Gurkartar K. Deoora-Raja (Gurki) qualified from the reputable British School of Osteopathy with a Masters Degree. She initially came to locum for Taj in 2016 and stayed with the clinic as this offered an active and varied approach to treating patients. She is currently specialising in paediatric osteopathy with the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London. Gurkartar has worked in several osteopathic practices, gaining a good grounding of clinical experience.
Gurkartar treats adults and children of all ages and has worked in clinics specialising in pre and post partum care of mothers, deepening her interest working with women and children. She has served in primary care for women’s rugby teams as well as triathletes and is experienced in kinesiology taping and strapping.
Her work encompasses traditional manipulation, soft tissue work, articulation, neuro-muscular techniques as well as the gentle approaches such as those of cranial osteopathy. To this end she continues her post graduate training from the Sutherland cranial College of Osteopathy (SCCO).
Often as part of her patient’s management, Gurki will offer desk set up advice, preventative and rehabilitation procedures. In addition she is able to provide lifestyle advice as a combination to her osteopathic treatment to help maintain her patient’s functionality and mobility.
In her spare time, Gurki is a keen budding musician and is learning to play the santoor and vocals. Being the daughter of a professional musician, she has a keen interest in how musicians develop their own unique occupational postural problems.