Manfred has over 20 years experience as a physiotherapist, having qualified in the Netherlands in 1993. Two years later he moved to England, where he gained wide ranging experience in both NHS and private practice.
For 8 years, Manfred worked as a senior musculo skeletal physiotherapist at the Bournemouth Nuffield Hospital. Since 2005 Manfred has been part of the team at Alchemy Health Clinic.
Manfred has studied various forms of manual and manipulative therapy. He has also had a keen interest in alternative therapies and approaches including Zero Balancing, a gentle form of bodywork, which has influenced his work since early 2000. Manfred has a keen interest in continuing professional development and from 2011 will be working towards a post graduate diploma in manipulative therapy.
Manfred has an evidence-based approach: treatment methods must be backed by latest research. He also believes in a holistic approach, that the causes of pain and what maintains the discomfort can have various roots. He also believes that pain and discomfort can at times be a teacher for us, an opportunity to look at our life and seek changes which could make us live with less discomfort and pain; to health as an actualisation of potential, not just an absence of symptoms.
Manfred is recognized by the major insurance companies: AXA-PPP, Bupa, Simply Health, WPA, PRU Health, and provides physiotherapy for clients referred by injury care clinics following road traffic accidents.
BSc in Physiotherapy
Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Post-graduate Diploma in Acupuncture
Membership and registration:
HPC: PH47173, CSP: 056042, OCPPP: 9300, AACP: 7677
For further information about physiotherapy and acupuncture
Conditions which are likely to respond to treatment:
Acute pain, such as sciatica, neck pain and post operative rehabilitation
Chronic pain, for example frozen shoulder, arthritic conditions
Work injuries, for example repetitive strain injuries, carpal tunnel
Sports injuries, such as sprained or injured muscles, ligaments and joints
Musculoskeletal dysfunctions, for example through posture or bad habits
Stress related disorders, such as tension headaches