studying human form and function and wanted to be an osteopath at the age of 13. He finally achieved his dream when graduating from the British School of Osteopathy in 2008.
After graduating, Chris spent two years studying classical osteopathy before investing in the prestigious GIFT mentorship program in America in 2013 to become a Fellow of Applied Functional Science.
These two courses helped Chris understand how the body works as a whole, both from a biomechanical and movement perspective and from a physiological one.
Chris’s other interests include nutrition, exercise, meditation and personal development.
This means that in your treatment with him, not only will you come away with a clear diagnosis of what is causing your pain, why it is happening and a treatment plan to get you pain-free and mobile, but Chris will also be able to highlight any other lifestyle factors that are holding you back from optimal health.
If you want to see Chris excited, ask him about his kids. If you want to see him frustrated, ask him if he’s got a personal best in the ParkRun recently!
Our Osteopath, Niro, qualified from Swansea University. On registering with the General Osteopathic Council, he started work at Glasgow Osteopath then moved to Caithness Osteopathic Services in Thurso, Scotland.
He has worked with varied patient groups including elderly, pregnant mothers, adolescent and sports injury patients. Niro takes a special interest in chronic lower back pain and prevention.
Niro also takes an all-round health and wellbeing approach to patient care, to help them be at their best. This involves a comprehensive assessment, individual to each patient, which takes into consideration lifestyle factors, occupation, daily stress and environment.
James graduated from the University College of Osteopathy with a Masters Degree in Osteopathy.
Prior to studying, he has been involved in the health and fitness industry for over 20 years, teaching martial arts, nutritional coaching and owning a strength and conditioning gym in Essex.
After qualifying as a personal trainer James progressed into studying sports massage therapy, which enabled him to gain a position at Watford Football Club working with the first team. This was such an amazing insight into all aspects of elite perforce and rehab. This only strengthened his love of exercise and showed him that, when combined with manual therapy, how effective it can be for all kinds of injuries and chronic pain.
His osteopathic approach is more of a structural based approach and varies depending on each patient and their needs. He likes to combine manual techniques along side exercise/movement based work that the patient can do at home, so that patients can feel empowered and involved in their journey towards a pain-free lifestyle.
Outside of the clinic James loves to spend time with his wonderful family. He likes to keep himself fit with weight lifting and Crossfit and is a golfaholic (much to his wife’s dismay!)
Adele graduated as a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner in Sydney, Australia before returning to practice in Brentwood, Essex, the place where she grew up.
She has had a life long passion for nature as medicine, and has gained much nutritional knowledge from her early teens for her own health needs. Living overseas and travelling extensively, Adele has real life experience of how different cultures use food and plants as medicine and the ways in which an individual’s nutrient needs are met in line with the environment they live in.
Adele applies the Functional Medicine approach to her practice – where a person is seen as a ‘whole’, not just as an isolated set of symptoms. When working with clients, she spends time listening to their history and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex chronic disease.
If deemed necessary, laboratory testing will be recommended to gain a deeper understanding of the route cause of a health issue or imbalance in the body.
Each client receives a personalised plan, recommending specific foods and supplemental nutrients to support and restore the proper physiological functioning of the body.
Programs can vary in duration depending on the needs, compliance and requirements of the patient.
Sports Massage Therapist
Having grown up locally within a very sporting family, Gemma developed a keen interest from a very young age playing and watching sport to a high level and is always setting new challenges for herself.
Gemma spent 3 years living and working in Paris after completing a degree in French at the University of Reading. A change of events led Gemma to realise that pursuing a career in Sports Massage Therapy combined her experience in customer care, as well as her passion for sports.
Gemma studied at the London School of Massage (LSM) and attained the highest qualification of ITEC Level 5 in Sports Massage Therapy along with a Diploma in Deep Tissue Massage and ITEC Level 3 Full Body Massage.
Gemma is a keen netball player, skier and played basketball for a number of years and as such has sustained a variety of injuries. Gemma has first hand experience of the benefits of sports massage and how effective it can be, both for the recovery from and maintenance of an injury. Gemma is now focused on helping others with their journey to recovery through the medium of massage.
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Wed: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Thu: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Fri: 8:30am – 6:00pm
(Appointments outside regular hours available by request.)