I’m really delighted to be part of the team of osteopaths at the Sunflower Centre.
As well as my work at Sunflower, I teach undergraduate osteopathic students at the BSO (British School of osteopathy) supporting and supervising them in their clinical work and am also a specialist pain management tutor. I am a unit leader and lecturer in the philosophy of health at the BSO. This keeps me on my toes and constantly informs my day-to-day practice.
I would describe my osteopathic approach as eclectic ~ traditional structural techniques (stretching, soft tissue massage, articulation and manipulation) as well as other approaches such as cranial osteopathy and ‘medical acupuncture or dry needling techniques. Whatever the approach, it will always be very much in consultation with you, the patient.
One of the things I most enjoy about my work, and about a uniquely osteopathic approach, is the ‘detective’ work ~ why has this particular problem occurred now? What structural and functional features have conspired to produce this set of symptoms; what systems are involved? Of course, we may not always have all the answers, but the more that I can understand the many factors that may be involved, the more chance we have of finding a lasting improvement.