Osteopath & Clinic Director
Evolution Osteopathy is led by registered Osteopath, Matthew Wood. Matthew trained at the London School of Osteopathy and has a wide range of skills gained from working with patients from all walks of life, being based as an Osteopath in Waterloo he works with everyone from pregnant mothers to office workers and athletes.
Matthew has previously worked with the Southwark Lancers RFC and is an examiner in Osteopathic technique and practice at the LSO. Due to originally studying Performing Arts as his first degree, Matthew has always had a fascination with how the body moves and how people can adapt their body to different situations and so has completed the DMA Clinical Pilates L1 and the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute L1 Courses, is a qualified personal trainer and integrates this knowledge into his practice and exercise. He has also done supplementary training in Medical Acupuncture / Dry Needling.
Matthew is originally from New Zealand and moved to London in the late 1990′s. He has a keen interest in Triathlon and its composite sports and has run several marathons and shorter races and so understands first hand how important it is to stay healthy and treat sport injuries quickly. Matthew has a great interest in Circus both personally and professionally, working with performers as well as practicing aerial arts himself and enjoys pushing beyond his comfort zone. He has a diverse background from working in the Arts, the Public Sector and Sports, and worked on the London 2012 Olympics. Matthew is passionate about Osteopathy and working with patients in order to achieve the best results possible.
Sophie is a fully qualified and registered osteopath who treats a wide range of patients and complaints using a variety of different osteopathic techniques.
Sophie graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a BSc (Hons) in Osteopathy. To compliment her degree she has achieved further qualifications in Pilates, Sports Massage, and Medical Acupuncture / Dry Needling. She combines all of these disciplines to provide a comprehensive treatment tailored to you. She has found that Pilates in particular is an extremely influential and effective tool in assessing and correcting weakness of the body which often lead to dysfunction. She has also started seeing the importance the role of pilates can have across many of her patients from sedentary desk based workers, full time athletes and patients wanting regular maintenance. This has lead her to recently complete her Intro to Mat teacher training at Pi Studio. Over the next few years Sophie is hoping to spend more time learning and studying the classical method to better educate patients and work with them long-term to correct individual weakness.
As well as gaining experience within private practices Sophie has also worked for a number of sports clubs including Wimbledon Hockey Club and Bath Rugby Club. Having played hockey at a high level herself, Sophie fully appreciates how important a quick and careful diagnosis is, and more importantly, the implementation of a treatment programme tailored to an individual.
Sophie draws on her wealth of knowledge and experience treating sports teams to treat patients with many different conditions, including, but not limited to, altered biomechanics induced by desk based posture, pregnancy related symptoms, neck pain, lower back pain, upper and lower limb pain, and both acute and chronic pain.
Outside of work, Sophie takes any opportunity to get outdoors whether its taking her energetic spaniel for a walk, running, cycling or paddle boarding.
Tristan spent many years in the health and fitness industry as a personal fitness consultant, and later qualified as a sports massage therapist. He retrained as an osteopath at the British School of Osteopathy with a Masters of Osteopathy. He is also trained in Western medical acupuncture.
Tristan is a keen health and fitness enthusiast with a background in middle distance running, cycling and boxing. His philosophy remains to this day, the goal to improve an individual’s function and free them from pain for optimum well-being.
Practicing in London and Shanghai for a number of years, Tristan has solid experience in boutique and international multidisciplinary practices, treating local and international expat communities. Fluent in English, French, conversant in Spanish and on a good day a little Mandarin Chinese, his expanding expertise covered treatment for a variety of ailments from back and neck pain, to office based dysfunction, sports injuries and pregnancy related aches and pains.
Tristan draws on his many years administering rehabilitation programmes for his varied clientele, and will always seek to empower his patients with strengthening and flexibility programmes for a faster return to pain free activity and reduced likelihood of re-injury.
Steffan graduated from the University College of Osteopathy with an M.Ost. Steffan practices as an osteopath as well as obtaining a certification in sports massage and medical acupuncture. With this combination, it enables him to deliver a treatment tailored to his patients, combining a structural and functional approach. Steffan likes to work with patients by establishing achievable goals in order to restore patient health.
Steffan has competed in a variety of sports, with football being his most favoured and he enjoys working in a team and with others to achieve their goals. With this sporting background in both playing and coaching, working with people and being intrigued by the complexity of the human body was always going to be influential to Steffan’s career path.
Jen graduated with a Master’s degree from the University College of Osteopathy (UCO), previously known as the British School of Osteopathy (BSO). Jen is also a qualified level 3 sports massage therapist. Coming from a competitive swimming background, health and fitness have always been an integral part of her life. Working mainly as a structural osteopath, she considers the treatment of the musculoskeletal system to be at the centre of her practice. She aims to provide patients with suitable and personalised tools to reach their goals – be that to reduce pain, improve performance, or prevent injury.
Jen enjoys applying evidence-informed practice alongside traditional osteopathic concepts. She uses her expertise in hands-on treatment and will introduce customised exercise and movement techniques to reinforce and prolong this change.
She has experience treating patients with various ongoing health issues and uses this knowledge to consider all the systems in the body when creating personalised management plans.