My desire to become an Osteopath began while at work experience observing a local Osteopath during my A levels, I was amazed at the skill and sensitivity of “hands on practice” with the capability to ease pain and improve mobility in this way.
After four intensive years I qualified in 2007 from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine with a degree in Osteopathic Medicine and a diploma in Naturopathy. The naturopathy developed my interest in understanding the effects of the foods we eat and how what we eat can be useful in assisting recovery and the effects of certain conditions.
Since then I have worked and studied and worked and studied! I was initially based in Lincolnshire for seven years before moving to Cambridge. In this time I completed a part-time post-graduate certificate in Clinical Anatomy. A year or so later began my Masters in Clinical Biomechanics to continue my learning. In Cambridge I began work at the well regarded, John Lant & Partners, I continued my part-time study for three years, sadly the clinic closed after the passing of the great Mr Lant.
After much deliberation and searching for premises (a tough task in Cambridge!), I took on the task of starting my own business. This meant a slight delay in completing my Masters, however it was worth it in the end. Nearly three years ago I based myself at Dragonfly, Burwash Manor. This beautiful and useful location was just on the west side of Cambridge.
More recently due to the need to expand, sadly I've had to say goodbye to Burwash Manor. However as one door closes, another opens and Back To Your Feet is now based at The Old Coach House at Harston. This is a fantastic building with oodles of space and has allowed more availability for appointments. Thankfully we have not had to move too far and with easy access and free parking all the boxes were ticked!
I eventually completed my Masters in 2019. The course has given me a more in-depth observation and assessment of gait analysis and lower limb function. The overall effect of how we walk can have dramatic effects to the whole body, the unique style in how we walk can wave a big red flag as to why some issues arise! Osteopathy and biomechanics complement each other well as they both use forms of body movement assessment. My Masters dissertation focused on assessing gait and posture in patients who had suffered long-term back pain, a Clinical Rehabilitation program was used as a six-week intervention. All participants reported improved function and decreased pain level.
Alongside the study, whilst working full-time I have treated many patients who have presented with various injuries and different types of pain. This includes all ages, ladies during their pregnancy, postnatal recovery, babies/ children, as well as sports/ fitness related pain. Dysfunction can happen at any age and is not always where the pain is felt.
Outside of work I have a keen interest in music, singing, playing guitar, and live music.
I love to travel and visit new places. I like to keep fit and healthy with regular exercise and if I get any other free time I’m usually in the garden.
MSc Clinical Biomechanics
PGCert Clinical Anatomy
BSc Osteopathic Medicine
APPI Matwork level 1,2,3 and full exam certification.
Fully registered since 2007
13 years experience
Lower limb biomechanics
"The overall effect of how we walk can have dramatic effects to the whole body, the unique style in how we walk can wave a big red flag as to why some issues arise!"