Our approach is to provide gentle and effective care tailored to individual needs.

Our treatments incorporate a variety of techniques including specific spinal adjustments, muscular soft tissue work and postural corrective exercises in addition to specific injury rehabilitation.

Education, possibly the single most important part of any care program at Optimal Spine & Sport Dimension© is our Health and Posture class.

This class offers an inside look into the clinical determination of good health and gives advice on what you can do in order to improve your health at home, at work and at play.

We also teach simple yet effective ways to improve your overall posture.

Chiropractic is an academic program that strives to achieve balance in the nervous system, without the use of medication, by promoting the self-healing capacity of the body.

Our core treatments are complemented by health classes during which our skilled doctors and therapists are deployed to explain the importance of teamwork between chiropractor, and patient in achieving optimal health, and to teach how to maintain wellness once the complaints have disappeared.

We cherish the close network between Optimal Spine and specialists, general practitioners, therapists and gyms in the region because we believe that a multidisciplinary approach that puts the patient first, leads to the fastest recovery.

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£77 Initial Consultation

Including X-Rays if Medically Indicated

Whether you’re seeking care due to pain or postural problems, or if you simply want to improve your overall health, Optimal Spine & Sport Dimensions© is here for you. We are dedicated to optimising patient health and preventing the long term recurrence of pain.

Our Specialities

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is the art and science of releasing the body’s natural healing ability by improving the efficiency of the nervous system. Chiropractors work on all the joints of the body, concentrating particularly on the spine.


Physiotherapy involves initial evaluation to identify the source of discomfort or dysfunction. Once evaluated, we will develop a custom treatment program which includes manual therapy and various in-home exercises.

Sport Massage

Sports massage works by physically breaking down adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure applied across the grain of the muscles.

Sport Rehabilitation

Utilizing a combination of unique protocols, we will progressively help you to regain motor and neuromuscular control, improve your mind-body coordination, increase range of motion and get you stronger more flexible.

Orthotic Therapy

Your feet are the foundation for the normal balance and alignment of your body. Even the smallest structural problems in the feet can alter the way that you walk and cause many different problems.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment for localized musculoskeletal pain or tendon injuries. It is a relatively new treatment, proven to be highly effective – initially it was mainly used for sports injuries.

Our Team

Dr. Mikael Porath Petersen
Founder + Chiropractor

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.

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.”

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 Dyk

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.

Matthew Leavey
Shiatsu-do Massage Therapist

Matthew Leavey is a massage therapist specialising in Shiatsu-do, a style of Japanese acu-pressure massage. Matthew took a Dip BSSD in Shiatsu in 1999 and a Dip BRSRM in Remedial Massage in 2001. He joined the Shiatsu Society in 1996 and also has a Cert Ed Teaching Qualification from London’s Metropolitan University.

Having been a locum massage therapist with Optimal Spine for 2 years, Matthew accepted a full time position in August 2012. Matthew begins his sessions by inspecting the shape and posture of his client before working on the body from a complete 360° physical, functional, and energy-based point of view.

Matthew has a great understand of the rhythm and density of the human body and his Shiatsu sessions squeeze, bend and stretch our physiology to expertly work out any blockages, aches and pains that are caused by injury, inactivity or illness.

Matthew has clients from across the entire demographic, from office workers to professional athletes, octogenarians to infants and treats all with vision, energy and empathy. He helped with the delivery of his own son using Shiatsu, tai chi and yoga with special breathing and hypnosis.

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