West London Osteopaths is a clinic, established 1984, that offers Osteopathy, Massage, Western Medical Acupuncture, Nutrition advice, Psychotherapy, and a team of Pilates instructors.
What motivated you to do what you do?
I became interested in the pains and injuries as a competitive rower for GB youth, and started looking into ways that could help such problems; while researching I came across Osteopathy, which lead me to enrol at The British School of Osteopathy, London on a four-year full time course.
What is your Unique Selling Point?
We are a small, personal clinic wanting to help patients with their symptoms and problems; each patient is totally individual and every patient is treated accordingly in this friendly professional environment.
Who is your ideal customer/client?
We are happy to help people of all ages with their problem. We will encourage them to engage in their treatment and rehabilitation regime so they make a speedy recovery.
Having been in the area for over 30 years we are a well established, known and trusted friendly clinic. Having taught at the British School of Osteopathy for many years, lectured in the UK, France and Germany helps keep us well informed of developments in the osteopathic profession. Also having a team of practitioners of different professions gives a broad approach to help our patients’ various problems. As Chairman of the London Osteopathic Society we attend regular meetings where we are lectured to by specialists from across the health-caring professions.
Do you have a particular service or product you’d like to flag up here?
We are very excited to be taking on our Nutritionist, Sue Appelboom, as a champion Women’s Lightweight rower for 10 consecutive years Sue has immense knowledge and interest on optimum diets for sports people and also has a keen interest in women’s mid life nutrition.
How do people get in touch with you? (Include as many ways as you like)
Phone my secretary Anne: 020 8749 0581
Mobile 07595 563 048
Facebook: West London Osteopaths
West London Osteopaths, 65 Vespan Road, Shepherds Bush, London W12 9QG
What is your biggest challenge in the current climate?
Patients being so rushed and pressurised, it worries us how no one has enough time. We always advise people to arrive 5 minutes prior to an appointment so that they can just relax for a few minutes, rather than dashing.
Where do you think your business will be in 5 year’s time?
It’s a very exciting time with the clinic being able to help such a variety of patients; we wish to continue to steadily and thoughtfully grow enabling us as a team to continue to help others
Has being a member of ABN helped your business?
It has been a great way to meet many patients outside the clinic as well as meet new local businesses. The ABN has given the Askew Road a real sense of community and identity locally.
What do you like about the Askew Road?
Over the past 30 years the Askew Road has totally transformed itself, it has a real sense of community and the shopkeepers are very friendly and welcoming to all.
What do you think Askew Road will be like in 5 years time?
Bigger, bolder and busier with more privately owned shops for the all to enjoy.
How easy is it to shop locally in Askew Road?
We all frequently shop on the Askew Road, as its just around the corner, but if buying a bigger item the 30 minute parking for 20p is a great bonus.
What are your favourite shops and businesses in Askew Road?
That’s really not a fair question they each have their own individual and useful charm!
What shops and businesses do you think Askew Road lacks?
A small gift shop, think Oliver Bonas , selling cards, books, candles, small selection of toys; this would be a great addition to the Askew Road.