Simon started off his career working as a teacher and it was his interest in teaching biology and physiology that led him to become an Osteopath. He has over 10 years experience of treating patients, in Clinics throughout London, both with the NHS and privately. He has recently used this knowledge to research a Masters qualification in pain management and chronic pain, which is one of the areas he specialises in.
Simon is also qualified to prescribe orthotics which can help if you are suffering from foot or leg pain, and is a practitioner of western medical acupuncture (dry needling). When he is not treating patients at Lloyd’s, Simon keeps up his teaching expertise by tutoring undergraduate osteopathic students at the London School of Osteopathy.
Osteopath & Sports Massage
Mark has been involved in the Health and Fitness Industry for over 20 years and practised as a Sports Therapist for 14 years prior to becoming an Osteopath. Qualifications include a Masters in Osteopathy; BA Hons in Sports Studies; Sports Therapy and Sports/Remedial Massage qualifications, and acupuncture certification.
Mark has real enthusiasm for helping individuals to understand and manage their condition. He works holistically to maximise your health for your chosen activities, whether they be for daily tasks, work, hobbies or sports participation. Mark is able to provide a range of hands on techniques to help improve your body’s musculoskeletal function by drawing on years of experience treating and managing common sports and work related injuries/conditions. He is also able to draw on his exercise prescription expertise in conjunction with his hands on treatments to help you manage your way back to full function.
Prior to becoming an osteopath, Mark had a number of years experience within the fitness industry not only as a personal trainer to a range of clients, but has also provided sports therapy services to a number of rugby clubs and sporting events such as the London marathon. In addition to providing therapies, Mark continues to teach anatomy and sports/remedial massage courses as well as treating in private practice. Mark is happy to provide osteopathic treatments, sports massage treatments and acupuncture at Lloyd’s Wellbeing Centre.
Fungal Nail Specialist
Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Karen moved to England in 1998.
Whilst forging a career managing business services within London’s finance industry, Karen has always maintained links with healthcare services. Most notably, training with, and offering Consultant services for, the British Association of Skin Camouflage (BASC) for over 7 years.
In 2007, Karen’s Mother, Judith, was admitted to hospital with an advanced fungal toenail infection and secondary bacterial infection. Health complications meant that 8 agony-filled months later, Judith’s left leg was amputated below the knee, as a direct result of the initial infection. Karen knew that in the 21st Century, there had to be better treatment options.
Years of research and specialist engagement ensued. Karen subsequently left her corporate career to work in Private Healthcare. Personally investing tens of thousands in research and the purchase of leading edge technology, she perfected a unique, 3-Point System for treating onychomycosis, or fungal nail infections. Eliminaser was born.
Carole Waltens trained as a ballerina before switching to train as a Physiotherapist and she believes it’s the best thing she ever did in her life! Carole has a wealth of some 30+ years experience in physiotherapy working in clinics and also as an advisor to major companies all across the UK, such as Unilever, where she has helped employees with repetitive strain injuries due to computer-based work.
She is on hand at Lloyd’s, not only to treat injuries but also to provide a workstation assessment service. If you are suffering from pain due to computer use, make an appointment for an assessment, and Carole will give you specific and immediate advice that will change the way you feel about your computer!
Physiotherapist & Nutritionist
Steve began his career in 1999 after graduating with a degree in Sports Science. Initially working out of a gym, Steve helped people lose weight and improve their fitness through personal training. He quickly found that many gym goers suffer from niggling injuries that hampered their progress. A keen interest in helping people overcome their pain and injury led Steve to study physiotherapy.
After graduating from St. George’s Hospital Medical School in 2005, Steve worked in the NHS for 18 months before being recruited to work for Fulham Football Club as a physiotherapist. Steve’s keen interest in understanding the human body and desire to help people achieve their goals led him to study a nutritional therapy degree. Upon graduation Steve moved into a performance management role with Fulham FC, helping elite athletes to lose weight, improve performance and recover from exercise. Steve spent 8 years working with Fulham before he moved on to work in private practice. Steve’s interests are sports medicine, acupuncture, nutrition and exercise rehabilitation.
Jean-Vincent is a French trained Physiotherapist who graduated in 2009. He spent the next 6 years working in private practice, mainly based in the South of France, but also in the Caribbean and in a ski resort in the French Alps.
