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Northallerton Osteopaths Osteopathy & multi-disciplinary healthcare clinic

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Joanna Waterworth BSc Ost PGCACE FSCCO Dip Paed Ost

Jo graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1993.
She worked as an associate for one year before establishing her own practice in Northallerton in 1994.

As the practice expanded, she re-located her osteopathic practice to Croft House in 1999 and in doing so introduced other therapies and established Northallertons first multi-disciplinary complementary healthcare clinic. In 2017 Jo and Ross formed a business partnership and moved the practice to Hale House in order to expand the practice further.

In 2003, she enrolled on the Sutherland Cranial College's Pathway for learning, and in 2010, completed the pathway to become a fellow of the college (FSCCO), one of a handful of osteopaths in the North East to hold this qualification. She has a special interest in Paediatric Osteopathy (treatment of babies and children). More recently, she was invited onto the faculty for the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy to develop and deliver their post-graduate Paediatric Osteopathy Diploma. She was awarded the Diploma in 2016

Jo was a senior lecturer at Leeds Beckett University on the Master of Osteopathy degree course for 9 years. Her academic interests include Osteopathic Management and Diagnosis; Critical Evaluation and Reflective Practice. She has lectured at international conferences. She is currently undergoing a four year tenure as an external examiner for the European School of Osteopathy.

She works at Northallerton Osteopaths on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & alternate Saturday mornings, and at Easingwold Osteopaths on Monday afternoons and Friday's.

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Ross Gemmell MOst

Ross graduated in 2015 from Leeds Beckett University. On graduation, he was awarded the Deans Prize for Osteopathic Excellence.

Ross first discovered Osteopathy at 16 years of age as a result of an an incident whilst playing football, which left him suffering from low back pain & sciatica. Over the course of 8 months he sought advice from various health care professionals with no improvement, before finally visiting his local Osteopath in Selby where he finally got some pain relief along with a diagnosis for his condition. Ross was extremely impressed at his Osteopath's understanding of the body and how he was able to relieve him of his pain just through hands-on manipulation. So much so, that on Ross' first session with his Osteopath he began questioning what you need to do in order to become an Osteopath, and with a little guidance from him Ross went on to apply for his Osteopathy degree at 18 and has never looked back since.

In order to continue his professional development, he has completed further training in Kinesio-Taping, Dry Needling and Cranial Osteopathy. He has a keen interest in Osteopathic sports care and rehabilitation but likes to treat a wide range of conditions and injuries seeing patients of all ages. He spent two seasons as head of the medical team at a semi-professional football team in West Yorkshire, but recently left to focus more on his private practice work.

After 2 years at Croft House Clinic, Ross and Jo went into business together in order to move premises to Hale House and expand the business. As of April 2019 he will be made a partner at Northallerton Osteopaths.

Ross works at Northallerton Osteopaths on Monday mornings, Tuesdays, Wednesdays mornings and Fridays. Ross also works at a clinic in York.

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Marcus Watson BOst

Marcus graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2003.
Marcus works at Northallerton Osteopaths on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.
He also has his own practice in Malton.

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Diana graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 1988.
She worked in full time practice in Kent before combining that with tutoring student osteopaths in a busy teaching clinic.
Diana went on to establish her own multidisciplinary practice in Kent working alongside other healthcare professionals as well as in a GP clinic and with the NHS in London.

In 2012 Diana sold her practice in Kent and relocated to Yorkshire to work full time as a Senior Lecturer on the Osteopathy course at Leeds Beckett University, this is where she met Jo and Ross.
Following the decision by the University to close the course, Diana has moved back into full time practice and now practices from Northallerton Osteopaths and York Natural Health.

Her experience centres on helping adults and older adults with low-back, neck and mid-back aches and pains, also any pains in their muscles and joints in any part of the body. She is particularly interested in problems associated with working and ageing, but she also has experience in treating the discomforts of pregnancy.
She combines traditional hands-on osteopathy with more recent evidence informed exercise, rehabilitation and lifestyle advice. Diana is very happy to have a free informal chat on the telephone with you if you are unsure whether osteopathy might help you. Just ask at reception or call us and we can organise a suitable time.

Diana has a Diploma in Osteopathy (1988, European School of Osteopathy), an MSc in Research Methods (Kings College London, 1995), and a teaching qualification PGCAP (2014, Leeds Beckett University). Diana is taking a Counselling Course at York College this academic year (2019/20)

Appointments available Thursdays and alternate Saturdays.

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