YOUR PRACTITIONERS

YOUR PRACTITIONERS

NATASHA PEACHEY   BSc (Hons) Ost   LSSM Dip

Registered with the General Osteopathic Council

 

Natasha

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 outside 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. 

LISA PACINI B Ost Med

Registered with the General Osteopathic Council

Lisa Pacini

In 2004 Lisa graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM), London. She then returned to do a specialist year which included spinal pathology, paediatrics, nutrition and cranial osteopathy.  She worked for 3 years in Cambridgeshire and then returned to her native Scotland.  Since graduating she has gained experience treating a wide range of complaints from babies through to the elderly.  She has enhanced her skills by completing post graduate courses in paediatric cranial osteopathy and BMAS dry needling (a form of acupuncture), and continues to undertake annual CPD courses.  Her treatment plans are tailored to the patient’s individual needs and techniques such as musculoskeletal, visceral and cranial osteopathy and dry needling are used to provide comprehensive care. Although she treats a wide range of ailments Lisa also specializes in treating TMJ (jaw) issues.   

Please note that Maxime Neill is on maternity leave as of April 2021.
 
 

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. This affords the general public the same level of protection as when visiting a GP or Dentist. In addition to this to fulfill the GOsC’s registration criteria Osteopaths must undertake ongoing postgraduate studies (Continual Professional Development).

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JENNIFER MACDONALD   BSc (Hons) POD  MChS  RGN

Registered Podiatrist with the Health Professions Council

Registered Nurse

JENNIFER MACDONALD

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

HCPC Registered

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.