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Robert Chernick
BSc(Hons) Osteopathic Medicine D.O. N.D.
BSc(Hons) Sports Science & Physiology

Specialist areas of interest: Sports injuries, Western Medical Acupuncture, Electroacupuncture, Modified Pilates, Personal Training, Functional Movement Patterns.

Other Qualifications: BMAS Foundation Western Medical Acupuncture, Electroacupuncture, APPI – Modified Pilates Foundation for Rehabilitation, Premier Training: Personal Training & Fitness Instruction, Rocktape FMT 1 & 2 Kinesiotaping.

My main areas of interest are exercise prescription, biomechanics, core stability and postural imbalances causing recurrent low back pain. I have a particular interest in treating complex shoulder injuries, sports injuries, and chronic low back pain. In conjunction with Osteopathic techniques, I also use Myofascial Release Techniques and Medical Acupuncture.


Gemma Irvine
MSc Paediatric Osteopathy
BSc (Hons) OSt. Med. D.O. N.D.

Specialist areas of interest: Cranial Osteopathy, Treatment of Babies and Children, Pre and Post natal treatment, Pilates

Other Qualifications: Sutherland Cranial College – Foundation level, Modules 2 & 3

“I enjoy being able to combine both structural (soft tissue, joint mobilisations and stretches) and Cranial techniques (where appropriate), to provide patients with the benefits of both methods. I am keen to take time to educate patients about their own condition and ways in which they can help themselves. It’s important to promote recovery and prevent future problems arising.


Cyril Irvine
BSc (Hons) Ost. Med. D.O. N.D
IOSH Qualified

Specialist areas of interest: Western Medical Acupuncture, Sports Acupuncture, Work place back & neck injuries, Knee Injuries and rehab, Manual handling and Ergonomic training.

Other Qualifications: Train the Trainer Course – Manual Handling, IOSH – Managing Safety in the Workplace, DSE & Work Related Injury, Medical Acupuncture. Laser Therapy, Strapping & Taping.

“I regard myself principally as a structural Osteopath treating a broad range of conditions. Having completed a number of additional clinical courses (strapping and taping, lower limb biomechanics, laser therapy, manual handling and work place assessment including workstation set up). I feel it provides my patients with a more three dimensional approach to treatment and rehabilitation.


Kate Dewhurst

M.Ost, PGCert, Specialist Paediatric Osteopathic Practice
Paediatric Osteopath

Specialist areas of interest: Treatment of Babies and Children, Pre and Post-natal treatment, Spinal and Postural Problems.

Qualifications: ITEC Sports massage Diploma Level 3

I enjoy treating a wide range of patients, from babies through all ages, using a variety of structural techniques such a joint mobilisations, stretching and soft tissue massage. I feel it’s important to approach the body as a whole, focusing not just on the area of symptoms, but also looking into the root causes of pain. Incorporating education, advice and exercises into my treatment, I also help work towards the prevention of problems in the future.”

Other practitioners

Alva Spencer
Psychological Therapist and Counsellor,
based at Cheadle Osteopathy

Qualifications: Registered Member of BACP – (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) , Registered Member of C.C.C  – (Registered Counsellors British Isles)

Specialist areas of interest: Stress, anxiety, low self-esteem,  depression and relationship difficulties with adults and children.

Contact details: Website: www.dear-alva.com  Email: dearalva@hotmail.co.uk    Tel: 07547 508684

“My interest in counselling was born out of a genuine  passion for helping people to find ways of living an emotionally healthy  and fulfilled life.  I believe we all have the resources to overcome whatever difficulties we may be experiencing. I  work hard to offer an environment that encourages personal growth.

Steve MottramSteve Mottram
MBAPO, Consultant Orthotist based at Cheadle Osteopathy

Qualifications: Member of The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO)
Specialist areas of interest: Flat head syndrome correction.

Contact details: Website: www.technologyinmotion.com
Email: smottram@technologyinmotion.com Tel: 0113 218 8030

Steve is the UK’s leading clinician in the field of flat head syndrome correction. He qualified as an Orthotist in 1981 and has worked clinically since then. In 2003, he personally introduced cranial remoulding to the UK and in 2009 developed our TiMband system. This uses a portable camera and lightweight cranial remoulding orthosis. Since introducing cranial remoulding treatment to the UK, he and his team have seen over 7,000 infants, to assess, advise parents and where necessary treat.

emma fishendedEmma Fishenden
BSc (Hons) in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Qualifications: Member of The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO)
Specialist areas of interest:
Head shape deformity, cranial remoulding

Emma graduated from the University of Salford in 2014 with a BSc (Hons) in Prosthetics and Orthotics. 

Her first role in orthotics was at the Manchester Royal Hospital and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, a combined hospital site offering experience both with adult and child orthotic services and treatment.

Emma has been working with Technology in Motion as a Clinical Specialist Associate since 2017 and is a full and valued member of the team, assessing, prescribing and managing treatment for infants with a head shape deformity offering cranial remoulding. She finds this work satisfying and rewarding, helping infants to achieve a permanent and lifelong improvement from her treatment, equipping them to gain the best as the grow through childhood. 

Emma is a member of the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO) and is registered and regulated by HCPC. She is committed to ongoing learning and enhancing her knowledge and maintains her education to ensure that she is up to date with latest techniques.

Emma is a mum of twin girls who keep her very busy. She enjoys going to music festivals and socialising with friends and family.

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