Diana qualified at the British School of Osteopathy, the UK’s oldest osteopathic school.
She has undertaken training in a variety of techniques so that treatment can be adapted to the needs of the patient. She was inspired to become an osteopath after being treated herself, and discovering how osteopathy aims not just to treat symptoms, but to restore function and health.
Being an osteopath is enormously satisfying – it presents me with new challenges each week, as every person comes with an individual set of circumstances which result in that person being that way at that time – so each client’s problem is a conundrum that needs to be carefully worked out. It’s wonderful to see the relief that treatment can bring to someone in pain.
When I’m not pondering osteopathic problems, I can often be found out walking or running with my dog, or driving my two teenagers to their many social engagements! I’m lucky enough to be able to help out at an Alzheimer’s Society Day Centre – a wonderful place; and I volunteer with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, which regularly takes me out to enjoy the Surrey Hills – beautiful (even in the rain!)
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” -World Health Organisation