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Tel: 020 7626 2020

[Within Beauty Essence], 7 Well Court
London, EC4 M 9DN
[Off of Bow Lane, 1 minute from Cheapside]

Previously in Medicentre Cheapside

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Your Practitioners

All of our practitioners are registered with the General Osteopathic Council, as well as being members of The Institute of Osteopathy (formerly known as The British Osteopathic Association). They all carry the recommended level of insurance cover.

Anthony Kanutin

Anthony

Anthony Kanutin was born and bred in Southend On Sea. He has been established in practice since 1984 at Milton Road Westcliff having qualified at The British School of Osteopathy [BSO], now called "University College of Osteopathy".

After being asked back to the BSO as a clinic tutor in 1985, he was involved in training and assessment of student osteopaths in clinical practice, for many years.

In 1991 he became one of the first osteopaths to work within the NHS after the introduction of GP fundholding, running clinics at Family Health Care in Leigh on Sea until 2011. The City practice was opened in 2000, initially in Fenchurch Street but then within Medicentre [walk in private doctor surgery] in Cheapside near Bank station.

He has acted [and still acts] as an external examiner in assessing clinical competence in final year osteopathic students for numerous Osteopathic educational institutions since 1999. This checks that students have the necessary clinical skills to practice independently.

Another role has been the assessment of Osteopaths from outside the European Union who wish to practice within the UK to check for clinical competence in line with UK standards.

Anthony was appointed [in 2009], by the Appointments Commission, to the Professional Conduct Committee for The General Osteopathic Council, which is the statutory regulator of the osteopathic profession, and was reappointed for another 4 year term of office.

He now sits as a panel chairman on the Fitness to Practice Committee for the Nursing & Midwifery professions [NMC].

Anthony has been an Osteopathic course reviewer for the Quality Assurance Agency [which monitors and maintains standards in higher education]. He undertook the initial recognition review of the osteopathic course at Leeds Metropolitan University as well as the initial Undergraduate Masters’ course at the British School of Osteopathy.

International experience came as an external examiner for the University of Wales who validated an Osteopathic degree course within Hamburg Germany.

Anthony attends many postgraduate courses including one at the national sports medicine institute in core stability.

All of this clinical experience and assessment has meant Anthony has seen a hugely diverse array of approaches to osteopathic practice, allowing him the ability to draw on this when tackling difficult clinical problems, as well as striving for best practice.

Martin Irving

Martin

Martin too was born in Essex and became an osteopath after having treatment himself.

Having left school he began an engineering course at Thurrock Technical College which (although he didn’t know it at the time) would prove to be very useful later in life. The knowledge acquired in the application of levers and of mechanical loading (compression, torsion, stress etc.) is as relevant to osteopathy as in engineering – and as for the similarities between mechanical engineering and orthopaedic medicine (stabilising bones with metal screws and frames) well, it just doesn’t bear thinking about!

The prospect of an engineering career was shortened by the opportunity of an apprenticeship in lithographic printing (printing being a family trait). On completing this training the opportunity arose to work in Antwerp (Belgium) for a company at the forefront of digital print technology.

On returning to the UK he worked at various companies within the print industry. It was around this time that he began martial arts training, initially with Karate, but moving on to a class that included many different styles of self-defence. These lessons ultimately proved to be the catalyst for a change of profession – or to be more precise, the inadequate thickness of mats when being thrown to the floor during training!

After receiving osteopathic treatment and reaching the point where printing wasn’t providing any job satisfaction, he began the path that would eventually lead to obtaining a degree in osteopathy. In fact, this decision took seven years to be realised – two years in further education, passing of the entrance exam to the British School of Osteopathy, and a further five more years of study.

Since qualified, Martin has practised at Milton Road. For five years (until 2011 when Dr Lawrence Singer retired) he ran an osteopathic clinic (for NHS patients) at the Family Healthcare Practice in Leigh-on-Sea under the GP fund holder scheme. Since gaining full recognition by all the major healthcare providers he has worked at “Back in the City” initially in the Medicentre building in Cheapside, London.

Like all osteopaths, Martin has to annually demonstrate he has taken steps to increase his knowledge base and technical abilities – which has involved attending a wide variety of lectures, discussion groups, and courses.

As someone who has suffered back pain in the past, he believes there are major health and financial benefits in maintaining a healthy spine by periodic osteopathic assessment.

He is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (a mandatory requirement of being an osteopath), and is a member of the British Osteopathic Association.

These days he enjoys high impact sports such as rugby union, rugby league and ice hockey (but being self-employed from the safety of the sidelines!).

Sabrina Chow

Sabrina

Sabrina grew up in Manchester and holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physiology from the prestigious life science faculty at the University of Manchester. Before becoming an osteopath she worked in the financial services sector in London. She qualified with a distinction in a Masters in Osteopathy and a Diploma in Naturopathy from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM). During her study at BCOM she was awarded the year prizes as well as the naturopathic and distinction prize.

Her background in physiology provides her with a solid understanding of the human body and a particular interest in the influence of osteopathy on the nervous system and the body as a whole. She has a holistic approach that combines osteopathic techniques and dry needling/medical acupuncture with advice on exercise and ergonomics, as well as naturopathic advice on diet and lifestyle.

Aside from a passion for health and fitness Sabrina enjoys travelling and learning new languages, and speaks conversational Korean and Cantonese. She enjoys practising yoga in her spare time.

Sabrina is a registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy (iO).