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Est. for 30 years

16A HIgh Street, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1AD

 

Graeme Western Lee Freed Ola Soname Patrick Norman Mario Patricio

Graeme Western

 

Graeme first started working in Bexley High Street in 1972 when his family took over the running of the health food shop and delicatessen. All these years later, he is still involved in health in the same building but running one of the bigger UK osteopathy clinics.

 

Graeme first started in osteopathy in 1983 at the prestigious British School of Osteopathy and graduated in 1987. After this he gained experience working for other professionals such as osteopaths, an orthopaedic surgeon, and with Dr Boomla at the Crook Log Sports injury clinic. On a personal note, Graeme has keenly participated in most sports over the years.

 

After a while he was invited to teach on the BSc honours degree course at the British School of Osteopathy. Over the years he has improved his skills by attending many training courses as he continues to do, so as to better care for his patients. Recent courses include disc surgery and ergonomics.

 

In the past Graeme has written a good number of articles for various publications. Over the years he has given many presentations and lectures to a wide of groups such as doctors, other therapists, and local groups.

 

He has treated many other osteopaths, doctors, alternative therapy practitioners, people who have competed at top level in many sports etc., and equally has enjoyed treating and researching many other complaints such as working with the older arthritic age groups, headaches and migraines.

 

Today Graeme is still available to see patients old and new at The Bexley Osteopathic Clinic, covering a wide range of complaints. If you wish to have an appointment with Graeme, just call and ask one of the receptionists.

Meet the team

Proudly serving the Bexley and Kent area, The Bexley Osteopathic Clinic is registered with the General Osteopathic Council. Call us on:

01322 529 326

Lee Freed

 

Lee is the longest serving associate at The Bexley Osteopathic Clinic.

 

He qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1994. He has worked at The Bexley Osteopathic Clinic since 1995. In addition to the general practice, he is also the senior cranial osteopath at the clinic. In 2002 he completed a series of courses in cranial osteopathy and was awarded MSCC status.

 

He treats patients of all ages and for a wide array of complaints, making time to regularly attend lectures in a wide variety of subjects.

 

Lee is registered with most major private healthcare providers. He has also gained experience and training in many areas including: visceral osteopathy, ergonomics, and the treatment of benign positional vertigo.

Patrick Norman

 

Patrick qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 2008 and joined The Bexley Osteopathic Clinic in 2009.

 

He is currently a keen runner and triathlete. In the past he has been involved in rugby, archery and competitive long distance running.

 

He can use traditional osteopathic and functional techniques when treating patients.  He is also able to offer sports massage. Patrick continues to attend courses covering a wide variety of topics.

Ola Soname

 

Ola qualified as a registered osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and joined company in March 2011.

 

Ola is particularly interested in dance as she is involved in a dance group. She is also interested in sports injuries and is currently working with an amateur football team.

 

In her spare time she volunteers treating full time carers of those with disabilities. In the past, Ola has been involved with basketball, netball, and sprinting.

 

Ola enjoys treating all conditions and ages using a variety of techniques. She is also fluent in Yoruba, has a good understanding of French, and has been on a number of courses such as a recent one on sports taping.

Mario Patricio

 

Mario qualified from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine where he received a BSc Honours degree.

 

Before moving his career into osteopathy, Mario worked as a Biomedical Scientist at Medway Hospital's pathology department and also qualified from the University of Brighton with an honours degree in biological sciences.

 

Mario now uses an assortment of techniques and exercises individually tailored to suit a variety of patients, young and old. He has a particular interest in sport related injuries having himself competed in a number of sports including; badminton, tennis and martial arts.

Hilary Whitaker BSc. (Hons) Ost., MSc. Medical Acupuncture

 

Hilary is one of our senior associates, having joined the practice on qualification in 2000. She is dually qualified, having both an honours degree from the British School of Osteopathy and a masters degree in Medical Acupuncture. She is fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society.

 

Hilary’s approach is always to try to move you on from treatment to self-management where possible, helping you understand your problem, giving simple exercises as soon as practical, and then when things are improving devising a strategy to help you maintain things in the longer term.

 

She uses traditional osteopathic techniques such as massage and spinal manipulation, complemented by myofascial dry needling, acupuncture and craniosacral osteopathy. She is trained in kinesiology taping by the Kinesiology Taping Association to advanced level 3. Hilary also uses electrotherapies such as therapeutic ultrasound and electroacupuncture.  She completed an advanced manipulation course at the British School of Osteopathy in 2015, and is looking forwards to completing studies in M=myofascial R=release this year.

 

She has also undergone extensive paediatric post-graduate level training at the British School of Osteopathy, Sutherland Cranial College, and London School of Osteopathy.

 

Hilary is a registered provider for all major private health insurers including Bupa.

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Alex Stevens

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