Practitioners

All Kane & Ross osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council.

Mark Kane MA MSc DO ND MBAcC DMH

mark kanemark@kaneandross.co.uk

Mark Kane has spent more than 25 years as an osteopath helping patients from all walks of life - pregnant mums, children, stressed execs and office workers, parents and grandparents.  On a daily basis, he treats pre and post-natal women, sports injuries of kids and weekend warriors along with the postural stresses and strains that go along with 21st century living.  

His passion is for finding the underlying causes of his patients' pain and devising effective strategies to get people onto the road to recovery.  The first step to effective treatment is accurate diagnosis and Mark uses a wide range of clinical testing and will incorporate diagnostic ultrasound within the osteopathic consultation where relevant.  Ultrasound can be particularly helpful in the diagnosis of soft tissue problems of the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle. He has had many years of experience using gentle osteopathic techniques to help with pain in pregnancy and post natally.

Mark has also completed a MA in integrated health, a three year training in acupuncture and a MSc in diagnostic ultrasound. He was a senior lecturer at the University of Westminster and from 1995 to 2002 was the director of the MSc programmes at the University's School of Integrated Health.  As well as being a member of the research team at the British School of Osteopathy between 1995 and 1997 he was senior lecturer in Osteopathic Methods at the London School of Osteopathy '94-97 where he taught musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment. When he is not busy at work, Mark loves surfing and keeping fit with his four children.

Simone Ross BSc Ost BPhil RGN

simone rosssimone@kaneandross.co.uk

Simone treats a wide variety of patients from babies to adults using a combination of cranial and structural techniques as well as postural ergonomic and exercise advice. She is interested in finding the root of the problem so that a course of treatment can be devised to relieve the symptoms as soon as possible and then to prevent them returning by prescribing exercise and ergonomic advice. Simone is committed to an integrated approach working with her patients’ consultants, obstetricians GPs, fitness instructors, etc. to enable the patient to get the best all-round care.

Simone has a special interest in treating musculoskeletal pain in pregnancy and post-natal women. She believes that it is common but not normal for women to suffer unnecessary pain during pregnancy and post-natally, and that there are few musculoskeletal symptoms during this time that cannot be helped by osteopathic treatment.

Conditions that can be treated well with osteopathy during pregnancy include:

Back pain
Sacro-iliac pain
Pelvic pain (SPD)
Rib pain
Headaches

She also does check ups for newborn babies and has a contract with The Portland Hospital  and will treat them for conditions such as:

Feeding problems
Colic- wind, reflux and constipation
Sleepless nights
Sticky eyes
Plagiocephaly (flat head)/torticollis

Conditions treated in older children may include:

Ear infections
Constant upper respiratory tract infections
Headaches
Neck/back pain

Simone will do check-ups for newborn babies who can be seen immediately after they are born which often helps with feeding issues. She receives referrals from many of the leading obstetricians and paediatricians at London's private hospitals and may see your baby either within the hospital or at Kane and Ross Clinics in Harley St W1 or Kensington SW5. 

Simone has a background in nursing where she specialised in looking after patients with cancer, and in orthopaedics and paediatrics. She holds a postgraduate degree in complementary healthcare from Exeter University.

She has worked for 2 years at the Osteopathic Clinic for Children and also has also taught osteopathic techniques to post-graduate students. She now teaches midwives, doctors and pregnant women about osteopathic treatment.

Simone has four young children of her own.

Cecylia Baulkwill BOst, BSc (Hons)

Cecylia BaulkwillCecylia qualified with distinction from the British School of Osteopathy in 2008, after a degree in Physics and ten years in the oil and gas industry. She has subsequently worked in busy practices in London and Edinburgh treating a wide variety of problems in patients of all ages.

Her treatment combines structural and cranial osteopathy with practical advice and support, including exercise and ergonomics. Her approach is guided by the osteopathic principle that health can be enabled by supporting the body’s own healing mechanisms. Cecylia’s aim is to ensure each individual achieves their best health state, relieving pain and symptoms and also working with them to prevent problems recurring.

Over recent years, Cecylia has built up particular expertise in treating expectant mothers, babies and children of all ages. She has specific obstetric and paediatric training and also her own experience as a mother to two boys.

Working with women in the ante-natal period, helping to support her patients towards the delivery of their babies, she treats problems that can occur, or be aggravated, during pregnancy. Such problems include:

  • pelvic pain
  • sciatica
  • rib pain
  • upper back and neck pain

In the post-natal period, mothers and newborns may need to resolve:

  • difficulties with suckling and breastfeeding
  • neck movement issues (which can lead to plagiocephaly in babies)
  • unsettled and windy/”colicky” babies

In addition for new mothers certain problems can persist after delivery, especially when not treated during pregnancy. This includes pelvic pain and lower back and neck pain. As with all her patients, Cecylia tailors treatments, advice and support to the specific needs of each individual whatever their age.

