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.
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