My passion is to help people gain better health and so enjoy a fuller life.
Joint, muscle, tendon, ligament and nerve pain are often symptoms of a body struggling with certain movements and possibly also struggling nutritionally or emotionally. I will seek to involve you in improving your health, as this is vital in achieving lasting results.
I suffered pain and discomfort for years during my first career as a solicitor. Then I discovered osteopathy and became fascinated by its potential to improve health and reduce pain or discomfort.
I retrained gaining a distinction in a 5-year degree course in Osteopathy in 2009. Since then I have undertaken extensive post graduate training in cranial osteopathy, paediatric osteopathy and the classical general osteopathic techniques.
My husband and I live in a small village in Gloucestershire. I enjoy dog walks, cycling, tennis, Nordic walking, hiking, swimming, Nordic and downhill skiing and playing the piano - although all to the extent that 2 small children allow!
How and who can I help?
By taking a whole person approach to my case history and examination, I can usually help with pain in the back, neck, hip, knee, foot and ankle, shoulder, elbow and wrist, as well as sciatica and some headaches.
I choose techniques which are suitable to your needs and comfort levels. These may include cranial osteopathy; articulating joints; working on ligaments, muscle and tendons; and manipulation (when appropriate and when you consent).
I treat all ages, from babies to centenarians and sports enthusiasts to those less active, as well as expectant mothers. The benefits of osteopathy extend beyond muscle, tendon, ligament and joint pain.
For babies, for example, osteopathy can help to reduce the effects of a difficult labour which can give rise to a range of issues.
Please do call me at the clinic (see contact info below) if you would like free advice on whether osteopathy might be appropriate for you, your baby or your child.
Do you suffer pain, discomfort or stiffness?
The body is a bit like workers on a factory production line. If some workers have their hands in their pockets, those either side of them will have to work harder, and it is the workers carrying this extra workload who eventually get exhausted, become ill or have pain.
In the same way, if one part of your body is not moving well, areas either side have to work extra hard and this may accelerate joint wear and tear or give pain or stiffness in these areas.
For example, tightness in the pelvis/hip region can cause knee pain, and tightness in the area of spine between your shoulder blades can cause pain in your lower back, neck or shoulders.
What to expect at first treatment
I will take a detailed case history which will include questions about general health and medical history as well as the area of concern. Please bring a list of any medication you are on with you. I may then request that you change down to your underwear for a postural examination if you are comfortable with this. Please bring shorts or a vest top if you would prefer. I can also provide shorts. You will be asked to perform a series of simple movements and I may take your blood pressure, check your reflexes, or do muscle tests.
I will discuss my findings and thoughts with you and outline a suggested approach to treatment before we proceed. Treatment will vary depending on the individual. Normally between 2-6 treatments will be required to make a positive change.
If at your first appointment I do not feel that osteopathic treatment is appropriate to your complaint, there will be no charge for the appointment and I will do what I can to send you in the direction of someone who may be able to help.
Registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council
Bachelor of Osteopathy (with distinction), British School of Osteopathy 2009
Extensive Post Graduate Studies, including:
Sutherland Cranial College Courses, including Paediatrics 2010/11
Paediatric Osteopathy, Pregnant Mother/Newborn, Integrated Osteopathic Studies (IOS) 2012
Paediatric Osteopathy, Growth & Development of Toddler, IOS 2012
Paediatric Osteopathy, 3 yrs to Adolescence (including children with asthma and autistic children) 2013
Biodynamic Osteopathy, Biobasics 2016
Current: 10 month practical course on the constitutional approach to general osteopathic treatment (GOT)/classical osteopathy, British Institute of Osteopathy, 2018-19.
My Hours & Pricing
I am available for appointments at the Nailsworth Natural Health Centre on Thursday afternoons.
My prices are as follows:
Adults & children
Initial Telephone Conversation: Free
1st Appointment (45 mins): £45
Follow-up appointments (30-45 mins): £40
If you would like to book an appointment, please get in touch.