I specialise in managing and treating conditions that have previously not responded to surgery, physiotherapy or osteopathy. I am often called upon for my expert opinion and skills in helping solve some of the more difficult cases we see at the clinic. I trained at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in Hampstead, London, where I undertook a full-time degree course in Osteopathic Medicine and Naturopathy. I also have an MSc In Neuro Movement Disorders.
I previously taught on the undergraduate course and I have also taught overseas on the postgraduate conversion course run for international students. I firmly believe that anatomy and evidence-based information are at the core of any good practitioner.
As well as my undergraduate training, I have an MSc in Neuroscience from Queens Square, London. I find this is an added bonus to understanding, treating and managing a multitude of clients’ problems in a much more comprehensive way, as I have a good understanding of the complicated nervous system. I have completed numerous courses and I keep up-to-date with current issues within the field of medicine. I am able to use a multitude of techniques such as cranial osteopathy, medical acupuncture, functional positional release, MET, PNF, manipulation and many others.
I also have experience with working with clients who have suffered from chronic and recurrent pain. I come from a strong sports background and continue to follow my passion for sports by treating many top level professional athletes, such as sprinters and long-distance runners, long and triple jumpers, tennis players and golfers. I love the gym environment, as I am able to work closely with personal trainers, biomechanics specialists and physiotherapists, making sure I get to the core of clients’ problems and keeping problems from reoccurring.
My training as an osteopath and clinical neuroscientist has indeed helped with my evidence base and problem solving, leading me to understand the importance of a thorough case history to formulate the best approach to a problem.
I am one of the lead practitioners at the clinic and as you can imagine, through working with international royal families, premiership footballers (Arsenal, Chelsea and QPR), champion sportspeople and TV celebrities, I am very much in demand as a top specialist in my field.
I believe a professional and kind manner, fused with a good old-fashioned hard working attitude, helps me to be more than competent when it comes to improving your health and performance.
MSc Clinical Neuroscience
BSc (Hons) OstMed
Certificate in Medical Acupuncture
Previously Senior Lecturer BCOM
Advanced K-Laser Practitioner
Member of the Osteopathic Sports Care Association
I have supported stunt performers and actors
with osteopathic treatment on a variety of films:
Spectre – 2015
Bastille day – 2016
Wonder Woman – 2017
Justice League – 2017
Star Wars Rogue One – 2016
Assassin’s Creed – 2017
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – 2015
Guardians of the Galaxy – 2014
The Mummy – 2017
Men In Black: International – 2019
Game Of Thrones – 2017-2019
I have been seeing Stephen for a few weeks now for K-Laser treatment on osteoarthritis of my fingers. Not only is he an excellent physician and has made a huge difference to both the pain and the look of my hands, which have improved enormously, he is also very kind and caring. He has gone above and beyond expectations to help me with my problems. I have no hesitation in recommending him. Thank you to everyone involved in my treatment at the clinic.
In the years that I have been running Stephen has been instrumental in helping me recover from injury on a number of occasions – any recurrence has definitely been down to me deviating from the good habits he recommends. Earlier this year I was experiencing a number of problems, which he has worked on in a systematic and effective way. I have been able to continue running and exercising during the treatment and he has encouraged me to do so. One of the things I value about Stephen is that he understands that I want to be able to continue and that this is important to me. His advice has been extremely valuable. His approach is kind, individually focused and professional with excellent follow up.
I have had three major spinal operations in the last twelve months and despite intensive physio could not recover. A friend referred me to Stephen Makinde. His positive attitude and amazing knowledge of the human anatomy has enabled me to be well on the way to recovery. Thanks to Stephen’s treatment and the exercise regime I have started to play golf again.
Stephen is charming and a delight to deal with. I have no hesitation in recommending him as he is a very good diagnostician and is open to using a variety of treatments. He has successfully treated both ankle and arm problems.
Having used Stephen for a number of (self inflicted) injuries, I particularly value that he has always explained clearly, in layman’s terms, the likely cause and problem, immediate action required and ongoing preventative ideas.
Being an actor, my schedule can often be unpredictable and last minute, so knowing that Stephen and the Perfect Balance team will always try and accommodate me when I need them is very reassuring. At times I’ve struggled with my back and Stephen never gives me a quick fix and sends me on my way. He always listens and makes sure that I’m happy with the session before I leave. So, if I still feel there is a problem he’ll do his best to fix it ball before I leave the room. Everything with Perfect Balance is long term and feels like money well spent.
My son Max, a golfer, needed immediate treatment for a wrist injury, prior to competing in the European Championships. Stephen was, as always, highly professional. His diagnostic techniques are incredibly thorough, allowing immediate and accurate injury identification and therefore the optimum rehab plan implemented without delay. Stephen has access to all the latest technology, and equipment. Max’s injury could not have been treated any better anywhere. It is a pleasure to deal with someone I trust.
Sadie says that the visit was quite bad and she doesn’t really want to visit again. She gave it 5 out of 10, with 1 being so bad that she would opt to eat a worm before she visited again. However, here’s where I (mum) am pulling rank. Sadie might not have enjoyed the session much, but she’s running around like normal again. So all’s well that ends well. Plus, Stephen made Sadie laugh multiple times, even though her tears.