Meet Viv

Viv is currently on leave - if you have a particular query, please don't hesitate to get in touch or use our "Ask the Osteopath" appointment to speak to an osteopath on the phone.

My personal experience of treatments since my teenage years to help me stay active and injury-free, combined with a life-long interest in anatomy, physiology and “how things work”, led me to study Osteopathy.

I really enjoy all the different facets of my work, and find it immensely rewarding to enable people of all ages to reach their individual goals.

I have a special interest in women’s health and in particular supporting pre and post-natal women to accelerate a healthy recovery. I’m passionate about women’s health issues and am an advocate for supporting, and empowering women to love, appreciate and look after their bodies.

I believe that our health should be viewed through a holistic lens, looking at the body and person as a whole unit; this enables me to develop a tailored and integrated approach to each individual patient’s needs. 

Since qualifying as an Osteopath I’ve worked in a variety of clinical settings and with a broad range of patients of all ages. As a result, I can offer a varied and wide range of clinical expertise, having undertaken post-graduate training in women’s health, cranial osteopathy, and osteopathy for children. I also work as a tutor at the University College of Osteopathy (previously the BSO) in London, which keeps my clinical practice up to date and evidence-informed.

I combine a range of treatment approaches in my sessions including Structural, Cranial and Visceral Osteopathy techniques, alongside advice and exercises that are adapted to each patient to help them on their journey to full recovery.

As an active person myself, I understand the frustration of being “out of action” and I’m keen to support my patients to return to their normal activities and reach their goals, whether it’s putting their baby in a car seat without pain or running a marathon. 

Outside of work I enjoy cooking, baking and anything outdoors, including hiking, running, swimming, surfing, cycling, and horse-riding.

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Osteopathy (British School of Osteopathy)
  • PG certificate in Specialist Paediatric Osteopathic Practice (BSO)
  • PG certificate in Academic and Clinical Education (BSO)
  • Cranial Osteopathy (Modules 1-3) – The Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy

Special Interests:

  • Women’s Health
  • Pre- & Post-natal Care
  • Osteopathy for Babies & Children