Chris trained in London and worked for a time as a chiropodist and service manager in the NHS before widening his horizons for 5 years in the pharmaceutical industry. He then set up and developed private podiatry practices in Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks, during which time he developed a special interest in biomechanics. He is registered with the Health Professions Council as a Podiatrist and Chiropodist.
Chris is a keen sailor, holding an commercially endorsed yachtmaster certificate, and he enjoys skiing.
Chris is also a Senior Honorary Steward at Westminster Abbey.
Denzil studied Podiatric Medicine at the London Foot Hospital, University College London, graduating with a BSc. (Hons) in 2005. After graduating he worked for the NHS at Lambeth PCT for 5 years, where he gained all round clinical experience diagnosing and treating a variety of foot pathologies. Denzil worked within the high risk Diabetic Centres both at King’s College and St Thomas’ Hospitals treating critical care patients. In the final 2 years of working for the NHS, Denzil became the Lambeth PCT department lead for the Musculoskeletal Foot and Ankle centre.
Denzil has a keen interest in sports related foot problems and injuries. He has worked in Harley Street since graduating, treating complex problems for a wide range of athletic disciplines. In 2009 Denzil became the principal podiatrist for the Royal Ballet and Royal Ballet School at Covent Garden looking after all aspects of foot health for the students and dancers.
Denzil also has a BSc. (Hons) in Physics with Medical Applications from King's College London, 2001. He is a keen outdoor swimmer in all seasons and is currently training for a Lake Windemere crossing before attempting a Channel crossing. When Denzil is not in clinic, or the water, he loves ballroom dancing.
Janet is the Practice Manager who will be your first point of contact with the Centre. She is the fountain of all knowledge on the Centre and the specialities available. She adds to the relaxed and informal atmosphere of the Centre.
Kit has been associated with the Gait and Posture Centre since 2007 having studied Osteopathic Medicine at the British School of Osteopathy and Oxford Brookes University graduating with a BSc (Hons) in 2006.
He has a keen interest in the treatment of arthritic problems with functional and conservative Osteopathic technique to promote better joint movement and reduce pain effectively.
As director of studies for the department of Osteopathic Medicine at Sri Sri University, India, he has developed India's first degree in Osteopathy as well as introduced areas of bio-mechanical and functional medicine to pre and post-operative care in Orthopaedics and Rheumatology. Kit has also spoken on ergonomics and posture in commercial, medical and legal sectors.
Outside of clinic he is a keen musician and sound engineer, recording a number of studio and stage performances as well as teaching meditation and breathing techniques.
Kit supports Simon Costain in taking a wider view of postural problems that originate from foot and ankle concerns, which may affect pelvic and spinal posture.
Jane Baker is a chartered physiotherapist with more than 30 years of experience working in private practice treating a multitude of injuries. She has worked as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in private practice in some leading sports and spinal clinics in the USA and UK and spent 10 years in private practice in the USA.
She has extensive experience treating injuries with an emphasis on treating the cause of the injury not just the symptoms in order to facilitate speedy return to activity, whether is it is high level sport, or simply walking, moving correctly and without pain.
She has a commitment to practicing to the highest professional standards, with the simple principle of a thorough assessment to determine the problem and underlying cause. She then creates a treatment plan incorporating extensive manual therapy skills and specific exercises to facilitate fast return to activity. Often injuries are related to issues in other areas of the body and Jane uses her assessment skills to address these areas as well.
Over the past 10 years Jane has developed a specialist interest in treating foot and ankle conditions. These include pre and post surgical rehabilitation, plantar fasciitis, “painful feet”, Morton’s Neuroma, bunions. Jane also treats tendon, joint and bone injuries with a particular interest in the more challenging foot. Foot problems can also cause problems in the knees, hip and back and treatment will also address these issues. Jane works closely with several leading London foot and ankle surgeons
Jane uses her combined skills and knowledge to provide elite professional care for all individuals, whether they need help with sporting injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, pain or postural problems. Her clients include athletes in a range of sports, ultramarathon runners, military personnel, weekend warriors, actors and dancers, people with neurological issues, skiers, tennis players, new mums and desk-bound workers – all treatments tailored to the individual needs of the client.
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