Amy Beeton M.Ost., D.O., B.Sc (Psych).
Amy gained her Master of Osteopathy at the European School of Osteopathy in Kent, where she graduated with a first class Honours degree. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, a Diploma in Sports Massage and complements osteopathy with acupuncture. She is qualified to use the western medical approach to acupuncture, known as dry needling.
Amy treats patients, from children to adults, with a wide range of conditions. Common complaints can include general back, neck or shoulder pain, as well as more specific conditions such as sciatica; disc injury; stresses resulting from pregnancy and child birth; and sports – and work – related strains and injuries.
Amy’s approach goes beyond the immediate relief of symptoms: she aims to prevent problems recurring by investigating and treating the root cause of the presenting symptoms. She creates an individual treatment plan for each patient, which takes into account any lifestyle factors that might be exacerbating or maintaining their symptoms. These can be wide-ranging, and include factors such as participation in sports or other leisure activities, posture, repetitive movements at work, and the amount of time spent driving.
Osteopaths treat the body as a whole, rather than only focusing on the problem area. Amy offers a range of treatments tailored to the patient and their complaint. She treats both biomechanically, using direct manipulation of joints and treatment of muscles to help the body move in the way it is designed to, and cranially, using gentle techniques to bring about subtle changes to joints and soft tissues. Osteopathy works with the body’s own natural healing processes to return the musculo-skeletal frame to a healthy function. Amy believes that rehabilitation is an integral part of treatment, and, where appropriate, she will prescribe stretches and exercises to support patients in helping their own recovery and to prevent their symptoms from recurring.
Amy has always believed in the importance of health, fitness and all-round wellbeing. She worked for many years in the corporate world in London, which she juggled with a passion for mountaineering. Amy has climbed all over the world, from the Himalayas to the Andes, and reached the summit of Mount Everest in 2007. She loves the outdoors, and has a particular affection for the Lake District. In her spare time she enjoys fell walking, running, ice climbing, cycling, swimming – and playing her cello.