Ann-Christin graduated from The London School of Osteopathy in 2015 with a Masters degree and received the Rising Star of Osteopathy Award from the Institute of Osteopathy in the same year. She has completed two years of postgraduate study in classical osteopathy. This equips her with thorough knowledge and deep understanding of osteopathic principles and treatment approaches as practiced by the founding fathers of osteopathy nearly 150 years ago; enabling her to diagnose and treat in an efficient and holistic way.
She says: “Having developed a special interest in cranial osteopathy as an undergraduate student, after graduating I went on to train with the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy and the Upledger Institute.
“I am confident with both structural and cranial techniques and tailor each treatment to the individual needs of my patients.
“I have worked in a wide variety of clinical settings with people of all backgrounds and ages, including The LSO Evening Clinic (Bethnal Green) and The College Practice (Kentish Town).
“I currently practice at The Bridge Renewal Trust (Harringay), the Highgate Consulting Rooms and The London School of Osteopathy as a clinic tutor.”
We asked Ann-Christin:
What do you love about your job?
I love helping people with their physical complaints by finding out how their mental well-being is reflected in their body. I find it fascinating to see how mind and body are connected and there is nothing more rewarding to me than witnessing body and mind self-mend through treatment.
What is your best piece of lifestyle advice?
Make sure you take time to get 8 hours sleep every night. It’s vital for your physical and mental well-being. During the day, try and find moments of stillness to ground and centre yourself.
Our other therapists
Karen is Clinical Director of Shefford Osteopathic Clinic, which she established in 2000. Karen has been in private practice since graduating in 1997 from the European School of Osteopathy. She supports our practitioners and makes sure that the clinic continues to offer the high quality of care that it has become known for over the past 20 years.
Dan graduated in 2005 after completing a 4 year full time course. His degree had a heavy leaning towards a more traditional, classical style of osteopathy, which is now only taught at a post graduate level. Combining classical osteopathy with the more modern-day science based approach, allows Dan to deliver a more rounded and complete form of treatment.
Laura graduated in 2009 after completing a 3 year undergraduate degree. Since then Laura has gained valuable experience working in the NHS, private practice and pitch side settings treating a variety of muscular conditions. In 2013 she completed her Sports Therapy Masters, allowing her to include further techniques such as mobilisations of the limbs and spine to complement her existing skills.
Freya graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (now UCO) in 2016. She mostly works structurally and has a particular interest in working with patients with osteoarthritis. Patient education is really important to Freya, in the treatment room and online. She is particularly enthusiastic about making the current osteopathic research accessible to all.
Joanne, or Jo as she prefers to be called, joins the SOC team after completing her post-graduate studies in osteopathy in 2019 at the world-renown British School of Osteopathy, known now as the University College of Osteopathy.