After a successful career as an export manager for a chemical company Jon experienced osteopathy as a patient and decided to train for a new career as an osteopath. A Maidstone osteopath Jon graduated from the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) in 1989. Since then he has pursued a successful clinical role at the Bower Mount Clinic as well as being International Head of Department at the ESO for many years responsible for the training of osteopaths in over eleven countries. Jon is a published author and has a master’s degree in osteopathy and a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE). Jon is highly experienced in all forms of osteopathic practice.
Carl graduated from the European School of Osteopathy and has since worked in private practice, the NHS and osteopathic education. Last year he completed his PGcert in Clinical and Academic Education and began his role as a clinic tutor. and now supervises undergraduate students in their osteopathic education. He recently began training to become a Postural Stability Instructor with an aim to work in the community to reduce the risk of falls amongst the elderly.
Carl uses the entire scope of osteopathic approaches in his treatment including his specialist interest area of visceral manipulation used in cases of heartburn, constipation and some breathing difficulties. From his wide clinical experience Carl will frequently incorporate exercises and lifestyle advice to help his patients manage their pain and speed up their recovery.
Craig is the former (2008-13) Principal and Director of Clinic of the International College of Oriental Medicine, one of Europe’s leading and oldest acupuncture training institutions. Here, students study a 3 year BSc Hons degree in acupuncture, validated by the University of Greenwich.
Craig is a PGCE qualified teacher and former Chair of the ‘Council for Heads of Acupuncture Courses’ the national forum for heads of accredited acupuncture courses. He currently holds the academic position of ‘External Examiner’ as part of the QAA process for the University of Kingston and their BSc Hons Degree in acupuncture award for the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading.
He has been in private practice since 2000, after undertaking a 4 year training course in acupuncture and western medicine. He is a registered practitioner with the acupuncture profession’s lead body the British Acupuncture Council, and has worked in a variety of multi-disciplinary settings, including 5 years in a local GP practice (Sundridge Medical Practice, Bromley).
Judith is a fully qualified massage therapist with fourteen years’ experience. She holds an ITEC Diploma in anatomy, physiology and massage and an Advanced Soft Tissue and Remedial Massage qualification. Judith also holds an ITEC Diploma in Stress Massage and qualifications in Muscle Energy Testing and Soft Tissue Releases.
Hilary first had Alexander lessons in 1985 to improve her own posture and breathing which often deteriorated towards the end of each school term. As a head teacher she discovered that Alexander’s principles were transformative, not only in stressful situations but in the minutiae of daily life.
Before qualifying as an Alexander Technique teacher, Hilary studied Anatomy, Physiology and Massage, Reiki, Bowen Technique and Life Coaching; skills that helped expand her awareness of psychophysical approaches to healing processes.
We are a family-run friendly Clinic established for 40 years ago as a centre of excellence for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. We focus on a patient centred approach offering our patients an integrated approach to a wide range of conditions.
The Bower Mount Clinic also has practitioners with a special interest in the care of expectant mothers and children as well as a sports clinic run by a practitioner trained in Osteopathy, sports coaching, and pilates.