"My interest in health and how the body works, first began at school where I enjoyed playing an array of different sports including netball, hockey, squash and swimming, as well as providing exercise and staying fit and healthy. From here the natural progression was to study as a Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist, which I did in 2002, gaining a good understanding of sports injuries and rehabilitation. I then went on to study Sports Science and Psychology at university as my first degree, working alongside athletes.
This gave me an interest in learning more about the bio-mechanics of the body, which in turn, led on to studying for an Osteopathy degree, where I qualified from the European School of Osteopathy. After completing a 4-year degree course, comprising of Cranial, Structural and Visceral Osteopathy, I continued at post graduate level training in Cranial Osteopathy at the Sutherland Cranial College in London, and Biodynamic Osteopathy in Finland and the UK, where I also expanded my knowledge of Obstetrics and Paediatrics.
I have worked in a number of paediatric clinics, often working closely with midwives, health visitors and lactation consultants to help nursing mothers and infants with latching difficulties, such as tongue tie.
I am a member of the GOsC (General Osteopathic Council) and truly enjoy my work. With all the knowledge I have gathered over the years, both through formal training and experience gained in practice, I feel that I can give patients a wealth of information and the practical treatments to aid them in becoming healthier and ultimately pain free."
Dee is a Registered Osteopath who graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in London. She has over 10 years of clinical experience, and is a member of GOsC (General Osteopathic Council).
Dee adopts a structurally holistic approach to Treatment using a wide variety of Osteopathic techniques including soft tissue massage, joint manipulation when necessary and fascial techniques for recurrent issues.
She enjoys treating patients of all ages and walks of life and has a particular interest in sporting injuries and Chronic aches and pains.
Dee also trained at the Barrell Institute, where she gained her expertise in treating the viscera, the internal organs of the body.
While Osteopaths predominantly work on the balance of muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons, Visceral Osteopaths also consider the movements and quality of internal organs (stomach, liver, intestines, lungs, etc..) to treat back, neck, shoulders, and legs problems. For example, the stomach and liver are suspended by ligaments to the diaphragm. So when the latter is not moving effectively, it affects the structures that are attached to it.
A good example would be when you deal with stressful situations. Often in those cases you develop a shallow breathing pattern. If the diaphragm is not moving correctly, the stomach, liver, pancreas, intestines will be affected. In the long term, it could lead to heartburn, hiatus hernia, stomach aches or digestives problems. And further down the line, it could also lead to chronic back pain.
"I am Emma Roussac-Evans and I qualified as an osteopath at The College of Osteopaths (COET) in 2004. I also have a qualification in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy, Reflexology and nutrition.
My aim as your Osteopath is to help you achieve a healthy body through treatment, exercise and nutrition advice, in a way that suits your individual needs.
As we are all different, what suits one person may not suit another. I practice all kinds of Osteopathy: musculo-skeletal, visceral and cranial.
I use a combination of manipulation, mobilisation, soft tissue/massage, stretching, rehabilitative exercise, and nutrition advice to try to achieve an optimum environment within the body, to allow the individual's self- healing, self-maintaining and self-regulating processes to take place."
I qualified from BSO (British School of Osteopathy) in 1998, where I completed my Bachelor of Science Degree in Osteopathy followed by post graduate training in Cranial Osteopathy. I have also completed a diploma in Animal Osteopathy. I enjoy treating people of all ages and treat both Structurally as well as Cranially.
I have worked in Epsom, Banstead, Reigate and Dunsfold in that time, working for almost 18 years in Reigate before going on maternity leave.
I am also a lecturer at the Bristish School of Osteopathy on the Masters degree course, where I teach Osteopathic Technique.
"I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Breastfeeding Counsellor with over 15 years experience working with mothers and babies to support breastfeeding.
I offer a unique service to new parents in that I hold the only internationally recognised qualification in breastfeeding management, whilst approaching my practice from a person centred, counselling perspective.
I offer my services in private practice (www.horshambreastfeeding.co.uk) as well as in free-to-access drop-in support groups in Horsham and Dorking on behalf of the parenting charity NCT."