Gavin BurtGavin Burt, registered osteopath

Clinic Director

Gavin graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, London with a 1st class honours degree in Osteopathic medicine in 1998.

He ran a large osteopathic practice in Auckland, New Zealand, for 3 years before returning to the UK in 2001, working in Kentish Town. In February 2006 he opened Backs and Beyond, in the leafy suburb of Dartmouth Park in North London.

Gavin is a general practice osteopath, but also has special interests in treating sports and dancing injuries, headaches, acute low back pain.

Gavin is obsessed with marathon running, so make sure you don’t get him onto the subject (especially if you are not a runner!), and has treated amateur and elite runners alike, including Paula Radcliffe.

He taught at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine from 2001 to 2003, and was a member of the General Osteopathic Council communications committee.

He is a regular advisor on health issues to the national press and radio. Gavin also writes regular articles on osteopathy and musculoskeletal health for specialist health magazines. He is the osteopathic contributor to Runners World magazine and writes a regular blog on www.runnersworld.co.uk (click on this link and then enter Gavin Burt in the search box.

Gavin also runs a series of popular postgraduate workshops for osteopaths.

Miranda ClaytonMiranda Clayton, registered osteopath

Miranda Clayton is a Registered Osteopath (GOsC) with 15 years of clinical experience. For the last 10 years she has had a special interest in the Osteopathic treatment for babies, children and in pregnancy, and she heads up our Mother and Baby Clinic.

Miranda ran the Paediatric Clinic at the London School of Osteopathy for many years, and currently lectures extensively in Pediatric, Obstetric, Geriatric, General and Cranial Osteopathy on a number of B.Sc. Osteopathy courses. She also works as a University Examiner in many aspects of Osteopathy and Medical Sciences.

Miranda also runs a home visit service for mothers and their babies, http://www.mumandbaby-at-home.com/


Raymond YongRaymond Yong, registered osteopath

Following a long career as a martial arts instructor and personal trainer, Raymond graduated from the London School of Osteopathy with a Masters degree in Osteopathic medicine.  He is a registered Osteopath (GOsC) and member of the British Osteopathic Association (BOA).

As well as incorporating the various manual therapy techniques at the disposal of any qualified Osteopath, Raymond integrates within his treatments a mixture of movement therapy, neurodynamic conditioning and medical acupuncture in order to achieve the best results for his patients.

With over ten years work experience as a personal trainer, Raymond possesses a variety of personal training qualifications including PICP level 1 strength coach, BioSignature modulation practitioner, Performance Stability International Trainer and a Certificate of Sports Injury from Kensington & Chelsea college.

Prior to qualifying as an Osteopath, Raymond has had over 20years of experience teaching, training and competing within the martial arts. Having competed both nationally and internationally in a range of different martial arts, Raymond has won gold medals within a variety of martial arts disciplines including Brazilian jujitsu, Filipino Stick Fighting and Tae Kwon Do.

Raymond is also a Conditioning and Rehabilitation advisor at Dukes Meadows Tennis Academy in west London, where he is working with some of the country’s most promising tennis prospects.

James RaiherJames Raiher, registered osteopath

James studied sociology and philosophy before training to be an osteopath at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. Continually inspired by the breadth of osteopathy, he incorporates a variety of osteopathic methods to tailor his treatment for each individual patient, including structural and cranial work and Kinesiotaping.

He is especially interested in the ways in which the body actively creates health, taking an approach which combines an understanding of physiology, nutrition and the impact of stress.

James is currently involved in research into osteopathic interventions in treating the problem of itching. His other interests include aikido and the cello. He has authored numerous plays and short stories.