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Meet The Team

Avenue Health has practices in Cheam, Sutton, Surrey, Selsdon Park Medical Practice in South Croydon, Surrey, and Worcester Park, Surrey (Station Approach).

Michael Walker, B.Ost
Lead Practitioner, Osteopath
Cheam, Selsdon and Worcester Park

cropped mugshotMichael Walker B.Ost, is a registered Osteopath with the General Osteopath Council and member of the Institute of Osteopaths.  Michael graduated as a Bachelor of Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy (regarded as the most prestigious Osteopathic College in Europe).

Michael is the Lead Practitioner at his surgeries in Cheam, Selsdon and Worcester Park.

Michael specialises in the treatment of:-

Back pain
Neck pain
Shoulder problems
Trapped nerves
Foot biomechanics

He also specialises in the production of prescription orthotics, using a state of the art Gait Scanner.

Georgina Bonnici, M.Ost
Associate Practitioner, Osteopath
Worcester Park

Georgina-Pick-smallGeorgina graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (regarded as the most prestigious Osteopathic College in Europe) with a Masters of Osteopathy. She is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council. She has also trained in Sports massage and medical acupuncture and incorporates these skills into her treatment where appropriate.

Georgina specialises in the treatment of:-

Back pain
Neck pain
Shoulder problems
Trapped nerves

Georgina is mainly a structural osteopath but has also done some courses in visceral and obstetric osteopathy which she hopes to do further study in.

Nuala Price, BSc (Hons) Lic Ac
Associate Practitioner, Acupuncturist
Worcester Park

Nuala picNuala Price, BSc Hons Lic Ac, is a member of the British Acupuncture Council having graduated from the London College of Traditional and Oriental Medicine in 2005. She has been in private practice for 10 years with busy clinics in Kingston and Surbiton.

Nuala’s treatments are tailored to the individual. She works closely with patients to achieve better health, enhancing their feeling of wellbeing and promoting physical and emotional harmony. She will work with you on the root of your problem rather than just the symptom presented. Nuala shares her knowledge and expertise to help you make informed decisions about your health and supports you to lead healthy, happy lives.

Nuala specialises in the treatment of:-

Gynaecological and fertility issues
Pregnancy
Stress and anxiety
Musculoskeletal disorders

Dawn Hickman
Associate Practitioner, Massage Therapist
Worcester Park
Dawn-head-shot-croppedDawn is a qualified massage therapist having attained ITEC Level 3 Diplomas in Body Massage, Sports Massage and Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology at St Mary’s University, Twickenham and is a member of the CThA, Complementary Therapists Association.

Dawn specialises in:-

Sports massage
Swedish massage
Pregnancy massage
Indian Head massage

Dawn believes that massage is not just for pain and injury, but that the holistic approach of treatment is beneficial for everyone and should be incorporated into everyday life. She believes that maintaining a healthy body and healthy mind will help promote a sense of wellbeing. Each massage is tailor-made to the individual’s requirements, using good communication, issues can be identified, addressed and maintained. Massage can help reduce muscle tension which can help reduce the stresses and strains that today’s busy and hectic life can bring.

Juliette Taylor, M.Ost, BSc (Hons)
Associate Practitioner, Osteopath
Selsdon and Worcester Park
juliette-picJuliette trained at the British School of Osteopathy, London, graduating with a Masters of Osteopathy. She is a Structural Osteopath and treats a wide range of problems, working with people of all ages as well as children and pregnant women.

Juliette has also completed courses in cranial, visceral and obstetrics osteopathy which she uses to treat children as well as adults.

Before studying to become an osteopath, she completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise science at UWIC. The knowledge gained from this degree has helped give her extra insight into the treatment of sports-related injuries. A keen athlete, Juliette competes in national-level trampolining and ranked as Women’s Elite South East Regional Champion for two consecutive years.

Juliette also, when appropriate, uses medical acupuncture, which involves inserting fine needles into trigger points in the muscles.

Juliette specialises in the treatment of:-

Back pain
Neck pain
Shoulder problems
Trapped nerves

Jo Walker, B.Ost
Associate Practitioner, Osteopath
Selsdon, Worcester Park and Oxford
Jo graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a Bachelors in Osteopathy. She is a member of the General Osteopathic Council, and is registered with the Institute of Osteopaths.

Jo works in the Worcester Park and Selsdon Practices and is also a mobile Osteopath in the South Oxfordshire area. She specialises in back and neck pain.

Jo specialises in the treatment of:-

Back pain
Neck pain

Lauren Walker
Exercise Professional,
Cheam

Lauren is our Exercise Professional here at Avenue Health. She is a Level 4 Exercise Specialist with REPs (The Register of Exercise Professionals) specialising in Cardiac Rehabilitation (Cardiac Disease), Pulmonary Rehabilitation (Chronic Respiratory Disease) and GP/Exercise Referral. Lauren is also a qualified Fitness Pilates and Gym Instructor who is able to provide Nutrition advice for Physical Activity.

Lauren graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Mathematics and History, but a lifelong interest in dance propelled her in a different direction. Lauren started dancing at age 2½, and having always held a keen interest in health and fitness decided to teach adult dance and exercise classes. In 2002, Lauren made the change full time; building a very successful dance and fitness business that incorporates all aspects of health & fitness.

Lauren specialises in:

Pelvic Floor and Core Muscle strengthening
Absolute Beginners Pilates class
Prescribing specific stretches and exercises to aid recovery or prevent injury

Ann Farmilo, ACMT
Associate Practitioner, Massage Therapist
Worcester Park

Ann-thumbnailAnn is a member of the Complementary Therapists Association and has ITEC Diplomas in both Massage and Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, qualifying in 2012.

More recently she has studied at JING Advanced Massage Training and qualified as an Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist (ACMT) in June 2016. Ann uses the JING Method in her work. This integrates both sports and Eastern massage techniques. This method is proven at getting excellent results is reducing muscular pain.

In 2017 she completed the Certificate in Advanced Myofascial Release. This aspect of work combines skills from a range of fascial disciplines. They include indirect myofascial release, structural fascial work as well as some cranial and visceral techniques.

Ann has 16 years experience with the London Ambulance Service, the last 10 of those as a Paramedic, so has a vast knowledge and experience treating patients for a wide variety of health conditions.

Ann specialises in:-

Clinical massage
Deep Tissue massage
Myofascial release
Chronic Pain conditions
Head, neck and shoulders massage

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