Chiswick Office

Chiswick Wellness 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.

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Our Team

Pierre Van Dyke Chiropractor

Pierre Van Dyk

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

Samuel graduated in 2015 from St. Mary’s University with a degree in Sport Rehabilitation. During his studies he gained vital knowledge in functional rehabilitation exercises and hands on treatment. He is also keen runner, competing nationally in 800m as well as various events up to half marathons.

Samuel’s wide ranging personal and professional experiences, coupled with several years in a clinical environment, mean he is able to help clients deal with all types of injuries. These can be anything from lower back pain to knee pain and posture awareness. He strongly believes that by gaining an understanding of the body’s movement and habits, we can better appreciate its sub-conscious compensations and therefore the true reason why the pain has occurred. Only once this reason is unearthed can treatment be fully successful.
Samuel strongly advocates personal, individually prescribed exercises to help alleviate pain, such as strengthening activities and working on weaknesses; an excellent recovery and enhanced quality of life will then follow. He specialises particularly in functional injury rehabilitation, running coaching and in-depth injury assessment.

Samuel believes in working closely with his colleagues to achieve the very best outcome for his patients. He runs a range of programs concerning treatment and individual exercises with particular focus on tailored maintenance.

“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
choice.”
–Samuel Tyson
Ballet Dancer

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 an 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.

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

Our Specialities

Physical Therapy

Physiotherapy
Services

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.

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Massage Therapy

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.

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Physical Therapy

Sport
Rehabilitation

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

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Foot Orthotics

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.

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Shockwave Therapy

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.

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Chiswick, London W4 2EU

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