Mark qualified from the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003.
Whilst at college, Mark gained valuable experience in various aspects of osteopathic treatment such as spinal and soft tissue manipulation, rehabilitation, classical osteopathy and cranial osteopathy.
After qualifying, Mark was fortunate to work and learn with some of the leading Osteopaths in the UK, thereby further enhancing his skills in both structural and cranial osteopathy as well as clinical pilates based rehabilitation.
In 2007 Mark completed a two year MSc in Pediatric Osteopathy at the renowned Osteopathic Centre for Children in London, here Mark gained valuable experience treating children with a myriad of conditions.
In addition to this, Mark has continues to complete further training in cranial osteopathy, having previously completed courses in dry needling/western acupuncture, pilates and rehabilitation.
Away from work Mark is a keep sportsman and enjoys activities such as Triathlon, Golf, aussie rules football.
Mr Richard Searle BSc (Hons) Osteopathic Medicine, DO, DN
Richard graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999, and has gained a vast experience working as an osteopath at practices in West London (Putney, Wimbledon and Chelsea) and West Sussex (Horsham and Crawley). His qualifications have attained him full GOsC registration.
Richard believes osteopathic treatment is beneficial for all ages (newborn, athlete, elderly or couch potato), and is essential for maintaining optimal bio-mechanical function/health. Richard has a keen interest in treating sports injuries, due to a background in competitive swimming, marathon running, football and golf. This gives him a key understanding in how to attain and maintain peak musculoskeletal function for exercise or everyday life.
At post graduate level Richard has gained further qualifications in dry needling (medical acupuncture), ultrasound and electrotherapy treatments, and cranial osteopathy courses. Richard has extensive experience in treating a wide range of conditions:
Arthritis - Sports injuries - Headaches - Back and neck pain - Sciatica - Frozen shoulder - Tennis/Golfers elbow - Tension -Post operative rehabilitation.
Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and manual treatment, which is recognised by the British Medical Association. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments, connective tissues and organs functioning smoothly together.
Osteopathy recognises the importance of the link between the structure of the human body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on the body's skeleton and joint function along with the underlying muscles, soft tissue and internal organs.
Osteopaths consider each person as an individual, utilising a highly developed sense of touch they identify problem areas of the body. Using gentle stretching and mobilising techniques as well as manipulating joints, an osteopath works with the body to create the perfect condition to facilitate the healing process.
Osteopath treatment is therefore carefully taloured to suit the individual whether they are a 18 stone rugby player or a new born baby.