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Kerstell Foreman BSc(Hons)Ost     Registered Osteopath




Kerstell graduated  from the  world renowned British School of Osteopathy, London in 1998 following a four year Honors degree. Her previous experience includes working with and competing horses in school, private and competition yards and qualifying as a BHSAI instructor.


Since qualifying as an Osteopath Kerstell has gained considerable experience and had the privilege of working alongside some well respected Osteopaths in private, corporate and NHS settings in the UK and Australia before settling in the North East 11 years ago. Over the years she has treated a wide range of people from all age groups with pain and disability associated with postural & workplace factors, the effects of stress, sports & traumatic injuries, and degenerative conditions such as arthritis.

Kerstell tends not to specialise in one area instead prefers to keep her clinical skills up to date across the whole spectrum and uses both traditional osteopathic methods and cranial sacral methods.

Although the main part of her practice is treating acute pain, particularly following injury, she feels that seeking treatment on a maintenance basis is hugely significant; particularly for problems related to work and age.


Other experience includes:
  • Being employed by Boots the Chemist to establish an Osteopathic clinic in their flagship Manchester City Centre store

  • Working in a mother and baby clinic in London

  • Physical Therapy provider for the American Air Force, Lakenheath

  • Working alongside practitioners from different disciplines in a chronic pain clinic in Suffolk

  • Working on competitive horses and ponies in Newmarket and North East

  • Working on pet and working/agility dogs in Newmarket and North East

  • Working with professional dancers in Manchester and Newcastle Upon Tyne

  • Being part of an occupational health team that provides health surveillance, musculoskeletal treatment and rehabillitation to employee's in North East

  • Working with child, teenage and adult sports people with a variety of acute and chronic complaints

  • Kerstell is currently involved in Your Life Your Mind which involves the development of the Breathe into Health Programme to support people who suffer from dysfunctional breathing patterns that both underly and affect our mental, emotional and physical condition.




What training has an Osteopath had?

Osteopathy was the first complementary healthcare profession to be given statutory regulation by the government, osteopaths are expert primary healthcare professionals. Qualified osteopaths have undergone four years of training to gain a BSc (Hons) degree or equivalent, and are registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). The GOsC protects patients by regulating and setting standards for osteopathic education, practise and conduct.


I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council, therefore I follow strict guidelines to ensure patients are safe under my care, these are known as the Osteopathic Practice Standards and can be read in full on the General Osteopathic Council website.



Some facts about Osteopaths:
  • Osteopaths study for 4-5 years for an undergraduate degree. This is similar to a medical degree, with an emphasis on anatomy and musculo-skeletal medicine

  • Training includes more than 1,000 hours of osteopathic techniques and at least 1,000 hours of supervised clinical experience

  • It is an offence for anyone to call themselves an osteopath if they are not registered with the General Osteopathic Council  (GOsC)

  • The British Medical Association's guidance for GPs states that doctors can safely refer patients to osteopaths

  • Osteopathy is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) for lower back pain

  • Osteopathy is a safe, natural and effective form of treatment


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