Andrew Bellamy: Registered Osteopath (GOsC Reg. No 1/2109/F)
Andrew Bellamy graduated from the London School of Osteopathy in 1989 after careers in nursing and management. Since then he has worked in Shoreham and, until April 2008, at the Broadwater Osteopathic Practice. Andrew expanded and moved the practice to this address in June 2002 in order to be able to offer a broader range of services to the community.
Andrew has a good working relationship with local GP's and Specialists and is often asked to assess patients and undertake remedial work following surgery, particularly those with spine and knee problems.
Andrew also uses dry-needling techniques, to help with pain control and is currently developing his skills in Dynamic Ultrasound Scanning for core stability muscle training and musculo-skeletal injuries.
Andrew also runs the UK Distribution of a shoulder mobilising product, The Rotater, through ShoulderCentric.
On a personal level, Andrew enjoys mountain biking and SCUBA diving. A keen interest in underwater photography led to Andrew joining the Shark Trust,a charitable foundation that serves the interests of shark conservation.
Ben Gottesman: Registered Osteopath (GOsC Reg. No 4/4581/F)
Ben Gottesman joined the practice soon after graduating from the London School of Osteopathy with an Honours Degree in July 2001. He also practises in Bognor Regis and Emsworth.
Ben is a keen sportsman and this has naturally led to an interest in sports-related injuries. Other interests include the treatment and management of conditions that cause chronic pain.
Where appropriate, Ben also uses dry-needling techniques, (a form of acupuncture therapy), to complement his osteopathic skills.
Jenefer Davys: Registered Osteopath (GOsC Reg. No 8/5922/F)
Jenefer Davys graduated from the London School of Osteopathy in with a BSc (Hons) Ost Degree in 2007. She has a background in dance and movement. Since graduating, Jenefer has worked in Scotland and Ireland and Brighton to broaden her experience.
Jenefer has a particular interest in postural and ergonomic factors that affect the way in which the human spine works, especially in the context of dance and the performance arts. She places considerable emphasis on prevention and therefore stresses the importance of education and exercise in addition to treatment.
Alex Strach: Chartered Physiotherapist, Grad.Dip.Phys, MMACP, MSc, MCSP
Alex Strach joins the therapists at Adur Osteopathic Clinic following a comprehensive career in both hospital-based and private Physiotherapy practice. Qualifying in 1989, she has worked in various parts of the world, including Australia and Hong Kong.
Having worked in in a team of physiotherapists for the London WASPS rugby squad and personal experience at a high level in swimming, gives Alex a good understanding of how sporting people think.
Alex’s senior NHS position meant that she was involved in setting up the Spinal Triage Service for Worthing & Southlands NHS Trust. This and her other experience has led to good working relationships with GP’s and Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Specialists. Her special interests include the management of neck and back pain, although Alex is well qualified to treat sports injuries, general musculo-skeletal conditions, as well as provide post-operative rehabilitation.
Special interests include management of neck and back pain, as well as sports injuries.
Her Physiotherapy approach will complement the work done by our Osteopaths, both in providing a balanced perspective and by suiting those who have previous Physiotherapy experience. Very importantly, we hope to use Alex’s expertise in remedial exercises so that they will complement the treatments already given here.
Initially, Alex will be available for consultation on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
Annie Knight: Sports & Remedial Massage, Reflexology & Aromatherapy
Annie Knight holds advanced diplomas [Dip. Adv. IIHHT, MICHT] in Reflexology and Aromatherapy, a certificate in Sports Massage, and has completed III degree in the Usui system of Reiko Healing over two years.
She qualified in 2000 - 2001 at Northbrook College, Worthing and has also attended further training in Sports Massage, through the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
Suzanne Till: Shiatsu, Hypnotherapy, EFT & NLP
Suzanne Till: Suzanne completed three years of professional training in Shiatsu and Oriental Medicine with the Brighton branch of the Shiatsu College. This included study of Traditional Chinese medicine and western anatomy models of physiology & pathology.
Suzanne is qualified in Thai Massage, completing her training with the Siam Traditional Thai Massage School in Thailand.
Suzanne now also offers Hypnotherapy, EFT [tapping]& NLP. For more details see Suzanne's own website.
Jane Nayer: Nutrition, Food Sensitivity & Allergy Testing
Jane Nayer, (Photo to follow) NHF Adv Dip, who joins the Adur Osteopathic Clinic in March 2010, has been working in Shoreham for some time. More details to follow.
Leigh Till: Orthopaedic Acupuncture, BSc. Hons, MASc.OA, Dip Tui Na, Lic Acu.
Tui Na Massage is based on affecting the energetic (Qi) system, as well as the circulatory systems of blood & lymph. Chinese Medicine holds that imbalances or blockages in the circulation of Qi are at the root of the body’s illness. Therefore, Tui Na was developed for healing, rather than just relaxation and enjoyment.
Leigh's interest and subsequent study of Chinese Medicine, stems from his successful competitive background in martial arts and sports. He has lived and studied extensively in China, where he specialised in Tui Na and other traditional healing arts including QiGong and Tai Chi Chuan. Leigh has also trained to degree level in sports science and worked in exercise rehabilitation. This experience combined with his 11 years practice in Tui Na has helped him develop a unique approach to treating injury.
More details and photo to follow.
Sam Forest: Sports & Remedial Massage
Sam Forrest: graduated from the London School of Sports Massage in 2012 with a Professional BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Clinical Sport & Remedial Massage.
With a particular interest in soft tissue release (STR), myo-fascial and muscle energy techniques (MET), Sam works alongside both osteopathic and physiotherapy treatments, as well as a stand alone therapy.
In his spare time Sam is a keen distance runner and sportsman and has been an infantry soldier within the Reserve Forces since 2009, allowing him to experience many common overuse injuries first hand.