Cecylia strongly believes that chronic and recurrent problems can be avoided by helping patients to identify, understand and manage the factors that contribute to their patterns of pain and dysfunction.

Cecylia lives in London with her husband and two sons and enjoys running, cycling, swimming and sailing.

Elda Becerro-Nunez MSc (Paed Ost), BSc (Hons) Ost Med, DO, ND

Elda Becerro-NunezElda graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005 and since then has been delivering osteopathic care at busy clinics in different parts of London.

She provides a patient-centred health care service using hands-on techniques, practising structural and cranial osteopathy to support the body's innate capacity to heal, and to promote well-being and good health.

She enjoys treating everyone, from the newborn to the elderly, and is able to tailor, according to individual needs, a full range of treatment techniques. She will also advise on lifestyle, ergonomics, exercise, and diet, as part of a treatment plan to prevent symptoms recurring, with the aim of helping patients towards full recovery.

She is particularly interested in the well-being of babies and children, which led to her completing a Masters in Paediatric osteopathy in 2009 at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London, gaining valuable experience in the treatment of children.

Conditions treated in babies:

  • Colic and reflux
  • Constipation
  • Feeding problems
  • Flat head syndrome
  • Poor neck movement
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Trapped wind
  • Unsettledness

Conditions treated in older children:

  • Ear infections
  • Growth aches and pains
  • Headache
  • Recurrent upper respiratory tract infections.

She has a special interest in treating musculoskeletal pain in women during and after pregnancy treating conditions such as:

  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD)
  • Heartburn
  • Rib pain
  • Sacro-iliac pain
  • Sciatica

Cathy Clark B. App Sci (Ost), M. Ost

Cathy ClarkCathy is a structural and cranial osteopath with a sensitive approach that helps her engage with people of all ages. This approach helps her identify areas within the body that are contributing to musculoskeletal pains such as:

  • back pain
  • neck and shoulder pain
  • headaches / migraines

Cathy is skilled at working with women who have pelvic pain, which may be associated with gynaecological conditions, pregnancy or post-natal mechanical changes. 

She is committed to helping new babies and children get the best start in life by helping them through any difficulties that may arise with a range of issues including:

  • neck preferences (difficulties turning equally to both sides)
  • flat head
  • feeding difficulties
  • unsettled babies

Cathy has undertaken advanced training in paediatric osteopathy and continues her post-graduate work at London’s Osteopathic Centre for Children.

She has also completed further training in obstetric osteopathy and is passionate about helping women throughout their pregnancy, pre-natal to post-natal. Cathy will work with the mother to help the body adapt to the changes needed during pregnancy and labour and help to educate women about those changes and how to aid the body throughout the pregnancy.

Particular issues that may arise during this period include 

  • low back pain
  • pelvic pain 
  • leg pain
  • rib and diaphragm discomfort  
  • carpal tunnel
  • neck pain and headaches

During the post-natal period Cathy recommends that all women should have an osteopathic checkup to help mums get back moving as quickly as possible as they have highly demanding lives, especially within the first six weeks after delivery.

Cathy qualified as an osteopath at RMIT University in Australia and originally practiced in Melbourne. In 2016 she made the move to London and has enjoyed practicing alongside a number of UK trained osteopaths.

Charlotte Hunt  BSc (Hons), BSc Hons Ost.

Charlotte Hunt

Charlotte specialises in both structural and cranial osteopathy techniques and treats a wide variety of patients from babies to the elderly.  

Her osteopathic treatments involve hands-on techniques as well as discussing with patients' potential factors contributing to their pain and discomfort whether from pregnancy, work, sport, lifestyle or other factors.  She gives tailored postural advice plus stretching or strengthening exercises to help patients with ongoing management of their symptoms and prevention of symptom/injury recurrence. She encourages her patients to play an active part in their own recovery ensuring a long-term solution rather than just a quick fix.  

Charlotte places key importance on the overall healthcare of her patients and works in conjunction with their medical practitioners and specialists so they are kept informed at all times of their management plans and progress.

Charlotte's expertise extends to the treatment of musculoskeletal pain in pregnancy and she works with each patient to create a posture and exercise management programme as the pregnancy progresses and for post partum. Common presenting symptoms where osteopathy treatments can help include rib pain, back pain, sacro-iliac pain, pelvic pain (SPD), headaches, indigestion and shallow breathing. 

Charlotte treats newborns and children of all ages, including babies with feeding/suckling difficulties, tongue-tie, colic/reflux, constipation, plagiocephaly (flat head), sleeping issues and general unsettledness. 

In older children, treatments for general growing development pains in all areas of the body, developmental speech difficulties, ear and respiratory tract infections and headaches amongst other conditions can be effective. 

Charlotte retrained as an osteopath after working for 10 years in the corporate business worlds of Wine and Hospitality PR, Oil and Gas Conference Research and Energy Insurance Marketing.  She also has an additional BSc (Hons) degree in Food Science and Nutrition (Home Economics).

 

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