About the Buxton Osteopathy Clinic Providing the people of Buxton, throughout the Peak District and Derbyshire with the best possible osteopathic care. Homepage > About the Buxton Osteopathy Clinic Meet the team Skilled specialists in osteopathy RECEPTION Siobhan Allcock Siobhan has worked at the Buxton Osteopathy Clinic for several years and she often your first point of contact when you either make an enquiry or want to book an appointment. Siobhan has worked in the service industry sector for many years and is always enthusiastic and willing to help you. She lives locally with her family (and dog!). She loves the outdoors, zumba, sitting down with a good book, travelling and spending time with her family and friends. She counts completing the London Marathon as one of her greatest achievements. OSTEOPATHY Phil Heler Phil originally studied Human Nutrition and Food Science, gaining a First Class Honours degree before becoming qualified as an osteopath in 2005. He is registered as an osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and has practised in Sheffield for several years at one of the region's biggest and oldest osteopathic practices. Having also practised in Buxton since 2006, and after moving to a Peak District village, he established the Buxton Osteopathy Clinic in December 2008 and the Bakewell Osteopathy Clinic in November 2013. Phil's experience and reputation have been instrumental in the success of the Buxton Osteopathy Clinic. Since 2008, the clinic has quickly established itself as a popular choice for local people in the surrounding area. This success has also been largely achieved with the capable help of Chris Hanson, Rebecca Burtt (registered osteopath) and our professional and dedicated team of practitioners specialising in other therapies. Zain Jawaid Zain’s passion has always been within healthcare. Formerly, he has volunteered within the NHS in various non-osteopathic roles, but his heart settled with choosing Osteopathy as a profession. He gained his Masters in Osteopathy from Leeds Beckett University and has since practiced in clinics in Accrington, Harrogate and Leeds before joining us at Buxton Osteopathy. Zain incorporates a wide array of techniques within his treatments to best fulfil patient needs and encourage their swift recovery. As well as offering traditional hands on treatment, Zain can also apply kinesiology tape or create rehabilitation exercise and condition programs for patients in order to regain their health. Zain is a sports enthusiast. Rather than spectating, he prefers to partake in an additional sport at any given opportunity. His current interests are sprinting, football and table tennis. Although Zain is passionate about sport, his structural and holistic approach caters for any type of musculoskeletal dysfunction, be it related to work, ageing or pregnancy. Rebecca Burtt Rebecca qualified from The British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995. She has since worked in clinics in New Zealand, Yorkshire and Cambridgeshire before settling in the Peak District in 2006. Rebecca enjoys meeting patients of all ages and lifestyles, using her experience to diagnose and treat strains and injuries of all kinds, whether they are sport, work or home related. She is skilled at treating not only acute problems, but also the maintenance and prevention of ongoing long-term conditions. Rebecca can apply a wide range of treatments that are tailored to the individual. Techniques include massage and deep soft tissue work, joint mobilisation, ultrasound and osteopathic manipulation. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities including hill walking, mountain biking and gardening, while also volunteering for her local primary school and Beavers group. PODIATRY Jo Lambourne (Podiatrist) Care For Feet was founded by Jo, who graduated from Salford University with a First Class Honours degree in Podiatry. Jo decided to become a private practitioner to provide a relaxed footcare experience with a patient-focused approach to foot and lower limb health. Jo previously worked as a beauty therapist and retail consultant onboard cruise liners in the Caribbean. Jo, originally from Buxton, now lives with her husband and their three children in Chapel-en-le-Frith. Their youngest child was born with a foot condition known as Congenital Talipes Equinovarus (CTEV) commonly known as Clubfoot. Jo feels passionate about the plight of children born with CTEV, and one of her aims is to help provide support for other parents who find themselves in the same position and need more information. In Jo’s spare time, she enjoys chasing her Beagle around the Derbyshire countryside! (Anyone who owns a Beagle will understand). She also enjoys camping in Cornwall, and winter breaks in the remote Highlands of Scotland. Madeleine Barlow (Assistant Podiatrist) Madeleine lives in New Mills, Derbyshire, with her three daughters. After 15 years working in the retail sector, she decided that it was time for a career change and attended a Health Care Professions open day at the local Adult Education Centre, where she stumbled upon Podiatry. She says “After carrying out further research, I discovered how worthwhile and rewarding a career in Podiatry could be, from conducting the most basic treatments such as paring down a patient’s corn to potentially saving a diabetic patient's limb”. Madeleine graduated from the University of Salford with an Honours degree in Podiatry. She has a keen interest in sports injuries and nail surgery. In her spare time Madeleine enjoys going to music concerts and eating out with her daughters and friends. She also loves reading, watching psychological thriller films, working out and leisurely walks in the countryside. SPORTS MASSAGE Jerry Shevills Jerry Shevills has been practising massage for over 15 years. He is a member of both the Sports Massage Association (at level 4, the highest level) and the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage. He has worked for several years at Sheffield Wednesday FC, also at the World’s Strongest Man Competition and on the Riverdance tour. He also currently works with several international elite sports athletes. He was a colleague of Phil Heler at Sheffield's biggest and oldest osteopathic practice. Besides his work with sportsmen and women, Jerry treats people for a wide range of back and neck problems, repetitive strain injuries and other conditions such as peripheral neuropathy, osteoarthritis, Raynaud's syndrome and fibromyalgia. He is also currently working on rehabilitation programmes for patients who have suffered from strokes. HYPNOTHERAPY Gary Oke Gary Oke is a member of the British Institute of Hypnotherapy and is a Master Practitioner In Applied Clinical Hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy is becoming an increasingly credible solution to many problems, with more and more research becoming available that shows just how effective it really is. The largest ever study into methods for quitting smoking, which involved 6,000 smokers and was published in New Scientist Magazine, showed that hypnotherapy is by far the most effective way to quit smoking. Hypnotherapy also addresses other issues such as anxiety, weight loss and addictions such as gambling. COUNSELLING Lisa Seymour Lisa Seymour BA (Hons), BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist provides a welcoming, professional counselling and Psychotherapy service to children, teenagers and young adults. Working with a counsellor can enable young people to move forward from past experiences, to explore the connection between their feelings, thoughts and behaviours and to make significant and positive changes in their daily lives. She is experienced in working with a wide range of difficulties that affect young people's emotional wellbeing, mental health, relationships and school, college and work life.