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I was introduced to the positive aspects of Osteopathy after sustaining many injuries whilst playing County Badminton. I soon realised that the holistic treatment of the whole body not only speeded up my recovery from injury, but more importantly prevented further injuries. The success of the treatment, and speed of my recovery, initiated my interest in this profession.
Since graduating from university, where I treated a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, I have enrolled on many courses, such as kinesio taping and acupuncture to introduce a diversity of treatments, which can be used to help improve the function of muscles, joints, fascia and circulatory/lymphatic system.
Presently, I work with podiatrists, physiotherapists, sports therapists and foot surgeons as well as liaising with G.P.s, dietitians and dentists within my family, to exchange and update information.
My aim is to keep patients as healthy, mobile and as pain free as possible; using a variety of hands on techniques, including soft tissue work, articulation, muscle energy techniques and manipulation; as well as taping and stretching/strengthening exercises at home to help maintain your health.I am originally from Sunderland and support the football team religiously. In my spare time I like to try and keep fit by cycling, running and going to the gym.