M. Tech: Chiro (R.S.A.)
Gary has over 20 years in clinical experience.
He has been in practice since 1999 after successfully completing a six-year Master’s Degree. His course covered the areas of human sciences, biochemistry, diagnostic imaging, manipulation and wellness care. Since graduation, he has kept up to date with the latest developments, particularly in the field of pelvic biomechanics, postural correction, work-related ergonomics and cranial correction.
Gary has built up a large, successful Dockland's practice based largely on personal referral, working on the philosophy that educating patients gives them the best long-term results.
His treatment techniques include diversified technique, SOT (Sacral Occipital Technique), Craniopathy, Myofascial dry needling, acupuncture and core stability exercise.
Gary Backlund is a member of The Scottish Chiropractic Association and The General Chiropractic Council.
Registered as a health-care provider for most insurance companies including BUPA, AXA PPP, Cigna, Prudential, Aviva and Simply Health
M. Chiro (D.C.)
Stavros graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic following a four-year course covering physiology, diagnosis and diagnostic imaging, manipulation and wellness care. Since then, he has kept up with the latest developments in chiropractic and incorporates a combination of Diversified adjusting technique, Active Release Technique, muscular acupuncture (dry needling) and neuro-mobilization methods.
Stavros believes in educating patients and gives corrective postural exercises to help maintain joint health and minimise the wear and tear caused by habitual poor posture such as prolonged sitting and desk work. Education and understanding underpin all of his work, ensuring patients are given the chance to fully engage in their care. Stavros’s approach allows many factors of the patient's life to be addressed, providing a holistic picture and giving longevity to their return to health.
Having worked all over the UK and having held international posts, Stavros has mentored under some of the finest chiropractors and brings a wealth of experience to his practice. Stavros enjoys seeing a large range of people and treatment is individually tailored to the patient, whether they are younger or older, sedentary, or competing in elite sport.
Stavros is a member of the United Chiropractic Association and is registered with the General Chiropractic Council.
Stavros is registered as a provider for several insurance companies including BUPA, CIGNA, WPA, AVIVA,, Vitality and Simply health.
BSc. (Hons) degree : Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy and MSc.in the field of Sports Physiotherapy
Natasha Fernandes has had more than 20 years of experience with a BSc. (Hons) degree and two Australian postgraduate qualifications: Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy and MSc.in the field of Sports Physiotherapy.
She has had an exciting varied career treating both elite athletes as a team physiotherapist at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and recreational athletes from many sports including netball, track and field, runners, swimming and tennis players.She has extensive experience treating student and professional circus artists in London.
She also has wide experience treating office workers in Central London as well as working with London based surgeons to rehabilitate their post operative patients .
She has also been an examiner for undergraduate students in Australia and a mentor for postgraduate MSc students in London.
She uses a variety of skills including manual therapy , Western acupuncture ( AACP certified ) and clinical Pilates ( APPI fully trained) to provide optimal results. Over the years she has worked with Alexander teachers to develop her analysis of posture and movement patterns which has proved invaluable for managing injuries. She enjoys keeping up to date with research and using sound clinical reasoning to provide evidence based practice and rehabilitation. Her main interests are in management of shoulder, hip and knee injuries.
Our Massage Therapists
Clinical Tissue Therapist
Mike is a fully qualified Sports Massage Therapist who qualified in 2005 From the London School of Sports Massage (LSSM) HND Dip.
He works very closely with Chiropractors and Osteopaths in all aspects of his work, which acts as a big continual learning curve as well as furthering his knowledge with courses and on-going education.
Mike uses various diagnostic protocols, which range from Mechanical & Neural testing to observing Movement & Function. This may also include looking at Joint mobility and overall flexibility of the patient which then allows him to treat the patient accordingly and very specifically. His range of skills include Dry Needling, IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation) and Active Release work. He also uses standard techniques including Soft Tissue Release (STR), Muscle Energy & Neuromuscular Technique (MET & NMT) and using gravity as a mobilisation tool amongst others.
He will also set very specific Correctional & Mobility protocols along with strengthening exercises should the client need it, which in a lot of cases helps. He also provides postural correction homework for patients this may include stretching & lengthening work.
Mike travelled extensively including working in Rhodes, Australia and Hong Kong. This was where he became interested in Sports Massage & Tissue Therapy due to being involved in high volumes of training and sport so felt that maintenance and injury prevention were needed. He competed in Kick-Boxing, played rugby as well as Swimming, Cycling and now is a keen Olympic Lifter and Wake-boarder so realizing the benefits of Tissue Therapy helping improve performance, recovery and injury prevention.
He has worked with people of all sporting backgrounds from high profile Athletes to Power Lifters & Strength trainers, Boxers, Cyclists, Runners and swimmers also dealing with everyday desk posture to people with trauma such as Disc & Knee issues, frozen shoulder and other such ailments.
Sports Massage Therapist
Five-year Diploma covering Sports/Remedial Massage and Physical Therapy
Years of Experience: 17
Sport/Remedial Massage. Myofascial Release, Active & Passive Mobilisations, Trigger/Pressure Point Therapy
Member of the Independent Professional Therapists International Association
Born into an athletic family in Hungary, Zoltan took part in sport from an early age and over the years, has dedicated himself to developing his understanding of the human body using an holistic approach.
Professional training took place over a five-year diploma covering sports/remedial massage, physical therapy and reflexology style segmental massage.
Zoltan constantly seeks to develop his skills and to maximise his potential through ever expanding his knowledge and his through years of hands-on experience.
His training at the National Physiotherapy Institute and years of working pitch-side with a premier league rugby team, have led him to believe that restoring balance to the body is key to performing better - physically, mentally and emotionally.
He has a natural ability to read the body’s imbalances and restore order to enable his clients to live pain free.
Sports Massage Therapist
Talla, a graduate from the highly regarded London School of Sports Massage and an experienced level 4 personal trainer, combines these two complimentary skills sets to offer an approach to Massage that is both remedial and instructive.
His PT knowledge lends itself to a deeper understanding as to why injuries occur and his sport massage tool kit offers a hands-on approach which is regularly includes individualized client focused exercises, to strengthen and improve areas of the body that are in need of help and support.
He has a particular interest in helping patients manage lower back discomfort and pain, and has worked with a wide range of clients including office workers, professional football players of premier league, Turkish league, and French L1.
Talla’s approach is to work with his patients in a form of collaboration where listening to each other’s feedback his key to success.
He uses different assessments and combinations of treatment protocols such as soft tissue release, IASTM, dry needling, dry cupping or Kinesio tapping to best respond to the client needs.
When required he will send you away with the adequate exercises home work to help you manage your condition and get you back to full recovery!