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Blackfriars Chiropractic 2018-01-09T16:52:57+00:00

London
Chiropractic Office

If you or a loved one is suffering with back or neck pain, headaches, migraines, joint pain, tingling and numbness, postural issues, or various other health problems, we are here for you. Our integrated approach ensures that you will be getting the best care possible. Our doctors include:

Mikael Porath Petersen – Doctor of Chiropractic
Pierre Van Dyke – Physiotherapist
David Priests – Physiotherapist

Initial Consultation and X-Rays if Medically Indicated £77 (normally up to £185)

Our Team

Mikael Porath Petersen – Doctor of Chiropractic

Mikael decided chiropractic was his future after suffering a severe back injury. He graduated from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in 1997 and immediately started working with professional athletes, including the Danish National Football team. Mikael is always prepared to be challenged, one of his latests latest projects is a Olympic swimmer with a nerve irritation,which reduces her muscle strength. Mikael is convinces that she will soon be on the podium.

Sports Chiropractic Demonstrated the Potential
Working with such an array of professional athletes made Mikael realise that chiropractic doesn’t simply relieve pain and restore nerve function, it is also an incredible catalyst that allows the body to express its true potential once the spine is free from nerve interference.

The last decade has seen Mikael’s career focus on the general public, especially postural improvements and the effect of gait/foot mechanics on spinal function. Mikael truly loves his profession and when asked what he would do if he had not become a chiropractor, says “I would be a chiropractor.”

Education is Key to Community Health
Mikael gives regular health talks to companies, schools, sports clubs and special interest groups throughout London, in addition to his weekly Posture and Health talks at the clinic. “I find” he says, “that education is the most important part of my job as a chiropractor. We are creating so many health problems for ourselves, many of which can be prevented or at least partly prevented by a slight change in lifestyle.”

Mikael is often complimented for his bedside manner, which he explains is a result from working weekends for two years in his youth as a nurse at an old peoples’ home in Denmark. Today, Mikael continues to travel the world attending seminars given by leading chiropractic researchers and practitioners.

Mikael lives by the motto that the best doctor of chiropractic knows what to do, how to do it and why to do it.

Pierre Van Dyke – Physiotherapist

Pierre received his formal education in South Africa, in Pretoria, and completed an Honours degree in Physiotherapy in 2000.

After qualifying Pierre ran his own clinic in Pretoria for four years where he specialized in sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems. He was also selected as lead physio for the Blue Bulls Super 15 rugby team for two years during this time. He then decided to travel and arrived in the UK in early 2005.

Pierre started working for Ford in Southampton to assess and implement injury prevention programmes in the workplace as a certified OMT spinal physio with extensive experience in ergonomics. After eight months he accepted a position at Optimal Spine, where he is expanding his interest in musculoskeletal and sports injuries. He works closely with patients in regards to posture and exercise, and treats children with physical development problems as well as ladies with pregnancy related issues.

Pierre applies his knowledge to better understand how patients injure themselves, and seeks out ways to prevent related issues. Pierre shares his experience and knowledge as he believes that educating the patient creates a better partnership for the healing process.

David Priests – Physiotherapist

David graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BSc(Hons) in physiotherapy. He is a member
of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and he is a registered member of the Health & Care
Professions Council (HCPC).

David is an avid sportsman, having played both high level football and rugby over the years. He continues
to play rugby weekly and has a keen interest in the biomechanics and physiology of the human body. His
main interests lie in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, orthopeadics, sports injuries and rehabilitative
training.
David has experience in both NHS and private practice. He takes great pride in helping people of all ages
and abilities reach the highest levels of health and performance possible. He aims to restore movement
and optimize function through movement, exercise, education and hands on treatments.

He has previously worked with the physiotherapy department for professional Rugby Union club
Nottingham R.F.C in order to facilitate recovery and peak performance .

David strongly believes that true health and optimal function means more than just living pain free.
He aims to educate his patients in order to allow them to take control of their own health and well-being.

5 Surrey Row, 169-173 Blackfriars Road
London, SE1 8ER

Office Hours

Monday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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