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Principal Osteopath

Dr Lizanne van Vuuren M.Ost.Lizanne qualified with a Master’s Degree in Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy.

Lizanne’s treatments are structural, with appropriate use of cranio-sacral methods where applicable. Being a sports enthusiast also lends her to have a broad knowledge base and interest in sports injuries and is an advocate of preventative measures.

Lizanne has recently completed an ocean row, breaking 3 World Record as her team crossed the Pacific Ocean in aid of Breast Cancer Care and Walking With The Wounded.

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Associate Osteopath

Dr James Dawson M.Ost.

James has loved racing bicycles and learning about health for as long as he can remember. Over the years, an initial study in physiology and chemistry at UCT and his pursuit of optimum performance in elite sport have developed into a passion for osteopathic medicine.

James later trained in London, UK, at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and was awarded a Master of Osteopathy degree. This was followed by a 10 month theory and practical course in traditional osteopathic methods at the British Institute of Osteopathy.

James is an osteopath who treats people of all ages with a wide range of conditions, from acute to chronic, and has a particular interest in empowering patients to set and achieve goals regarding their pain and performance.

Dr Frances Skinner

Frances Skinner qualified with a Masters degree from the British School of Osteopathy in 2013. She also has qualifications in Physiotherapy and Diploma in Sport /Remedial Massage..

Frances’s treatments involve taking a thorough case history, leading to diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan. Her techniques include soft tissue massage, muscle energy techniques, mobilisation/manipulation, functional taping, and advice on exercise programmes, posture correction and ways to prevent further injury.

Playing sport is her passion, previously a member of the British Rowing Association and now a league player for a local tennis club. Other sports include stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing, mountain hiking and cycling. She has taken part in numerous charity long distance events.

Frances’s love of learning and manual “hands-on techniques” motivates her to keep up to date with finding solutions for biomechanical dysfunction. Her aim is to keep patients doing the activities they love, whether that is gardening, preparation for long distance events or just being able to sit for long periods in front of a computer screen.