the-team

Hugo IsaacClinic Director - Osteopath

Hugo qualified as an osteopath from the London School of Osteopathy in 2007 and started working at a busy London practice ‘Back to Back’ in Earlsfield. He moved to Windsor in 2009 and set up his own practice ‘The Castle Clinic’ at the Spire Hospital on Frances Road. He is delighted to have taken over the Arch Clinic as owner, director and practising osteopath in 2013. His goal is to turn it into a truly interdisciplinary clinic incorporating osteopathy, sports medicine, physiotherapy, podiatry and sports massage as well as a number of other complementary therapies.

“I have had an interest in osteopathy since experiencing a miraculous osteopathic treatment for neck sprain on the day of my driving test aged 17. Without the amazing treatment of an osteopath I wouldn’t have been able to move my neck which makes reverse parking considerably more difficult!! After my first degree I first went into industry to develop my business skills before I followed my true passion for health care and undertook a five year degree in osteopathy”.

Osteopathic Interests

Hugo has a wealth of experience in treating patients of all ages from childhood. He commonly treats back and neck pain, pregnancy related musculoskeletal pain including symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD), and office based postural issues.  He has a particular interest in sporting injuries treating recreational sportsmen to elite athletes.

He is a qualified British Medical Acupuncturist and an active member of the Osteopathic Sports Care Association in addition he is qualified in sports trauma management.

Olympic Medical Team

“In 2012 I had the great honour of being selected as an osteopath for the Olympic Medical Team, working with Olympic and Paralympic athletes at the rowing and sprint canoe village.  I also joined the medical team for the 2013 World Rowing Championships at Dorney”.

Other Interests

Hugo has always been interested in sport having played squash for his school and university and was even selected for the Bristol University skeleton bob sleigh team!! He is a regular skier and tennis player.

Qualifications and Achievements

2007 – Qualified as an Osteopath from the London School of Osteopathy
2008 – British Medical Acupuncture
2012 – Olympic Medical Team
2013 – Sports Trauma Management (Lubas Medical)
2013 – World Rowing Championships Medical Team

Matthew StevensBSc.(Hons) Ost; DO; MSc. Sports Med. - Osteopath & Sports Medicine Practitioner

Matthew Stevens qualified as an Osteopath from The British School of Osteopathy in London in 1998. He then went on to complete his Masters degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Nottingham in 1999. Since then he has worked in a variety of practices both in the UK and abroad and continues to utilise a blend of osteopathic treatment with orthopaedic medicine to help prevent, treat and rehabilitate patients back from injury and pain.

Matthew treats a range of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal problems including spinal and limb pain but has a specialist knowledge of Sports Injuries and the care of athletes. He has become highly proficient in the use of diagnostic ultrasound scanning in order to visualise injuries and determine an accurate diagnosis.

Matthew prides himself on teaching his patients about their problem and working with the patient to take control of the problem if appropriate. He uses a combination of Osteopathic treatments with post graduate techniques, such as dry needling, combined with exercises to get the best results for his patients.

Other Interests

Matthew is an ex-rugby player (although he is always tempted to dust his boots off!) who now enjoys various types of cross training and general fitness.

Adam EustaceBSc.(Hons) Physiotherapy, MSc. Sports Ex Phys., MCSP, HCPC - Physiotherapist

Adam EustaceWellington College Lead Physiotherapist & Director at Modus Physiotherapy.

Adam graduated from Nottingham University with a First Class BSc (Hons) in 2008. Prior to studying physiotherapy Adam attained a BSc in Sport & Exercise Science, and an MSc in Sport & Exercise Physiology. He is currently completing another MSc in Manual Therapy.

His physiotherapy career has seen him work within the NHS, private practice and alongside various sporting institutes including: British Triathlon, England RFU, and Middlesex and Ruislip RFC. This has given Adam experience of working with a wide range of patients, from office workers to elite athletes.

Over the last 4 years Adam has begun to increase his specialism in young athletes, working with former junior British triathlete Sky Draper, England U16 rugby and Royal Ballet scholars. Currently he is the head physiotherapist at Wellington College, carrying out clinics, medical support, injury prevention screening and first team rugby cover. With the extensive knowledge he has acquired Adam has also presented at various medical seminars and parent interest groups, and was a lead physiotherapist at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2014.

Adam has a particular interest in knees, shoulders, and sports injuries. He prides himself on delivering evidence based treatment, and believes in using effective manual therapy alongside patient-specific rehabilitation to ensure fast and lasting injury relief.

Emily SwanstonOsteopath and Cranial Osteopath

Emily SwanstonEmily qualified as an Osteopath from the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011 and started her own practice, ‘The Berkshire Osteopathic Practice’ which she continues today. Emily has always enjoyed working with people and before training to be an Osteopath was a qualified psychologist.

Emily particularly enjoys working with children and as a result spent extra time at university observing and treating children and babies. Under the tuition of a highly experienced tutor she realised her goal; specialising as a cranial osteopath when she qualified. Her passion for Cranial osteopathy increased when she had her own child as she was able to treat and see results first hand.

