Mondays 9:30am - 2pm
Wednesdays 9:30am - 2pm
Fridays 9:30am - 2pm
Rachel qualified with a Master’s Degree in Osteopathy from the European School Of Osteopathy following a long career as a social worker and Practice Teacher in London.
In addition to Osteopathy, she is qualified as a sports massage therapist, as well as in Dry Needling (Western Medical Acupuncture), and Kinesiology taping.
Rachel’s whole career has centred around face-to-face interactions with people, and this has led her to instinctively adopt a whole-person approach to patients, known as the biopsychosocial approach. She works with what the body needs and in partnership with the people she treats to make joint decisions on treatment styles.
Rachel enjoys treating people at all stages in life, especially women experiencing menopause. It gives her true pleasure to assist their body to self-heal. In her spare time Rachel enjoys running, yoga, swimming, reading, and dabbling in creative activities. She has two school-aged children so spends a lot of time at the riding stables (her passion) and skateparks (less of a passion!)
Baby & Children's Osteopathy:
Rachel has a special interest in treating children of all ages, in particular babies and younger children. Osteopathy might be able to help with
Effects of difficult birth
Torticollis and head preference
Q: What ages do I treat?
A: From newborn upwards.
Q: Will it be uncomfortable for my baby?
A: Baby and child osteopathy is very gentle, and if there is any sign the baby is unhappy I stop or adjust my techniques. As the parent you are in control, and I will be guided by you.
Q: What does a neonatal check involved?
A: I will take a full history of the pregnancy and delivery; including a thorough examination including reflexes, feet and hip position, and head shape. If needed I also assess the tongue.
Q: Will my baby or child need to get undressed?
A: For the initial session it is preferable to be able to see the babies body (nappies are kept on). However, some babies don’t like being without clothes, so after the initial observation clothes can be put back on to make your baby feel more settled. Young children tend to not want to undress so we work on an individual basis, again as the parent you are in charge.
If you would like to discuss if osteopathy is suitable for your baby or child, please call on 01622 661883 to arrange a complimentary 15 minute phone or in-person consultation.