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.
Appointments available Tuesdays and Thursdays
Jo also works at our sister clinic Easingwold Osteopaths on Monday afternoons and Friday's.
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 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 in 2017 and expand the business. In April 2019 Ross was made a partner at Northallerton Osteopaths.
Appointments available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Miss N Burgham, Darlington
Diana Pitt DO MSc PGCAP FHEA
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 Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Felix Tongue MOst
Felix graduated with a Masters from the European School of Osteopathy in the UK. In the course of his studies, and having worked in the UK and New Zealand, he acquired extensive practical experience of treating all age ranges, from newborn to the elderly, using a wide range of techniques including structural and cranial approaches.
Felix grew up in Brussels, Belgium, in a multilingual environment and speaks four languages (English, German, French and Spanish). He is a sports enthusiast and particularly enjoys tennis and hiking.
Felix first became interested in osteopathy at an early age after being successfully treated for a sports injury. He also learned about the benefits of manual therapy from his grandfather, a physiotherapist who still practises at the age of 87.
Appointments are available with Felix on Tuesdays and Fridays
Stacey Cox Dip AC MBAcC
Stacey graduated with a degree in Acupuncture from Leeds Beckett University in 2009. Since then she has worked in a number of clinics in York, Thirsk, Knaresborough and Yarm. She joined Northallerton Osteopaths in 2017
She has also worked for Herriott Hospice Homecare providing palliative acupuncture treatments in the home for patients suffering from cancer. Stacey has also attended post-graduate training courses in facial rejeuvenation.
For more information on Acupuncture with Stacey visit her website here.
Check out Stacey's blog post on Acupuncture and Migraines.
Appointments available Wednesdays
Amber Tuer BSc (Hons)
Amber gained a first class honours degree (BSc Hons) at the acclaimed Northern College of Acupuncture, one of the worlds leading Chinese Medicine Institutions. She is a fully licensed and insured member of the British Acupuncture Council, the leading governing body for acupuncture in the UK.
Amber is a dedicated practitioner with a passion for supporting her patients on their journey to health and believes in helping patients take charge of their own wellness. As well as pain management, she has a keen interest in mental health and the impact it has on physical illness.
She is on the teaching support team at The Northern College of Acupuncture, helping students gain confidence in clinical practise.
For more information about how acupuncture can help you, visit her website here.
I find the sessions very relaxing and Amber is always very professional following all the COVID precautions and making me feel very safe."
Helen Storey Dip RM
Helen qualified in Body Massage and Reflexology in 2003. Her work includes Remedial Massage, Reflexology and Indian head massage.
Helen also works in Bedale and Yarm and runs a mobile business visiting clients in the Bedale, Leyburn, Masham and Richmond areas. She also works in many of the local care homes and has specialist experience in working with patients with alzhiemer dementia.
Helen uses a wide variety of massage techniques designed to address your specific needs. She will tailor a treatment to your needs, and works very closely along side our osteopaths to ensure the best treatment plan is delivered to meet the needs of the individual.
Appointments available Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Suzanne is a State Registered Podiatrist with a special interest in Biomechanics.
Suzanne graduated from Northampton School of Podiatry, Leicester University in 1993 with a B.Sc (Hons) in Podiatric Medicine. Since then she has worked both for the NHS, Privately and for Leeds United F C and Bradford Bulls Rugby Club.
She is passionate about Biomechanics aspect of Podiatry as it can alleviate pain from all over the lower limb and back. It is often an area overlooked until the very end and it is most satisfying to be able to help people become pain free or be able to return to a sport they enjoy doing but have had to stop due to pain or restriction.
She currently manages an NHS contract for Bradford and Airedale Community Trust and has two Private practices; one based in Wetherby and more recently she has moved her Yarm based Clinic to Northallerton Osteopaths in January 2018.
She is registered with BUPA and most other medical health insurance companies.
For more information on podiatry with Suzanne, visit her website here.
