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 Nirosan qualified from Swansea University. On registering with the General Osteopathic council, he started work at Glasgow Osteopath (Glasgow, Scotland) and more lately Caithness Osteopathic Services (Thurso, Scotland). He now joins us here at Forte Physical Health, Chelmsford.
He has worked with varied patient group including elderly, pregnant mothers, adolescent and sports injury patients. Nirosan takes a special interest in chronic lower back pain and prevention.
Nirosan 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, taking into consideration lifestyle factors, occupation, daily stress, environment etc.
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Growing up as a sporty teenager with health professionals as parents, Ayo has always had a particular interest in human anatomy and physiology.
After many encounters with various health professionals, she was attracted by the osteopathic philosophy of not only treating the symptoms but also finding and addressing the cause of the problem.
Having graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2016, Ayo has the experience of working with a wide spectrum of patients, including paediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
As an osteopath, she takes a patient centred approach in working together with you to help you recover from pain or injury, achieve optimal health and altogether have an improved quality of life. She often combines osteopathic techniques with advice on exercises, ergonomics, dietary changes, wellness strategies and along the way helping you to understand the problem and how to prevent it from reoccurring.
Outside of work Ayo enjoys running, Pilates, exploring new hiking trails in the weekends, and most of all enjoys the company of her dear family and friends.
Through her passion of working with the body and wanting to treat with a more hands on approach, Izzie transitioned into the study of remedial soft tissue massage. In 2015, Izzie qualified at the LSSM (London School of Sports Massage) with a BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy.
Izzie has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the body gained from over 12 years as a successful yoga teacher. She continues to teach yoga in and around Chelmsford and has a strong understanding of the body, not only from study, but from her dedication and love of sport, which includes running, cycling, swimming and indoor climbing.
Izzie found her passion for sports massage after suffering a whiplash injury and could not ignore the benefit it made, helping to repair her injured muscles.
Izzie is an active member of the ISRM (Institute for Soft Tissue Therapists) and anticipates a life time of studying its complexities and how to treat them.
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.
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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Phone: 01245 522 360
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Tue: 8:30am – 8:00pm
Wed: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Thu: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Fri: 8:30am – 6:00pm
(Appointments outside regular hours available by request.)