Osteopath BOst (Hons)
Stephen has a BOst (hons) in Osteopathy from the London School of Osteopathy and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council. He is a member of and insured with the Institute of Osteopathy.
Stephen is qualified in Sports Massage in addition to dry needling, sports injury rehabilitation and exercise planning. With over 25 years of experience within the Health and fitness industry as an exercise specialist and fitness consultant in Central London, he can provide the most up – to – date approach to individual health and exercise management and rehabilitation. He is a member of Fitness Professionals.
Stephen has a collaborative and structural approach to treatment planning with a keen interest in biomechanics and postural imbalance.
For some time, a right shoulder injury had been restricting my golf swing and tennis serve. I had received physio and acupuncture from several sources over the course of 2 years, but no treatment had proved successful. I decided to ask Steve if he could help, hoping that his Osteopathic knowledge and Personal Training experience could combine to improve my right shoulder function.
Steve initially diagnosed my shoulder injury and started a program of weekly rehab sessions. The results of a subsequent MRI scan and consultant appointments proved that Steve’s assumptions had been entirely accurate and that his treatment to that point had been appropriate.
The focus of Steve’s treatment was to strengthen all the muscles surrounding the complex shoulder joint, using weights, resistance bands, Swiss ball stretches and other techniques. At no point was the shoulder joint overloaded and to ensure consistency, all treatment was applied both to the good left shoulder, as well as to the injured right shoulder.
When we agreed it was appropriate, Steve was able to apply his Sports Massage skills to my back, neck and shoulders which in all cases enhanced blood flow around my injured shoulder and greatly improved my range of movement.
When Steve started introducing narrow, centre and wide push up tests after about 2-3 months, the improvement in my shoulder function became very much apparent. With continued weekly sessions, the stability of the shoulder continued to improve steadily and any incidence of impingement pain began to reduce significantly.
Nine months on from Steve’s initial diagnosis, my shoulder is back to full and pain free function with the added benefit of a stronger core and much improved rotation that I can apply to my golf swing and tennis serve. I put this down to Steve’s extensive Osteopathic knowledge, his Sports Massage abilities and his years of experience training himself and others in the gym.
I would recommend Steve to anyone in recovery from injury or wishing to strengthen any element of their body, whether for golf, tennis or any other aspect of life.”
Dave Carr, 48 (Accountant)