Alan ColesBSc(Hons). BSc(Hons). Ost
Alan initially studied Sports Science at Brunel and West London graduating in 1987 where he then worked in the Health and Fitness industry-both here and abroad. This developed an interest in sports injuries and their rehabilitation that led to him studying at The British School of Osteopathy (BSO) in London where he graduated in 1996.
From 1997-2010 he was a Clinical Tutor at the BSO. As a result of his keen interest in Sport both academically and competively (squash-Bundesliga from 1983-1996) he specialises in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Alan is a registered care provider for all major health insurers.
Alan divides his time between his practice in Streatham and a private clinic in Gloucester Road.
Alan is a member of :
- The General Osteopathic Council (GOstC)
- The British Osteopathic Association (BOA)
- The London Osteopathic Society (LOS)
Francesca WigginsBSc(Hons).Ost. MA.Med.Ed
Francesca qualified as an osteopath in 2000 and worked mostly in Cambridge for the following 8 years in an osteopathic practice treating a wide range of patients ranging from infants and babies to the elderly, those needing help during pregnancy and sports people, including from disciplines such as rowing, running, golf and equestrianism.
Francesca has undergone postgraduate training in a variety of areas including cranio-sacral Osteopathy (especially for babies and children), visceral work with Dr Steve Sandler and lymphatic work with Bruno J. Chikly,MD, DO (France).
Francesca has a background in equestrianism which led to her introduction to osteopathy through the treatment of competition horses; Francesca has now returned to riding and attends every few weeks at Wildwoods riding centre at Walton on the Hill (which comes highly recommended!). Francesca continues with her running, having previously taken part in the Great North and South runs (2 different years of course!) and the Bath half marathon.
Francesca is also involved at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) where she is Head of Clinical Practice and an Academic Lecturer. Francesca is registered with all major health insurers.
Bernadette ConnollyBSc(Hons). Ost.
Bernadette qualified from the Surrey Institute Of Osteopathic Medicine with a BSC (Hons) in Osteopathy. Previous to this Bernadette has done voluntary work with Riding for the Disabled Association in Epsom and Harrow Wealdstone branches, working with riders and horses to ensure both benefit from the therapy without stress or injury.
Bernadette aims to expand her knowledge by studying cranial osteopathy for both adult and paediatric treatments.
Bernadette has experience treating a vast array of patients, including but not limited too, expectant mothers, musicians and semi professional athletes. She has a keen interest in nutrition, obstetrics, psychology and visceral osteopathy and aims treat patients in a holistic manner incorporating these varied fields with each patient.
In her free time Bernadette enjoys cycling, bikejoring, pilates and is currently studying Yoga and British Sign Language.
- Bernadette is a member of The General Osteopathic Council (GOstC)
- BSC (Hons) in Osteopathy
Registered Osteopath. Medical Acupuncturist.
Justin studied at The British School of Osteopathy where he gained his Masters Degree, and has since Qualified as a Medical Acupuncturist. He has also completed Post Graduate courses in Human Biomechanics.
He became interested in Osteopathy having sustained a chronic neck injury following a motorcycle accident. From school and early 20’s he played competitive Rugby both here and in Hong Kong and was also a keen Rower.
Justin has worked in a variety of Clinical settings and now works at Streatham Osteopaths on a Monday and Thursdays. His special areas of interest include the treatment of the Neck, Shoulder and the Lower Limb generally, in both the Sporty and Non-Sporty population.
Justin is a Registered Member of:
- The General Osteopathic Council.
- The Institute Of Osteopathy
Robin BurbyBSc(Hons). BMed(Beijing). BSc(Hons). MATCM MBAcC
Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Robin’s First Degree was in Business at Cardiff and then started the 5 year TCM Degree at Middlesex University which was run in conjunction with Beijing University. This meant that half of his final year was spent at 2 of Beijing’s largest TCM Hospitals!
Robin graduated with a first Class Degree and the Association of TCM(ACTM) has expressed an interest in publishing his Dissertation on Acupuncture and Blood Pressure.
