Ms. Charli Santiago
B.Sc (Hons) Ost., MSCCO. Principal Osteopath
Charli has a creative background having worked with children with learning difficulties, performed in the theatre, and travelled extensively. She is the longest qualified Osteopath at the practice. Her special interests include Cranial, Structural and Visceral Osteopathy, Osteopathy in pregnancy and for babies and children. She also very much enjoys Osteopathy for the elderly, and Osteopathy to help with stress. She has also completed studies in Herbal medicine and Laughing Yoga. Over the past 18 years Charli has created a welcoming and relaxed therapeutic environment, ensuring that the practice offers a high level of professional care. She enjoys being involved in the local community.
Ms. Poppy Moore
Poppy graduated from the London school of Osteopathy and has been working with Crystal Palace Osteopaths for 9 years treating people of all ages as a structural Osteopath. She has post graduate qualifications in Cranial Osteopathy for babies and children. Poppy has also studied with a Midwife Osteopath and has experience treating women during and post pregnancy. As a mother and grandmother she has vast experience of caring for children with natural medicine.
Poppy has a varied career history in arts and crafts, including stained glass and jewellery design, social care – working mainly with autistic teenagers, and in accountancy – working for Neal’s yard remedies and the Royal Academy of Dance.
Mr Angelo Zanfardino
Originally trained as a professional ballet dancer Angelo uses osteopathy for clinical diagnostics combined with his knowledge of the body in movement, to give treatment and postural adjustments to optimize strength and rehabilitation. After a severe ankle injury whilst dancing, he trained as a Gyrotronics and Gyrokinesis certified teacher. He then continued to build upon his therapeutic credentials with five years of study at the British School of Osteopathy in London, graduating in 2016. Angelo is trained in Visceral Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopathy, and he also is a Body Code System instructor (this is an energy balancing system, which helps to discover the root causes of imbalance and ill health— therefore enabling corrections)
He works holistically and pragmatically blending his clinical skills with years of disciplined study of movement and function.
Ms Katherine Frost
As a structural osteopath trained at the University College of Osteopathy, Katherine uses a wide range of manual therapeutic techniques to help to reduce her patients' symptoms. These include: soft tissue work, joint articulation and manipulation, neurodynamics, muscle energy and Still techniques.
Kate has an interest in working with complex presentations when the pain/discomfort has a persistent nature as well as with acute pains/injuries and general aches and tension in the body.
She uses a holistic approach in her practice and in addition to diagnosing and giving hands-on treatments, Katherine is happy to provide her patients' with lifestyle advice, detailed explanation about their condition, and an appropriate exercise programme when needed.
She is an attentive listener and always tries to understand pain experiences and the ways it affects her patient's life. This approach helps in building an effective treatment/management plan that aims to promote health, restore patients' autonomy and their ability to participate in activities which were previously enjoyed."
Ms Iulia Martinas
Iulia has extensive experience as a nurse in the NHS and the private sector which has given her experience in communicating with people from many backgrounds and cultures. She became interested in Osteopathy after being helped herself, and completed her masters in Osteopathy at University College of Osteopathy. Using her effective and intuitive mix of classical, functional and visceral osteopathic techniques she has become a popular member of the team at Crystal Palace Osteopaths. Iulia is currently on maternity leave until January 2023.