Appointments available on alternate Wednesdays
Fiona Kelly GQHP, GHSC Accredited, GHR registered
Fiona successfully completed her Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Innervisions School of Clinical Hypnosis, graduating in October 2016. She is registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR), and is an Accredited Practitioner with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
She is currently completing her Diploma in Mindfulness, which will complement Hypnotherapy sessions through its focus on deep relaxation.
Fiona also works for a leading Learning Disability Charity, and has a Post Graduate Qualification in Supporting People with Complex Behavioural Support Needs with St Andrews University, (2015). She completed her BTec Life Coaching Course with Newcastle College in 2006.
Having experienced the positive impact of Hypnotherapy in her own life, such as managing her fear of lifts, she feels passionate about empowering others to overcome their fears, phobias, stress, anxiety, unwanted behaviours and so much more.
Fiona offers a free initial consultation, enabling you to learn more about hypnotherapy, how it can help and decide whether it’s right for you.
In addition to individual therapy sessions, Fiona will be facilitating Relaxation Classes on alternate Thursday evenings, 6-7pm, from April, drawing on Mindfulness and Hypnotherapy Techniques.
Appointments available Thursday afternoon and evenings.
Janice Miller BSc. (Hons) Herb.Med. PGDipAc MBAcC
Janice Miller was one of the first people to graduate with a degree in Medical Herbalism. At Middlesex University Janice was taught by some of the country’s leading authorities in the subject.
She subsequently completed a four year post graduate degree course in Acupuncture at York and feels both disciplines complement each other extremely effectively.
During Janice’s ten years in practice she has been responsible for writing the BSc course in Herbal Medicine for Lincoln University and was a member of the accreditation board at both Lincoln and Leeds Universities. She was subsequently offered the position of external examiner for the course. More recently Janice has undertaken a three year Master of Medical Qi Gong course.
Appointments available on Tuesdays.
Helen Dixon Pilates Instructor
Helen is a fully qualified Level 3 Pilates Teacher, having trained in London & Edinburgh with the Body Control Pilates Association, a world leading training organisation. She first became interested 15 years ago after receiving a number of Physiotherapy appointments to deal with a bulging disc in her spine. She attended Pilates classes, but always stopped once she felt better. Sooner or later she became sore again would return a few months later. She finally made the link and realised that Pilates was what was making her better, and was fascinated at how the exercises were able to strengthen her body without her breaking a sweat. The controlled coordination and precision of the movements really helped to provide focus for her and over time Helen decided to change careers and become a Pilates teacher, where she could share the knowledge with clients, and help them feel well through movement.
Helen qualified in 2017 and has never looked back. She really enjoys working with clients, and building up their own understanding of their bodies, increasing their confidence and mental wellbeing through movement exercises. The link with the mind and body is particularly interesting, and how positive mental imagery can play a role in the healing process.
Helen continues her training and is a Founding Member of the Body Control Pilates Association. She is also qualified to Level 3 Pre & Post Natal Pilates, Pilates For Golfers, Intermediate mat, Reformer and Reformer For Equestrians. She is also qualified in HIP Pilates (High Intensity Power Pilates) Mat work and Reformer, which is a training method designed to add a cardio element while staying true to the principles of Pilates. In addition to this, Helen recently qualified as Franklin Method Low Back Fascia Trainer and can incorporate this work into sessions as the work ties in well with Pilates.
You can visit Helen's website by following the link here.
1-2-1 Pilates appointments available on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Julian Norton, The Yorkshire Vet
The Reception Team
(From left to right) Elaine, Sandra and Maureen make up our wonderful reception team here at Northallerton Osteopaths.
All members of our reception team receive training so that they are educated on the different disciplines offered within the clinic.
Should you be unsure what would be best for you feel free to ask Elaine, Sandra or Maureen what profession they think would be best suited to the issue which has brought you into the clinic.
If you are still left unsure one of our reception team members can pass a message onto one of our practitioners so they can give you a call back if they are not available in person at that time.
As with all practitioners, information shared is kept strictly confidential with our reception team also.
Mrs L Mapp, Northallerton