Carol Palmer BSc(Hons) Ost, MSc Ost, DO, BSc(Hons) Psych., MBPsS, MIBMS
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 a sound grounding, from the fields of pathology and psychology, to any osteopathic dilemma.
I trained at the European School of Osteopathy, which provides a broad-based course covering a wide range of technique such as thrust, soft tissue, cranial, balanced ligamentous tension, muscle energy, fascial and some visceral approaches.
Further study has included an MSc in Osteopathy at the European School of Osteopathy and studies towards part one of a Professional Doctorate in Osteopathy at the British School of Osteopathy. In addition I have worked as a lecturer (Psychology and Clinical Neurology) and as a Clinic Tutor at the European School of Osteopathy.
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 the patient is in pain or feels uncomfortable.
A first appointment includes taking a case history, of the presenting complaint and any 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, but it is perfectly acceptable for a patient to bring shorts or loose fitting jog-pants if this is their preference. 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 initial and follow-up appointments is £50.00.
Park Farm Practice: 01284 829005
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