My life journey in osteopathy began with graduation from the British School of Osteopathy, London in 1982. Why is it a journey? Well, like many jobs, training is just the start.
The philosophy of osteopathy, developed by its founder Andrew Taylor Still, rang true for me. Osteopathy treats the body holistically. Our body structures function as a delicately balanced interconnected network. They need to work in harmony for health to be restored and maintained.
Most of my patients, when asked how osteopathy differs from other manual therapies, remark how their whole body is treated as well as any current symptoms. I enjoy the role of “body detective” – working step-by-step to locate and treat the root cause of problems, which are often complex.
Curiosity about the complexity of the mind and body with its inbuilt resilience and capacity to compensate for trauma of all kinds has encouraged my postgraduate study/teaching with the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy. To maintain registration with the General Osteopathic Council all osteopaths must complete a minimum of 30 hours per annum of continuing professional development. Over my years in practice I have always enjoyed studying to expand and deepen my knowledge of all aspects of cranial, structural, visceral and paediatric osteopathy.
I have run a busy practice in Staffordshire, for 30 plus years, serving all ages and several generations of many families. I look forward to providing osteopathic healthcare to the people of Shrewsbury.