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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.

Appointments available Tuesdays, Thursdays & alternate Saturday mornings.

Jo also works at our sister clinic 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 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.

Ross also works at a clinic in York.

Appointments available Monday mornings, Tuesdays, Wednesdays mornings and Fridays.

“I cannot recommend Ross and the team enough. I have been seeing Ross for treatment since Spring 2019 for a significant back injury and sciatica and I would never think about going anywhere else. His friendly and enthusiastic approach helps me to feel relaxed and confident in his care. The advice Ross has provided has been of paramount importance to me and my recovery”
Miss N Burgham, Darlington

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Marcus Watson BOst

Marcus qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 2005 and has since completed a post graduate course in the field of Cranial Osteopathy.

Having 20 years experience in Agriculture, Army, Sport and outdoor pursuits Marcus has gained a wide understanding of the stresses and strains experienced by the body's musculoskeletal system.

As and when the body fails to cope with everyday stresses the dysfunction presents as tension/pain which is what the osteopath aims to resolve.

Marcus also works clinics in Malton, Thirsk and Stearsby.

Appointments available Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

"The treatment I received from Marcus Watson was excellent. He explained everything he was going to do and made sure I was happy with it, treated me professionally, gently and with great respect"

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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.

"Diana Pitt is a highly experienced and super qualified Osteopath who is warm, friendly and who really listens and engages and communicates extremely well in a personable and friendly manner"
Carolyn McGregor

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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 has also worked for Herriott Hospice Homecare providing palliative acupuncture treatments in the home for patients suffering from cancer.

She has also attended post-graduate training courses in facial rejeuvenation

She joined Northallerton Osteopaths in 2017

For more information on Acupuncture with Stacey visit her website here.

Appointments available Wednesdays & Saturday mornings from 9-1.

"Really highly recommend Stacey for acupuncture, she did wonders on my Achilles heel, I worked very long shifts and was in a lot of pain, after a few sessions I no longer have any pain, I also received treatment while pregnant for various ailments and always delighted with the outcome. Will be going back for future appointments"
Kelly Quinn

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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

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Suzanne Dolby

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 Fridays

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Jill Davenport BSc (hons) Phsyiotherapist HCPC MCSP

Jill qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2002. Since then, she has worked in Amateur and Professional Sport alongside working in the Public and Private sector.

Jill specialises in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal problems and sports injuries. These can range from a sprained ankle and neck pain to more complex biomechanical overuse injuries. She has extensive experience of treating Orthopaedic patients, including post knee and hip replacements, ACL repair and post shoulder surgery.

Jill spent eight years as Lead Physiotherapist for a Hand Unit Service where she provided rehabilitation for clients who had hand injuries and those after hand surgery. She obtained her British Association of Hand Therapists Accreditation from the world renowned Pulvertaft Hand Centre in Derby.

She spent six years working in Occupational Health at one of the world’s largest manufacturers of convenience food, working alongside the HR and Occupational Health Medical Team. She advised staff on ergonomics, improving working environments, stress management, return to work programmes and provided health promotion and advice.

Additionally, she has experience of working in fracture clinics providing immediate physiotherapy management and advice following a fracture or injury, ante and post natal management of conditions such as symphysis pubis dysfunction and with clients experiencing chronic pain. She can help with osteoarthritis management.

Jill has a specialist interest in physiotherapy for oncology patients post treatment, especially clients with reduced shoulder movement after a mastectomy and returning to activity after treatment.

Jill was the Consultant Physiotherapist for the Guernsey Sports Commission’s High Performance Athletes, and supported athletes who attended the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, 2017 Commonwealth Youth games and biannual Island games. She worked closely with track, endurance, ultramarathon athletes and triathletes. Jill also worked with the Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Team supporting their High Performance Athletes during their 2012 Paralympic campaign and with British Gymnastics at International competitions.

She has provided Physiotherapy services for local and County Rugby teams, England Rugby under 18 and England Women’s Rugby trials, Leicester Tigers Elite Player Development Squad, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire senior and age group rugby squads. One of her highlights was being part of a successful county team who won at Twickenham.

Jill has had extensive mentoring by internationally recognised Physiotherapists as well as working closely with English Institute of Sport Physiotherapists and UK and Channel Islands Strength and Conditioning Coaches. Jill continues to develop her own knowledge through attending courses.

Jill is a manual physiotherapist which means she has completed training in Orthopaedic medicine, Maitland therapy, Mulligan and various other soft tissue release and massage techniques. She is able to use these techniques to help you recover and return to your activities. She uses Kinesio taping and fixed taping techniques where appropriate and she can provide you with bespoke rehabilitation plans which will support your recovery.

Jill prides herself in delivering friendly, professional and confidential care to help you back on the road to recovery.

Appointments available on Thursdays.

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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 alternate Thursday afternoons and alternate Saturday mornings.

"I have had hypnotherapy with the lovely Fiona to help me with depression and lack of self confidence. I never thought I'd be able to be hypnotised, but with Fiona being so understanding, I was soon very relaxed and responsive. I have done really well and would highly recommend a course of hypnotherapy. At 75 years young and with a lifetime of different treatments, I am now a new woman looking forward to the future and flying for the first time!! Thank you so much Fiona, you have made my life worth living''

Practitioners. Annie Hickox

Dr Annie Hickox M.A, M.Phil., (C. Psychol.) AFBPsS

Dr Annie Hickox has worked as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist for over 35 years, in the NHS and private practice.

Dr Hickox provides comprehensive psychological assessment and therapy for a wide range of problems arising from cognitive, emotional and/or physical health issues. These difficulties may arise from background trauma, family issues, or a combination of current stresses, which may influence the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves, and can become obstacles to getting on with day to day life. She offers a flexible and individually tailored approach to each person’s problems and the context in which these arise. The therapeutic approach depends on the individual’s specific needs and goals, and is based on evidence-based therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.

In addition to psychological therapies, Dr Hickox offers detailed Neuropsychological assessment and cognitive remediation for memory and attention problems arising from brain injury and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

For more information, a link to Dr Annie Hickox's website can be found here.

Appointments available on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays.

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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.

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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.

"I would highly recommend this practice, which is easy to locate, clean and modern. My osteopath here really makes you feel at ease during treatment, he is very professional and sympathetic and quickly restored movement to my locked and spasming back. He has gone out of his way to squeeze me in for an emergency appointment when I’ve been in agony with my back. The receptionists are really lovely and it’s pretty easy to get an appointment. Worth every single penny"
Mrs L Mapp, Northallerton

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