Meet our team of highly trained and dedicated Osteopaths based in the Avenue Health Practices in Cheam, Sutton, Surrey, and Worcester Park, Surrey (Station Approach).
Michael Walker B.Ost, is the Lead Practitioner and Managing Director of Avenue Health. He 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 (now called the University College of Osteopaths), which is regarded as the most prestigious Osteopathic College in Europe.
Michael mainly works from his Cheam practice which he established in 2007. To complement his osteopathic treatment he uses the latest Shockwave Therapy and a state-of-the-art Gait Scanner for assessing foot problems and prescribing orthotics.
Michael specialises in the treatment of:-
Back & neck pain and restriction (including chronic low back pain)
Shoulder problems (including frozen shoulder and rotator cuff problems)
Foot, knee & hip problems (using prescription orthotics)
Achilles Tendon problems (including tendonitis and tendinopathy)
Golfer’s and Tennis elbow
Muscle & joint pain
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 is a structural osteopath and uses a variety of methods to treat her patients, including soft tissue, manipulation, shockwave, ultrasound and the G5 massage machine.
Jo is a dog lover and she will often be found going running in the local parks or Surrey countryside with her dog.
Jo specialises in the treatment of:-
Back and neck pain
Foot biomechanics (prescribing orthotics)
Cheam 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:-
Foot biomechanics (prescribed orthotics)
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:-
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:-
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.
Danilo has developed a long passion for Natural Health care. With 17 years of clinical experience in various body and mind health disciplines such as therapeutic massage, sports massage, injury rehabilitation, medical acupuncture, Zen shiatsu, kinesiology and nutrition. He also trained as a yoga teacher then later he graduated with a Bachelor (Hons) at the College of Osteopaths in London.
Danilo is friendly and caring, and known as a family Osteopath with a holistic approach in addressing musculoskeletal problems, treating patients from various ages and all walks of life.
Among his patients are; young athletes, desk workers with related back pains, marathon runners, the elderly for chronic pains relief, and helping women through pregnancy to alleviate postural aches during natural body changes.
Danilo focuses on bespoke treatments that are in line with each patient’s age, condition and lifestyle in order to improve their quality of life and well-being.
To promote a successful recovery he often prescribes therapeutic exercises to improve your condition, good posture and advice on general health.
“I am interested in the long-term health care of the patient and passionate to inspire others to maintain good health and vitality”.
To support my clinical practice on a daily basis, I keep a record of current updates and research, and training by attending CPD seminars and postgraduate courses.
Danilo specialises in the treatment of:-
Headaches and posture related pain
Neck and back problems
Muscular and joint pain
Pregnancy and post-natal care
Improving elderly Chronic conditions
Post traumatic rehabilitation
Melissa graduated from the University College of Osteopathy (Formally known as the British School of Osteopathy).
Since then she has gained experience working in a variety of settings, from treating players courtside at competitive Badminton tournaments to staff members cooperate offices.
Melissa adopts a holistic approach to treatment, taking into account the presenting symptoms as well as identifying the cause of dysfunction.
Melissa has completed her Level 3 Sports Massage, dry needling, rock blading, kinesio/ sports taping courses which she incorporates into treatment where appropriate.
Melissa specialises in the treatment of:-
Cheam & Worcester Park
John graduated with a Masters degree from University College of Osteopathy (formally the BSO) and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council.
He has a keen interest in the history and development of the profession, as well as its founding philosophy and principles. As a mature student, John was drawn back into education when he found his calling to treat patients holistically and with the use of hands-on techniques.
John enjoys a structural approach to treatment and was able to further his skills during his final year at university when he opted to take advanced spinal mechanics. Furthermore, John is a qualified Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist and has a range of soft tissue techniques and knowledge of this area. He also uses the G5 massage machine and shockwave therapy.
On his days off, John enjoys spending time with his family and friends and is a keen reader. He likes spending time in nature and with animals and will soon be learning the piano.
John specialises in the treatment of:-
Back pain using advanced spinal techniques
Lauren is our Exercise Professional here at Avenue Health. She is a Level 4 Exercise Specialist with REPs (The Register of Exercise Professionals) and is registered with CIMSPA 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 has established Cardiac Lauren and Pilates Lauren which are two online exercise class platforms where participants can exercise on a day and time that suits then as the classes are pre-recorded.
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:
Cardiac Rehabilitation and online exercise classses via Cardiac Lauren
Core muscle strengthening
Prescription stretches and exercises to aid recovery or prevent injury