The clinic

We’re a team of registered osteopaths, nutritionists and sports massage therapists. We take great pride in putting our clients at ease and using our professional experience to give them the best possible outcomes.

The clinicians

Gavin Burt

Registered Osteopath, Clinic Director

Gavin’s a general practice osteopath, with a special interest in treating sports and dancing injuries, headaches and acute lower back pain. He’s obsessed with marathon running, and has treated both amateur and elite runners alike, including Paula Radcliffe.

Gavin graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, London in 1998 with a first-class honours degree in Osteopathic Medicine. He went on to run a large osteopathic practice in Auckland, New Zealand before returning to the UK to teach at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was also a member of the General Osteopathic Council’s Communications Committee. He’s a regular advisor to the national press and radio on health issues. He also:

  • writes articles on osteopathy and musculoskeletal health for specialist health magazines
  • contributes to the Runner’s World blog and magazine
  • runs a series of popular postgraduate workshops for osteopaths.

Miranda Clayton

Registered Osteopath

Miranda’s an osteopath with more than 20 years’ experience. She’s also the Head of Back and Beyond’s mother and baby clinic, where she indulges her special interest in treating babies, children and pregnancy.

Miranda ran the paediatric clinic at the London School of Osteopathy for many years, and lectures extensively in pediatric, obstetric, geriatric, general and cranial osteopathy. She also works as a university examiner and runs a home visit service, Mum & Baby @ Home, for mothers and their babies.

Rebecca Friesner

Rebecca Friesner

Registered Osteopath

Rebecca’s passionate about mountaineering, outdoor sports and nature. In fact, she spent 20 years as an outdoor education development trainer and youth worker before training in osteopathy.

She uses structural, cranial and visceral techniques as part of her tailor-made treatments, offering patients practical solutions to long-term health issues. Depending on the patient, she sometimes also uses supplementary treatments, such as naturopathy, cupping, dry needling and taping.

Rebecca graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Master’s degree in Osteopathy and Naturopathy. She’s also a trained Hatha yoga teacher, and uses one-to-one therapeutic yoga for injury rehabilitation – this helps increase flexibility, stability and strength, in order to build and maintain core postural alignment and improve breathing.

Haythem Sabri

Registered Osteopath

Haythem’s a general practice osteopath who enjoys using manual therapy techniques, and who has a special interest in using exercises and acupuncture to treat musculoskeletal injuries.

Haythem graduated from Bournemouth University with a BSc in Exercise Science (Health & Rehabilitation). He subsequently, trained at the Midlands School of Massage & Manipulative Therapy, where he acquired an advanced diploma in Massage & Manipulative Therapy. More recently, Haythem gained a master’s degree in osteopathy from the London School of Osteopathy.

Haythem’s passionate about osteopathic treatments and continuous professional development; After completing his master’s degree, he was recruited by the London School of Osteopathy to support lectures and support junior osteopaths in the development of their manual techniques.

Backs and Beyond Jackie Read

Jackie Read

Registered Osteopath

Jackie is a general practice osteopath, treating a wide spectrum of patients ranging from office workers to sportsmen and women, from children to the elderly. Before becoming an osteopath, Jackie enjoyed a 15-year career in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer and a Pilates and general exercise class instructor, developing along the way a keen interest in the human body and the maintenance of health through movement. Studying osteopathy was a natural progression for Jackie and she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Osteopathy with Distinction from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Jackie has maintained her passion for fitness, especially Pilates and functional exercise techniques, particularly given how they assist in rehabilitating patients from injury and helping maintain efficient movement patterns and healthy posture.

Jackie’s studies include a diploma in Naturopathy and an additional focus on natural healing including hydrotherapy, nutrition and fasting. This enables Jackie to produce tailor-made holistic programs for patients with exercise prescription, diet and lifestyle advice, as well as supplementary treatments such as dry needling and taping as required.

Alex Haydon

Alex Haydon

Registered Osteopath

Before osteopathy Alex was a dancer in the National Youth Dance Company and undertook training at the London Contemporary Dance School. Whilst there, she saw herself and her colleagues grappling with constant injury so she sought to further her understanding of the body by studying at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine where she got a masters in osteopathy (with distinction no less!)

Alex is a general practice osteopath, and is a firm believer in using osteopathy to prevent injury and to sustain optimal health, not just for dancers but for everyone. Treatments with Alex follow a structural approach and encourage patients to have an active role in their health management. In addition to manual techniques, Alex may use dry needling and sports taping.

Roxanne Armstrong

Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist

Roxanne’s a massage therapist with a background in making West End costumes. It was her fascination with anatomy, how the muscular system works and balance that contributed to her change in career. Her specialist interest is in Fascia and the role it plays in soft tissue dysfunction and pain – she often likes to incorporate myofascial release into her treatments.

Over the years she’s worked with West End actors, dancers, singers, rugby players (professional and amateur), footballers, distance runners and other athletes. She’s currently working with a team of five 100m sprinters – two went to the Rio Olympics and one has recently joined the British Bobsled team.

Roxanne’s a member of the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage (ISRM).

Anna Glowacka

Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist

Anna’s a sports massage therapist with more than 7 years’ experience in treating a variety of injuries, during that time she’s also worked with Barnet FC across three seasons. Her career in massage therapy started from a desire to move away from office life and create a career supporting the health of others.

The underlying ethos of her work is that massage therapy shouldn’t just be seen as a treat – it’s an opportunity to relax, repair and rejuvenate the body.

Her stress-busting massage is ideal for office workers and computer users. She’s also qualified to give pre and postpartum massage, including working with sufferers of SPD.

Pawel Wysota

Osteopath and Sports Massage Therapist

Pawel’s an osteopath and massage therapist who has a particular interest in movement – he’s been practicing martial arts, pilates, yoga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and functional fitness for many years. He’s also a keen hiker and backpacker.

He qualified from London School of Sports Massage with an IRSM/BTEC (level 5) professional Diploma in Sport & Remedial Massage Therapy.

He qualified in Osteopathic Medicine in 2020 at the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy).

Pawel is a full member of the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage, and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council

Susie Willsher

Nutritional Therapist

Susie loves food! She believes that food is the simplest, cheapest, healthiest, pleasure we have, and that eating the right food for our body can make us feel great. Likewise, eating the wrong food for our bodies can make us feel dreadful. This is of course easier said than done, as we are all individuals and our lifestyles, tastes, beliefs and health all affect what we eat and drink.

She believes working with individuals and their personal circumstances is an important way to get the right balance of health, pleasure and convenience with what we eat. She doesn’t believe in just telling people what to eat and drink, but through her knowledge and experience she’s able to help you to help yourself.

Susie graduated from the University of Westminster with a BSc Honours in Nutritional Therapy – one of the highest undergraduate levels of training for nutritional therapists, with more than 300 hours of clinical practice.

Susie’s a fully insured member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT).