Ameet Bhakta BSc, DipHE

Qualifications

BSc Biochemistry with Management – Imperial College London (2001-2004)
Posture Alignment Specialist – Egoscue Institute (2012-2013)
DipHE Applied Health Studies – Anglia Ruskin University (2011-2014)


My own journey with pain

Chronic pain is tough and frustrating, and unless you’ve experienced it, it’s hard to understand the impact it can have. At age sixteen I developed severe RSI and back pain. I felt like I had to protect my body because it was weak and I couldn’t do the activities I wanted. The lowest point came when my girlfriend at the time had to wash my hair because my hands hurt so much.

Over the years I saw GPs, specialists and tried a number of therapies but nothing gave lasting benefits and no-one seemed to understand what I was going through.

In the end I decided I had to fix myself rather than have someone fix me. I read countless books on pain and how the body works. I did daily stretches and exercises, changed my mindset and worked on my posture. Slowly but surely the pain went away.

Years later I started asking myself “what do I really want to do with my life?” and I had an idea – help people live pain free! I started a Masters Degree in Osteopathy, and after three years of training felt that something was missing – a focus on posture and why people developed pain in the first place. Research led me to The Egoscue Method, a form of Posture Correction Therapy. I left Osteopathy and qualified as a Posture Alignment Specialist certified by the Egoscue Institute in 2013.

Over eight years later and I’ve helped thousands of people with their posture. Most people come to see me because they’re in pain, but quite a few come because they’re unhappy with how they look, or they want to stay pain free as they age.

It’s interesting and important work. I’m always amazed by how much the body can change if you give it the right things. Have a good look around this website and I hope you find something that can help you, and maybe we’ll meet one day either in London, Tunbridge Wells or on the other side of a screen. Take care!

Postural Alignment Specialist