My journey to being an osteopath has been an interesting one. Being a curious child I was always interested in science and nature, which led me on to a Biotechnology degree at the University of Abertay, Dundee. After two years of postgraduate laboratory work I realised I needed a more human centred career, and took a break to travel to Australia.
I then met my future husband who convinced me to come and live in London with him when we returned. The time was right to take a new direction, and I trained as a massage therapist and set up my own business Urban Remedies, where I provided an onsite massage service for businesses, and a holistic treatment service in a London Hotel. Then along came my 2 children and I was lucky enough to be a stay-at-home mum during their younger years.
When my youngest was ready for nursery, I had a chance to rethink my future. I loved massage and the hands-on approach, but it did not satisfy my scientific curiosity. After being treated by an osteopath for some postnatal aches and pains, and seeing the remarkable effect it had on my husband with his bad back, it seemed the obvious, perfect career path for me. I did a Masters degree at the British School of Osteopathy in London.
I am excited about relocating my family back home to Scotland, and establishing myself as a friendly; effective; and caring osteopath in the local community.