NATASHA PEACHEY BSc (Hons) Ost LSSM Dip
Registered with the General Osteopathic Council
Natasha has been working since 1994 firstly as a Sports Massage Therapist, after undertaking training at the London School of Sports Massage, and now as an Osteopath after qualifying from the British School of Osteopathy (now known as the University College of Osteopathy) in London. She ran her own successful clinic just out side London, gained experience in other practices and now works in Edinburgh. She uses both Musculoskeletal (general) and Cranial Osteopathy, is trained in the use of Therapeutic Ultrasound and Medical Acupuncture and has acknowledged expertise in treating patients of all ages for a wide scope of general conditions and considers the whole patient, not just the presenting complaint in her treatment. As part of an Osteopath’s registration she continues to undertake various post-graduate courses, including paediatics, to keep her skills up-to-date and even runs many in Scotland as Osteopathic Studies Scotland. She lectures in anatomy at the Edinburgh branch of the Scottish Massage Schools, and as well as being registered with the General Osteopathic Council she is also a member of the Institute of Osteopathy, The Sutherland Society and the Scottish Osteopathic Society.
MAXIME NEILL MOst DRSM
Maxime graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (now known as the University College of Osteopathy) with a Master’s degree in Osteopathy attaining distinction. After qualifying she worked in London before returning to her home town of Edinburgh. Injuring her shoulder whilst part of the National Judo team introduced Maxime to Osteopathy; within a few treatments she found herself back to full health inspiring her to become an Osteopath. She enjoys treating patients of all ages for a range of complaints: sports injuries, pregnancy strains, work and postural issues as well as general musculoskeletal conditions. She aims to focus her treatment to every patient’s precise needs to help them get their bodies back to optimal health. Prior to completing her degree Maxime also gained diplomas in Sports and Remedial as well as Swedish Massage, and she is also qualified in Medical Acupuncture. In addition to her clinical work Maxime oversees the running of and teaches on the Diploma in Advanced Remedial Massage in Edinburgh for the Scottish Massage Schools. She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council, thus ensuring patient safety, practitioner competence and fulfilling statutory requirements.
LOIS MORGAN MOst
Qualifying from Swansea University with distinction in all her final year exams, Lois is a highly qualified human and equine Osteopath and is recognised for her expertise in a wide range of tailored osteopathic treatments. Together with the use of Kinesio-Taping and Medical Acupuncture she enhances your body’s own healing system to get you back to health. Until moving up to Edinburgh she was both a clinical and technique tutor in Osteopathy at Swansea University. She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council, thus ensuring patient safety, practitioner competence and fulfilling statutory requirements.
TRAINING, REGISTRATION AND PATIENT PROTECTION
A Registered Osteopath will have undergone a demanding 4-year training involving in-depth study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, biomechanics and clinical methods, as well as extensive practical skills. Osteopathy is the first complementary healthcare profession to gain full statutory recognition under The Osteopaths Act (1993) which in turn led to the formation of the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and Register of Osteopaths. Only practitioners who have shown they are competent and safe to practice are allowed on the Register and to use the title Osteopath. This affords the general public the same level of protection as when visiting a Doctor or Dentist. In addition to this to fulfill the GOsC’s registration criteria Osteopaths must undertake ongoing postgraduate studies (Continual Professional Development).
JENNIFER MACDONALD BSc (Hons) POD MChS RGN
Registered Podiatrist with the Health Professions Council
Jennifer is a Registered Nurse and has over 15 years working within a wide variety of disciplines. She undertook her honours degree in Podiatry at Queen Margaret University in 2006 is now a Registered Podiatrist with the Health and Care and Professions Council. She is also a member of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. Based in Edinburgh Jennifer brings her wealth of clinical experience to the practice providing comprehensive and effective treatment for all your foot conditions.
TRAINING, REGISTRATION AND PATIENT PROTECTION
The profession of Podiatry is now fully regulated to protect the general public ensuring they are treated by fully qualified practitioners, and the titles ‘Podiatrist’and ‘Chiropodist’ are protected by law. Anyone who uses these titles must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists is the leading body for HCPC Registered Chiropodists and Podiatrists, and it represents about 18,000 practising members. Podiatrists undergo a rigorous 3-4 year undergraduate training, but carrying on learning with compulsory Continual Professional Development throughout their working careers to ensure they are up-to-date with current treatment techniques.