I first became interested in osteopathy when I was a child after having osteopathic treatment for knee pain. I was fascinated with how the osteopath relieved the pain with only two or three treatments and without even working on my knee. He explained that the problem was originating from my back. This fascination never wore off and so in 1996 I started a four year full time course at The Maidstone College of Osteopathy. I qualified in 1999 and then went on to train in massage.
Since then I have spent the last 20 years working with patients and continuing to develop my osteopathic and massage skills, regularly spending time learning with colleagues, studying, and attending training courses to increase my knowledge further.
One thing I love about my job is that the human body is fascinating and there is always something more to learn!
I am registered with the GOsC, the General Osteopathic Council, which is the regulatory body that regulates all osteopaths. I am also a member of two voluntary registers, the iO or Institute of Osteopathy, and the Institute of Classical Osteopathy. The GOsC and iO websites both contain lots of information about osteopathy and what it can help you with and you can access these by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page.
When I’m not being an osteopath I love spending time with my husband and two children, walking or running, reading (I love a good thriller) and watching stand-up comedy on TV!