My osteopathy training began in 2003, with Oxford Brookes University. I graduated in 2008 with a First Class Honours degree. Prior to practising as an osteopath I practised as a sports massage therapist, and prior to that spent 15 years in the automotive industry after my first degree in French and Business Administration.
My first experience of osteopathy was when my wife was pregnant and got huge relief from seeing an osteopath. It was my first introduction to manual treatment, and I was impressed! During my training I was fascinated that working with the body could bring about such positive health changes. I feel tremendously privileged to practise as an osteopath, and am convinced that osteopathy has an enormous amount to contribute to human health, particularly at a time when there are so many external stresses placed upon people. It is all about working with the body to find health. It is not about imposing something from the outside. Above all, it is a deep respect for the body and mind.
I try to live my life by nurturing my health – body, mind and spirit – through yoga, walking, swimming, functional exercise/natural movement, eating a plant-based diet, fresh air, study/reading, and meditation.