Rubina graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008. She is fully registered and recognised by the GOsC.
She currently teaches osteopathic technique at the University College of Osteopathy (former BSO) in London. She also lectures Biomedicine at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London and Manchester.
Her patient approach involves a combination of structural, classical and cranial osteopathy. Rubina also uses dry needling to complement her hands on treatment where fit. Last year she completed a PGCert in Clinical and Academic Education at the UCO.
Rubina says: “Having previously run a family practice for several years in north London. I enjoy the philosophy of treatment for all and empowering her patients.
“In the last few years, I have enjoyed working closely within the film industry having a base at Pinewood studios. I was the onset osteopath to the cast and crew of Guy Ritchie’s ‘King Arthur’ and Joe Wright’s ‘Pan’.”
We asked Rubina:
What do you love about your job?
Whilst I set out to facilitate a patient’s process of healing. Everyone we meet we can learn from. What a privilege it is to meet so many new and varied people daily. I also believe in self empowerment and education. If I can bring awareness to a patient about their health which they embody and going forward can go on to be an example for others, then my job is done.
What is your best piece of lifestyle advice?
Breathe. Go with the flow. Life has its ups and downs, so must we. If an injury has paused things, then slow down and take time to heal. Eat well, rest well. Before you know it, it’ll be go, go, go again. If you like pace, then try to take time to stop. Recharging means that you’ll have the energy to go full pelt again – as you like.