“I have seen so many mothers come in exclaiming that they have a different, happy and sleeping child after the treatment! But seeing my own baby calm down and sleep for so many extra hours really proved to me the magic of my specialism to me! Although I have now had many referrals from midwives and doctors, I’m really looking forward to the day it is recognised and widely used by the NHS.”

Osteopathic Interests

Emily treats people of all ages. Although it is common for her to see babies for cranial osteopathy, she has also helped many adults with problems such as headaches, anxiety and recurrent sinusitis with this gentle treatment.

As a general osteopath the main patients she sees are people suffering with back, neck and other joint pain but is increasingly interested in ante and postnatal, geriatric and paediatric osteopathy. She is keen to help anyone in pain and finds that the biggest enjoyment of her career.

Ciaran KeenOsteopath and Cranial Osteopath

Ciaran graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 2014 with an MSc in Osteopathy and started working in a multidisciplinary clinic in Redhill.

He is currently working at the Arch Clinic in Windsor, a busy NHS practice in Basingstoke as well as running a small clinic from a gym in Staines. During the term time he also looks after any sports injuries at Brunel University. As a result of such a diverse patient population Ciaran has a broad experience of treating patients with multiple medical conditions through to elite sports injuries.

Through his work in the NHS he has also built up a very good relationship with medical practitioners and consultants to aid in his patient management.

Osteopathic Interests

Ciaran treats like a traditional osteopath looking at improving the alignment of body in order to achieve better function. He uses a combination of techniques including joint manipulation, soft tissue massage, trigger point therapy and articulation to achieve optimal body function, but also has experience with cranial osteopathy. He regularly gives exercise advice to patients to help them with their recovery.

Other Interests

As an osteopath supporting Brunel University weightlifting team which includes national champions he is particularly interested in elite sports injuries. In his spare time Ciaran coaches at Crossfit in Staines and trains most days himself. To add to his precious little spare time, he has also spent the last year learning to Olympic Weightlift which he enjoys enormously.

Daleen De RondePodiatrist

Daleen studied podiatry at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and has gone on to specialise in Orthopaedic footwear, Biomechanics of the foot and foot conditions in children.

Since 2014 Daleen has been the ‘Lead Musculo-skeletal Specialist NHS Podiatrist’ for Berkshire Health Care Foundation Trust. This involves leading a team of 8 special interest Podiatrists at the orthotic labs at St Mark’s hospital in Maidenhead.

She has been part of the London triathlon medical team on two occasions, worked alongside an eminent podiatric surgeon, and was also part of the Olympic medical team for London 2012.
She has worked in both the private and public sector in the UK and South Africa.

Other Interests

In her spare time, she loves outdoor activities and is currently training for a triathlon.

Clare KharayLSSM (Dip) - Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist

Clare attended the London School of Sports Massage in 2014/15 and is a member of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage. After a career in graphic design and multimedia Clare opted for a more active and people-orientated role.

Clare has worked at a number of sporting events including The London Marathon and Ride the Night.

Sports and remedial massage is a deep massage treatment which is very effective at addressing sports and postural related injuries. Treatment can help prep muscles before an event; reduce recovery time after an event and help improve performance; as well as relaxing tight muscles and alleviating pain.

Other Interests

In her spare time Clare enjoys cycling, jogging and yoga.

Brian WardSports and Remedial Massage Therapist

Brian trained with the London School of Sports & Remedial Massage. He has also qualified in kinesio taping.

His career in Sports Massage therapy has seen him work with football clubs, school rugby teams, rowing squads, sportsman and professional musicians as well as pain and muscle tightness associated with office work.

Brian has a particular interest in sports and occupational injuries & the rehabilitation of all soft tissue injuries.

Gabriella SmithSports Massage Therapist

Gabriella SithGabriella has progressed from a career in Personal Fitness Training into a role as a Pilates instructor and sports massage therapist.

She is currently undergoing a 5-year degree course to become an Osteopath at the British School of Osteopathy.

Gabriella uses a variety of skills learnt in her various training to assist in treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

Additional to working with non-sports related conditions she has worked with performance athletes at The Royal Holloway University and Thames Valley Athletics Centre, where her expertise has enabled her to work with GB international athletes.

“As a Soft Tissue Therapist & Pilates teacher my aim is to facilitate pain free movement and optimal health”.

Sandra O'HaganAcupuncturist & Chinese Herbal Medicine

Sandra O'HaganSandra has over 17 years of experience in both Chinese medicine and acupuncture. This experience allows her to treat her patients with a holistic approach and she has had great success in treating many diverse ailments.

Sandra has specialised in women’s health, especially menstrual issues and fertility. She has a keen interest in treating insomnia, and stress related complaints. When required Chinese Herbal medicine is offered to her clients and has proved to be an additional therapy in improving and restoring health.

Sandra diagnoses each client on an individual basis, taking a detailed account of their physical and emotional symptoms, observing the tongue and taking the pulses in order to create a tailor made treatment programme responding to the specific needs of her clients. She also uses Chinese Medicine as a preventative measure to encourage optimum health.

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