About us 

Stephen V Comfort MCSP, Grad Dip Phys, DO

Stephen Comfort initially trained to become a Chartered Physiotherapist at The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, in 1980. After three years full time training, he graduated in 1983 and went on to spend a further four years full time training at the British School of Osteopathy, London where he graduated as a Registered Osteopath in 1987.

He is currently one of approximately a dozen people in the United Kingdom with dual qualifications practicing as a Physiotherapist and Osteopath.

Initially, after qualifying, Stephen worked in central London for four years as well as in a multidisciplinary sports injury clinic and at The Central School of Ballet. He opened his practice in his home town of Deal, Kent in 1987 and has remained here since. Between 2001 and 2011 he provided on-site treatment in the Pfizer Occupational Health Dept. He is an Accredited Qualified Provider for the local Clinical Commissioning Group, enabling the Practice to provide musculoskeletal care for the NHS.


Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, MCSP

Member of the Health Professions Council, HPC

Member of the General Osteopathic Council, GOSC

Member of the Private Association of Physiotherapists, OCPPP

As a Chartered Physiotherapist and Registered Osteopath Stephen is joined by a team of practitioners with similar qualifications. This enables the practice to operate in a multidisciplinary approach combining Physiotherapy and Osteopathy which enables us to consider each patient as an individual and apply appropriate treatment techniques to improve the overall strength of the final outcome. We are very much a hands-on practice which enables us to localise the patients problem very accurately and having applied specific manual techniques to the body part causing pain, we then advise patient on how to prevent a recurrence by providing them with specific and individual exercise programs as well as educating the patient on maintaining good working posture.

To satisfy the code of ethics and standards of practice, Stephen and his staff are committed to continuing professional development.


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Nicole Simmons 

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Stephen V Comfort MCSP, Grad Dip Phys, DO

Chartered Physiotherapist and Registered Osteopath 

Sophie Clark DO, M.Ost (Ost)

Registered Osteopath 

Ellie Purvis DO, M.Ost (Ost)

Registered Osteopath

Michelle Smythe MCSP, Bsc (Hons)

Chartered Physiotherapist 

Nuno Teixeira DO, Bsc (Ost); MCSP, Bsc (Hons) 

Chartered Physiotherapist and Registered Osteopath 

Rosie Bennett DO, M.OST (Ost)

Registered Osteopath


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