Since I was fifteen years old I wanted to be an osteopath. There was something about being able to help people with my hands and an understanding of the body that I found fascinating and appealing. After four years of study, I qualified in 1998 from the European School of Osteopathy, one of the UK’s leading osteopathic colleges, with an honours degree in osteopathy.
Since then I have been in private practice in East Sussex, and also providing osteopathy in the NHS in West Sussex. Over that time I have gained a lot of experience treating people with various ailments such as back pain, neck pain, dodgy hips and all manner of musculoskeletal problems. I additionally love to use cranial osteopathy, a very gentle form of treatment, to treat babies. Having a family of my own I appreciate the difference having a calm baby can make!
I enjoy meeting people and find it hugely rewarding to help my patients with osteopathy. My aim is to treat the whole person to help restore balance and function to the body. Treatment sessions can combine the benefits of a variety techniques such as soft tissue manipulation, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, spinal manipulation, cranial osteopathy and exercise prescription. I enjoy the process of getting to know my patients and helping them to find other ways of promoting health such as with diet, exercise or even trying alternative therapies that might be more appropriate.