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.

GARETH DEGG

Registered Osteopath

Hi I'm Gareth...

I achieved a Masters in Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy in 2013 after spending the previous 8 years working as a personal trainer. I followed this by undertaking the world-renowned Applied Functional Science (AFS) mentorship program (GIFT) at the Gray Institute in Michigan, USA. This course not only widened my understanding of how the body functions and moves in the “real world” but I feel it is a fantastic compliment to both my osteopathic skills and osteopathic thinking.

Throughout my career to date I have had a heavy involvement in both amateur and professional sport, which has centred mainly around Athletics but has also included individual work with professional Football, Rugby and Basketball.  My professional highlights include being Team Osteopath at the following events:

  • 2015 IAAF World Youth Athletics Championships  – Cali, Colombia
  • 2017 European Athletics U20 Championships  – Grosseto, Italy
  • 2019 European Athletics U23 Championships – Gavle, Sweden

I spent 7 years as a “Trackside Therapist” within Athletics groups where I was present at training sessions, training camps and at competitions to help maximise athletic performance as best possible. During this time I not only got to travel to many parts of the world and cover many IAAF Diamond League meets but I also developed a key understanding around running and sports injuries with ways to both manage and resolve them.

I also come from a strong sporty background myself, having played basketball throughout my youth up until my late 20’s, and I still try to stay fit and healthy in my everyday life. My passion for health and fitness is what led me on the path to Osteopathy.

In general practice I have experience of treating patients from a range of ages and complaints, from the young to the not-so young and from the highly active to the office worker and all in-between. I feel my strengths lie in my ability to look at a problem from a global perspective and seek the root cause and not rushing to make a hasty diagnosis.”

Bridget Lucas

Connective tissue therapist, Sports masseur

Hi I'm Bridget...

I am qualified with the LSSM (London School of Sports Massage) in 2004, with a BTEC Level 5 Diploma, and I am a full member of the ISRM (Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage).

I also hold an ITEC Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology.

Between 2009 and 2012, I undertook training to become a full KMI Practitioner (Myofascial Integration), to add postural treatment to my deep-tissue skills.

More recently, I have undertaken training in the relatively new area of Scarwork.

I am local to Teddington and previously a therapist for a number of years at the Lensbury Club in Teddington and the Hurlingham Sports club in Fulham.

Active and sporty, I have a passion for Anatomy and elite health and wellness.  I particularly enjoy unravelling a problem, getting to the ‘nub’ of the problem or persistent pain issue.

I specialise in Anatomy trains structural integration, Advanced myofascial techniques, Sports Massage and have recently trained in Scarwork.

I have worked and trained over the years with talented and inspirational teachers in the world of bodywork and fascia to enable me to work with ‘whole’ bodies to remove pain quickly and restore optimum movement and wellbeing

THE CLINIC

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.