Meet The Team

Meet the team of highly trained and dedicated Osteopaths based in the Avenue Health Practices in Surbiton, Cheam, Sutton, and Worcester Park (Station Approach), Surrey.

Michael Walker, B.Ost

Lead Practitioner, Osteopath
Cheam, Surbiton & Worcester Park

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 a member of the Institute of Osteopaths.  Michael graduated with 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 but has shifts at Surbiton and Worcester Park too. 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 Walker

Michael specialises in the treatment of:-

  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Back & neck pain and restriction (including chronic low back pain)
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder problems (including frozen shoulder and rotator cuff problems)
  • Trapped nerves
  • Foot, knee & hip problems (using prescription orthotics)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendon problems (including tendonitis and tendinopathy)
  • Golfer’s and Tennis elbow
  • Sporting injuries
  • Muscle & joint pain

Book an appointment with Michael today!

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Josephine Walker

Jo Walker, B.Ost

Associate Practitioner, Osteopath
Cheam & Surbiton

Jo graduated in 2016 from Oxford Brookes University with a Bachelor’s in Osteopathy and has been working for Avenue Health since. She is a member of the General Osteopathic Council.

She is a structural osteopath and uses a variety of techniques including shockwave therapy, manipulation, mobilisations, soft tissue treatment, ultrasound and the G5 machine.

Jo enjoys seeing a variety of patients ranging from teenagers to pregnant women, and the elderly.

She is also qualified to prescribe custom-made orthotics for people who need help correcting foot imbalances and completed the shockwave therapy course which she finds very beneficial in the treatment of certain conditions.

Jo has an interest in anything outdoors and is often found walking and hiking with her dog.

Jo specialises in the treatment of:-

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Shoulder problems
  • Trapped nerves
  • Foot biomechanics including prescribing orthotics
  • Tendon issues including tennis and golfers elbow and Achilles problems
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Muscular strains
  • Pregnancy-related aches and pains

Book an appointment with Josephine today!

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Juliette Habgood - Osteopath, Avenue Health

Juliette Habgood, M.Ost, BSc (Hons)

Associate Practitioner, Osteopath
Worcester Park

Juliette trained at the British School of Osteopathy, London, graduating with a Masters of Osteopathy in 2011. She is a Structural Osteopath and treats a wide range of problems, working with people of all ages from children, and teenagers to adults, pre and postpartum mothers and sports people. Her aim is to explain the cause of the problem so that the patient has a clear understanding of the issue. Advice on stretching and exercise is given to help patients manage their health problems better at home. 

Juliette has also trained in cranial osteopathy, a gentle and effective technique that involves very subtle manipulative pressure to encourage release in areas of tension. 

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 and a history of competing at the National level of Trampolining has helped give her extra insight into the treatment of sports-related injuries. 

Juliette also, when appropriate, uses medical acupuncture, which involves inserting fine needles into trigger points in the muscles. She also uses Kinesiology tape (Ktape) to help treat injuries as and when it is required. 

Juliette specialises in the treatment of:-

  • Back and neck pain
  • Shoulder and elbow pain
  • Hip and knee pain
  • Headaches
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Pregnancy related issues
  • Muscle strains
  • Trapped nerves
  • Kinesiology taping
  • Dry needling
  • Cranial (Balance Ligamentous Tension) 
  • G5 massage machine

Book an appointment with Juliette today!

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Yvan Loneux Associate Osteopath, Surbiton, Worcester Park

Yvan Loneux, M.Ost

Associate Practitioner, Osteopath
Surbiton
& Worcester Park

Yvan graduated in 2019 with a Masters in Osteopathy and Naturopathy from the British College of Osteopathy in London. This means that on top of osteopathy, he can also provide advice regarding your nutrition. He has 4 years of experience wherein he treated a multitude of conditions ranging from everyday aches and pains to more complex issues.

Yvan is a structural osteopath who uses a wide range of techniques, such as manipulations, joint mobilisations and soft tissue, in order to help his patients. His treatment is holistic, taking into account the whole body, with the aim to get patients out of pain but also to make sure that they stay out of pain going forward.

Yvan is trained in peripheral dry needling (non-spinal) to help supplement some of his treatments and he also incorporates Pilates movements into his sessions and treatment plans.

Whilst Yvan was born in France, he has lived in the UK for most of his life and has also worked in Mexico. This means he can speak English and French fluently as well as Spanish at a conversational level.

Yvan specialises in the treatment of:-

  • Back and neck pain
  • Rib pain
  • Shoulder and elbow problems
  • Hip and knee problems
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Trapped nerves
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Muscle strains
  • Dry needling (non-spinal)
  • Pilates-based movements

Book an appointment with Yvan today!

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Laura Bullimore, M.Ost (1st Class Hons)

Associate Practitioner, Osteopath Worcester Park

Laura qualified with a Masters of Osteopathy (1st class) degree from Swansea University. She is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council. 

She has treated many patients with chronic pain and different comorbidities plus elite athletes from the university sports teams.

She also has a sport-taping qualification and with a history of competing competitively in swimming and hockey, she is well-practised with sporting injuries and rehabilitation.

At university, she completed a first-class dissertation on the osteopathic treatment of the feet and hopes to study further in this area. Laura utilises soft tissue, G5 machine and manipulation to treat her patients.

Laura Bullimore

Laura specialises in the treatment of:-

  • Sports Injuries / Rehabilitation
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain

Book an appointment with Laura today!

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Lauren Walker

Exercise Professional, Classes in Surbiton & Chessington Online videos – Cardiac Lauren & Pilates Lauren

Lauren is our Exercise Professional here at Avenue Health. She is a Level 4 Exercise Specialist 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 them 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 Walker

Lauren specialises in the treatment of:-

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation and online exercise classes via Cardiac Lauren
  • Pilates
  • Core muscle strengthening
  • Prescription stretches and exercises to aid recovery or prevent injury

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