Hi, I'm Steph the Osteopath!
I graduated in 2011 with a Masters degree from the European School of Osteopathy, and have worked in full time private practice ever since. I subsequently completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Animal Osteopathy, and hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education.
I absolutely love my job and am kept very busy treating patients of all ages, both humans and animals with a wide variety of complaints. Having set up and run two very successful practices in Cambridgeshire, I am delighted to have returned to my native home in Hythe, Kent and offer the same outstanding service. I treat tiny babies up to international competition horses, and everyone in between!
Prior to Osteopathy I worked in the equine industry initially training as a riding instructor with the British Horse Society and then working with competition horses in different disciplines, including for an Olympic Dressage rider. Seeing the benefits that the horses and riders gained from regular treatments led me to train as an Osteopath. I have lectured Animal Osteopathy up to MSc level since 2014 and have close links with past students based all over the world.
My mantra is to provide effective treatment and honest advice. I love to be in a job where I can really make a positive difference to people's lives by making them move and feel better.
Outside of Osteopathy, I can be found gardening, hiking, horse riding and planning travels and adventures. I have also been in a number of theatre productions, which has been great fun!
Qualifications & Professional Associations
- Masters Degree (Human) from the world-renowned European School of Osteopathy (2011)
- Post-Graduate Certificate from the Osteopathic Centre for Animals (2012)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE)
- Fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), the Association of Animal Osteopaths and the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP).
- Lecturer of both MSc Equine and Canine Osteopathy at the European School of Osteopathy and Animal Osteopathy International.
I strive for excellence in my practice, and complete over 40 hours of continuing professional development training each year in a variety of subjects.