Katie

KATIE BENCH

I’m Katie, the founder of the Monkton Farleigh Osteopathic Practice, which  I set up in 2005 after moving to the Bath region. I started my osteopathic career in Bristol, where I worked in a large established clinic. At this time I also established my own practice working within a GP’s surgery which provided a steady stream of patients through recommendations from the residing Doctors. I have now been practising for over thirteen years.

I qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1999 , gaining the prize for Integrated Osteopathic Practice. To read more about accreditation as an Osteopath, please click here.  My previous background as a P.E. teacher and keen sports person has given me a good insight into sports injuries and rehabilitation.

My Practice, in the beautiful village of Monkton Farleigh, is set in the grounds of my house and allows me to maximise my time and commitment to my work when I am not playing mum to my three lovely young children!

I have a real caring attitude to getting my patients physically better and mentally feeling stronger and happier. A good understanding of the problem and exercises where appropriate enables my patient’s to have a sense of control over their injury.

My experience allows me to help a wide range of patients from new born babies to elderly patients. Patients seek treatment from me for a wide variety of conditions. These include back and neck pain, repetitive strain injuries, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and sports injuries. Patients also visit me regarding postural changes in pregnancy and with their unsettled babies and children. Some patients simply want to support their general well being. For more details of the main conditions I treat click here.

I treat both structurally (with soft tissue massage, articulation and manipulation) and cranially. I also have a qualification in Medical Acupuncture, which I at times combine with my Osteopathy to help release stubborn musculature and tendinopathies, such as tennis elbow. I am a firm believer in treating the person, not just the condition, as everyone brings different physical, mental and social issues to the treatment room and therefore should be treated as an individual. To find out more about Osteopathy in general, please click here.

Katie

LUCY JONES

We have had the good fortune to have Lucy Jones join us at the Monkton Farleigh Osteopathic Practice. Lucy qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 2012. She has gained valuable experience over the last three years in London developing her structural approach to Osteopathy. Of note is Lucy’s expertise in interpretation of MRI scans, spinal diagnosis and advice on course of action to be taken – whether it be Osteopathic or medical intervention. She developed this knowledge at The Spine Clinic in Harley Street, where she is still practising today.

Lucy’s passion for Osteopathy comes from her own experiences with sporting injuries, having competed with her running to national level. Her past degree in sport and exercise science has helped develop her management of sports injuries and rehabilitation. Lucy particularly specialises in dance related injuries and has worked with several London theatre  groups including contracts at Saddlers Wells and the Queen Elizabeth theatre.

Lucy is also qualified to perform Medical Acupuncture, which is a very effective way of releasing muscle tension.

MARIANNE CARPENTER

We are pleased to welcome Marianne Carpenter to The Monkton Farleigh Osteopathic Practice, who will be replacing Lucy Jones whilst she is on maternity leave. We wish Lucy all the very best with the birth of her first child – so exciting!

Marianne graduated from The European School of Osteopathy in 2015 with a first class Masters in Osteopathy. She was awarded the Year prize for the top graduate from the ESO and the 2015 Rising Star Award from the Institute of Osteopathy. She has since gained a wide range experience in several Osteopathic practices and also enjoys lecturing Anatomy at Swansea Medical School.

Marianne has a particular interest in the Osteopathic treatment of Migraines and Headaches and is currently carrying out some related research. She also enjoys treating non Musculoskeletal conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. We welcome her expertise in these all too common conditions and are looking forward to her delivering some lectures on these topics – all are welcome to attend.

Marianne uses a wide range of treatment techniques, including Structural, Cranial and Visceral Osteopathy as well as Medical Acupuncture. This allows her to treat all ages from babies to the elderly and provides flexibility when tackling stubborn conditions.

Outside work Marianne has grown up with a love for horse riding and has competed to national level in dressage, modern pentathlon and tetrathlon. She is currently training with Bath Amphibians triathlon club. Marianne therefore understands all about injury, prevention and the need for rehabilitation!

 

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