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.
Chiropractor Mikael Porath Petersen was recommended to me by a good friend. I was very sceptical about Chiropractic. I have been completely converted, not only is Mikael's knowledge amazing, his attention to detail , communication and active patient centred approach has changed my life!
Mikael is very experieced Chiropractor who is an amazing comunicator and his treatment has helped me immensly after only 3 weeks.
When I was 20 years old I was involved in a car accident and I had a sideways whiplash, which I didn't receive any treatment for. A few years ago at the age of 75 I started having terrible pain in my neck at night and my wife booked an appointment at Optimal Spine. I met Dr Mikael Porath Petersen, who examined me and I had an xray. We met a few days later and he explained what was wrong with my neck and set up a program to deal with my problem. After following the advised treatment for some weeks the pain went away and I could sleep without pain and also start playing tennis again! I highly recommend The Optimal Spine & Sports Dimension for their treatments. The Doctor and the staff are very professional and so are the facilities and the equipment they use.
Dr. Petersen is a rare Chiropractor in the UK, one who specializes in various areas including Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) which is one of the main and best techniques for restoring spinal curvature. Few Chiropractors in the UK do this. Also, and importantly, he is led always in his work with patients by X-ray information about them. Dr. Petersen is superbly supported by OJ, his CBP Traction specialist. OJ's skillset is excellent; she is technically highly proficient, very detail-focused which really helps patients with the traction, and also very kind. The Chiswick practice is superbly administered by Maria Lourdes, the Clinic Assistant. Lourdes runs an extremely busy yet orderly ship.
Michael outlined the problem and recommended initially 3 sessions per week. subsequently 2 per week at which point Lockdown occurred. We resumed on 1 per week after Lockdown.
Mikael has a friendly down to earth approach and has a great way of explaining technical conditions and treatments so that's why it's easy to understand. Also provides good preventative advice. Really happy with the results.
I have one leg shorter than the other which lead to years of painful sciatica and a pronounced limp. Work with Mikael has stopped the sciatic nerve pain and improved my balance and reduced my limp.
Mikael is very nice guy and care about the patients.
Mikael is a modern day Jesus who has done wonders for my back. i could not live without him.
I have been working with Mikael for a couple of years now and have found the experience exceptionally valuable. I have MS to add to the normal wear and tear on my body and have been constantly impressed by the depth of understanding Mikael has on the subject. Our session are always fully engaging and informative. This is an exceptionally intelligent and knowledgeable man, at the top of his practice, who knows how to communicate, support and encourage. He holds his team to high standards from reception and administration to best practice in traction , physiotherapy and massage. I am so grateful to have found Mikael and his team. In addition to the fact that they have improved my posture, resilience and health, they have become friends. The process I'm going through is physically demanding but we have a lot of fun.