I always wanted to be a medical professional, as, growing up in Africa you see a lot of people suffering on a daily basis. I have been fascinated by anatomy and the skeletal system from a young age, as my Grandmother suffered from severe scoliosis caused by an accident in her youth. Watching the progression of her condition I was always convinced that there was a better way to manage her pain rather than painkillers. She underwent a course of treatment with pretty amazing results, leaving me in awe of what Osteopaths could do. After doing some work experience in a doctors surgery and hospital, I decided I wanted to be an Osteopath at the age of 17 as I knew then that manual therapy was where my passion lay and was the way I could make the best impact on people’s lives and reduce their pain.
After graduating with a Master of Osteopathy from Oxford Brookes University in 2015, I decided to move to Scotland and I love it here. I’ve worked in clinics in Edinburgh and Oxford, and have treated a wide variety of patients with various complaints. I have an adaptable holistic patient-centred approach to treatment in order to aid each patient’s self-healing process and use techniques from different branches within Osteopathy. I also have experience of neuro-muscular and motor rehabilitation with the use of cognitive-behavioural methods, and exercise plan, predominantly for the rehabilitation of sports injuries.
In 2017 I had a baby boy which has ignited my passion for pre and postnatal care, as well as paediatric Osteopathy. I love what I do as an Osteopath and find little more rewarding than one of my patients leaving feeling amazing, therefore I work hard to ensure every patient gets the best treatment I can give. I am also a qualified baby massage teacher and medical acupuncturist, the latter of which I use as a complimentary treatment in my osteopathy practice – with great results.
I enjoy exploring the Scottish scenery with my son and little Labradoodle and take solace in the fact that the poor weather makes for the most beautiful landscapes, I also quite enjoy the unpredictability of having all four seasons in a day.