The Staff

The Staff

Matthew Irvine

Matthew Irvine

Matthew graduated from the University College of Osteopathy formally the British School of Osteopathy with a masters in osteopathy. He is registered with the general osteopathic council and is a member of the institue of osteopathy. Matthew enjoys treating the wide variety of patients that come through the door at Chingford osteopaths. He uses structural techniques combined with dry needling to accommodate his treatment approach.

Outside of osteopathy Matthew has a keen interest in sports especially participating in football and skiing.

Juan Pablo Bedoya M.Ost.Med

M.Ost.Med, D.O, N.D, MGOsC, MIO, MBMAS, BMAS (Dip), BTEC (Dip), YMCA personal trainer Award.

Juan graduated from the British College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013. He also has personal training qualifications as well sports therapist, dry needling. Juan specialises in sports injuries and uses a combination of dry needling, structural Osteopathic technique, and functional exercise to relieve pain as well as joint manipulation and is happy to give rehabilitation advice.

Vida Amarteifio M.Ost


Vida's treatments are available to all age groups. She uses a holistic approach, tailoring techniques to the individual requirements of each patient and putting safety and wellbeing above all other considerations.ʉ۬

She believes that the body should be seen and treated as a whole; addressing the cause and not just the symptoms.

Her treatment options include: cranial-sacral therapy, electrotherapy and dry needling/ western acupuncture. Her other treatment interests are in treating stress and posture-related pain which often relate to chronic headaches and upper extremity dysfunction syndromes.

She is has also completed an Advanced Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation currently on a Master’s degree programme for sports injuries.

She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council, the Institute of Osteopathy.

Rachel Valinsky Miller B.Ost.


Rachel is on maternity leave from Feb 2020, to Jan 2021.

Rachel Valinsky-Miller graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2009. Rachel enjoys treating patients of all ages with varying problems, whether it be helping an athlete to overcome an injury or an elderly patient to improve their mobility. Rachel uses a wide range of osteopathic techniques including soft tissue massage and joint manipulation. She has completed post-graduate courses in cranial osteopathy and myofascial techniques. These use a light touch to find tension and strains within the body that can then be treated. Due to the gentle nature of the techniques this is the preferred method for treating babies and young children but it is safe and effective for all ages.

Dr Stephen Sandler PhD DO

Stephen Sandler Osteopath

Dr. Sandler retired during January 2020 and may come back for Locum work from time to time.

Since the beginning of his osteopathic career Steve has been involved in teaching and training student osteopaths in the UK and abroad.

He has taught in more than 14 countries including most of the schools in Europe, in particular Spain France Belgium and Germany, as well as both North and South America, Russia Australia and Japan.

Steve’s main osteopathic interests are the care of women and babies although he freely admits he loves the variety and varied nature of the general practice to be found in Chingford.

Steve’s research interests involve the relationships between collagen and the cyclic hormones of the menstrual cycle and he was awarded his PhD for this work in 1996. He is one of only a small number of PHD osteopaths currently practicing in the UK.

Steve is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a council member of the British Osteopathic Association, he graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1975.

Steve is married with three children.

Nicola Kay BSc (Ost)

Nicola Kay Osteopath

Nicola graduated in 2004 from the British School of Osteopathy. She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the British Osteopathic Association.  She works mainly using structural osteopathic techniques and has a particular interest in sports injuries in addition to the problems seen in general practice.

Outside work Nicola enjoys skiing and horse riding.

Irene Crossley M.Ost


Irene trained at the highly respected British School of Osteopathy (now UCO) graduating with a 5-year Master in Osteopathy.  She is a strong believer on finding the root of the problem in order to resolve it and will look at a patient’s body as a whole. Having worked in the finance industry in the past, she relates to the physical strains of the city workplace. She uses structural osteopathic techniques but incorporates some sports massage techniques if needed. She is qualified in sports massage and dry needling. She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.

Irene is fluent in English, French and Spanish. Married with two children, she enjoys sports, travel and spending time with family and friends.

Our reception staff - Chris and Jackie


Our reception staff are on hand to ensure your appointment runs with the professionalism you deserve.

Telephone: 0208 529 0815

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0208 529 0815