We Love and Believe in the NHS

We’re very fortunate in this country to have the National Health Service which, whilst often being an under resourced and criticised organisation, offers undiscriminating healthcare to everyone. Our colleagues in the NHS are often seen as some of the hardest working individuals and we all rely on them and know they are there whatever our emergency or ailment may be.

Just recently with the disruptive weather we have seen how our doctors and nurses give up their time to give extra support and aid to those in need of medical care, putting their patients before their own personal needs. Their work is often physically demanding and they too can need extra therapeutic help. Our services often compliment the hard work done by our colleagues in the NHS and so Kennington Osteopaths would like to make that more accessible and cost effective for them.

NHS Staff Benefits

We want to support NHS staff, so we’ve signed up to NHS Staff Benefits, the Benefits and Discounts web-portal exclusively available to all NHS employees and their families to provide you with the best care we can. We love working with other clinicians, not least to share thoughts and ideas on treatments, but to help you stay in peak condition and achieving the best for your patients!

We already treat nurses, GPs, A&E doctors, paediatricians, orthopaedic specialists and public health specialists, whatever your role is within the NHS, whether you’re a medic or in a supporting role, this scheme is open to you. You and your work matters to us almost as much as it matters to you.


We offer extremely cost effective solutions for a range of musculoskeletal and associated conditions. Sign into your NHS Staff Benefits account and find our services under osteopathy, physiotherapy, acupuncture, psychotherapy and massage.

NHS Staff Benefits

It would be our pleasure to treat you and we look forward to helping you. Thank you for all your hard work.



We are delighted to now be offering Reflexology as a therapy.

Our skilled and experienced therapist Leanne Bowden is now in Kennington.  If you need to rebalance, de-stress or detoxify then read on or book in.

About Reflexology

Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving the application of pressure to identified points on the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. These pressure points have direct therapeutic links with muscles, organs and systems within the body and, with skilled treatment from a qualified Reflexologist, can be stimulated to encourage the body to release toxins and rebalance itself therefore easing discomfort and pain.

Reflexology has been shown to relieve some of the conditions outlined below and so could be a worthwhile choice in treating them.

  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders such as IBS
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Sinus/nasal congestion
  • Respiratory problems
  • Headaches/ Migraines
  • Insomnia


What’s the process?

First there’s a consultation, we’ll ask you to fill out a health questionnaire and discuss what you want to gain from the session whether that’s relaxation or a particular health concern, as well as answer any questions you may have about the treatment.

Next is the treatment, you’ll be almost fully reclined with barefeet where massage techniques will be applied before, during and after the treatment to soothe and relax them. Pressure will be applied to the identified reflex points using mainly the thumb and forefinger to encourage the body to rebalance and address the complaints you have.

At the end of the session we will discuss any congested areas found and offer further after care advice.

About Leanne

Leanne qualified with a Level 3 VTCT: World Class Qualifications Diploma in Reflexology in 2011 and has spent the last 6 years in practice honing her skills. We are delighted to welcome her to Kennington Osteopaths where her experience will be invaluable. If you are interested in discussing reflexology as a therapy or would like to book a consultation please contact us.

Distinction in Osteopathy

Award Winning Osteopaths in KenningtonFor the second year running our lovely osteopath Gu has achieved a distinction in his MSc Osteopathy. Here he is meeting Princess Anne at last year’s ceremony after being awarded a distinction for his first year of study. We hope to share with you the new pictures from his graduation ceremony in November. 

More Awards

Gu isn’t the only award-winner in the practice! Several years ago it was our fantastic osteopath Laura Wheatley who was awarded the Gold Medal for her Masters of Osteopathy at the British School of Osteopathy, now University College of Osteopathy (UCO).


We’re not just about awards though! We’re also about research. Four of us have been invited to present our graduate dissertations to the UK Society for Back Pain Research annual meeting (formerly the Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy conference). 

Lecturer at UCO

Just in the last year we have developed our leadership and clinical interests. As the new Professionalism lecturer at UCO Andrea is beginning to explore the links between good practice and leadership. Laura, Andrea and Pietro are all also clinic tutors in UCO’s prestigious specialist clinics, specialising in the treatment of babies and children (Laura and Andrea), and people living with HIV (Pietro). 

Conference Presentations

Pietro’s dissertation explored osteopathic manipulation and postural re-education. Laura’s dissertation (now published) identified a link between emotional processing and lower back pain, Andrea’s was about how osteopaths can identify their underlying values and beliefs to inform best practice, and Gu’s addressed chronic pain and its underlying role in mental distress. 

Our Commitment

Our commitment to the profession does not end with us being involved with training and lectures. Some of our practitioners are in fact dedicated to a number of volunteering “hands on” activities. Our women’s health specialist Ana is off to Kenya in November for a 2-week healthcare program delivered to the least developed areas of the country and Gu just been accepted as a volunteer within the Lambeth Amputee rehabilitation unit.

Want to book an appointment?