Who Am I?
I graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Osteopathic Medicine and a Diploma in Naturopathy from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in 1996. Later in 2004 I gained an MSc in Public Health Nutrition from University of London. This put me at either end of the spectrum of health approaches, and my career since has been a process of seeking balance between the evidence based approach and the less well proven philosophies. In 2018 I undertook the Foundation course with the Institute of Functional Medicine (Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice) which helped me to integrate the two extreme ends of the nutrition continuum. I have been in clinical practice as an osteopath since 1996, as well as teaching in various osteopathic and nutritional roles at BCOM since 2000.
I have written and delivered many different courses over my teaching career, and this experience has deepened my own learning significantly. I have developed an approach to digestive health that integrates the visceral osteopathic approach with the nutritional aspect of the curriculum. In this respect I occupy an excellent position to advise on the symptoms of functional gut issues (e.g., IBS and constipation) from both a nutrition and osteopathic perspective.
Additionally I am a qualified Pilates Equipment Rehabilitation Instructor through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI), and have undertaken further post graduate training in movement and pain science. This enables me to assist people out of chronic pain and back into movement.
I am fascinated by the human condition and how this influences the experience of pain, ill health and wellbeing. My years as a tutor, experience as a practitioner and more recent training in Systemic Constellations inform my collaborative and patient centered approach to any presentation.