Andrew Lakmal Siyabalawatte

Lead Osteopath | Director at Back To Health Wellness M.Ost D.O ND GOsC – 7775

Andrew Lakmal graduated from the world-renowned British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in 2011, his experience as a registered Osteopath ranges from treating individuals with disabling conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease to chronic pain management, advising and treating patients at Finchley road and Soho, Leicester Square.

He has treated Actors and sports people alike. His treatment demeanour is very holistic; with particular interest towards the management and mechanical and neurological implications in sporting injury.

The interest in sporting pathology spans from a wealth of sporting experience having played football for various professional football clubs as an adolescent. His education and sporting experiences have allowed him to truly understand mechanisms of injury, treatment protocols and comprehensive rehabilitation regimes.

Since he obtained his Masters in Osteopathy, he has continuously updated his knowledge and understanding of the biomechanics of the body and its capacity to heal itself following injury/sporting injury after treatment. This focus continually motivates him to develop his skills and knowledge for the benefit of his current and future patients.

Since 2013, Andrew has used his clinical skills and knowledge in spinal mechanics to help hundreds of clients improve and maintain good posture and muscle function, through a structured, research based spinal rehabilitation technique.

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Dr Matthew Flanagan

Chiropractor | Director at Back To Health Chiropractic Clinics Ltd

GCC number 00358

Dr Matthew Flanagan foundered Back To Health Chiropractic Ltd in 1998, over the years making the company one of forerunners of spinal corrective care in Europe and one of the largest providers of chiropractic care in the UK, with clinics and affiliates in Croydon, Ealing, Finchley, Hampton, Hounslow, Kingston, Richmond, Sutton and Windsor. In Ireland, he established clinics in Belfast and Dublin.

Dr Flanagan is available at Back To Health in Richmond.

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Emma MacDonald

ITEC Level 4 Sports Massage & Manual Therapist

Emma has always had a keen interest in the human body and in particular, the musculo-skeletal system, and its role in our everyday movement. This lead her to wanting to learn more about how, not just sports, but everyday activities can take their toll on the body and eventually cause dysfunction and pain.

Emma’s main goal since becoming a Sports Massage Therapist is to help others suffering with pain and mobility limitations. She use a range of techniques including Soft Tissue Release (STR) and Muscle Energy Technique (MET), which are both extremely effective in helping restore normality to tight and restricted muscle tissue following sporting activity.

These techniques are proven to increase joint and muscle range of motion, resulting in a reduction in pain. Emma is well versed in spinal manipulation, having achieved full certification from the internationally recognised OMT.

Emma is also an Equine Sports Massage therapist. When she is not treating clients, Emma spends a lot of her time training and competing her horse, Archie. They have previously represented their riding club at the much acclaimed Dressage National Championships. Emma also enjoy taking her dogs out walking over the beautiful Surrey Hills.

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Natalia Rudin

Massage Therapist and Matwork Pilates Specialist

Natalia specialises in deep and sports massage therapy. She uses a variety of superficial and deep stroke techniques, used to relax or invigorate muscle tissue. This focus work, can encourage healing in the tissues following injury. It can also be used to adequately prepare muscles for sporting activity.

Natalia’s main goals as a therapist is to help people who suffer in any way with aches or pains, and those that are unable to train in their specific sport and get them back on their feet again with the correct guidance and the necessary treatment. She has a particular interest in improving posture through soft tissue release techniques and deep muscle work to penetrate and influence muscle imbalances stemming from the spine and the surrounding tissues.

Outside work, Natalia enjoys a range of health and wellness activities including pilates, yoga and weight training.

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Beeshesh Gurung

Sports and Exercise Therapist (B.Sc)

Beeshesh is a skilled practitioner. He is particularly skilled at identifying and assisting in rehabilitation of sporting and musculoskeletal injury.

Beeshesh uses a range of joint mobilisation and soft tissue techniques, to cater for a relaxing or more invigorating massage. A particular favorite of his is Muscle Energy Technique (MET). This skilset is particularly useful, pre and post activity.

A keen lover of sports, particularly football, Beeshesh played at various professional clubs here in the UK and abroad at youth level.

Beeshesh is a welcome addition to our skilled, multifunctional offering here at Back To Health Wellness.

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Karen Ip

Master of Chiropractic – MChiro (Hons) and Sports Massage Therapist 

Karen is a confident, energetic, Masters of Chiropractic graduate, and trained sports massage and deep tissue technician. Having graduated from the prestigious McTimoney College of Chiropractic, Karen has developed a multifaceted and diverse approach to treating spinal and muscular pain.

Karen is particularly skilled in SOT (Sacro Occipital Technique), a comprehensive assessment and treatment technique used to restore normal functionality to the body.

Karen is excellent at identifying the client’s massage needs and delivering simple and effective massage techniques.

From a young age, Karen has been interested in the treatment of pain and rehabilitation in animals.

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Sai Sheela Kiritharan

Physiotherapist (MSci) and Soft Tissue Specialist

Having studied at one of the leading school’s of sport, exercise and rehabilitation sciences in the world, Birmingham University,  Sheela has a keen interest in injury, disease and problems relating to muscles, bones and joints.  She has a sharp eye for postural imbalances, especially those caused by everyday activity.

To help resolve these imbalances, Sheela adopts a holistic and hands on approach to help her clients restore and further enhance their functional movement to cope with the demands of their lifestyle.

Outside of work, Sheela enjoys keeping fit and healthy whether it’s going for a run, or practicing yoga. In a few years time, Sheela would like to further study in the field of paediatrics.

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Garth Tang 

Soft Tissue Specialist and IASTM Technician

Garth is an effective soft tissue specialist. His passion and enthusiasm lies in improving people’s pain and alleviating their stress, whilst improving their range of motion. Garth is particularly skilled in Soft Tissue Release (STR) – a quick, yet effective technique to improve joint movement.

Garth is fully trained in the art of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM) – the skilled use of a tool in releasing fascia and breaking down scar tissue.

Aromatherapy, Stretching and Manual Therapy are just a few of the other certifications he has to his name so far. Outside of work, Garth enjoys training his dog Samui, playing football and gymnastics.

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