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 has completed a number of modules towards gaining the Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy. She is 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.
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.