Jacqui Kennington (formerly Jacqui Adamson) is a registered osteopath who graduated from the
British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in 2004 with First Class Honours.
On graduation, she worked in a large osteopathic practice in Beverley and Cottingham before setting up in York in 2006. Training at the BCOM has an emphasis on the importance of good nutrition and exercise, as well as osteopathic treatment, so Jacqui is ideally placed to offer nutritional advice and guidance as well.
During her time in London, Jacqui worked with the Hammersmith Hospital in researching the importance of diet in the prevention of diabetes. The paper was published in the British Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Prior to qualifying as an osteopath, Jacqui studied psychology at Durham University and graduated in 2000 with First Class Honours.
Jacqui has also done post-graduate training with the British Medical Acupuncture Society and practises medical acupuncture in combination with osteopathy.
Recently Jacqui has gone on to specialise in treating back pain and pelvic pain during pregnancy.
Sasha Morland is a registered Osteopath, who graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998. She ran a busy practice in London before moving to York in 2006.
Sasha has recently done postgraduate training with the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute in the application of Pilates for rehabilitation from spinal injury.
Ross Gemmell graduated from Leeds Beckett University, where he gained a Masters degree in Osteopathy and was also awarded the Deanís Prize for Excellence in Osteopathy for his work at the university.
Ross has a keen interest in sport, competing at counties level in football in recent years and at national level in gymnastics as a junior.
Ross first discovered Osteopathy following a long standing low back injury he suffered playing football at 15, where he consulted an osteopath following a year of investigations through other medical professionals with no relief. Already having a keen interest in the human body, Ross was fascinated by the way the osteopath assessed, diagnosed and treated him and decided to train to be an osteopath.
Ross has a diverse approach to treatment and is passionate about tailoring his techniques according to his patientís needs. Some approaches involve the more direct techniques such as the manipulation or mobilisation of joints, whereas others involve much more indirect techniques and deemed to be Ďgentlerí, often suitable for chronic and/or sensitive pains. Ross is also currently undergoing training to gain qualifications in Cranial Osteopathy and already has qualifications in dry needling (acupuncture) and kinesio-taping.
Only practitioners meeting the highest standards of safety and competency are eligible for entry to the Statutory Register of Osteopaths. Proof of good health, good character and professional indemnity insurance cover is also a requirement.
Once registered, osteopaths are bound by a strict Code of Practice and may be subject to disciplinary procedures. Osteopaths are also committed to lifelong learning through a system of mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
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