Meet Alan Burke DO
Osteopath and Exercise Physiologist
I used to be an International standard pole vaulter competing for the Republic of Ireland. As an athlete I found that Osteopathic treatment worked better for me and my initial interest in Osteopathy was formed.
I trained at the College of Osteopaths in London and completed the 5 year course in 2000.
Since then I have worked mainly in Richmond Surrey and I have worked with many International athletes including World and Olympic Champions.
I have previously lectured and examined Osteopathic students at two Osteopathic colleges and have lectured for the Osteopathic Sports Care Association.
I have many years experience working with elite young athletes. I spent 5 years treating club and International standard gymnasts from Heathrow Gymnastics Club. As well as treating junior International standard track and field athletes.
Osteopath since 2000
Member of the Osteopathic Council of Ireland
ACSM Exercise Physiologist
UKA Level 2 Performance Athletics Coach
Joint and muscle pain
Using stretching and mobilising techniques as well as joint manipulating, an Osteopath works with the body to create the perfect conditions to facilitate the healing process.
Osteopaths treat back and neck pain, joint and muscle pain, headaches, sciatica, foot pain, neuralgia, sports injury plus many other conditions.
Osteopathic treatment and rehabilitation advice will be personal to you and will aim to balance your bodies biomechanics to promote a speedy and safe recovery.
Correct diagnosis of your injury is essential if you want to get back to training. The treatment plan will take into consideration your biomechanics and will include hands on treatment and an exercise protocol for you.
Wearing custom orthotics in your shoes can help treat many problems that cause joint and muscle pain. They work by improving foot position and altering your body’s biomechanics.
Cranial Osteopathy is a subtle but effective treatment that can help adults and babies.
I had a brilliant Marathon in Florence last Sunday. I’ve been chasing a sub-4 marathon for ages – and I cracked it! I finished in 3.57.10. 5 minutes of my previous PB. Really pleased. There were no issues with past injuries during or after the race. All felt fine – good news particularly as much of the run was on hard, unforgiving cobbles. Thanks for all your work. I really appreciate it. Now for the next one…
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