Our Team


Andreas Syrimis BSc MSc MCPP

Andreas founded the Bloomsbury practice in 1996. He is an established and well known osteopath and medical herbalist often integrating both systems in his approach. He practices only on Wednesdays and Thursdays afternoon as most of his time is devoted to lecturing, publishing and research. His posts include: Senior Lecturer in Medical Sciences at the Universities of Westminster, East London University and London School of Osteopathy. BUPA ProfilePlease note that all his appointments are charged at £80.


Pantelis Xenophontos

Pantelis graduated from the University College of Osteopathy with a Master’s degree in Osteopathy. He also gained a Master’s degree in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health from the University College London (UCL). He has furthered his career with training in Medical Acupuncture and Applied Kinesiology. His academic and practical background has given Pantelis a thorough understanding of musculoskeletal medicine especially in the domains of physical activities, sports injuries and rehabilitation. His treatment protocol is very inclusive and in addition to his excellent hands-on skills, he empowers his clients to take control of their health with a programme of lifestyle, nutrition and exercise. 


Charlie Henry-Jones

He is a graduate from the University College of Osteopathy. Since joining our practice more than 6 years ago he has become a very popular practitioner. He treats all ages, from babies to the elderly, as well as expectant mothers and uses both structural and cranial osteopathic techniques. He also has a background in sports and is a qualified fitness instructor. This provides him with insight knowledge into patient’s bio-mechanics and he is able to devise a tailored rehab and exercise plan. 


Alexandru Lupu

Alexandru Lupu is a fully qualified and registered Physiotherapist. Graduated from Gr.T.Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy (2011-2014) and followed this with a Master’s in Psychomotor Diagnosis and Prognosis. Since graduating, Alex continued to develop his knowledge and skills in healthcare with several post graduate courses. In his practicing style he employs a rich variety of hands-on techniques, including manual therapy, SGA, Schroth therapy and Kinesio taping. Alex has a passion in his work and strives to connect with each patient’s unique problems for an effective treatment and management program. His clients find his hands-on therapeutic and deep tissue massage techniques second to none.


Ivan Povkh

Ivan is an experienced masseur and physical rehabilitation specialist. He graduated from several courses in the field of holistic bodywork including a course in osteopathy in Portugal. He is dedicated and passionate about his field of work and aims to deliver a bespoke and client centred treatment. Whether you want him to address problem areas in your body or just chill out with a gentle holistic massage then Ivan will not disappoint you.


Marta Pastucha

Marta is an Osteopath and Physiotherapist. By combining osteopathic techniques and clinical reasoning, with rehab skills, Marta is able to adapt her treatment techniques to meet the individual needs of each patient. She formulates a tailor made treatment and management programme that also seeks to address the underlying causes. She obtained her Physiotherapy degree from Jagiellonian University in Poland, before completing a Master’s degree in Osteopathy at the University College of Osteopathy in London. She has several years of field experience, both here in the UK and in Poland. Marta has a passion for her profession and her empathic approach to her patients has makes her a very popular and effective therapist. 


Johanna Fuller

Johanna graduated from the University College of Osteopathy with a Masters in Osteopathy. As a clinician she combines a wide range of techniques to help restore the body’s self-healing mechanism to achieve lasting recovery. In addition to classical osteopathy, Johanna also uses visceral and cranial treatment techniques, functional movement and exercises. She has a special interest in treating expectant mothers. She is qualified and experienced in deep tissue and sports massage.

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Catherine Wharfe

Catherine graduated from the London School of Osteopathy with a Masters degree. She is an experienced physical therapist, having worked as a sports massage therapist and craniosacral therapist prior to studying osteopathy. Her approach is patient-centred, offering a range of manual therapy techniques and exercise advice to work effectively with each person’s individual needs and preferences. Catherine has experience in working with patients suffering with persistent pain, stress-related conditions, sports injuries, degenerative changes, and pre/post-natal care. Catherine has trained in Mindfulness-based Pain and Illness Management, an effective approach for patients with long-term conditions.


George Ampat

Dr Ampat is an experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with special interest in Spinal surgery. He work part time at Royal Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Trust. His mission is to provide quality orthopaedic and spinal opinion with minimal surgical intervention to promote wellness, to relieve suffering and to restore health as humanely as it can be done at the highest value for all concerned. After years of surgical practice he has taken a conscious decision not to operate. He believe that too many operations are being performed. Surgery has inherent risks and if surgery is performed when it is not necessary, it would be subjecting patients to unnecessary risks. He sees patients and provide advice and opinion. He also perform injections into the spine and other joints. He particularly likes to see patients who have doubts on their diagnosis, unsure about surgery or patients who are not better after surgery. All inquiries and appointments with Dr George Ampat must be made using the following link: http://www.ampat.co.uk/

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