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OUR TEAM

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ALEX BIDLAKE-CORSERDO M.Ost PgCert SPOP IBCLC

CLINIC DIRECTOR, OSTEOPATH, LACTATION CONSULTANT
MsK Practitioner NHS (Essex)

Alex took over the directorship of the clinic in 2017 and has taken it from strength to strength, completely transforming it to become the thriving hub that we see today.

 

Alex is the only osteopath in the country to hold the three specialisms of being; a lactation consultant, specialist paediatric osteopath and women's health practitioner. She tends to use gentle approaches including cranial osteopathy, massage and gentle articulation.

2 days per week Alex works for the NHS as a first contact practitioner. Assessing, screening and referring people with musculoskeletal pain within primary care settings and GP surgeries in Essex.


Alex qualified from the European School of Osteopathy and holds a Masters degree in Osteopathy. Alex is passionate about reducing delay to diagnosis and is well-known for her ability to diagnose complex conditions, manage them and reduce symptoms quickly. 

Alex is also a passionate researcher and believes it should under-pin every clinicians' clinical reasoning. She has published research articles in the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine on topics that include: inflammatory arthritis and accessibility in healthcare education

 

Alongside treating patients as a registered Osteopath and Clinic Director, Alex also teaches postgraduate osteopaths. The topics she covers are: Inflammatory Arthritis, Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (including Ehlers Danlos), Paediatric Pathology and Clinical reasoning. 

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Clinic Director

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NHS Musculoskeletal First Contact Practitioner

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Masters degree in Osteopathy

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Mummy MOT practitioner, Pelvic Health and Women's health specialised

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Specialist paediatric osteopath

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International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

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Lectures in difficult to diagnose conditions including; Axial Spondyloarthritis, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Syndromes and Paediatric Pathology

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Past member of the Sutherland Cranial College's Research Sub-committee

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Published Researcher

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Masters degree in Osteopathy

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Advanced Practice Clinician (NHS/Connect Health)

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Post Graduate Certificate in Specialist Paediatric Osteopathy 

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Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education 

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Senior Research Fellow

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Level 3 personal training

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Advanced training methods

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Exercise for fat loss

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Level 3 nutrition for weight management

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Nutrition for sports and exercise

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Level 3 massage

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Advanced soft tissue techniques

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Certificate in dry needling

ANDREW MACMILLAN

OSTEOPATH / ADVANCED PRACTICE CLINICIAN

Andrew is a highly experienced osteopath, with a  Masters degree in Osteopathy from the London School of Osteopathy and has postgraduate certificates in medical education from Cardiff University and specialist paediatric osteopathy from the university college of osteopathy.  Andrew is currently working towards a doctorate in education from the university of Portsmouth. 

He divides his time working at the Penn Clinic, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday as well as working as an Advanced Practice Clinician for an NHS service with a team of physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals where he advises on diagnosis and best management for complex musculoskeletal presentations and rheumatological conditions. 

 

 Andrew was previously the deputy course leader at the University College of Osteopathy, teaching evidence-based practice and research to the next generation of osteopaths and has lectured in exercise rehabilitation and osteopathic technique at the London School of Osteopathy. He incorporates these skills into his treatment, delivering the most up to date advice and guidance. Andrew lectures internationally regarding inflammatory  joint conditions and is a Senior Research Fellow, regularly publishing research in peer reviewed journals.


Andrew helps people of all ages and uses a variety of techniques including cranial osteopathy. He also has qualifications in advanced soft tissue therapies which include massage and stretching and exercise prescription to help people with at home rehabilitation.

 

 

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MAITE DELAFIN

OSTEOPATH

Maïté is an award-winning osteopath who obtained a Master of Osteopathy with Distinction. Maïté treats adults of all ages and has a particular interest in antenatal and postnatal care. She divides her time between our clinic and The Mummy MOT head office in London. 

 

She adopts a psychologically-informed approach to pain management. With a caring, intuitive and empathetic approach, she endeavours to understand each person's unique story and context, to collaboratively create an empowering personalised treatment & management plan that helps the individual attain their goals and enjoy meaningful activities.

 

Maïté uses contemporary evidence to inform her practice and combines a range of interventions that are most suited to the individual. These approaches include osteopathic manual therapy (primarily structural with elements of cranial & visceral), education, pain management, exercise/ movement recommendations, self-care & lifestyle advice and mindfulness strategies. Maite is a C-Section Scar RESTORE therapist and is passionate about helping parents recover after giving birth. 

 

Prior to becoming an osteopath, Maïté was a professional contemporary dancer and a sports massage therapist.

