Maria Larrain

MSc, BOst, DPO, Osteopath

Maria Larrain MSc, BOst, DPO is a 2009 graduate of the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) and owner of Butterfield Osteopathy. Maria is a qualified Paediatric Osteopath from the Osteopathic Centre for Children. She was awarded distinction for her MSc in Medical Anthropology at University College London which she has extended to a PhD. Her research subject is tongue-tie and breastfeeding.

Maria teaches post-graduate osteopaths in the treatment of children at the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy). She is also a lecturer in cranial osteopathy for undergraduates at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM).

Maria’s particular interest is osteopathy in the cranial field, biodynamic osteopathy and the osteopathic care of babies, children and women who have pain and issues related to pregnancy and childbirth.

Maria is also a teacher of the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction programme (MBSR). She incorporates mindfulness, pilates-based exercises and breathing techniques to help people in their healing journeys.

She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy. Maria is registered with BUPA, PruHealth, Cigna and AVIVA.

Maria works at Butterfield Osteopathy on Friday mornings and every other Sunday.

She is also a fluent Spanish and Danish speaker.

Karina Spero

BSc (Hons) Ost, BSc (Hons) Psych, Osteopath

Karina Spero BSc (Hons) Ost, BSc (Hons) Psych, DPO graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2001 and has practiced as an Osteopath in London and Hertfordshire since then.

After qualifying as an Osteopath, she gained specialist experience in the treatment of Frozen Shoulder and related shoulder problems having trained in the Niel-Asher Technique at a specialist shoulder clinic.

Karina is experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide spectrum of musculoskeletal problems. She also has a particular interest and experience in the treatment of expectant and post-partum mothers, babies and children, having completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy. She continues to work one day a week at the Osteopathic Centre for Children.

In treatment, Karina aims to relieve pain, restore optimum musculoskeletal health and function, and to prevent the recurrence of problems. As such, consideration is given to what may have caused and be maintaining a problem, and advice given on how this can be managed. Treatment approaches may involve soft tissue massage, gentle joint articulation, special stretches and cranial osteopathy, depending on what is appropriate for each individual.

Karina is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOSC) and is a member of the British Osteopathic Association.

Karina works at Butterfield Osteopathy on alternate Monday afternoons, Thursdays all day and Saturdays.

She also speaks good Spanish and French.

If you have any questions about our treatments or osteopathy in general please get in touch on 020 7254 8890

Justin Redpath

MOst, Osteopath

Justin Redpath graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2015, gaining a Masters of Osteopathy (M.Ost), and also has qualifications in massage and craniosacral therapy.

Justin has a longstanding interest in health and wellbeing coming from a family where generations have worked in the healing arts. He initially trained as a cranio-sacral therapist 20 years ago and has a wealth of experience working with complex and chronic issues. Having seen the positive effect of osteopathy with his newborn twenty years ago, Justin is deepening his knowledge of working with infants and children in undertaking the Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy (DPO) with the Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy.

He feels it’s important for the treatment to be a relaxed experience, and uses a tailored individual approach to help restore a pain-free function and balance. His approach combines stronger structural osteopathic techniques with the more subtle cranial approaches. Working on these different levels and integrating them provides a layered and holistic treatment.

Justin does not have much free time having a 2 year old!, but previously he pursued numerous sports, often competing to a high level. He tries to keep his mindfulness practice regular, but does not beat himself up if it slips!

He works Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoons.

Julia Finlay

BSc, BOst, MSc Paediatric Osteopathy, MSCCO

Julia Finlay B.Sc, B.Ost, M.Sc Paediatric Osteopathy, MSCCO is a 2007 graduate of the British School of Osteopathy, now University College of Osteopathy, and finished her Masters in Paediatrics at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in 2009. She continued to volunteer there for a total of eight years and still occasionally locums as a clinic tutor. She is also part of the teaching team for Cranial Osteopathy for fourth year students at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in Finchley Road.

She has run an NHS clinic for a GP surgery in South London, and been part of a project in India delivering osteopathic care to children with learning difficulties. She has also run her own practice from home in South London since 2012. Julia is particularly interested in cranial and biodynamic osteopathy, which is very gentle and deep acting treatment. Her specialist skill is in the treatment of babies, children and women both in pregnancy and post birth. 

She also uses a wide range of Osteopathic technique with the aim of helping to reduce pain and improve function as quickly as possible, and help people back to health.

She has personal interest in the inter-relatedness of psychological factors to bodily health, and the use of cranial technique to shift underlying injury patterns in athletes and sportspeople. She is a keen yoga practitioner, swimmer and tennis player.

Julia is registered with Bupa, Vitality, Cigna, Aviva and WPA and works alternate Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday afternoons.

She has two boys now 19 and 21 and an elderly Labrador called Biscuit.

Butterfield Osteopathy
64 Allen Road, London, N16 8RZ
020 7254 8890

Butterfield Osteopathy is Wheelchair Accessible

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