“What I love about Osteopathy is that I get to meet a wide variety of people from all walks of life and cultures. I love to help people achieve their goals and to help them improve their health and get back to the things they love doing. Getting to know patients and understand how they live their lives helps me to understand their pain and injuries which in turn allows me to provide the best care possible.”
At the core of Isabel’s practice is the Osteopathic approach that, as a health practitioner, you should not only focus on the site of pain but find and treat the root cause of the issue to truly have long term resolution. She will individualise the treatment to you, to provide either a more gentle and relaxing massage approach, osteopathic manual techniques (such as joint manipulation or ‘clicking’ and articulation to release tightness) or deep tissue massage. She promotes stretching and exercise programmes, which she will carefully tailor to you to be continued in your own time to help improve your symptoms. Alternatively, she may address any muscle imbalances or weaknesses that may be contributing to your symptoms. As an osteopath, Isabel will also provide lifestyle advice specific to a patient’s commitments both in and out of work, these may include meditation or mindfulness which Isabel has a particular interest in prior to starting her journey as an osteopath.
“It’s really key for me as an osteopath to provide a really holistic approach to a patient’s treatment. That’s what I love about osteopathy – it’s really individual and tailored towards every single patient, no patient is the same. One minute I could be treating a rugby player with a shoulder injury, the next minute I could be treating an eldery patient who recently had a fall.”
When she is not at work Isabel loves to keep up with her fitness. In particular, weightlifting and gym based exercise. Isabel also loves attending festivals and exploring the city of London. Additionally, Isabel is studying her grade 7 on piano whilst practicing mindfulness and meditation. She continuously strives for excellence in her work, in order to provide the most effective care for all patients and is continuously looking to expand her knowledge in movement related exercise management, clinical Pilates and medical acupuncture. Additionally, she has completed CPD training and has qualifications in:
- First Aid – London 2017
- ITEC Level 3 Sports Massage – London 2019
- Pregnancy Massage – London June 2021