Helen graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2003 and has since trained in Medical Acupuncture with the British Medical Acupuncture Society and renowned neurologist Dr Robert Gerwin. In addition she works using cranial techniques, ergonomics and Thai Yoga massage. Educating patients in the management of their own condition and avoidance of further problems is fundamental to her approach so rehabilitation exercises are almost always given. She regularly liaises with both Osteopathic colleagues and those in other areas of primary health care to keep up to date with new research.
Diabetes is an area of particular interest and Helen has been involved into research into its management at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Helen’s route to Osteopathy included a degree in Biochemistry & Toxicology providing knowledge of the body’s metabolic processes at a cellular and chemical level, and 10 years working for BBC Post Production where critical evaluation, fault finding, liasing with management and clients plus a requirement to think on your feet especially during live sport programmes were essential. Both experiences giving skills invaluable for an Osteopath and health care. Helen is a BUPA recognised practitioner.
14 years on, Osteopathy as a profession continues to delight and inspire her, each patient bringing a new challenge and new information.