Meet The Team

The Backcare & Acupuncture Clinics provide assessment and treatment for a wide range of conditions using osteopathy, medical acupuncture, sports therapy and massage.

Our dedicated team are here to help you achieve the freedom you want.

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Paul Clusker

Osteopath & Medical Acupuncturist

Paul has been continuously involved in the field of natural health care provision for almost 40 years. Today he runs two busy practices in the West Midlands providing Osteopathy and Acupuncture. He maintains full registration with the following bodies: General Osteopathic Council (G.Os.C.), The British Medical Acupuncture Society (B.M.A.S).

• G.Os.C. Registration number 4/3367/F
• B.M.A.S. Registration number 05978
• Member of the British Acupuncture Association, Membership number: 2032

Paul has been able to encourage people to look after themselves, their families and even their pets using natural healthcare methods alongside the more familiar, orthodox methods. He says his aim is to ‘lead patients to get better quicker and stay well for longer’. To do this he invests his time and money in continuous training to always stay ahead.

In his search to better understand musculo-skeletal problems and how to fix them Paul has recently completed training with Gray Cook and Lee Burton, the founders of an innovative assessment screen and method of individualised corrective exercise prescription widely used by virtually all top flight sports teams and individuals. Paul is now able to offer the FMS (Functional Movement Screen) to produce individualised exercise prescriptions to help correct motor patterns ie movements which are contributing to reduced performance or pain.

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Daniela Ceausu, Senior Associate

Spinal Therapist

For as long as I can remember I’ve always wanted to work with people and specifically with musculo sketetal health problems. Having looked at what was available to me in my home country, Romania, and elsewhere in Europe I settled on Coventry University to study as a Sports Therapist.

After three happy years studying in Coventry I graduated from Coventry University as a Sports Therapist with a First Class Honors degree and overall the highest grades in my year. Since graduating I have become a certified member of the Society of Sports Therapists.

Whilst at University I applied my skills in a number of sporting environments as well as working in the University clinic treating athletes, students, lecturers and members of the public.

However, my real-world education began when I joined the Backcare & Acupuncture practice in 2017. Today I work alongside Paul as an associate of the practice but only after three years of constant clinical supervision, informal teaching and regular attendance on a variety of post graduate courses ranging from lower limb assessment and orthotic prescription, to Musculo skeletal acupuncture, neurology and clinical communication skills and recently assisting in passing on those skills to the next crop of young practitioners who are standing where I stood some years ago.

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Rastislav Sipos

Physiotherapist

My name is Rastislav Sipos. I was born in the Slovak Republic. I studied for 7 years at university as a Physiotherapist in Slovak Republic.

Throughout my studies I worked in various hospitals and medical centers. I was part of charity organization for people with Multiple Sclerosis where I learnt a lot, not only from the professional perspective as physiotherapist but from human perspective as well, that “Even though we feel knocked down, it’s always worth the fight to get back up.” At that moment, I knew that as a physiotherapist I wanted to help people to “Get back up on their feet.”

After graduation, I worked for more than 6 years in the Slovak and Czech Republics and in a variety of settings which provided me with a wealth of experience as a physiotherapist and as a person!

The pivotal moment in my professional journey came in 2014, when I started to work in a medical centre in Qatar. This offered me many new challenges and opportunities engaging with a different culture and a very diverse patient population.

Throughout my 13-year physiotherapy journey I remained dedicated to personal and professional growth. I attended international conferences and pursued advanced certifications.

I’ve completed courses as Swiss ball and overball exercises, exercises on unstable surfaces, BOSU exercises in physiotherapy, Diagnosis and therapy for dysfunction of the deep stabilizing system of the spine and Redcord training (exercise with high levels of neuromuscular stimulation in the resistance cords to help you restore muscle stability and pain-free functional mobility).

And the absolute high point of my years in Qatar was meeting my wonderful wife and beginning our family of two beautiful daughters!

My journey to the Backcare and Acupuncture Clinic began years ago when I posted a question on Linkedin about registration as a physiotherapist in the UK and Paul very kindly provided me with detailed advice. We stayed in touch and when we made the decision to relocate to the UK I got back in touch with Paul and a year later we are all settled here in our new home of Birmingham ready to start a new chapter in our lives.

Ayesha Ali

Manual Therapist

HCPC Registration Pending

Rashaad Balfour

Graduate Sports Therapist

Clinical Assistants

Stacy

Clinical Assistant

Sophie

Clinical Assistant

Sarah

Clinical Assistant

Sarah

Clinical Assistant

Adriana

Clinical Assistant

Our Clinics

Sutton Coldfield Clinic

15 Kings Road,
Sutton Coldfield,
Birmingham
B73 5AB
Phone: 0121 354 4629

Walsall Clinic

2 Bate Street,
Walsall,
West Midlands
WS2 8EL
Phone: 07810 770 347