Practitioner Profiles

Philip Ashcroft is one of the leading Central London osteopaths, known to have an enviable patient list both internationally and in Central London.

He consulted for the NHS in Essex 2008-2012 and since 2014 for the NHS in Richmond upon Thames, advising and treating a wide range of patients referred by their GP for neck and back pain. As an osteopath with consulting rooms in Covent Garden since 2007, Philip is regarded by many as the first port of call and a 'safe pair of hands' including the Government, those in 'the arts', the legal world, the restaurant industry and anybody 'surgically attached' to their computer or smartphone.

Philip is known to treat on-site at film sets and other special events. His expertise is in the vocabulary of pain and allaying fear in the patient, explaining the injury or condition in easy to understand terms, treating in as few sessions as is necessary, and providing advice to prevent recurrences.

Benjamin Rookledge, a graduate of the European School of Osteopathy (UK) in 2015, is an intuitive osteopath employing a wide range of advanced treatment techniques.

Ben has a particular expertise in treating and advising those practising martial arts and weight-training. He is furthering the practice's established reputation for assisting singers and other voice performers. His style of treatment may help patients to resolve long-term medical issues and also be gentle and effective during pregnancy and with the new born. Ben enjoys his role as an assistant tutor at the European School of Osteopathy, complementing his private practice alongside Philip Ashcroft in Covent Garden.