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.
Danielle graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) in 2016 with a Masters in Osteopathy. She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) the regulator for osteopathy in the UK and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy (iO) a professional membership organisation for registered osteopaths.
She has an acute understanding of how pain can impact on both a professional and social level, having experienced reoccurring episodes of debilitating neck pain following a whiplash injury. That injury left her frustrated with modern medicine, which did little to alleviate her symptoms.
Discovering osteopathy provided great relief as she found it not only helped ease her symptoms and reduce the frequency of episodes, but eventually she became symptom free.
She has been a strong advocate of it ever since.Danielle decided to study osteopathy after a successful corporate career. Initially she trained as a massage therapist, which gave her a passion for manual therapy.
A thirst for knowledge in order to gain a deeper understanding of how the body functions lead her to osteopathy. She has over 7 years of experience working with people in acute and longer term pain.
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.
Chris Williams, Counsellor:Counselling can provide you with the opportunity to talk through issues and work with the counsellor to achieve some understanding and resolution to your problems or concerns. The main aim of counselling is to help the clients work towards a more satisfying and peaceful experience of life.
I aim to provide a secure place where you can feel heard, understood and accepted without feeling judged and where you can feel supported enough to explore painful and difficult thoughts and feelings.
I have a Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling which means I am able to use the theories and methods from various schools of counselling to create a unique way of working with each individual client. I do not believe that one model fits all.
I work with a wide range of issues including relationship difficulties, mental/physical abuse, anger, anxiety, bereavement, loss, bullying, self harm, depression and trauma and have experience of working with adults, young people and couples. I work with clients both long term, face to face and short term, face to face depending on each individual’s needs.
I have experience of working in a domestic abuse agency helping both survivors of abuse and people who want to end violent or abusive behaviour towards a partner.
I also have experience of working with children aged 11 – 18 years.
I am a member of the BACP and I adhere to their code of ethics .
I offer daytime and evening appointments. To make an appointment please call or text me on: 07956 026252.
The first steps to change are always the hardest. I will support and help you to take those first steps.
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.
I joined this amazing team in march 2015 after working in occupational health promoting health and well being.
I'm very passionate about health and well being and love spreading the word to our community by talking to our patients and also arranging community health awareness events at our clinic.
It is rewarding to see all our patients travel through their treatment journey and to see the changes not only in their health but the smiles on their faces. This is all achieved by our amazing team, whom I love working with.
I joined the clinic in March 2016 having previously worked in beauty and massage therapy.
I am the proud mother of three children who keep me very busy especially motivating and supporting my daughter who is a champion freestyle disco dancer. Working within this positive environment is a breath of fresh air; I enjoy hearing patient’s stories and witnessing their journey to wellness.
As the most recent addition to the team, having just completed my degree in maths, my eyes have been opened to the amazing, healing abilities of osteopathy.
It is a complete privilege to witness the life changing effects of this completely natural drug free therapy.