Osteopathy & Acupuncture (All clinics)
About your Osteopaths
Sian George – Osteopath & Clinical Director
Sian graduated in 2015 from Swansea University with a first class honours following 4 years studying as a Master of Osteopathy. Prior to becoming an osteopath, Sian worked in the NHS as a Physiotherapy Technician and in high level sport for over 10 years, in both rugby and football as a Sports Therapist.
Since qualifying Sian has done post graduate training in acupuncture, treating fibromyalgia and female pelvic pain/gynaecology. She has also recently trained with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) and now teaches Clinical Pilates to everyone from professional sports people to chronic low back pain patients. Sian is also currently training to be an Animal Osteopath and due to qualify in late 2020.
Sian’s special interests include the treatment of headaches/migraines, sports injuries/rehabilitation and fibromyalgia.
Henry Fensome – Associate Osteopath
Originally from Kent, Henry graduated in 2017 and has completed post graduate training in kinesio taping, sports trauma management and acupuncture.
Henry’s special interests include sports injuries and he currently works for Llanelli FC as their resident Osteopath.
Sara Farina – Associate Osteopath
Originally from Italy, Sara moved to the UK to study at Swansea University because of her great passion for osteopathy and patient centered care. Since graduating, Sara, who is another keen horse rider, has completed qualifications in taping and Equine Osteopathy which she completed in July 2019.
Sara’s background in horse riding and dance has allowed her to enjoy treating not only the general public but also sports people, giving her a good understanding of body movements through training, injury prevention and pain management.
Grace Edwards – Associate Osteopath
Graduating in her hometown, from Swansea university with a masters in Osteopathy has allowed Grace to have the experience of treating a vast variety of musculoskeletal complaints, from acute to chronic.
Alongside her degree, Grace has earned additional qualifications in taping and pitch side first aid, which has given her valuable experience in treating athletes and sports professionals.
In her spare time Grace is often found at gym or down the yard with her horse Bunker. Her hobbies and interests have allowed her to develop an understanding of how important it is to our physical and mental health to keep active.
Sian Griffiths – Associate Osteopath
Finally, we would like to introduce Sian Griffiths who will be covering Sian George’s maternity leave in Cross Hands (2 Sian’s just to confuse you!).
Sian graduated from Swansea Uni with a first class honours in 2017. A local girl, hailing from Llanelli, Sian is another keen horse rider who has always expressed a keen interest in health and medicine.
Sian’s post graduate training includes headache management, cranial studies, management of stress and anxiety and pre/post surgical rehabilitation.
She has a particular interest in sciatica, arthritis and headaches.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
Osteopaths may use touch, physical manipulation, taping, stretching, acupuncture and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.
Osteopathic patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people.
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