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



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 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.

She also does check ups for newborn babies.

Simone will do check-ups for newborn babies who can be seen immediately after they are born. 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.

Arturo del Val Anguita BSc Most DO ND

Arturo Del Val Anguita

Arturo gained a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Science in 2006 and a Masters degree in Osteopathic Medicine from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. He 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.

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

Arturo has been a biomedical scientist for the Women’s Health Team at University College Hospital since 2013 with a focus on stem cells for research and therapeutic purposes. He has in this time developed a broad knowledge around pregnancy related and baby health issues and brings this experience to his care of the mum’s and babies coming for osteopathic treatment.

Arturo has a special interest also in sports and applied movement neurology and its application to rehabilitation. Arturo has extensive experience dealing with intervertebral disc bulges and disc related issues.

Originally from Madrid, Arturo has lived and worked in London for 20 years and when he is not working he is keeping fit and enjoying life in London.

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:

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

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.

Peter Schimke MOst, PGDip WH.Ost, DipSM

Peter Schimke

Peter graduated with a Master of Osteopathy Degree from University College of Osteopathy London. He completed his Post-Graduate in Osteopathy in Women's Health under Professor Renzo Molinari at the Molinari Institute of Heath and has joined their Post-Graduate Faculty. Peter is also extending his expertise through a Post-Graduate programme in Paediatric Osteopathy at the University College of Osteopathy.

He firmly believes in healthcare being about the whole person and takes a holistically integrated approach to treatment which supports the body’s innate ability to heal.

Peter treats patients of all ages and is skilled in diagnosing and treating common as well as less common conditions. He has four areas of special interest.

  • Expectant mothers
  • Post-natal issues
  • Babies
  • Children

Peter uses a wide repertoire of techniques and will always address the underlying issues, seeing osteopathic care as much more than symptom management. Where appropriate he will tailor for each patient exercises and simple lifestyle changes to promote general well-being.

He has a keen interest in Women's Health, specifically fertility and in helping pre- and post-natal women deal with the physical stresses of pregnancy and labour. This includes women many years post-labour who may still be struggling with unresolved issues. He is passionate about showing women that often what they are told they have to live with because it is "common" can be resolved or improved.

Peter holds professional memberships of the Institute of Osteopathy as well as The Molinari Institute of Health.

Peter loves to travel, study and read extensively especially on nutrition and its effects on mood and health. He is a keen swimmer, even in the coldest months.

Carolina Vaccari DO, CPO

Carolina Vaccari

Carolina is an experienced structural and cranial Osteopath, with a Postgraduate Certificate in Paediatric Osteopathy.

She graduated from the C.E.R.D.O. (Centre for Education, Research & Dissemination of Osteopathy) in Italy where, during her six year course, she gained a deep understanding of the human body including structural, visceral and cranial aspects of Osteopathy.

Alongside being an Osteopath, she worked for ten years as a Gymnastic Coach, giving her the opportunity to enhance her expertise in exercises and body movements and to train and treat young athletes (aged 5 to 18 years old). Moreover, during the 1-year post graduate course in Paediatric Osteopathy at the University College of Osteopathy she specialised in treating babies and toddlers.

Carolina has a holistic osteopathic approach. She combines hands-on treatment, including structural and cranial Osteopathy, soft tissue techniques and dry needling, with exercise prescription and self-management lifestyle advice and support. Her sessions are tailored to patients’ needs in order to relieve aches and pain in the body, reduce muscular tension, increase mobility, improve general posture and prevent relapses.

Carolina is experienced in treating patients of any age and with different symptoms. She treats musculoskeletal problems as well as helps manage chronic conditions such as chronic fatigue, headaches and digestive issues.

She has a special interest in the treatment of pregnant women, post-partum women and babies. Pregnancy and childbirth represent natural processes, but they involve significant changes to the woman’s body that can lead to common but unnecessary aches and pain. Osteopathy can help reduce women’s tensions and strains during and after pregnancy as well as helping babies to soothe, relax and feel comfortable.

Carolina believes in an integrative approach and works alongside other health professionals, such as midwives and lactation consultants, to whom she will refer her patients where necessary.


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