My name is Emily and I’m an osteopath at the Good Health Centre. I joined GHC in March 2017 not long after graduating from Leeds Beckett in July 2016. Osteopathy is something I got into through personal aches and pains from playing hockey. A saw an osteopath as a word of mouth referral from a friend, and from the first treatment fell in love with it.
Since graduating I have found myself gravitating towards the link between pain and mental health. The link is huge and the body and mind are not two separate entities that we once believed but affect each other interchangeably. I like to help patients understand their pain which in turn helps their management and gives them more control over their symptoms. My favourite area to treat has to be the neck and shoulders due to the common link with stress and shoulder pain.
Other interests of mine are walking in our beautiful countryside spotting birds and animals, anyone who meets me will soon realise I’m a big cat lover! I love animals and I’m a qualified equine osteopath too!
Since becoming a Good Health Centre osteopath my knowledge and understanding of the profession and the complex human body has improved vastly through our weekly osteopathic meetings to share knowledge and create discussions. When you come to the Good Health Centre, you’re not just seeing one osteopath but getting support from all of us!