Your principal osteopath is Sue Austin BSc(Hons) Ost, MSc. She trained at the British School of Osteopathy qualifying in 1999 and has practised in Bingley ever since. She will treat you using osteopathic techniques, acupuncture or a combination of the two depending both on your preference and how you respond to treatment. But don’t worry, if you hate needles, acupuncture is not compulsory! Sue also treats adults using cranial osteopathic treatment.
Sue is registered with the GOsC, the BOA (British Osteopathic Association) and has an MSc in Western Medical Acupuncture. She is also registered with most of the main insurance companies, but you must check first before proceeding with treatment.
Jane Oates M(Ost) graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in July 2013 with a Masters degree in Osteopathy. She has completed a Kinesio taping course and also studied some cranial osteopathy to introduce different treatment modalities.
She first became interested in osteopathy after doing a work placement within an osteopathic practice. She was fascinated by the variety of techniques osteopaths used and the positive results they achieve. She specifically enjoys the focus on osteopathic principles and the holistic aspects of treatment. This focus is what she considers to differentiate osteopaths from other manual therapists.
Jane has also trained as a Pilates teacher, and is currently doing one-one sessions.
Jane is registered with the GOsC and the BOA (British Osteopathic Association).
Jane also works in Bailiff Bridge and Halifax.
Website for Bailiff Bridge Practice : http://www.jl-osteopathy.co.uk
To qualify, an osteopath must study for four years for an undergraduate degree. This is similar to a medical degree, with more emphasis on anatomy and musculoskeletal medicine and includes more than 1,000 hours of training in osteopathic techniques. By law, osteopaths must register with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). It is an offence for anyone to call themselves an osteopath if they are not registered. They must also undergo at least 30 hours a year of professional development once qualified. The British Medical Association’s guidance for general practitioners states that doctors can safely refer patients to osteopaths.