Robin also has a keen interest in the treatment of Sport Injuries as a result of his extensive participation and teaching of Shaolin Kung-Fu,and teaching of Tai-Chi and Chi Kung. Robin has also completed Post Graduate training in Advanced TCM Dermatology specialising in the treatment of Psoriasis Acne and Perioral Dermatitis. He has also completed Post Grad training in Pain Management with Auricular Acupuncture(Ear). This is especially aimed at sudden trauma/injuries/long term pain and in the treatment of Migraines/Tension or Cluster Headaches.
For more information regarding Robin and how TCM could help you please look at his web page here or contact him on: 07515 727 195.
BSc. IIHHT. APNT
Sports Massage Therapist.
Tai Chi Instructor.
From 1998-2001 Justin studied Sports Science at Luton University, and at the same time qualified as a Massage Practitioner from the Institute of Health and Holistic Therapies.He then completed 3 years of a 5 year Osteopathic Degree at The London School of Osteopathy. Over the last 20 years Justin has completed many areas of study including Myofascial Release, Harmonic Technique,Muscle Energy, Deep Tissue,Lymphatic Drainage, Spinal Manipulation,Cranial Release and Reflexology. Justin is also a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Tai Chi and Chi Gong which has allowed him to incorporate Mindfulness, Relaxation, Breathing Techniques,Diet and Strength and Conditioning into his sessions! Justin is also an Honary Complementary Therapist at Whipps Cross and St Barts Hospitals in the Cancer and Palliative Care Departments.
Justin therefore sees his role as a facilitator in his patients innate ability to heal itself incorporating his quite unique and extensive knowledge acquired over many years of constant study and practice.
Justin can be contacted for bookings and enquiries on: 07903 806649
Paul McKenzieDip. FTST. Dip. FN. MFHT
Sports Injuries Therapist & Sports Massage Therapist
Paul’s career in the Health and Fitness industry spans more than 28 years. He is currently in the role of Sports Therapist & Sports Masseur for Herne Hill Harriers in Tooting and for Old Thorntonians FC. He is also their fitness trainer. Paul is also the Lecturer/Assessor for many BTEC courses including Sports Massage/Nutrition and Sports Development.
His own special sporting interests are martial Arts, namely Kung Fu, 3rd Degree Black Belt and Karate, 2nd Dan Black Belt.
So if you need any help to achieve your ﬁtness/health goals, be it a specific event/sport/rehab or motivation then please feel free to call him to discuss how he can help you.
Paul can be contacted for bookings and enquiries on : 07768 660077. thesportsinjuries-fitnessclinic.co.uk
Paul will be available throughout the week at the clinic.
BA.(Hons). MA. ADIP. UKCP
Sharon’s psychotherapy experience also includes work with students in higher education within a university counselling service, and for MIND with a diverse and varied client group.
As an Integrative psychotherapist, Sharon has received training in various theoretical models, which she can draw on to suit the types of issues that each client brings and as appropriate to what they hope to gain from therapy. However, the main theoretical models that Sharon draws on are psychoanalytic theory; Attachment-based models, and Existential/Humanistic psychotherapy as informed by Existential philosophy.
Sharon trained at Regents University, in the school of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology in London, where she completed a Masters degree in Psychotherapy & Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy.
Sharon is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and is bound by their professional code of ethics. In addition to her private psychotherapy practice she has over 14 years’ experience working in the field of social care, with a varied client group including those with physical and learning difficulties.
For eight years Sharon has worked supportively with people with mental health problems in the public and private sector.
Dr Siobhan Commins
BSc (Hons), DClinPsych
I am an experienced and HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, accredited CBT therapist and fully trained EMDR therapist. I provide confidential, tailored and evidence-based therapies aimed at helping you to feel better and make lasting change in the areas important to you.
I specialise in working with individuals with a wide range of difficulties:
- anxiety and worry,
- low mood and depression,
- physical health issues,
- sexual difficulties,
- relationship problems.