Come and meet the team

Graeme Western

Graeme has been here forever! He first started working in Bexley High Street in 1972, when his family took over running the health food shop and now he runs one of the bigger UK osteopathy clinics. As a practice we are proud of the history we have in Bexley.

He started training at the British School of Osteopathy in 1983 and qualified as an osteopath in 1987. He gained further experience such as, working for an orthopaedic surgeon 2 days a week for nearly 2 years and  working alongside the well known local osteopath and sports medicine doctor, Dr Boomla at the Crook Log sports injury clinic.

Graeme previously taught for some time on the British School of Osteopathy honours degree course and has given talks to many different groups including doctors and other therapists. He is also keen that he and the team keep their skills up to date and they all regularly attend training courses to help them do that. 

Graeme often treats people who come in with more longstanding  problems, whether they are a sports person who wants to get back to peak performance or an older person who wants to stay independent and mobile. He has treated people at top level in most sports and has played most sports himself over the years.

When he’s not at work he can be found doing a range of different activities , reading, with family or in the garden.

Lee Freed

Lee qualified in osteopathy in 1994 and in his first year in practice worked all over the country as a locum in a variety of practices as well as working at the Sports Clinic at the British School of Osteopathy.

Lee joined the clinic in 1995 as well running his own busy clinics in other locations.

In 2002 Lee qualified in cranial osteopathy and was made a Fellow of the Sutherland Cranial College in 2014.

Outside of work Lee lives with his wife, 2 children and their dog, Benson. When he’s not working or being kept busy by the family, you can find him watching football and playing video games.


Patrick Norman

Patrick has been with the clinic since 2009. He became interested in osteopathy through sports injuries of his own, after playing lots of sports from rugby to triathlon. 

He has a special interest in treating problems that come from occupational strain, as well as all sorts of sports related injuries.

He can use traditional osteopathic and functional techniques when treating patients. He is also able to offer sports massage. Patrick continues to attend courses covering a wide variety of topics.

Outside of work Patrick lives with his wife, 2 young boys – Elliot and William and his dog Marley. His boys keep him busy and with less time for sports, he now focuses on running and cycling when they let him.

Alex Stevens

Alex joined the clinic after returning from Australia, where he worked in an osteopathy practice for a few years. He has always been fascinated by how the body works, he also wanted to do something rewarding and osteopathy ticked all the boxes. Alex understands the frustration of sports injuries and spinal pain after suffering from both himself and he is keen to help people going through a similar thing. In fact, he was part of the team treating the competitors in the 2012 Olympics.

He has a particular interest in sports having played football ( at semi-professional level) and also has competed in athletics and Martial Arts.

 Alex enjoys treating adults of all ages and where possible likes to help with advice on exercising and long-term self-health.

Outside of work Alex loves likes anything that involves the outdoors or nature or travelling and sightseeing all over the world.

Hannah Johnson

Hannah graduated from the European School of Osteopathy and loves the variety that comes from treating a wide range of people with a range of presenting issues. She is passionate about being able to create personalised treatment and management plans for her patients. Her top tip for them is to always keep moving as movement is the key to health and longevity.

Outside of work she loves being outside, exploring with her fiancé and her lovely labradoodle called Oscar. When she is at work Oscar is at home with her two cats, trying to teach them to be more like dogs – so far he’s taught them how to play fetch!

Yuhan Ma

Yuhan graduated with a master’s degree in Osteopathy and Naturopathy from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. Before commencing her degree, Yuhan practised massage for a number of years and studied neurosciences and psychology in both France and Canada.

Yuhan has a keen interest in understanding how the body is affected by lifestyle, movement, past injuries and different environments. Through her osteopathic treatment, Yuhan aims to balance the body, enhance the healing process and remove any obstructions to vitality. Yuhan is passionate about helping people to live and work to their full potential.

In her free time, Yuhan enjoys dancing, yoga, swimming, and countryside walks, she also speaks three different languages; Mandarin, French and English.


Adele Sharp

Adele graduated from the University College of Osteopathy and has a keen interest in helping patients recover and get back to doing the things that are important to them – whether it be exercising, gardening, working, or playing with the grandkids. In addition to Structural Osteopathy, Adele is also qualified in Dry Needling / Western Acupuncture, Cancer Massage and Sports Massage.

Adele enjoys working with patients to create customised recovery plans, giving them treatment, advice and tailored exercises. When devising a plan, Adele likes to include exercises that best fit in with her patients everyday life, for example exercises that can be done whilst the kettle is boiling, whilst sitting at a desk, or ones that can fit into a gym routine, etc.

Outside of work Adele enjoys running, weight training, indoor climbing, salsa and bachata dancing, and cycling, and has participated in events, such as several London and Brighton Marathons, London to Brighton cycling, and The Three Peaks Challenge.

Virginie Kowal

Virginie originally studied Complementary Therapies in Aberdeen, including Swedish Holistic Massage and Reflexology. With a keen interest in pain management, Virginie then extended her anatomy knowledge and experience further, studying Soft Tissue and Sports Therapy in Elgin. Following her interests further, she then became fully certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Oncology (Cancer) Massage, Kinetic Chain Release, Scar Tissue Release, and Pregnancy Massage.

With a range of different treatments, from relaxation to pain management to the release of any tight muscle groups, Virginie’s goal is to help improve her patients quality of life and increase any restricted range of motion.

Born in France, Virginie speaks both French and English. In her spare time, she is very active and enjoys swimming, cycling, and yoga. She is also a talented musician!


Craig Rumley

 Craig has been working as a fully qualified PT and rehabilitation specialist since 2006, and a massage therapist since 2014.

Before joining our team Craig worked for Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, providing tailored treatment programmes and personal training to both private clients and sports teams. He prides himself on his powerful, remedial style and feels a great sense of satisfaction when clients give him feedback on the positive changes they see and feel as a result of his work.

His specialisms include; Sports massage, Sports rehabilitation, Holistic massage, Deep tissue massage, and Express massage.

In his spare time Craig likes to keep fit with regular gym sessions, so that he’s in the best shape for himself and his clients.

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