Clapham Osteopathy and Functional Movement

Sue McCall, Clapham Osteopath

Sue McCall

Sue graduated with a Master’s degree from the British School of Osteopathy and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council.   She enjoys treating a variety of patients from all backgrounds with a mixture of hands-on therapy and rehabilitation work, including exercise and breathing retraining.  She uses the methods she has learned in Immaculate Dissection, where she is also part of the teaching team, and the ongoing training she is undertaking in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (‘DNS’) with the Prague School to help her patients find true core stability.  Her aim is to find the root cause, rather than just managing symptoms and then work with you to correct the underlying dysfunction to enable you to stay pain-free long term.

Sue is a certified level 3 NeuroKinetic Therapy™ practitioner and uses this protocol to assess motor control issues that contribute to many musculoskeletal problems. She also runs study groups, and mentors other practitioners, to help develop their NKT skills. Sue has also completed a medical acupuncture course and so, where appropriate, uses needling to complement hands-on treatment.

Sue is certified in the Functional Range Release soft tissue techniques created by Andreo Spina for the spine and upper extremity. She is also undertaking ongoing training with the Sutherland Cranial College, enabling her to integrate cranial techniques into her treatment approach where appropriate.  This is useful when dealing with unresolved head or neck trauma (maybe from a childhood fall), and its legacy on today’s symptoms. She also believes that is is very important to integrate the function of the foot into overall treatment and rehabilitation protocols and has trained as a Barefoot Fitness Specialist.

She has completed the Foundation Course at the Institute of Classical Osteopathy in Dorking and spent a year training one day a week at the Institute’s clinic in North London, this has reinforced her ability to look at patients holistically and treat the aches and pains they bring in an integrated manner.

Prior to becoming an osteopath, Sue had a successful career in banking and finance and so is very aware of the physiological effects of stress and a sedentary lifestyle on the body.

She has always been active enjoying hiking, cycling, running and scuba diving amongst other things.  So she is interested in treating sports injuries.  She has particular experience with yogis, cyclists, runners and softball players both with rehabilitation post minor injuries and surgical intervention.

Jack McCall
Functional Movement and Fitness Training

After dedicating over 20 years to entertaining and educating children through interactive media, Jack found his true calling helping adults improve their health, fitness, and well-being through functional movement and fitness training. He believes strongly that positive physical, mental and emotional benefits can be achieved through the application of good fitness habits, beginning with good breathing and movement, both in athletic pursuits and activities of daily life.

Jack received his certifications in personal training with ACE, levels 1 and 2 Functional Movement Screening with FMS, and Functional Range Conditioning with Functional Anatomy Seminars.  He is also trained in fitness instruction utilising kettlebells and suspension trainers (TRX) with YMCAFit, strength and conditioning with UKSCA and floor-based strength and mobility with Animal Flow and Original Strength.  Jack employs core stability and breathing retraining techniques studied with Immaculate Dissection. and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (‘DNS’).

In addition to fitness, Jack is passionate about food and cooking. Some food writing can be found on his personal site, and look for more on the Backs Etc. blog in the future.

Recreationally, Jack enjoys hiking, scuba diving and playing softball, and has recently taken up cold-water swimming along with Sue.

Joel Hamilton

Joel Hamilton

Joel is a registered osteopath, graduating with a Masters Degree from the British School of Osteopathy, the oldest and largest osteopathic institute in Europe. His goal is to keep patients pain-free and physically adaptable so that they can keep doing the things they love.

Joel is a certified level 3 NeuroKinetic Therapy practitioner and uses this modality to assess and correct movement issues that may lead to dysfunction and pain. He also uses the techniques he has learned in Immaculate Dissection to improve his patients’ breathing patterns and core stability.

Joel has a keen interest in Classical Osteopathy. He has completed the Foundation Course at the Institute of Classical Osteopathy in Dorking and spent 15 months training one day a week at the Institute’s clinic in London Met Science Center. This has reinforced his ability to look at patients holistically, and understand the importance of spinal mechanics and its integration with the nervous system.

Joel is certified to use Kinesio-taping and medical acupuncture which he employs to complement hands-on treatment.

Prior to graduation, he worked as a sports massage therapist in various gyms in London. He has spent over 8 years working as a project manager and software engineer for several multinational healthcare companies which made him acutely aware of the effects of desk-based work and chronic stress. He spent 2 years working as a swim coach for Performance Kinetics, training everyone from beginners to triathletes. Joel also holds a degree in Anthropology which has given him an understanding of the evolution of functional human movement and activities. Joel’s love of martial arts began with Judo as a child, later Capoeira and Kung-fu, and now, in his spare time Joel instructs in the Russian Martial art Systema.