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Our Practitioners

Michael Durtnall DC MSc FRCC (Ortho) - RETIRED.

Michael Durtnall DC MSc FRCC (Ortho) - RETIRED.

Founder & now RETIRED Chairman of Sayer Clinics

Specialist Spinal Neuromusculoskeletal Manipulation, Radiology, Performing Arts Medicine practitioner

Michael Durtnall founded and practised at Sayer Clinic: Kensington from September 1983 until December 2022. Michael has RETIRED and refers all past, present and future Coccyx, Pelvic Pain and Costochondritis patients to New owner and Senior Practitioner Dr Dominic Metcalfe and Specialist colleague Madalina Grigore MSc, the only Manual Specialist Practitioner in the world fully-trained by Michael in his uniquely-effective treatment protocol and techniques perfected throughout his long and brilliantly innovative career. 

Michael RETIRED in November 2022 due to severe illness and refers all Neck Pain and Back Pain patients to continue treatment with Dr Dominic Metcalfe, Dr Chris Berlingieri, Dr Marek Gibson and Dr Ed Timings his excellent colleagues at Sayer Clinics. 

  •  Coccyx dysfunction & pain
  •  Pelvic pain (pudendal neuralgia, vulvodynia, clitorodynia)
  •  Pelvic pregnancy pain (SPD-symphysis pubis diastasis and    SIJ dysfunction)
  •  Rib pain, Costochondritis, Tietze's syndrome, Intercostal    Neuralgia)
  •  Posture rehabilitation
  •  Neck and shoulder and arm pain
  •  Back pain & sciatica
  •  Doctor of Chiropractic AECC University College 
  •  Diploma in Roentgenology (X-Ray - Radiography sciatica's Radiology)
  •  Diplomate: USA National Chiropractic Board of Examiners.
  •  Diplomate: Canadian National Chiropractic Board of Examiners
  •  Master of Science MSc Performing Arts Medicine (UCL) University College London
  •  FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine - Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  •  Specialist Pelvic Pain Training under Dr Rhonda Kotarinos, Dr Amy Stein and Dr Stephanie  Prendergast, the leading USA experts for Pelvic Pain Manual Treatment

Specialist expertise in:

  •  Coccyx pain and dysfunction diagnosis and treatment
  •  Musculoskeletal Pudendal Neuralgia (PN) specialist diagnosis and treatment
  •  Costochondritis, intercostal neuralgia, chest, rib pain specialist
  •  Back pain and neck pain, spinal nerve compression and scoliosis
  •  Specialist Posture Rehabilitation Expert.
  •  Specialist treatment for musicians and dancers
  •  Chronic and Acute Pelvic pain

Michael Durtnall is the leading hands-on musculoskeletal manipulation expert with huge experience in treating pelvic health conditions:

  •  Pudendal nerve compression and pudendal neuralgia, Pelvic floor dysfunction, Vulvodynia and  Vaginismus
  •  Pregnancy related Pelvic girdle pain, Sacroiliac joint pain and dysfunction, pubic symphysis  pain and groin and hip pain
  •  Coccydynia / Tailbone dislocation, dysfunction & pain
  •  Low back pain
  •  Pre and post-natal neuromusculoskeletal disorders
  •  Pelvic neuralgias involving pudendal nerve, posterior femoral cutaneous nerve, cluneal nerves  and obturator nerve irritation or compression from adhesions, myofascial compression or  pelvic joints and muscular asymmetry.

You can read in more detail here about treatment for pelvic pain, pudendal pain and coccyx pain, women's health and pelvic health.

Michael is unequalled in the diagnosis and manual treatment of:

  •  Intercostal Neuralgia
  •  Tietze's syndrome
  •  Slipping rib syndrome
  •  Chest, rib and middle back pain
  •  Costochondritis


  •  International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)
  •  Convergences Pelvi-Perineal Pain European Society
  •  Academy Of Physical Medicine
  •  Registered with most UK and international insurers 

Michael Durtnall, back pain pioneer in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East as visiting consultant to the Saudi Royal Family: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait since 1984.


Listed in 'Britain's 250 Best Private Doctors' and listed with: - Specialist diagnosis and treatment of dancers' injuries - world-leading specialist for Costochondritis, intercostal neuralgia, rib pain - World-leading Tailbone / Coccyx specialist manipulation expert - Expert diagnosis & treatment male & female pelvic dysfunction/pain - International expert in Pudendal Neuralgia and specialist Pelvic pain

Pregnancy PGP specialist: Manual therapy SPD Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, sacroiliac, coccyx tailbone and pelvic pain during and after pregnancy.

Expertise in digital x-ray diagnosis, musculoskeletal pelvic diagnostic ultrasound, treatment of spinal nerve compression, scoliosis, postural rehabilitation, sports and dance injuries.

Michael has been the expert in diagnosis and manual treatment of coccyx, sacroiliac and musculoskeletal pudendal neuralgia and pelvic pain as well as costochondritis, rib dysfunction and postural rehabilitation.

He is a published international speaker at global medical symposia, workshops, universities and congresses in Dubai, France, Holland, Germany, Spain and UK.

Many patients receive great relief from spinal adjustments, while others prefer not to have manipulation at all or only of some spinal areas. Michael's broad range of techniques offers maximum patient comfort using effective mobilisation and manual therapy instead of careful joint manipulation, as requested by patients.

Current PhD Research

Michael registered his PhD research at the Institute of Musculoskeletal Science (IOMS) at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH), Stanmore and later transferred his work to Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (GOSICH) University College London (UCL) UK. His original research is to investigate his technique which aims to increase tibial and femoral long-bone growth in the shorter leg of children with significant leg-length difference to minimise compensatory scoliosis, pelvic obliquity and resulting back and pelvic pain. 

Medical Insurance Cover

Michael is a registered specialist with UK and International Health insurance companies including:

  • Aviva
  • Cigna
  • Standard Life
  • Allianz
  • WPA
  • Simply Health
  • BUPA Global / International