Ground Floor Suite, 51 Milton Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7JP

[near to Cricketers Pub]

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All of our practitioners are registered with the General Osteopathic Council, as well as being members of The Institute of Osteopathy (formerly known as The British Osteopathic Association). They all carry the recommended level of insurance cover.

Anthony Kanutin

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Anthony Kanutin was born and bred in Southend-On-Sea. He has been established in practice since 1984 at Milton Road Westcliff having qualified at The British School of Osteopathy [BSO], now called "University College of Osteopathy".


After being asked back to the BSO  as a clinic tutor in 1985, he was involved in  training and assessment of student osteopaths in clinical practice for many years.


In 1991 he became one of the first osteopaths to work within the NHS after the introduction of GP fundholding, running  clinics at Family Health Care in Leigh-on-Sea until 2011. The City practice was opened in 2000, initially in Fenchurch Street but now within Medicentre [walk in private doctor surgery] in Cheapside near Bank station.


He has acted [and still acts] as an external examiner in assessing clinical competence in final year osteopathic students for numerous Osteopathic educational institutions since 1999. This  checks that students have the necessary clinical skills to practice independently.


Another role has been the assessment of Osteopaths from outside the European Union who wish to practice within the U.K.  to check for clinical competence in line with UK standards.


Anthony was appointed [in 2009], by the Appointments Commission, to the Professional Conduct Committee for The General Osteopathic Council, which is the statutory regulator of the osteopathic profession, and was reappointed for another 4 year term of office.


He now sits as a panel chair on the Fitness to Practice committee for the Nursing & Midwiffery professions {NMC}


Anthony is an Osteopathic course reviewer for the Quality Assurance Agency [which monitors and maintains standards in higher education]. He undertook the initial recognition review of the Osteopathic course at Leeds Metropolitan University, and the initial BSO Undergraduate Masters’ course.


International experience came  as an external examiner for the University of Wales who validated an Osteopathic degree course within Hamburg Germany.


Anthony  attends many postgraduate courses including one at the national sports medicine institute in core stability.


All of this clinical experience and assessment means Anthony has seen a hugely diverse array of approaches to osteopathic practice, allowing him the ability to draw on this when tackling difficult clinical problems, as well as striving for best practice.

Martin Irving

Martin too was born in Essex and became an osteopath after having treatment himself.


Having left school he began an engineering course at Thurrock Technical College which (although he didn’t know it at the time) would prove to be very useful later in life. The knowledge acquired in the application of levers and of mechanical loading (compression, torsion, stress etc.) is as relevant to osteopathy as in engineering – and as for the similarities between mechanical engineering and orthopaedic medicine (stabilising bones with metal screws and frames) well, it just doesn’t bear thinking about!


The prospect of an engineering career was shortened by the opportunity of an apprenticeship in lithographic printing (printing being a family trait). On completing this training the opportunity arose to work in Antwerp (Belgium) for a company at the forefront of digital print technology.


On returning to the UK he worked at various companies within the print industry. It was around this time that he began martial arts training, initially with Karate, but moving on to a class that included many different styles of self-defence. These lessons ultimately proved to be the catalyst for a change of profession – or to be more precise, the inadequate thickness of mats when being thrown to the floor during training!


After receiving osteopathic treatment and reaching the point where printing wasn’t providing any job satisfaction, he began the path that would eventually lead to obtaining a degree in osteopathy. In fact, this decision took seven years to be realised – two years in further education, passing of the entrance exam to the British School of Osteopathy, and a further five more years of study.


Since qualified, Martin has practised at Milton Road. For five years (until 2011 when Dr Lawrence Singer retired) he ran an osteopathic clinic (for NHS patients) at the Family Healthcare Practice in Leigh-on-Sea under the GP fund holder scheme. Since gaining full recognition by all the major healthcare providers he has worked at “Back in the City” at the Medicentre building in Cheapside, London.


Like all osteopaths, Martin has to annually demonstrate he has taken steps to increase his knowledge base and technical abilities – which has involved attending a wide variety of lectures, discussion groups, and courses.


As someone who has suffered back pain in the past, he believes there are major health and financial benefits in maintaining a healthy spine by periodic osteopathic assessment.


He is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (a mandatory requirement of being an osteopath), and is a member of the British Osteopathic Association.


These days he enjoys high impact sports such as rugby union, rugby league and ice hockey (but being self-employed from the safety of the sidelines!).

Martin Irving Anthony Kanutin

To speak to Anthony or Martin, call 01702 332 424