Meet our team of highly trained and dedicated practitioners based in all the Avenue Health has practices in Cheam, Sutton, Surrey, Selsdon Park Medical Practice in South Croydon, Surrey, and Worcester Park, Surrey (Station Approach).
Cheam, Selsdon and Worcester Park
Michael 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
He also specialises in the production of prescription orthotics, using a state of the art Gait Scanner.
George gained a Master’s degree in Osteopathy from the University College of Osteopathy (formerly BSO) – one of the largest and most prestigious osteopathic schools in Europe, where for the last two years he has worked in a busy clinic treating patients with a variety of conditions.
He has also spent time working in several specialist clinics treating the elderly, children, the homeless and patients suffering with chronic pain; he has also worked in a busy GP surgery.
His approach to treatment is to adopt a holistic approach when dealing with his patients in order to treat not only the immediate pain, but also the root cause, helping to restore the body to its optimum state of health.
With over ten years’ experience in the bike industry, as well as being an avid cyclist himself, George has a keen interest in sporting injury rehabilitation. His osteopathic experience, combined with rehabilitation of his own personal injuries inspired his passion and commitment to helping his patients overcome injury, as well as, advising them on all aspects of sports well-being.
George specialises in the treatment of:-Back pain
Selsdon and Worcester Park
Juliette 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
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), Pilates 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
Selsdon and Worcester Park
Jo works in the Worcester Park and Selsdon Practices. She specialises in back and neck pain.
Jo specialises in the treatment of:-Back pain
Georgina 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
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.
Selsdon and Worcester Park
Lauren treats a wide range of conditions and patients of all ages; she has a particular interest in working with pregnant women, babies and children. Lauren specialises in cranial and fascial techniques.
Lauren specialises in the treatment of:-Pregnant women
Babies and children
Back & neck pain
Tension and inability to relax
Ann 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
Chronic Pain conditions
Head, neck and shoulders massage