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
Samuel Harry – Sports Therapist
Charley Dakin – Sports Therapist
Mathew Leavey – Shiatsu Therapist

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£77 Initial Consultation

Including X-Rays if Medically Indicated

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.

Samuel Harry – Performance and Rehabilitation Coach

Treatment, Individual Exercises and Tailored Maintenance Programs
Samuel graduated from St. Mary’s University in Sport Rehabilitation (Honors), in 2015. Where he gained vital knowledge in functional rehabilitation exercises and sports massage. Samuel is also keen runner, competing at national event in 800m and competing in various events up to Half Marathons.

These experiences coupled with several years in a clinical environment Samuel has been able to help clients deal with all types of injuries from lower back pain, to knee pain and posture awareness. By gaining an understanding of your bodies movement and the habits that come with this. We can gain an understanding to the bodies sub-conscious compensations; with can be the true reason why your pain has occurred. This is vital in enabling treatments to be successful. With personal specifically prescribed exercises to help: activate, strengthen or mobilizes an individual’s weakness. Aim to ensure a full recovery, to enhance their quality of life.
“Samuel Harry has my every confidence. As a dancer going through an intense
training pre-professional programme, I sustained severe patellar tendinitis to the
extent that I had to stop dancing completely for over 18 months. When I started
working with Samuel I had more or less given up hope: I had worked with more than
half a dozen highly recommended physiotherapists, sports science majors,
acupuncturists and chiropractors – all of whom gave up on my case. I worked with
Samuel both as my rehabilitation specialist and as my sports massage therapist and
less than two months after I started treatment with him I successfully re-auditioned
and was accepted into the Conservatoire.

I continue to see Samuel on a weekly basis – mostly for massage though he regularly
advises me of new exercises to add into my daily practice. He is constantly thinking
of new ways to better approach my healing and has really spent a lot of time making
exercises more dance specific. Samuel consistently goes over and beyond the call of
duty to make sure my body works optimally; with the intensity of the program I am
doing, there is always an area of me that has developed a restriction by the time a
week has passed and without fail I leave him feeling like I have a new body.
What ever your problem, whether you struggle with posture, tightness or stress or if
you are a high class athlete looking to improve your game, Samuel is an excellent
–Samuel Tyson
Ballet Dancer

Charley Dakin – Sports Therapist

Charley is a BASRAT accredited sport rehabilitator who graduated from St Marys University in 2015.

Previously, Charley has worked with a variety of sport teams, ranging from semi-professional rugby to amateur gaelic. She provided soft tissue treatment and managed treatment plans for the athletes to ensure they returned to play quickly and safely.

Working in a sport teams is one of Charley’s passions. In her spare time she works with the Great Britain AFL team. Here, she provides treatment, strapping and pitch side cover.

Biomechanics has been the driving interest for Charley throughout her career. She is a qualified running coach, where she optimises your biomechanics in order to reduce injury risk and increase speed.

Charley’s treatment approach utilizes education, manual techniques and functional exercises. This not only applies to the injured area, but also the region that is the true cause. This global technique reduces risk of re-injury and provides you with understanding.

Mathew Leavey – Shiatsu 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 understanding 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.

1B Devonshire Road
Chiswick, London W4 2EU

Office Hours

Monday 7:00am – 9pm
Tuesday 7:00am – 9pm
Wednesday 7:00am – 9pm
Thursday 7:00am – 9pm
Friday 7:00am – 9pm
Saturday 8am – 4pm
Sunday Closed

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1B Devonshire Road
Chiswick, London W4 2EU


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