Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well. So osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.
All osteopaths in the UK are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).
Alex graduated in 2004 with a BSc Hons. in Osteopathic Medicine, and with a diploma in Naturopathic Medicine she began working at John Lant and Partners in Chesterton Cambridge before joining what used to be the Coach House Clinic, Trumpington in 2017.
Whilst practicing in Cambridge she has enjoyed seeing a range of patients of all ages and with a variety of musculoskeletal problems. Much of her ongoing development and study is focused around improving osteopathic skills and knowledge regarding the human form. Alex has completed post-graduate courses in visceral, ergonomics, treating infants and advancing osteopathic skills. Alex also has keen interests in treating problems relating to ergonomics and repetitive strain, headaches, IBS and arthritic conditions. She applies a flexible, patient-centred approach to osteopathy, focusing on self-help and injury prevention.
Alex is also mum to two young girls and enjoys playing music and keeping fit through running.
book an appointment