Emma Bellairs

Registered Osteopath and Clinical Pilates Instructor

Hi I'm Emma...

I graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007 and practice both structural and cranial osteopathy as well as teaching clinical Pilates.  

I specialise in sport and exercise rehabilitation having gained a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Health Science from the University of Southampton prior to becoming an Osteopath. It was through my Sports Science degree that I became interested in the biomechanics of injuries and how we can use specific exercises to retrain the body to move better and heal injuries which in turn can help us to be more efficient and achieve more in our chosen sports and activities.  It was through this interest that I discovered Pilates and the benefits the Pilates Method can have in treating injuries. I went on to qualify as a Pilates instructor in 2004 and now have over 16 years of experience in teaching both group classes and one to one rehabilitative Pilates in a clinical setting. 

My continuing post graduate professional development has covered many areas of specialism including trigger point acupuncture, sports injury strapping, shockwave therapy, cranial and paediatric osteopathy and advanced osteopathic structural techniques. I am also a certified running technique coach.  

I have always enjoyed being active and it was through competing as an figure skater and later through snowboarding that I first discovered Osteopathy and how effective it was at getting me back to fitness after injuries. Although ice skating and snowboarding no longer fit into my regular sporting activities, I enjoy keeping active by running, swimming and cycling and doing as much Pilates as possible!

Emma is registered with most insurance companies including AXA, Cigna, Vitality,Aviva, Simply Health and Cigna.

Stephen Baker

Registered Osteopath

Hi I'm Steve...

I graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998. I am an experienced structural and cranial osteopath and I enjoy treating a wide range of conditions in people of all ages from new born babies, pregnant women, to Olympic athletes and older clients. I have worked full time in several clinics since graduating including one year at the Osteopathic Centre for Children previously in Harley Street, where I completed my paediatric osteopathy training. I came into osteopathy alongside a 20 year career as a kayaker having competed for Great Britain in many world championships, and through my in depth understanding of the sport I also served as osteopath to the GB Olympic Kayak Team for several years and am still heavily involved in the sport. 

My continuing post graduate professional development has covered many areas of specialism including trigger point acupuncture, cranial and paediatric osteopathy, and advanced osteopathic structural techniques. 

I truly believe keeping active is the key to staying well and as such I’m never too far away from some sporting challenge in  running, cycling, swimming, kayaking or pretty much anything else I can try. 

Steve is registered with all major insurance companies including BUPA, AXA/PPP, Aviva, WPA, Vitality, Simply Health and Cigna.

Anestis Tsakalaidis

Registered Osteopath

Hi I'm Anestis...

Originally from Greece, I graduated from University College of Osteopathy (UCO) London with a BSc Honours degree in Osteopathy, I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) as a qualified Osteopath and am a member of the Institute of Osteopathy, and recognised as an NHS Allied Health Professional. I am currently undertaking post graduate studies in MSc Psychological Sciences in Health.

I have extensive experience in professional sports. A long-standing athletic career has provided me with the empirical knowledge of human movement sciences, applied physiology, the anatomy of human movement, and efficiency of motion. I have developed a high level of understanding in analysis, improvement, and recovery of musculoskeletal injuries.

My empathetic nature and professional commitment to ethical practice have allowed me to experience working with people of different ages and walks of life, treating a wide variety of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions specifically tailored towards the person’s needs. I take a proactive approach to patient care, promoting optimal health and well-being by considering the wider spectrum of biological, psychological, and social contributors to physical and mental wellness.

Chris StJohn-Smith

Pilates Instructor

Hi I'm Chris...

I broke my back in a car crash; I was twenty five years old, with my life stretching ahead of me. Fortunately for me, there was no damage to the spinal cord. The resultant six months of rehab, taught me that a stable, mobile back; leads to a healthy, pain free body.  

I first came to Pilates as a client in the mid 1990’s, taking regular one-to-one equipment classes. At that time I was working as a Director of Photography in film and television. The work was very physical, with long periods of standing in inhospitable conditions, cradling various pieces of very heavy equipment. A strong, stable back was crucial. 

A career change in 2002 saw me retrain as a Pilates equipment practitioner, under the guidance of Michael King at The Pilates Institute, in London.  

These days, the creativity I so enjoyed in my filming days, is channelled into lateral and creative thinking in the Pilates studio. It is my belief, that Pilates is intrinsically a set of principles that can be incorporated into a large repertoire of disciplines. The key to success, is grasping and applying the fundamentals of the technique in a functional way. 

Working at Tide End is the next chapter of the journey. Having owned and run my one-to-one equipment studio since 2003, first as Pilates on The Green, then as Pilates Revolution. I am now delighted to be able to offer formal equipment Pilates, including for rehab and remedial clients, in such a well respected Osteopathic clinic in Teddington.


Tide End Osteopathy and Pilates is a family run practice located in the heart of Teddington. We are based on Teddington High Street within the well-established Kirby Pharmacy.

The practice was established in 2007 by registered osteopaths Steve Baker and Emma Bellairs and has been expanded over the years to incorporate more clinic rooms and a fully equipped Pilates studio.