Sarah Raynsford – Osteopath
I graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in London in 2008 having completed a 4-year full-time degree programme to gain my Bachelor of Osteopathy. I am fully insured and registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC registration number 6782).
My interest in healthcare has been lifelong and I also hold a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. I pursued a career change from laboratory scientist to hands-on healthcare professional after receiving osteopathic treatment on my return from backpacking around the globe, several years ago.
Osteopathy is a hands-on complementary therapy for all ages, from newborns to nonagenarians. As Osteopaths we treat the person, not just the problem, by assessing each patient as an individual, we work with you to help your body find health and restore form and function.
I worked in several specialized community clinics whilst training including ones for the elderly, expectant mothers and patients with HIV. Since graduating I have worked in clinics in Surrey and Middlesex treating a variety of patients with a range of problems – it is this diversity that osteopathy offers that really appeals to me.
Osteopathy may help patients with a variety of conditions including:
- Back pain
- Neck pain and associated headaches
- Knee and shoulder pain
- Muscle spasms
- Arthritic pain
- Sports injuries
Cranial osteopathy is a very gentle and subtle form of osteopathic treatment that patients often find can help with a number of conditions. I have carried out postgraduate training in this field, although it is most commonly associated with the treatment of babies and children (often for issues relating to digestion, feeding or sleeping) it can be beneficial to all age groups.