 

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Masters of Osteopathy

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Master of Dance Science

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Mummy MOT practitioner

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C-section RESTORE scar specialist

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ITEC 3 Sports Massage 

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BA in Hispanic Studies 

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Professional Contemporary Dance Certificate

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Fluent in French, Spanish, English

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Masters degree in Osteopathy

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Undertaking Advanced Paediatric Specialist training

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Cranial Osteopathy offered

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Pre and Postnatal treatments offered

ZOSIA BAEHR M.Ost

OSTEOPATH

Zosia completed her master's degree at the European School of Osteopathy. She is a registered osteopath and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy. She continues to learn, by participating in continual professional development courses. Zosia has a special interest in working with children and specialises in Paediatric Osteopathy. That is why, she enrolled in a an advanced course in Paediatric Osteopathy at the Osteopathic Centre for Children.

When meeting her patients' she is meticulous in gaining an understanding of the history of their problem, which allows her to connect to her patients and understand them fully. During treatments, she focuses on the whole body and the well-being of the patient. She treats a wide variety of ailments while adhering to the principles of osteopathy. In addition, she may also offer some exercises and tips for self-management.

Zosia is interested in the cranial field, but she uses different approaches. Treatments are tailored to the patient’s needs and they may include structural, functional, cranial and visceral techniques. Zosia treats patients of all ages, but she is particularly interested in working with babies, children and pregnant women. She gained experience in headache, sports, women’s health and obstetrics clinics.

When she is not treating patients, Zosia loves being active. Horse-riding is her passion and when she was younger, she used to compete on the national level in show jumping.

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LUCAS PAPANTONIOU

OSTEOPATH

Lucas graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. He enjoys treating injuries and works quickly to help people who come to see him get back to optimal function as soon as possible. He believes in giving you the tools to help yourselves and will often recommend things to try at home to be able to continue the results from the clinical sessions and continue to make progress under your own steam. 

Lucas understands that everyone has busy lives so "less is more" is a moto he often thinks back to. Lucas thinks it's important to do small things on a daily basis rather than undertaking time consuming and some times tedious exercises.

Mental health is a huge interest of his. He loves learning about it and enjoy reading books for personal development as well. The "Power of Habit" and "Smarter Faster Better" by Charles Duhigg are two of hi favourite books. The insights in these books are incredibly useful and he enjoys trying to apply them to his life. Due to his interest he often shares ideas in clinic and having great conversations about it.

Table tennis is his favourite sport, and it is played by almost all his entire family. He has played table tennis his whole life and managed to compete in the English National Championships twice for the under 21 age category.

 

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Masters of Osteopathy

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Rehab and Exercise Interest

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Preventative Focus

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Table Tennis Champion

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Bachelors of Osteopathy

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British sign language level 2 certificate

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15 years experience

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Infant Feeding Coach

REBECCA WANGI

SENIOR OSTEOPATH

Rebecca qualified from the British School of Osteopathy and followed that up with a year at the Osteopathic Centre for Children.


Rebecca moved to Uganda and built up a successful and diverse practice there treating everything from sprained ankles to the terminally ill to children who had suffered cerebral malaria. She then returned to England because of poor health in her family and continues to use a range of treatment modalities to suit the individual needs of patients in their situation.


Rebecca holds a British Sign Language level 2 certificate and previously worked with adults and children with physical and learning disabilities and enjoys the diversity of communication and ways of expressing the dignity of being human.

Osteopath Hertfordshire

NICOLA MERLO

PILATES

Like many others, the ‘covid era’ brought stress, trauma and anxiety; it also offered space and time for reflection. This was when I decided to become a Pilates teacher, to have the opportunity to share the knowledge and benefits of Pilates.

Pilates gave me many personal benefits; I had a desk job for 25 years, which caused neck and shoulder issues that were exacerbated by carrying my baby boys. The pain seemed to take over my days and my mood until 12 years ago when I discovered Pilates through a recommendation by my Osteopath (thanks Mary!).

 

I have been practising ever since and the benefits have been incredible: it has helped maintain the results of the treatment the Osteopath provided; it helped manage and reduce my pain; it’s made me stronger and more supple. It also helped to release stress, making me more patient and generally a nicer person to be around. I am not cured, there are days I will come into class with a crooked neck, but I always come away feeling better.

 

Pilates has changed my life for the better and I welcome the opportunity to share that with you. I qualified in 2023 with one of the most amazing and experienced Pilates schools: Body Control Pilates and now I can pass on the knowledge to you.

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Body Control Pilates 

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Mat Pilates

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Preventative Focus

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