Registered Osteopath and Chartered Physiotherapist
Franziska Schmidt-Dengler is a Registered Osteopath and Chartered Physiotherapist. She graduated initially as a physiotherapist in Vienna in 2004 and went on to work at the outpatient trauma unit at Vienna General Hospital and simultaneously at a private sports clinic. After moving to Paris, Fran worked at the Cancer Unit of the Georges Pompidou European Hospital and at a private clinic where she focused on scoliosis.
Fran moved to London in 2010 and helped to set up and develop Infant Massage at St. George’s Hospital within the paediatric unit. In 2014, she completed her Master of Science in Osteopathy at the British School of Osteopathy (now University College of Osteopathy). Since then, she has worked as both a physiotherapist and osteopath, first in Marylebone and the City, and now in Putney. Her diverse experience in a range of settings has given her a wide knowledge base from which to draw.
Fran combines physiotherapy and osteopathy in all her approaches to pain management, injury prevention and injury rehabilitation, pre and post surgery. Her rehabilitation methods draw inspiration from Feldenkrais, the Alexander Technique, Pilates, Yoga, Neurokinetic Therapy, Schroth, Functional Rehab and, of course, her patients. This approach allows Fran to offer her patients a tailored programme of rehabilitation.
At the Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, Fran offers osteopathy services to all ages, from babies to the elderly. Clients are asked to seek a specific osteopathy authorisation code from their health insurer (if using one) should they wish to be treated by Fran and not a physiotherapy code, to avoid confusion on billing. Fran is qualified as an IAIM Infant Massage Instructor. She also offers Manual Lymphatic Drainage for injuries and pre and post surgery to reduce the risk of development of secondary lymphoedema. She is a member of Manual Lymphatic Drainage UK.
Fran danced for 8 years and, being hypermobile herself, has a special interest in hypermobility, dance and theatre. She has studied physical theatre at the Jacques Lecoq International School of Theatre.
Fran Schmidt-Dengler’s particular areas of expertise are:
- Osteopathy: Sports Injuries, Knees, Feet and Ankles.
- The inter-relationship between osteopathy and physiotherapy at any stage of life
In addition to English, Fran also speaks French and German.
CONTACT FRAN SCHMIDT-DENGLER
If you would like to make an appointment with Franziska Schmidt-Dengler, you can:
FRAN’S AVAILABILITY AT THE PUTNEY CLINIC