For me, osteopathy is all about helping you achieve your goals. Whether that goal is to breastfeed exclusively, for your baby to be more settled or for those bottle feeds not to take an age, I aim to find the true reason for the problems and help solve them.
I am a Paediatric Osteopath with a specialisation in the areas of infant feeding. I graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (now UCO) in 2009 and undertook a two-year postgraduate diploma to qualify as a Paediatric Osteopath. Extensive study over the years in Cranial Osteopathy, Biodynamics and Reflex Integration has led me to help many families achieve their goals.
My passion for working with mums and babies has been around for many years. I've co-authored two books on weaning babies onto solids, practising volunteering in the community and at hospitals as an NCT Breastfeeding Peer Supporter. I have also undertaken the tongue-tie division training and studied lactation anatomy and physiology to form the first 'Infant Feeding and Osteopathy' course. This course was launched in 2019 to help educate osteopaths about working with families experiencing breast and bottle feeding challenges.
I established Apple Tree Osteopaths in 2009 as a specialist Paediatric & Women's health practice supporting mums and babies. In 2012 I began observing Luci in her clinic, and we soon realised we were each 'the missing link' for many of the issues mums and babies were facing. We began working together, helping countless families achieve their goals.
Over the years, we have shared our approach at infant feeding symposiums, lectures at postgraduate courses and health visitor training courses. Forming Feeding Content ensures that the knowledge and experience we have gained working together over the years isn't exclusively for those who live nearby. It means every family can benefit from our unique approach to helping to solve infant feeding problems.