"The body is a unit" - A.T. Still, founder of modern osteopathy
360 joints + 600 muscles + 95 billion neurons + 900 ligaments + 79 organs = An ecosystem that walks, talks, laughs and loves.
In the body, as in nature- Nothing exists in isolation; nothing fails in isolation.
Successful treatment is based upon addressing the body as a whole, using a combination of manual techniques, education and corrective exercises to tackle the root causes of complaint, not just the symptoms.
Jackie has a Masters in Osteopathy from the University College of Osteopathy, and has been a manual therapist and bodyworker since 2007. She treats the body as whole, using a combination of manual therapy techniques, postural education and corrective rehabilitation exercises. She is interested in addressing the root causes of any musculoskeletal complaint, not just the symptoms.
Jackie is on a life-long quest to understand the human organism, from the micro to the macro-level. Her various academic qualifications include a BSc in Biomedical Science, an MSc in Molecular Biology, and an M.Ost in Osteopathy. She believes that good health is for everybody, at every stage of life.
Jackie has been extremely interested in movement from a young age. She has a background in dance, gymnastics and fitness which provides great insight in treating both professional and amateur athletes. She is currently an avid Crossfitter, Olympic weightlifter, and has keenly practiced yoga for more than a decade.
Jackie specialises in identifying and addressing poor movement patterns due to imbalances in neuromuscular activation and recruitment, which often manifest as pain and compromised performance. She utilises Neurokinetic Therapy and dry-needling/medical acupuncture alongside the array of structural, visceral and cranial manual therapy techniques available to osteopaths which serve to help alleviate discomfort, enable self-empowerment and educate patients along their journey to recovery.
Jackie is currently enrolled in a two year course on Women’s Health, curated by the esteemed Molinari Health Institute, as she believes that the health of humanity is dependent upon the wellbeing of women. She is committed to working with marginalised groups in her private practice.
Jackie’s expert osteopathic treatments have helped to reduce the pain significantly. She has been the only person to ask the right questions regarding my period and gut health and through her expert guidance has helped me change my diet adding additional supplements to support my system in order to get me back on track with my period health. I am so grateful to her. No one in traditional medicine has been able to support me to the extent that Jackie has. I had been feeling quite desperate about it all, knowing that the only cures are a hysterectomy or menopause.
Jackie, however, has worked hard to get to the root cause of my problems and I could not have done it without her. My last cycle was by far the best I’ve had in months and I am so grateful to her. Her knowledge, guidance and support; her gentle but precise treatments and her overall care has been exemplary. I could not recommend Jackie enough and I really don’t know what I would have done if Jackie hadn’t come into my life. THANK YOU SO MUCH Jackie.
Despite being on HRT for one year and trying different types, I was experiencing debilitating side effects - persistent brain fog and emotional/mental health issues related to perimenopause, yet my GP surgery have not been helpful at all so I was at my wits end since the menopause transition may still be 3 or 4 years from now.
As I live on the south coast, I had a telephone appointment with Jackie. Firstly, I praise her caring approach. She asked a lot of questions and I felt so at ease. I am blown away by her knowledge! She has pieced together my medical history from childhood with the SAD, gut issues and the symptoms I am experiencing now. Jackie was able to paint the picture of what is going on in my body by explaining that my history of chronic antibiotic and contraceptive pill use along with poor gut health and so much more, has rendered by body unable to heal itself.
I am 100% confident that the recommended dietary/lifestyle changes alongside a step by step supplementation program - which she will carefully monitor whilst I am under her care - will allow my body and mind to heal. I understand from Jackie that there is a reason I began experiencing SAD 14 years ago and, as she has identified the cause, I am beyond thrilled to believe that I may not have to endure this for the rest of my life time. This is the greatest gift imaginable!
I feel so much optimism and immense gratitude to Jackie. I'm already feeling a lot better since following her suggestion of tweaking one aspect of my HRT. I am thrilled beyond words as I feel as though I've been given a second chance at life. Thank you Jackie, you are a rare find and have been the only practitioner who has joined all the dots together.
Her approach is holistic. Jackie went far and beyond to help the confused state of things. I am extremely grateful for Jackie. For her outmost genuine dedication to be there for me, and for her amazing healing practice that truly helped me in every way and ways I couldn't imagine.