Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. So that you feel comfortable with your visits to our clinic, we have prepared short biography's of each member of staff. They include their qualifications, so that you can be safe in the knowledge of who is treating you.
Paul Musk: Paul graduated from the British School of Osteopathy, the oldest and largest college in Europe in 2001 after completing the four year full time degree course. He received a B.Sc. (Hons) in osteopathy. Paul was also awarded the coveted and highly sought after Technique award by HRH Princess Anne.
He was made a full member of the British Osteopathic Association (BOA) and is state-registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) a body concerned with the continued professional development of practitioners.
After graduation Paul studied for a further two years for a diploma in classical osteopathy. During this time Paul was able to train with the oldest osteopath alive and so gain valuable experience and gain an insight in to osteopathy which has not been diluted through the years.
Paul now owns a clinic in Eltham, which he has taken to a new level of health care excellence that provides a fun, friendly, caring environment and strives to exceed your expectations in health care.
Paul’s special interests include Spinal, sports and work related injuries, postural correction (increasing awareness of and helping you correct those awkward and poor postures) and in general helping you achieve clearly defined health goals in a relaxed and fun environment.
Paul leads an active lifestyle having travelled around the world rock climbing and alpine climbing, have climbed many of the tallest peaks in Europe. He also competes in mountain biking events and teaches dragonboating.
Daniel graduated with a masters degree in Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) in 2015, and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council. He gained valuable experience working within the BSO’s onsite clinic, and many external and community clinics.
His interest in osteopathy began following a shoulder injury many years ago. After visiting the doctor he was not happy with the recommendations; take pain killers and avoid the things he loved doing. An alternative was sought and Osteopathy was recommended. Both the philosophy and practical side of Osteopathy struck a chord, and sparked Daniel’s journey to become an Osteopath himself.
Daniel’s aims with all of his patients are to optimize their health to allow them to achieve their goals. Whether those goals are a marathon, a century cycle or a walk with the children, he will work with his patients to get them there. As with all the Osteopaths at the clinic, Daniel treats the patient's entire body, not just the part that hurts. This allows the underlying problem to be addressed, not just the manifestation of symptoms.
Daniel is an avid cyclist and spends a lot of his free time on two wheels. He previously worked in the cycling industry and became a trained bike fitter. His masters dissertation was on the topic of overuse injuries in cyclists, many of which he has experienced and addressed.
Verity graduated with a Masters Degree in Osteopathy from the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) in 2017 and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy (iO).
Previous to this Verity studied a Foundation Degree in Sport and Fitness as well as completing a Sports Massage course alongside. This left Verity wanting to explore and expand her knowledge of the human body, and in particular how it can be healed without medication.
After suffering many years with headaches, Verity found Osteopathy and now after reaping the benefits aims to provide all patients with whole body treatments that not only treats the symptoms but the cause. She has experience of treating people with life limiting illness and has a passion for helping those feel their best even at their worst.
In Verity’s free time she is a keen horse rider and enjoys travelling, especially when the two happen together and she also spends time keeping active with running and yoga.
Sam graduated with a Master of Osteopathy degree from the University College of Osteopathy (formerly British School of Osteopathy) in 2018. He is also registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy. Sam also holds a level 3 ITEC Sports Massage Therapy certification since 2015.
His passion for Osteopathy dates back to a knee injury he suffered in his late teens when playing county level rugby. It was effectively diagnosed and managed by an Osteopath whose skills and knowledge were highly admired. The art and science of manual therapy and rehabilitation intrigued Sam and encouraged him to pursue his life journey as a musculoskeletal specialist.
Sam appreciates and engages all biopsychosocial factors with his patients in order to maximise their health and wellbeing. His dissertation was on the association between posture and low back pain which provided him with extensive knowledge about the structures of the lower back. His treatment approaches also range from using mindfulness techniques to tackle chronic pain to kinesiology taping for acute presentations.
In his free time, Sam plays amateur rugby for his local club and is passionate about the biomechanics of weightlifting.
James Grabham - Podiatry/Chiropody: Our podiatrist/chiropodist, James Grabham MChS SRCh DPodM has over 20 years experience and is able to treat and advise on a huge variety of foot problems no matter how large or small.
Mr Grabham provides a wide range of podiatry services, including nail cutting, in-growing toenails, and the more usual complaints of corns and callous, fungal nails, Athlete's Foot and verruca. Palliative treatments to ease discomfort of common conditions are given and many problems are eliminated. Mr Grabham is also able to carry out more complex procedures such as total & partial nail surgery and the manufacture of prescription insoles.
Advice on general foot care is given and how to deal with common foot complaints.
Diabetic patients need to be extra careful with their feet and it is advisable for all diabetics to see a qualified podiatrist regularly for professional foot care.
Laura Fantinello - Yoga Teacher:
Laura is passionate about the traditional arts of healing. Being this a Yoga practice, herbalism, home cooking, meditation or massage, Laura has incorporated more awareness in her daily life as a result.
Laura started practicing yoga in the early nineties in Italy as a way to manage a chronic lower back issue.
As the practice was becoming part of her routine, the understanding of the benefits of yoga as a therapy was very evident and she worked with her teachers to deepen her understanding of yoga and how it can benefit the wellbeing of mind, body and spirit.
When Laura started studying with Lisa Sanfilippo and Bridget Woods-Kramer in London, she knew that the holistic approach of Yoga principles really resonated with her and she decided to qualify as a teacher in 2011 and bring her experience and her approach that to her classes.
Over the years Laura has integrated yoga and mindful meditation attending courses in England, Italy and Thailand. Laura teaches mainly one to ones and occasionally organises seminars and retreats where bigger groups of people come together to learn about yoga and meditation and possibly Italian cooking! Recently Laura has completed a Traditional Thai Yoga massage course as an integration of the healing work of Yoga and beneficial to people that want to start their healing journey
I joined this amazing team in March 2015 after working in occupational health promoting health and well being.
Having worked in banking for 36 years I started working part time in the clinic in October. My colleagues , both osteopaths and clinical assistants, are extremely friendly which makes the clinic a friendly welcoming place to work and be treated. The best part of the job for me is seeing the brilliant work the osteopaths do.
Patients will arrive in pain, some in agony, and the pleasure of seeing that their visit has resulted in the pain being relieved is amazing. I think, like me before I started working at the clinic, a number of people believe osteopaths only help with back pain but I now realise that osteopathy can help with neck, knee, shoulder and all joint pain together with improving the general well being of patients. I think it is such a fantastic place to work.
After years of working in various sectors, I finally found a truly inspirational place of work. I am really excited about this new chapter in my life. There is definitely nothing more rewarding than being part of a place where it makes a difference in people’s lives by improving their health and wellbeing.
All the team at the clinic are so passionate about their work and what they do I feel privileged to be part of it.
From what I have seen already osteopathy can truly change people’s lives and I am looking forward to learning more and expanding my skills.
Having worked in various different settings over recent years, I am new to this role and environment and am greatly looking forward to providing a warm welcome to patients and developing my knowledge of Osteopathy.
From what I have already seen, I have been inspired by the dedication and passion of the team to deliver and empower patients to live their life as they want, naturally and safely without the hindrance of painkillers or drugs. I have already met patients who have told me how much better they feel since beginning their treatment and how their lives have improved which has been extremely enlightening.