pain relief therapy in Bromley
For affordable and effective pain relief therapies in the Bromley area, contact Charles Read & Associates today.
At Charles Read & Associates, we have five experienced osteopaths working within the surgery who hold qualifications from the British School of Osteopathy and are registered with the General Osteopath Council. Our practice can accept patients who are covered under BUPA, PPP and most other private health insurance companies. However, you will require prior authorisation from your insurance supplier. To schedule an appointment, get in touch with our team today.
- Charles Read, D.O.
- Alison Read, BSc (Hons) Ost
- Tanya Clift-Simpson, MOst BA Hons
- Helen Candy, MOst
- David Canevaro BSc (Hons) Ost
Charles Read, D.O.
Charles graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1989 with a Diploma in Osteopathy, D.O. (now reclassified as a BSc (Hons) Ost.). He is registered with the General Osteopath Council (GOsC) and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.
Charles also ran highly successful surgery in Harley Street for more than 27 years, only recently giving this up to focus on the Bickley practice.
Charles has nearly 30 years of expertise in all aspects of osteopathy and employs a range of techniques including soft tissue, articulation, traction release and manipulation.
Alison Read, BSc (Hons) Ost
Alison (Charles’ sister) graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2003 with a first class honours degree. She is experienced in all aspects of osteopathy, including canine osteopathy, having completed a post-graduate course in Canine Osteopathy at the European School of Osteopathy.
Prior to 2003, she worked as a biology lecturer in East London having gained a BSc (Hons) in biological sciences in 1982, followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Education for FE (PGCE) in 1983. After leaving teaching she worked for BTEC (Edexcel) as an Education Advisor for five years.
She combines her experience as an educator with her osteopathic skills to encourage patients’ understanding of their structural problems.
Tanya Clift-Simpson, MOst, BA Hons
Tanya trained at the British School of Osteopathy after receiving treatment for disc injuries during pregnancy. She graduated in 2010 with an MOst (Masters in Osteopathy). She also has a Western acupuncture qualification (also known as ‘dry needling’).
Tanya is a proud mother of three and is experienced and trained in osteopathic treatment particularly for children and babies, baby massage and cranial osteopathy. She is an experienced horsewoman and uses her sports experience to deal with many riding injuries and other sports injuries.
Helen Candy, MOst,
Helen (GOsC no 9945) graduated from the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the BSO) with a master’s degree in osteopathy and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy. Helen uses a range of structural osteopathic techniques in her work and has an interest in helping patients with long term (chronic) conditions. Helen has clinical experience working with older patients, pregnant patients and those with long term conditions such as HIV.
Outside of the practice, Helen teaches part time and runs a local Guide unit. She enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, camping and exploring the world.
David Canevaro BSc (Hons) Osteopath
David is an experienced osteopath, rehabilitation Pilates, and Clinical Pilates instructor and Sports Therapist who has worked extensively with clients in every walk of life from hesitant beginners to seasoned professionals, and helped them overcome a variety of problems.
His training and experience span over 20 years. He is approved by all the major UK health insurance companies, and has a vast experience of helping people to get a healthier body.
Have been using this osteopath for many years, excellent! Have also recommended to family and friends.
Charles Read is an outstanding osteopath, exceptionally skilled in his field and with a wonderful bedside manner. I have recommended Charles to a number of friends all of whom have been complimentary about the treatment they received.
I have been a regular visit to Charles Read Osteopaths for many years, where my ongoing back problems have been managed very professionally. The service from the greeting at the door to the treatment received is first class and I happily recommend this practice to friends and family.
“Three excellent osteopaths with loads of experience and a friendly setting. Easy parking. Friendly family-run practice.”
“I highly recommend this team of osteopaths who have treated me for some years. As a retired nurse with a long-standing back problem, I know that without their excellent care and treatment I would be unable to lead the busy and active life I enjoy.”
- Mrs S Ritchie, SRN SCM
“Very friendly, very professional and always fixed any ailments I have. Top quality service at your doorstep. Can’t ask for more.”
“After having two hip replacements and some spinal problems I needed pain relief and mobility help. I received this by having regular treatment from Mr Charles Read at his osteopathic practice. He and his two colleagues are dedicated to their work and have given so many people a better quality of life. I would not have kept so active without the help and advice from Mr Read. His receptionists are always helpful and do try to arrange appointments quickly if it is an emergency.”
- Mrs BM
“Charles Read & Associates is the best osteopathic practice I have ever used. Whether for an acute problem, or a regular ‘maintenance’ visit, the treatment is excellent and the osteopaths and staff are understanding, supportive and courteous. I have found out more about how my body works from Charles and his colleagues than I ever have from visiting my GP!”
- Lesley Harmer
“Charles Read is pleased to treat patients who suffer from a chronic condition. He responds with tenacity, creativity and patience to the challenges such patients present. I am just so grateful to the person who recommended him to me.”
- A satisfied patient
“Charles and Alison Read have treated myself and my family for over 20 years now and I cannot recommend the practice highly enough.
They have helped me immensely through back problems caused by a fall as a child and chronic back pain due to high stress. They also treated my very ill mother with care and compassion and have become an integral part of mine and my family’s life.”
“I have suffered from a bad back now for many years through various ailments from a neck injury and from having a very stressful job as a teacher. As a result, I have been coming to the practice for many years – it is part of my ‘time’ for looking after myself.
I have been treated by most of the osteopaths on the team and they all offer the same high level of experience, care and well-informed advice about what works for me. As well as treating the symptoms the team has educated me to understand the cause of the symptoms and treated them. This is what makes the difference. Thank you.”