Zoë Clark, M.Ost ND DO
Special Interests: Axial Spondyloarthritis (AxSpA), Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder (HSD) and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
Zoë qualified as an osteopath from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 and has been practicing in East Anglia since. Zoë is Secretary of the Norfolk Osteopathic Society and co-founded the East of England Osteopathic Conference.
Zoë speaks to healthcare practitioners regularly about her special interests in Axial Spondyloarthritis, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder. She also gives talks to patient groups through charities, such as Arthritis Action.
Since 2018, Zoë has collaborated with the Institute of Osteopathy and National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society on their NASS Allies programme, educating osteopaths and chiropractors on the signs of AxSpA and undertaking a survey of current knowledge. The survey results were published in Rheumatology Advances in Practice and enabled the creation of a referral tool validated by the Royal College of General Practitioners to help patients receive a quick referral to a rheumatologist.
Zoë has been interviewed on Channel 5 News and spoken in UK Parliament to the AxSpA All-Party Parliamentary Group about her experiences of AxSpA.
Passionate about health promotion, Zoë shares information on her blog and social media regularly. Her experience in this area was recognised when Zoë was asked to present about her experiences of growing a thriving practice in the Opening Plenary of the Institute of Osteopathy Convention 2019.
Alex Corser, D.O M.Ost
Special Interests: Paediatric Care, Education and Complex Conditions
Alex is clinic director of the Penn Clinic, a renowned osteopathy practice in Hertfordshire, which specialises in complex cases and paediatrics.
Alex qualified from the European School of Osteopathy and holds a Masters degree in Osteopathy.
During her studies Alex developed a focus on preventative care and now enjoys treating a broad range of patients - from babies through all decades to the elderly, using the approach most suited to the individual.
Alex is an ad-hoc lecturer at the London School of Osteopathy. Delivering lectures to masters students to prepare them for their final exams. Prior to the birth of her son, Alex was on the clinical supervision team at the London School of Osteopathy where she tutored senior students in their last 2 years of training to prepare them both for their exams and for life as an osteopath after qualification.
Alex is passionate about research and believes it should under-pin every clinicians' clinical reasoning. She was a member of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy's Research Sub-committee for 2 years.
Alex is currently undertaking a PG Cert at the University College of Osteopathy in London to gain the title of "Specialist Paediatric Osteopathic Practitioner". She is pursuing this qualification to reflect her 8 years of experience working with children and babies.
Andrew MacMillan M.Ost PGCME
Special Interests: Axial Spondyloarthritis (AxSpA), Biopsychosocial Healthcare, Exercise/Rehabilitation and Paediatric Care
Andrew is a practicing osteopath and lecturer, leading the exercise management module at the London School of Osteopathy. Andrew has a special interest in evidence-based, biopsychosocial healthcare focusing on exercise and education and empowerment for patients.
Andrew lectures nationwide on Axial Spondyloarthritis management, as well as at several local CPD groups.
He has a keen interest in research and development of the profession, having published a small review for NCOR and participating in the CUTIES trial.
Andrew has a post graduate certificate in medical education from Cardiff University and is currently studying Specialist Paediatrics at the University College of Osteopathy.
“I have attended several of Andrew’s talks and was taught by Alex at University and I can attest to the high quality of their lectures and use of understandable and accessible format. You will come away from their courses with a thorough understanding of the research but more importantly actionable points to apply when you get back to clinic. Looking forward to seeing new CPD from these guys!”