Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together. It is suitable for everyone from the young to the not-so-young, both during and after pregnancy and for those of us who suffer from aches and pains.
Osteopathy can treat a wide range of conditions including:
- Acute and chronic lower back pain, sciatica and lumbago
- Neck pain, cervicogenic headaches, migraine prevention
- Sports injuries including: cramp, tennis and golfers elbow
- Frozen shoulder and other shoulder pain
- Hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis
- Fibromyalgia, rheumatic pain, digestive and circulatory problems
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered osteopath with a first class BSc (Hons) degree from Oxford Brookes University. I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and am a member of the British Osteopathic Association (BOA).
Prior to this I graduated from the Midlands School of Massage in the summer of 2005 with a Diploma in Remedial Massage. After that, I undertook further studies to increase my knowledge and skills including an Advanced Diploma in Manipulative Therapy and certificates in Trigger Point Therapy and Upper and Lower Limb Sports Injuries prior to beginning the osteopathic degree. I am also a qualified First Aider.
I’m a qualified Kinesio Taping Practitioner having completed KT1 and KT2 training from Kinesio UK and PowerTaping from RockTape. I use kinesiotaping for a wide range of my clients and find it an extremely useful tool.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
General Osteopathic Council
It is against the law for anyone in the UK to practice using the title 'Osteopath' without registering with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).
This professional body regulates all osteopaths in the UK and sets and promotes high standards of competency, conduct and safety.