Charlie Bannigan

Charlie Bannigan

BSc (Hons) Osteopathy
MSc Sports Injury Medicine

Find it, fix it and leave it alone! That is the motto of successful Kent osteopath and sports injury specialist Charlie Bannigan.

Before becoming an osteopath Charlie played semi-professional rugby, which is where he found his interest in sports related injuries and rehabilitation.  This led him to study at the European School of Osteopathy from which he graduated in 2003.

In 2009 Charlie continued his studies by completing a Master’s Degree in sports injury medicine and became a partner in Keystone CPD which provides structural technique courses for manual therapists. He has also been qualified in injection therapy since June 2012, which can provide an effective anti-inflammatory and pain relieving treatment for clients.

Charlie opened Joy Lane Clinic in Whitstable in 2003, followed by a clinic in Strabane, Northern Ireland, which he opened in 2005 and in July 2012 he opened a clinic in Folkestone.

Across all the clinics the team of qualified Osteopaths and Physiotherapists specialise in all musculoskeletal injuries whether recreational, work or sports related.

Operating to the highest possible standards of care, the clinic’s philosophy is to offer prompt diagnosis, personalised and effective treatment saving patients both money and time.

With a focus on promoting an awareness that osteopathy is not just about back pain, Charlie and his team at the clinics are passionate about helping clients to find and address the root cause to their symptoms.

Many of Charlie’s clients are sportsmen and woman from various sporting backgrounds such as rugby, football, cricket, athletics and netball ranging from the amateur to the professional. He has worked with the Kent County Rugby Football Union and Canterbury Rugby Club from 2003 to 2011, and at Folkestone Rugby Club during the 2012-2013 season.

In 2018 Charlie will be returning to Canterbury Rugby Club as Head of Medical providing the players with his extensive knowledge and expertise in sports injury.

In between all his work, Charlie is a father to two young boys who keep him and his wife Lucy very busy and active. However when playing rugby as a teenager Charlie became interested in bodybuilding and has been lifting weights since.  Since 2005 Charlie has also enjoyed competing and although this may not continue, he continues to train to keep in shape as this now plays a key part to his lifestyle, especially since he stopped playing rugby.

To find out more or to book an appointment please contact us:

T: 01227 266439