Chris Wilkes

BOst, PGCert, FAFS


I qualified as an Osteopath in 2009 graduating from the University College of Osteopathy with distinction. 

I have since completed postgraduate studies with the Gray Institute in the USA, to become a Fellow of Applied Functional Science and NG360 Nike Golf Performance Specialist.

Since graduation, I have worked in a wide variety of clinical settings including 4 years at Pure Sports Medicine working as a Team Leader at their Raynes Park Clinic and working on-site at professional sporting competitions on the Ladies European Golf Tour, British National Mountain Bike Series and Premier English Hockey League.

In 2012 I founded Thirst 4 Function: An innovative education company which delivers continued professional development (CPD) courses in the UK and Internationally, to postgraduate Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and other Health Professionals. I have enjoyed travelling and teaching worldwide.

In 2018, I started working as a Lecturer and Clinic Tutor at the University College of Osteopathy in London. I have since become Unit Leader for the Clinic focussed aspects of the course and spend a few days a week on-site in London.

My teaching and clinical areas of interest are movement assessment and functional rehabilitation, focusing on walking and running biomechanics. 

I love to work in collaboration with my patients to understand their challenges and get them back to functioning as quickly as possible using a combination of hands-on treatment, exercise and lifestyle coaching.

“​I was recommended that Chris Wilkes was the best osteopath in the area to help my back and mobility. He is. Despite my old age he is very encouraging and knowledgeable. – JC”