Karen has been in private practice since graduating in 1997 from the European School of Osteopathy. She established Shefford Osteopathic Clinic in 2000.
She has been a clinic tutor at the British School of Osteopathy and is on the international teaching faculty at the European School of Osteopathy.
Karen was President and Chairman of the British Osteopathic Association from 2006-2008 and remains a member. She is also registered with the General Osteopathic Council.
Karen continues to update her skills and knowledge. In the past she has completed paediatric and cranial osteopathic courses. In 2006 she completed the foundation course in Medical Acupuncture adding onto skills already gained in 2000. She is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society and is working towards her next qualification, which she hopes to complete this year.
In 2007 she started studying Shiatsu and has achieved “a level of excellence in the practice of advanced Shiatsu techniques”. Karen now incorporates many aspects of this into her treatments today.
Over the past few years Karen has become increasingly interested in ergonomics and how we use our bodies. She has attended courses, done research and now offers a range of ergonomic assessments and posture solutions for individuals, businesses and organisations – for more information on how Karen can help please click here.
“I have been practising now for over 15 years and still thoroughly enjoy what I do. Over the years my techniques have become more refined and my understanding of the human being from a spiritual, mental and physical aspect has widened as a result of personal experience and courses/books. This allows my treatments to encompass more than just assessing the area of pain. As a result some of the most rewarding treatments have been for those who have suffered pain for many years as a result of previous trauma, accidents, traumatic birth for mother or baby, and highly stressful jobs”