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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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Paediatric Specialist

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Cranial Osteopathy offered

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Pre and Postnatal treatments offered

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Women's Health Practitioner

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. She has recently undertaken an advanced course in Paediatric Osteopathy at the Osteopathic Centre for Children.

Zosia is a women's health practitioner offering appointments assessing pelvic floor or c-section recovery after birth. 

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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VISHAL PARSHAD D.O M.Ost ND

OSTEOPATH

Vishal has earned a Master's in Osteopathy and a Diploma in Naturopathy from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Over the past decade, he has effectively managed a family practice specializing in holistic Ayurvedic medicine.

With a solid grasp of nutrition, Vishal offers guidance on dietary choices, aligning with the biopsychosocial model that underpins his osteopathic practice. His dedication to a holistic and patient-centred approach is evident in his consideration of musculoskeletal concerns, nutritional well-being, and internal health. Drawing from his experience as a former monk, he brings self-awareness and mindfulness to patient care, emphasizing the vital mind-body connection.

Vishal adapts various approaches based on his patients, emphasizing the psychosomatic approach to pain. Through subtle manipulations, addressing imbalances, and optimizing internal function, he contributes to overall improvement in symptoms and health.

Away from his osteopathic practice Vishal holds the position of Director of Mental Health and Well-being for a wellness company. In this role, he actively promotes mental health awareness, mentor’s individuals facing mental health challenges, and leads his own charity dedicated to overcoming life's obstacles. Additionally, he lectures at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. Vishal has recently embarked on the process of pursuing a doctorate in behavioural neuroscience, starting in 2024.

 

During his leisure time, he immerses himself in activities such as yoga, meditation, philosophy, neuropsychology, doing charity work, and mindfulness. Reading, hitting the gym, and creating motivational content further contribute to his holistic approach to life and well-being.

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Masters of Osteopathy

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Naturopath

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Certificate in dry needling

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Advanced soft tissue techniques

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Mindfulness and life coach

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Nutritional advice

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B.Sc. in computer science

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Paediatric, cranial, and visceral osteopathy offered

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Content creator

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Body Control Pilates 

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Mat Pilates

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Preventative Focus

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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