Carol Palmer

Carol Palmer

BSc (Hons) Ost, MSc Ost, DO, BSc (Hons) Psych., MBPsS, MIBMS

Osteopathy Carol Palmer mug2

Osteopathy is a manual therapy which is based on the reciprocity of structure and function; the aim being to work on the structure to improve function. It has a wide variety of musculoskeletal applications, but can also be helpful in a range of systemic complaints where structure impedes optimal function.

For example work on the rib cage and diaphragm can help with breathing difficulties such as asthma.

Experience and Qualifications

I have worked as an osteopath since January 2006, having previously worked in the fields of education and biomedical science, both as a teacher of children with learning difficulties and in routine hospital laboratories, where I worked in the fields of haematology, blood banking, biochemistry and histopathology. This gives me the advantage of being able to bring, to any osteopathic dilemma, a sound grounding both in the fields of pathology and psychology.

I was awarded an MSc in Osteopathy by the European School of Osteopathy and am currently studying towards a Professional Doctorate in Osteopathy at the British School of Osteopathy. I am presently a Clinic Tutor at the European School of Osteopathy and lecture in Clinical Neurology and Pain, for their international department, both in Moscow and St Petersburg.

Your patient experience

The comfort of the patient is always of paramount consideration. The treatment approach is agreed in collaboration with the patient. Nothing is done without the patient’s consent and can be changed at any time during the treatment if anything feels uncomfortable.

A first appointment includes taking a case history, both of the presenting complaint and medical history, so that it can be established that the patient is safe to treat. This is followed by examination, testing as appropriate, a discussion of findings and treatment. Patients are often asked to undress to underwear. It is also perfectly acceptable to bring shorts or loose fitting jog-pants to put on, and a blanket is always provided to ensure patient modesty.

Initial appointments are for 1 hour.

Follow-up appointments are usually for 45 minutes, but an hour is always allocated, should extra time be needed.

The cost of both your initial appointment and the follow-up appointments is £50.00.

Telephone:  07881 580815    or    email: palmer.carol@btopenworld.com