Meet the management team
Founder and principle osteopath, Glen founded GD Health Clinics in 2013. The practice has gone from strength to strength.
Being a co-owner, Leyla provides marketing and administrative support for the day-to-day running of the practice.
Meet our amazing team of practitioners
We are proud of our professional team of practitioners. All our team members are experienced, certificated and insured in their relevant field of expertise.
I have been involved in manual therapy since 2006 after making the decision to dedicate my professional life to helping others. As well as being an Osteopath and Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist, I’m also a husband, father and charity volunteer. I truly believe that the human body has the innate ability to seek health and wellness. Reducing muscle and joint tension and improving circulation enables the body to self-heal.
Since birth I’ve had a genetic eye condition which resulted in me being severely sight impaired. Osteopathy and Massage Therapy has been the perfect occupation. These professions are much more about what you can feel rather than see. A decrease in one sense results in an increase in another, the sense of touch that is so important for diagnosis and treatment has been my gift.
With a background in training and competing in Olympic Style Weightlifting for 10 years to Commonwealth Level. I now take part in Yoga, Running and Cycling.
I first completed a one year BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Sports & Remedial Massage from the North London School of Sports Massage. This was immediately followed by a four-year full-time Master of Osteopathy undergraduate degree at the British School of Osteopathy. In 2013 I also became a fully qualified Kinesio Taping Practitioner.
I am an avid fundraiser for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, raising nearly £11.000 for this great cause already. I have undertaken a 112km trek across the Sahara Desert and took part in the Bupa Great South Run 2013.
Salvatore “Sav” Alu
I’m an Osteopath who graduated from the College of Osteopaths in London with a Bachelors degree in Osteopathy. During this time gained additional skills and qualifications in medical acupuncture, taping and strapping and kineseo taping. Prior to graduating I worked as a personal trainer and a sports and remedial therapist in various health clubs across London, for over ten years and furthered my knowledge by studying courses in corrective exercise and exercise rehabilitation. Currently, alongside working in my clinic, I am a class tutor for T3 Education teaching sports massage therapy techniques.
My passion for Osteopathy began from my passion for football after suffering many injuries and seeing an Osteopath for treatment I was amazed with the results. This fascination led me to want to help others in pain with similar injuries and I enrolled onto a five year Osteopathy degree course. Alongside my studies I worked as the head sports therapist of a football team for two seasons. This helped me to apply and combine exercise rehabilitation skills with Osteopathic skills to provide excellent management and advice to athletes and patients.
My aims of treatment reflect my passion for playing sport and my importance of being active by helping my patients from athletes to the general public improve their function, movement and reducing their pain to improve their health and well being. I understand people’s anxiety and fears when it comes to injury and pain and it is my mission to put people at ease and in better health as quickly as possible.
Away from work, I’m an avid supporter of football and enjoy improving my Italian and spending time with my partner and daughter.
BSc (GSR), MSc (PT)
I decided to pursue a career in Physiotherapy and rehabilitation as I had always had a passion for health, fitness and exercise. I grew up always being around sports grounds and decided to combine my passion for health, with my passion for helping people. I love my job as it allows me to assist people to restore, maintain and maximize their strength, function, movement, and overall well-bei includes rehabilitation, as well as prevention of injury, and promotion of health and fitness.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation in 2015 at Middlesex University, I then continued my development and completed a Masters degree in physiotherapy at King’s College London in 2017. I am a certified level 2 fitness instructor and level 3 personal trainer (REPS), as well as having level 5 sports massage certification.
In my own time I like reading, going to the gym and being outdoors.
DipEH, MISRM, MCNHC
I am passionate and dedicated to healing and maintaining the well being of people of all ages and back grounds. I have been a Massage Therapist and an Aroma Therapist since 2006. However, I qualified with a BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage in 2008. I trained at St Thomas and Guys Hospital’s Post Graduate Centre in London.
My experience includes working with vulnerable adults with Mental Health, Physical Disabilities, Learning Disabilities and Older People as well as children with growth complications and sports related injuries.
I am described as a Football Mum having spent about 15 years paying my dues by standing on the side lines in all weathers for training sessions and matches treating my son, his team mates and the coaches. To feed my love of football, I have continued to work with local youth teams and semi professional teams across London as a team therapist and Sports First Aider.
As a Sports Therapist I, also, treat professional and amateur sports personnel including a racing driver, amateur boxers and runners participating in Marathons. I was an approved Sports Massage Therapist at the 2019 London Marathon treating runners at the finish line.
As a sports person myself, I am trained in Tai Kwon Do and Boxing and growing up I would represent in District Sports and Athletics. So I can appreciate the complications that are typical of sports injuries and the pressure to return to the field. I am committed to supporting patients to aid their recovery and repair from life style related conditions
I left my full time employment to pursue my dream of working in the healing industry and to avail myself to opportunities to work with like minded people. I am registered with the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage, (ISRM) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).