Jean-Vincent quickly started to specialise in sports physiotherapy and gained invaluable experience as the physiotherapist for the Under 21 and Under 15 rugby teams of Montpellier (with one victory in the French Elite Championship in 2011). From 2012 to 2014 Jean-Vincent was the physiotherapist for the National rugby team of Georgia. Additionally, he acquired experience as a physiotherapist volunteering at running, ski-mountaineering, swimming and triathlon events.
Jean-Vincent’s academia and experience in sport physiotherapy combine to facilitate a highly effective understanding of a wide variety of medical issues and injuries not only related to sports. In his spare-time, Jean-Vincent enjoys running and hiking.
Michal attained a degree in Physical Education in his native Poland, before training as a massage therapist at Radom Medical School. He specialises in remedial massage therapies such as Sports & Deep Tissue massage, Pregnancy & Post-Natal massage, Cellulite Reduction, Cupping Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage. Michal is equally proficient with relaxing holistic techniques, such as Swedish and Indian Head massage and will customise and combine therapies to suit an individual patient’s needs. Michael is able to help eliminate joint and muscle pain, reduce muscle tension & stress, alleviate spine, back & neck problems, and issues associated with current and past injuries.
In his free time, Michal leads an active, sporty lifestyle. He enjoys swimming, volleyball and instructing other as a personal trainer, PE instructor and volleyball instructor.
Dorothy qualified as a Swedish massage therapist in 2008 and subsequently went on to train in other massage techniques including Thai, Sports/Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy Massage and most recently Cupping.
Dorothy is committed to remaining at the forefront of her profession by continuing her education, expanding her knowledge base and adopting new therapeutic treatment practices. Her specialist treatments include trigger-point therapy, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, and stretching. Using a variety of techniques she provides stress and pain reduction, injury prevention, deep tissue massage and relaxation massage.
Physiotherapist & Sports Massage
Laure worked as a personal trainer and sport masseuse for over 10 years. During this period, she was working in close collaboration with physical therapists in order to enhance her clients’ recovery. This inspired her to train to become a physiotherapist herself.
Laure graduated in 2009 and worked in the NHS for 5 years where she gained experience in treating a wide range of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions. She has also worked in private practice, and with local rugby & running clubs. Laure has a special interest in treating sports injuries.
Laure offers a hands-on therapeutic treatment approach using acupuncture, sports massage, pilates, and tailored rehabilitation programs to enable effective management and recovery from injury.
Laure is a native French speaker from Bordeaux. She enjoys travelling with her family and keeping fit.
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Tess Lugos Traditional Acupuncturist
Tess has always been fascinated by the ancient Chinese practice of yang sheng, or the cultivation of a healthy lifestyle to attain optimal health and longevity. It was in Hong Kong where she lived in the late ‘90s where she first learned t’ai chi, a system of movement, meditation and self-defence from ancient Chinese culture. She also experienced first-hand how Chinese medicine is used alongside Western medicine, each complementing the other.
Tess studied acupuncture at the Confucius Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine within the London South Bank University, finishing with first class honours. Her hospital placement at the First Affiliated Hospital of the Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine in Harbin, China, gave her the opportunity to train with highly respected doctors of neurology, gynaecology, dermatology and musculoskeletal conditions.
Through her clinical experience in the UK and China, Tess has developed a special interest in working with stress/anxiety, insomnia, digestive conditions, migraine, women’s health, and muscle/joint pain. She also teaches tai chi (Yang style short form) at the London School of T’ai Chi Chuan.
Louise Clark is a qualified Sports Therapist, Personal Trainer and member of the Association of Soft Tissue Therapists. Louise focuses on getting her clients back to full strength and movement following soft tissue dysfunction or injury. As a keen sports person herself, Louise understands first hand the risks and frustrations that often accompany a sporting lifestyle, or indeed the effect of modern living on our performance in sport and everyday activity, be it poor posture, muscle tension, or stress.
Louise will perform a movement assessment to identify an appropriate and effective treatment plan and, alongside soft tissue therapy, can advise on training techniques both in and out of the gym to accompany her client’s return to full function, fitness and performance.
Julia, our Wellbeing Centre receptionist, has recently completed a degree in Osteopathy.