Meet our practitioners
Mark Pitcairn-Knowles – Osteopathy
Principal of the practice, Mark graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1989 with Honours. He then worked in New Zealand for one year before returning to the UK.
Dawn Draper – Osteopathy
Dawn qualified from the British School of Osteopathy with an honours degree in 1996. She spent eight years in an Osteopathic sports injury clinic in south London before joining the team in Sevenoaks.
Renate Blacker – Acupuncture
Renate has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbs since 1997, before which she worked as a nurse within the NHS for over ten years. Renate has a specialist interest in all aspects of fertility and is affiliated to the Zita West Integrated Reproductive Health Practice.
Kelly Clews – Podiatry
Kelly graduated from Brighton University in 2008 with a 1st Class Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) in Podiatry. Graduating top of her year she won the ‘Clinical Excellence Award’.
Online Appointment BookingsClick here to access our online booking system. Select the service and practitioner you require and book an appointment for the following day or for up to two weeks in advance. Should you need an appointment for the same day it is not possible to book online, please call our reception on 01732 453956.
Private Medical InsuranceOur osteopaths are registered with most health care providers. However, at present we are unable to treat BUPA patients as we cannot agree to the unreasonable 40% reduction in our fee that they insist upon if we want to be part of their network. Unfortunately this removes your choice of who you see as their network is based purely on osteopaths who have accepted their low price. In Sevenoaks, 17 out of 18 osteopaths have rejected the BUPA contract. We suggest you complain to BUPA if you are unable to see the practitioner of your choice. Please contact the clinic reception if you require any further information regarding Private Health Insurance cover or claims.
What should I do if I get a sudden pain?
If you experience an immediate onset of sharp, gripping pain or spasm – for example you lifted a heavy object and felt pain – STOP whatever you are doing and DO NOT PANIC. Cover with ice for 15 minutes maximum, repeat every two hours and contact us on 01732 453956 so that we can advise you if and when treatment would be appropriate.
Acute back, neck or other joint pain can be a frightening experience but in most cases the intense level of pain tends to only last 1-2 days if treated correctly. After this time the sharp pain should subside to stiffness allowing more mobility but it is most important to seek the correct treatment initially.
Weekdays from 8am to 7pm and every Saturday from 8am to 1pm.
Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 7pm, on Friday from 9am to 2pm and every Saturday from 9am until 12pm.
Mondays from 8am to 1pm and 5pm to 8pm: and Wednesday mornings from 8am to 1pm.
Sports Massage →
Tuesday from 8am to 11am; Wednesday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm; Thursday from 9.30am to 1.30pm and 6pm to 9pm; Saturday from 9am to 6pm.
Every Wednesday from 2pm to 8pm; alternate Saturdays from 9am to 2pm and every Friday 2pm to 6pm (from 1st November 2014)
Available every Friday from 9am to 1pm.
Clinical Psychology →
Dr Lyndsay Gorrill is available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Jane Cast is available at the clinic every Wednesday afternoon. If you would like to see Jane at another time, please contact the clinic directly and we will try to find a suitable alternative.
All Other Practitioners →
Please contact the clinic for details of opening times for all the other services we offer.
For details of the cost and duration of all our treatments, please refer to each individual discipline on the ‘Services’ page of our website.