We ensure that the patient understands the diagnosis and how the treatment aims to improve their symptoms. We have three Osteopaths who each have their own specialties and interests.
Our Podiatry services are provided by The Foot and Nail Surgery: footandnailsurgery.com
Chinese medicine has a unique way of looking at the body and mind and bringing it together.
To achieve this we also have a Dietitian, a Sports Massage Therapist, Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, a Reflexologist and a Homeopath available here at the clinic.
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’. www.footandnailsurgery.com
What to expect from your visit
Online Appointment BookingsClick here for ONLINE BOOKINGS. 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 - instead please call our reception on 01732 453956.
Cranial OsteopathyWhat is Cranial Osteopathy and who can it help? Cranial Osteopathy is a gentle yet extremely effective approach making it an ideal treatment for babies and young children. It can produce excellent results in helping babies to get over the various traumas associated with birth. It can also be used to treat a wide range of conditions in people of all ages from childhood to old age. In adults, Cranial Osteopathy may be used to relieve the common symptoms of a build up of stress and tension, such as headaches, fatigue, migraine, anxiety, sleep problems and digestive issues and will help the body to function better in all respects. During pregnancy, Cranial Osteopathy can be helpful for dealing with the associated stresses, aches and pains, as well as the positioning of the baby, morning sickness and heartburn. Following child birth, treatment is recommended to help the body return to the pre-pregnant state, to treat any residual trauma from the birth and to avoid possible and unnecessary complications in later pregnancies. If you would like more detailed information on the positive effects of Cranial Osteopathy or if you would like to book an appointment with our Cranial Specialist, Clarissa McManus, please call the clinic on 01732 453956.
Private Medical Insurance
To save you administrative time and effort we are happy to make claims on your behalf and liaise directly with your insurance company. However, please bear in mind that your policy is between you and your insurer and you are responsible for any amounts owing that they are unable to pay. Please contact your insurance company to make sure you are covered for any claims before receiving treatment.
We are registered with all major insurance companies including, Aviva, Vitality Health, Cigna, Norwich Union and Simply Health. Please call the clinic for the full list of insurance companies.
AXA PPP : Dawn Draper and Mark Pitcairn-Knowles are both currently registered with AXA PPP. However, AXA are currently reviewing their fee structure so this may change in the future. Should you contact AXA directly to check if you can be treated by either Mark or Dawn and they tell you that they are not registered, please contact the clinic directly for further advice and assistance as it appears that patients who do call AXA will be automatically directed to alternative practitioners who have already accepted their low fees. However, our experience shows that patients who insist that they want to see Mark or Dawn will be allowed: So be persistent!
BUPA : Due to their aggressive fee capping we are no longer registered with BUPA. Please contact the clinic if you would like further information about this.
Please contact the clinic reception if you require any further information regarding Private Health Insurance cover or claims.
Weekdays from 8am to 7pm and every Saturday from 8am to 1pm.
Available six days per week :
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 2pm to 7pm, Tuesdays and Fridays 9am to 2pm and Saturdays 9am to 2pm.
For further information on our podiatry services, please visit: www.footandnailsurgery.com
Mondays from 8am to 1pm and 5pm to 8pm: and Wednesday mornings from 8am to 1pm.
Sports Massage →
Tuesdays from 7.45am to 11.45am; Thursdays from 9am to 1pm and 6pm to 9pm; Saturdays from 9am to 6pm.
Every Wednesday from 2pm to 8pm; alternate Saturdays from 9am to 2pm and every Friday 2pm to 6pm.
Clinical Psychology →
Dr Lyndsay Gorrill is available every weekday at various times between 9am and 9pm. Please call the clinic for specific information.
Jane Cast is available at the clinic every Wednesday afternoon. If you would prefer 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.