Special Thanks from Michael Durtnall
I want to thank the following friends, doctors and patients who have helped me over the years to evolve, make Sayer Clinics the best and introduced me to many of the most amazing people in the world:
Philip Sayer and Suzanne Bertish - actors- the absolute ‘opinion formers’ who have introduced me and my colleagues to a never-ending web of inter-referring actors, writers, artists, musicians, dancers and sportsmen and women including:
Sir Ian McKellen, Rupert Everett, Tom Cruise, Allan Corduner, Tilda Swinton and John Byrne, Susan Sarandon & Tim Robbins, LAMDA and RADA students, Sir Ronald Harwood, Sir Frederick Raphael, Sir Peter Shaffer, Brigid Keenan, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Roy Orbison, Lulu, U2, Metallica, Russell Maliphant and dancers from the Royal Ballet, Ballet Rambert, the Northern Ballet, the Royal Academy of Dancing and visiting International Ballet and Dance companies who make our practice special and fun.
Maan Al Sanea, the most practical perfectionist and Madame Sana Algosaibi, pioneer of special needs education in the Middle East and their great family, for 25 years of Saudi Arabian connections and the genesis of the first chiropractic clinic, now an integral part of the 1000 bed, state of the art, ultimate-quality and uniquely holistic Saad Specialist Hospital in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, as well as their amazing support of international charities.
Dreas Reyneke – the ultimate Pilates guru, teacher and author who taught me the ‘essence’ of physical integration and core stability which has been central to my postural rehabilitation of patients and which only a dancer could ‘know’ and perfect and who ‘passed it on’ years before it became cool.
Dr Richard Carnival, a truly brilliant chiropractor and past President of the New York Chiropractic College who really showed me how to fix backs with unique techniques to manipulate and adjust the spine, back in 1986 when I thought I knew it all after practising for eight years.
Dr Tony Metcalfe who deservedly became President of the European and World Chiropractic Associations and Dr John Oliphant for giving me the opportunity to learn the ropes with them in their centre of excellence in Twickenham and the confidence and support to start my own modern, efficient, patient-focussed chiropractic Clinic in Kensington, Central London in 1983.
Steve Hicks, Christine Hicks and Jason Henley founders of V-Tennis for their kind, creative, practical support, help and good advice over many years.
The Great Steve Baker, childhood friend, competitor, enthusiast, critic, supporter, raconteur and practical joker who helped make the crucial connection for my first visit to the Middle East in 1984.
ALL the excellent SAYER PRACTITIONERS: chiropractors, osteopaths, acupuncturists , massage therapists, physiotherapists, physical therapists, orthopaedic and neurosurgeons and medical specialists who have helped Sayer Clinics since 1983 achieve its great UK and worldwide reputation for helping more than 50,000 patients back to health through Efficient Diagnosis, Effective treatment and Intelligent Advice.