Our Team

Alex and Kate established Putney Osteopaths in 2005. We have been joined by a great team of experienced professionals and can now offer a range of specialist treatments including paediatric osteopathy, a headache clinic, acupuncture, pilates and remedial massage.

Alex Jones

BSc(Hons)Ost, BOst

Osteopath

Alex Jones has been practicing as an Osteopath for over 25 years after graduating from the British School of Osteopathy.

He set up a practice in New Zealand and lived there for 10 years. Alex was instrumental in making Osteopathy a regulated profession in NZ and in setting up the Master of Osteopathy course at the Unitec Institute of Technology.

Alex was the first Osteopath to work with the New Zealand Sports Academy’s carded athletes including Olympic rowers and cyclists to International rugby players, marathon runners and triathletes.

After 15 years of working in Wandsworth Alex enjoys a varied practice looking after families, office workers, athletes and anyone he can help.

Kate Handy

BSc(Hons).ND.PFMF

OsteoPilates / Musculoskeletal practitioner

Kate has been a Pilates Matwork teacher for over 15 years, previously trained as a masseur specialising in Work Related Upper Limb Disorders and also practiced as a registered Osteopath for over 20 years. Kate has voluntarily withdrawn her registration (with good faith) from the General Osteopathic council (GOsC) and is no longer able the use the title ‘osteopath’ for her practice. She has developed her own treatment modality as an OsteoPilates practitioner.

OsteoPilates works using osteopathic principles combined with fascial release techniques, trigger points, joint manipulation and deep soft tissue release (musculoskeletal treatments) together with an individually prescribed Pilates exercise programme.

Kate also teaches Pilates Matwork classes, 1:1 Pilates sessions and provides musculoskeletal treatments.

Owen Davis

MOst

Osteopath

Owen has worked with Putney Osteopaths since 2011.

He graduated with a Masters degree from the British School of Osteopathy where he also taught students as a clinic tutor for several years.

Owen has previously worked at the London 2012 Olympic games and has experience working with many amateur and elite sports people including Olympic Gold medal winners and Premier league footballers.

He combines the use of traditional osteopathic techniques with modern manual interventions to provide effective treatment and rehabilitation for a wide range of painful conditions.

Helena Bridge

DO(1991), MSc Pain & Headache management (Edinburgh, 2020)

Osteopath

Previously an orchestral violinist, Helena qualified from the London School of Osteopathy in 1991.

In 2011/12 she trained in Academic and Clinical Education at the British School of Osteopathy; she has a PGCE in Clinical Management of Headache Conditions in 2014/15 from the University of Edinburgh.

Since 2016, Helena has been teaching headache management to both undergraduates at the ESO Headache Clinic which she founded and leads, and at post-graduate level at the University College of Osteopathy. She does this with her award-winning teaching team, OPHM (Osteopaths for Progress in Headaches & Migraines, www.ophm.org) which is an associate member group of the Osteopathic Alliance.

Helena is a member of the International Headache Society. She is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy, and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council.

Ruth Levitan

BSc Hons Ost. M Ost Paeds

Paediatric Osteopath

Ruth has over 20 years of experience as an osteopath including 13 years specialising in paediatric osteopathy. Since graduating from the British School of Osteopathy in 1999 she has worked in general practice and as a clinic tutor and lecturer in both Australia and London.

In 2009 Ruth completed a 2-year Masters in Paediatric Osteopathy at the Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy and she currently works as a clinic tutor on the post graduate diploma in paediatric osteopathy course offered by the University College of Osteopathy. Ruth is also a mum of twin boys!

Chiara Berton

M.Ost SPOP

Osteopath

Chiara is an experienced osteopath who believes in empowering her patients to take control of their health through exercises, lifestyle modifications and behavioural change.

She likes to help people recover from common conditions that can affect us all at any stage of life; whether it be muscle tension from stress and long working days, muscular imbalance, sports injury, also long-term conditions and pains, and pregnancy related issues.

She can draw on a range of skills including dry needling and matwork Pilates exercises and Chiara also holds a certificate in Specialist Paediatric Osteopathic Practice (SPOP).

Chiara teaches at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. She speaks fluent Italian and conversational Spanish.

Antonia Curling

ITEC ACMT

Massage Therapist

Antonia has over 17 years experience in body work.

Trained in Swedish, Pregnancy, Deep Tissue, Advanced Clinical Massage Techniques and most recently Myofascial Release. Antonia draws on her skills in multiple techniques to create a treatment plan tailored to each individual client. She believes that working on the fascia is the missing link for easing long term physical, emotional and habitual trauma.

Adrienne Payne

Receptionist

Adrienne likes to keep herself very busy and was thrilled to join the team at Putney Osteopaths in July 2022. She is very organised and her job as Receptionist is to keep things running smoothly. Adrienne loves meeting all the patients including all the new babies. She enjoys cooking, walking, theatre, exercising at the gym as well as a day at the races.

Zoe Attfield

Remote Practice Manager

Zoe has worked at Putney Osteopaths since 2019. Zoe’s main job is in restorative justice but she continues to work remotely as our administrator. She loves to organise, meaning that she is in her element at work. In her free time she enjoys long country dog walks and being involved in social activism.

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