Nick qualified from the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) in London.
He is a co-director of the Wallington practice and as well as working there has a practice at his home in Headley, a village near Leatherhead. He is also a Senior Clinic Tutor and Examiner at the BSO.
Nick is a traditional Osteopath meaning that he evaluates his patients dysfunctions with a total body approach. As is the fundamental basis of osteopathy, this means not only examining the site of pain but more importantly finding the cause of this dysfunction.
Claire graduated from the renowned British School of Osteopathy in London in 1991 and has practiced in Wallington ever since, as well as establishing a clinic from her home in Cheam.
Claire is passionate about her work and through application of knowledge and experience over time has developed approaches for treatments applicable to a large range of patients. Claire’s particular interests include ’Later life Training’ and Maintaining Fitness in the Elderly. Claire has experience in working with top level athletes at Sutton and Cheam Swimming and Waterpolo club and Westcroft Judo Club.
Lydia qualified at the renowned European School of Osteopathy in Kent 5 years ago following 4 years study. She has a strong sporting background which first led her to study for a degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University if Exeter.
She has previously spent time working as a tennis coach and ski instructor. It is this experience combined with her sport science studies that really help her to understand and appreciate not only the stresses and strains put through the body during sport and exercise on a physical level but on a psychological level too.
Lydia applies a dynamic and versatile approach to treatment, working with her patients to develop a tailored and individual treatment plan. She uses a range of techniques both structural and cranial whilst treating a wide range of patients including sports people, office workers, expectant mothers and the elderly in order to get the optimum results from each patient.
For Lydia, movement really is medicine and she believes the most effective and efficient functioning of the body is essential for both physical and mental well- being.
Outside of work Lydia is always outdoors keeping active and is a keen triathlete completing her first Ironman in Wales 2019.
Stefan discovered Osteopathy at young age; he was a keen sportsman playing football at a semi –professional level. But after developing a rare bone condition, combined with a bad knee injury playing football became very difficult. These injuries resulted in him experiencing the impressive treatment effects that osteopathic techniques can have, on reducing pain and improving function of the body.
Stefan studied Osteopathy at Leeds Beckett University, whilst studying this course his fascination with anatomy and the human body coupled with a competitive interest in sports such as; football and martial arts were his motivators behind his desire to become an osteopath.
Upon graduating Stefan went on to develop his osteopathic skills, working for two of the leading clinics in wellness and healthcare. After working with many individuals of differing ages and physical abilities, he is extremely passionate about improving the lives of others through osteopathic care.
Charlie is a qualified Sports Massage Therapist and is currently studying to become an osteopath at the University College of Osteopathy (previously BSO).
He previously studied a degree in Music but had always shown an interest in becoming an osteopath and decided to undertake a Master of Osteopathy course at UCO in September 2020.
Charlie has broadened on the skills that he has learned as a manual therapist during his time studying osteopathy by completing a Sports Massage course. Combining the vast knowledge of anatomy and physiology learned from his studies and manual therapy techniques learned from both his studies and Sports Massage course, he works with his patients using a
versatile approach, applying a range of techniques to cater to the individual and their needs.
Charlie offers various massages including therapeutic massage and sports massage and can treat a wide range of patients from athletes to office workers.
Outside of work and studying, Charlie enjoys attending live concerts, playing 5-a-side football and going to the gym.
Catherine is our friendly, front of house receptionist and practice manager.
Catherine has been with Wallington Osteopaths from 2012, is a key member of the team and likely to be your first point of contact, whether by email, as a friendly voice over the phone or when you visit us at the practice.
Catherine can answer most of your practical queries regarding visiting the practice, how to find us, what to expect and when the next available appointments are.
Osteopathy are experts in the structure and function of the whole body and hence biomechanics. Our therapy targets the specific areas of need that will assist in the most authentic, real-life, and quickest recovery of players back to their sport.
From tennis elbow to Achilles tendon damage, your osteopath can diagnose, treat and rehabilitate a wide array of sports injuries. Treatment is tailored to every individual to ensure that the fastest resolution to your problem is met.
Whether you've had an injury playing sport or are recovering after an operation, we can help you regain full strength, mobility and fitness and get you back on to normal... and beyond!
At Wallington Osteopaths, we treat even the smallest members of the family! From infancy to 18, we're here for examination, diagnosis, treatment and ongoing wellness for your children.