BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, MSCCO
Dip HE Nursing – Adults & Children
Rochelle is originally from New Zealand and came to the UK in 1990. She trained to be a Nurse at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, qualifying in 1995 and has worked within a number of different specialities, such as – infectious diseases, General and Neuro- intensive care, general surgery, and gynaecology. In 2001 she went on to train as a children’s nurse and worked at Birmingham Children’s Hospital on the intensive care unit and then at Worcestershire Royal Hospital on the children’s ward and also in the community.
In 2004 Rochelle commenced her Osteopathic training at Oxford Brookes University on the 5 year part time course qualifying in 2009 with a 2:1 Honours degree in Osteopathy.
Since qualifying she has developed her interest in cranial osteopathy and treating babies, children and pregnant women. Rochelle is due to complete a Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy this year. She is also a member of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy and is on their learning pathway. In 2017, Rochelle thoroughly enjoyed spending 9 months working at the Baby Check Clinic in Bath. This is a charity based clinic which treats babies up to 3 months of age referred by their Midwife, GP, Health Visitor or feeding group.
Rochelle first became interested in Osteopathy in 1997 when she had treatment for her own bad back. She is continually inspired by osteopathic treatment and its positive effects on so many different ailments. Having worked in the NHS, Rochelle believes that Osteopathy can offer people a way of improving their health and well-being, working alongside the medical approach to health care.
Elin has her roots in Sweden, she moved to the UK after meeting her partner travelling through SE Asia over 10 years ago. Since then they’ve explored many countries around the world together, above as well as under water. During their last escapade in Timor Leste they both decided to retrain from backpackers to professionals. He became a paramedic, she not coping as well with blood, gore and needles Elin went back to her wish to help people in pain.
Osteopathy not being well known in her home country it was a surprise researching the profession that offered training and possibilities to go even further. Not just to make life easier at the moment but to find the cause and improve the function of movement and mobility for all. Something that would have been a key for her during her time as an athlete and later after becoming an athletic coach several of her protégées. She therefore as a mature student started a MOst with the European School of Osteopathy in Kent.
Her training involved thorough learning examination skills as well as all modalities of treatment including structural manipulations, gentle functional treatments as well as visceral and cranial techniques. With the ESO having a highly popular clinic attached to the university and running several specialist clinics she’s had the opportunity treating patients from all walks in life and working with osteopaths specialising in paediatrics, maternity, postnatal, women’s health and headaches.
Elin has been amazed in seeing how a small change during treatment has been able to make a massive change in someone’s life, this has motivated her in her journey within osteopathy. It has also made her realise that each person she meets needs something different, making her listen to the patient, treating the patient, instead of the condition presented.
Phoebe joins the team after qualifying as an Osteopath from Swansea University earlier this year.
During her training, Phoebe has gained experience working in both private and NHS clinics. She has an interest in sports injuries & rehabilitation and a special interest in working with horses and their riders.
For the last 2 months Phoebe has been in Botswana volunteering on a horse safari. In September she will be starting her postgraduate studies in the Osteopathic care of animals.
All Osteopaths are required by the General Osteopathic Council to carry out 30 hours per year of continued professional develop in order to remain registered.
- Discovering Health in Trauma – June 2014
- Respiratory Workshop – June 2013
- Cranial Fundamentals (Part 1) Integrated Osteopathic Studies – March 2013
- Practical Pediatrics, Susan Allen – April 2011
- The pelvis and Urogenital System, Kelston Chorley – October 2010
- The throat and respiratory System, Kelston Chorley – April 2010
- Post Operative pain and adhesions, Caroline Stone – December 2009
- Visceral and Musculo-skeletal interaction, Caroline Stone – December 2009
- Pregnancy Care, Averille Morgan – November 2009
- The Foot as a 3 point pivot, Talarmade Greg Quinn – July 2009
Courses undertaken with the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy
- Commenced Paediatric Osteopathy Diploma – March 2015 completing in 2018
- The functional Face – Module 8 –
- Balanced Ligamentous Tension – Module 4 –
- An Introduction to Paediatric Osteopathy – Module 9 – March 2015
- Integrating Cranial into Practice – Module 10 – November 2014
- Neurocranium and Sacrum: Living Bone – Module 6 – November 2013
- Reciprocal Tension, Sutherland Cranial College Module 5 – July 2012
- Sutherland Osteopathy in the Cranial Field Module 3 – March 2012
- Sutherland Osteopathy in the Cranial Field Module 2 – April 2010