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"The most rewarding aspect of my work is teaching people how to help themselves".

I spent five years studying with the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine (SIOM) to earn a BSc (Hons) in Osteopathic Medicine and was very lucky to have learned from some of the UK's best Osteopaths, including the late Greg Barker.
I use a variety of osteopathic techniques including structural, classical and myofascial to encourage balance throughout the body.
I will be studying cranial osteopathy later this year with the
SCCO, and will be encorporating techniques from this style of osteopathy in treatment. 

I consider myself to be a holisitic practitioner, viewing psychosocial aspects of life, nutrition and hydration as affecting factors of physical dysfunction as well as musculoskeletal imbalance. 
I work on the basis that patient education helps to maintain the effect of osteopathic treatment. Each patient is given a small number of appropriate exercises to complete between treatments and advice on how to improve their physiological functions. This enables patients to learn more about their body and recognise how to improve their condition though rehabilitation, self correction and empowerment.
Before I started my journey as an osteopath I enjoyed a number of interesting jobs, working in the hospitality sector and also in the equestrian industry, including voluntary work with the Epsom Riding for the Disabled charity. I still hold a special place for this charity in my heart given the work that they do without judgement and I hope to do sponsored events for them and my other favourite charity, Headway, in the future.
Both of these charities are non-profit and have provided me with experiences that cannot be acheived through my work alone. For this I am grateful and hope that other people will be happy to support them with me in the future.

I have a passion for postnatal rehabilitation and hope to be able to provide free postnatal group sessions at some point in the near future. 
I am currently available for appointments at Streatham Osteopaths in London and the Surrey Centre for Natural Health in Surrey, more details are on the contact page!
I also have a wordpress blog and facebook page for updates and research. 

Bernadette Connolly (BSc Ost Med) London Osteopath
GOsC reg: 9303
IO membership: 106171