At the Flitwick Osteopathic Clinic we are here to help by offering prompt, professional osteopathic treatment in a comfortable and convenient location. Appointments are usually available within 24 hours and do not require a GP referral.
Flitwick Osteopathic Clinic was first established in 1994 and we are proud that patients come to us following a recommendation from family, friends or a referral from their GP.
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well.
Therefore osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.
British School of Osteopathy
BSc Ost, Structural Osteopathy
1989 – 1993
I graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1993, and have worked as an associate at the Blackberry Clinic in Milton Keynes for two years, as well as locum work covering maternity leaves in Hitchin and St. Albans. I established the Flitwick Osteopathic Clinic in April 1994 and continue to attend osteopathic lectures and courses on a regular basis to widen and update my range of knowledge.
I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), am a member of the Institute of Osteopathy (iO) and BBENSCH Regional Osteopathic Society. I have full public liability insurance and am registered with AXAPPP, Aviva (Norwich Union), Simply Health and other private health insurers.
I enjoy all aspects of practice and my approach to Osteopathy is to identify the cause of the problem, work structurally in order to aid the body's natural ability to heal itself, relieving pain and increasing mobility by advising about posture and prescribing exercises or stretches. I work with my patients towards preventing the possibility of future reoccurrences.
British College of Osteopathic Medicine
BSc (Hons) Ost Med, DO, ND, Cranial Osteopathy, Structural Osteopathy, Visceral Osteopathy, Naturopathy
1995 – 1999
I have been practicing osteopathy since 1999 and I love my profession with a passion.
My patients range from new-born babies to people in their 80’s or even 90’s. I have a range of different treatment modalities at my fingertips, including structural work such as massage, stretch techniques and joint manipulation, gentle harmonic techniques, visceral osteopathy and cranial osteopathy. I also work with trigger points and use the Niel Asher Technique for various shoulder problems including frozen shoulder and rotator cuff injuries. This allows me to tailor each treatment to the individual and their specific complaints. I place great emphasis on explaining to my patients everything I do and how they got to the situation they are finding themselves in. Additionally, I always give self-help advice such as the use of ice packs, remedial exercises, postural advice, dietary changes and naturopathic applications.
The best reward for me is when patients get better quickly but I also love the challenges of more difficult conditions that require me to think outside the box and use all my skills to achieve the desired results.
British School of Osteopathy
D.O., Structural Osteopathy
1987 – 1991
I graduated with a Diploma in Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy in 1991.
After working as an associate in Corby and Kettering for a while, I set up my own practice which, in May 1997, moved to Eaton Bray. Since then I have worked around my children and in March 2017 I joined the Flitwick Osteopathic Clinic.
I enjoy working with all types of patients to identify the cause and then reduce their symptoms and particularly enjoy working with people suffering from chronic conditions to improve their quality of life.
I work mainly structurally but also give self-help advice on things such as posture and exercise and will refer on to a more appropriate practitioner if necessary.
I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council which regulates the profession and am a member of the Institute of Osteopathy and the Osteopaths in Bedfordshire Group. I have full public liability insurance. I regularly attend CPD sessions in order to keep up to date with standards and new ideas.