Originally from Normandy in the north of France, Audrey completed a post-graduate course in osteopathy in 2019 at the University College of Osteopathy (former British School of Osteopathy). Before that, she studied physiotherapy at ASSAS school of Paris, graduating in 2010.
Since she arrived in England in 2016, Audrey has worked as a physiotherapist in a practice in Walthamstow. While last year she enrolled in a new part-time role as an osteopath in the city of London.
In France, she gained experience working as a physiotherapist at the Memorial Hospital (Saint-Lô), spending more than two years rotating in several units (orthopaedics, neurology, intensive care, paediatrics, cardiology…) before working during three years in a private practice where she gained experience in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
With her wide knowledge, Audrey enjoys working with individuals of all ages and all sporting backgrounds placing a large emphasis on education, with an aim to empower individuals by providing them with the skills they require to take ownership over their own health. She enjoys caring for patients from diagnosis through to full recovery, by using a wide range of techniques, such as manual osteopathic techniques, education and advice, taping, cupping or dry needling, as well as individualised exercise prescription.
Audrey has a strong passion for handball, which she has practiced for 15 years. She developed a wide knowledge in sport injuries working pitch-side with her previous teams. She enjoys cycling, running and practice yoga in her spare time.
Audrey is a registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), a registered Physiotherapist with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), as well as a member of the Institute of Osteopathy (iO) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapist (CSP).
We asked Audrey:
What do you love about your job?
Helping patients achieve their goals and guiding them throughout their journey to recovery. Empowering them by giving them knowledge and witness how it creates a positive change on their health.
What is your best piece of lifestyle advice?
“There’s no time like the present.” I think it’s important for your well-being to be mindful of what’s happening inside and outside of yourselves, moment by moment. Reconnect with your body and the sensations you experience. Be aware of the surrounding world and don’t get entangled in negative thoughts. It’ll help you enjoy the world around and see things more positively!
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.
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.