About Leek Osteopaths…

Meet the team and learn more about us! See why many travel – not just from Leek, but from surrounding towns and areas such as Leek, Ashbourne, Congleton, Endon, Buxton, Cheddleton, Werrington, Cheadle, Macclesfield, Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme to see us here at the Leek Osteopathic Health Centre.

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Over a Decade of Success
Experience in Osteopathy
Qualified Staff

Helen White BSc (Hons) Ost – Principal Osteopath

Helen qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in London, following a four-year degree. She has over 15 years’ experience. Initially she worked in private clinics in Chester and Nottingham before establishing Hands On Health with her sister. Since having her two sons, Helen has concentrated on osteopathy and now runs her clinic as Leek Osteopathic Health Centre,and recently relocated the premises from West street, Leek to our current address. Helen’s aim is to increase the awareness of osteopathy and its health benefits, and ensure it is affordable and available to all.

Freya Gilmore – Associate Osteopath

Freya graduated from the BSO with a Masters of Osteopathy following four years of full time study. The clinical experience of the course led her to work with patients from all walks of life. Patient education is particularly important to Freya, and she currently manages a website to explain orthopaedic conditions through written information and diagrams made specifically for the site.

Olwen Grindley (M.Ost) – Associate Osteopath

Olwen graduated from the British School of Osteopathy, London, with a Masters in Osteopathy after five years of study and clinical training. Prior to that, Olwen was a professional dancer and she brings her extensive experience of a physically and emotionally demanding job to her work as an osteopath.

Originally from Dublin, Olwen is really enjoying living and working in Leek and hopes to use all her skills to help people re-discover the joy of pain-free living.

Julie Buxton – Reception Manager

Julie has lived in Leek for most of her life, she moved to Cheddleton 13 years ago and lives with her husband David, 2 sons Oliver and James a cat called Pepsi and Patrick the fish.

Julie loves to travel and socialise with friends her favourite holidays are cruises. Julie’s leisure time is spent at Brough Park Leisure Centre where she enjoys a wide variety of classes.

Nik Aller – Receptionist

Nik is married to Chris and they share their house in Leek with a German Shepherd dog, Timber and 2 cats Liath and Skye. She loves nature and being outdoors and when she isn’t walking their dog, she will be either enjoying the classes at Brough Park Leisure Centre or cycling. She also enjoys skiing and scuba diving (but now a days only in warm tropical waters!). Any remaining spare time is spent gardening and reading about holistic therapies some of which she has certificates in.

Qualifications and professional standards

To become a qualified osteopath, you have to gain an osteopathy degree and undertake over 1,000 hours of training in osteopathic techniques. An osteopathy degree is similar to a medical degree but it focuses more on anatomy and musculoskeletal medicine. By law, osteopaths also have to register with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), the profession’s statutory regulator. This body sets and maintains UK standards for osteopathy. The GOsC require osteopaths to renew their licence to practise every year, and will only do so if they prove they have completed 30 hours of continued professional development, have adequate insurance, and remain in good health and of good character. You can always check if an osteopath is registered by searching the GOsC’s online register at www.osteopathy.org.uk

Get in touch on 01538 388 333.

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See what our clients say about Leek Osteopathic Health Centre…

Really nice people and service. Very relaxed, informal but professional. I didn't really have anything 'wrong' but every now and again I like to get checked over. Some tight vertebrae, tight muscles in my neck and thigh were identified and loosened off - as Olwen said I'd be an inch taller, not sure how long it lasted for though. As a desk worker Olwen also gave some really useful information on posture and seat setup that made quite a difference, can't recommend Leek Ostopathic Health Centre enough!

Marc Briand

It really is the place to go if your in pain. The treatment is first class!

Melody Cartledge

Excellent Osteopath with treatments for M.E patients - using the 'Perrin Technique'

Kathryn Turnock

Fabulous! Helen White has been brilliant with both myself & my baby. I took Siân at 4 weeks old for help with her neck. Since born, she hadn't been able to look right very well. 3 treatments later, she was totally better. Such a relief. Sleeping & feeding improved. I have arthritis & I decided to give it a go for myself. Thank goodness i did. Huge improvement. Recommended to everyone.

Jane Wood

Helen sorted my Mum out quickly when she had back problem. 5 stars!

Catrina Clulow

1st class treatment from a gifted osteopath. Thank you!

Amanda Bagshaw

Freya is brilliant. She's really improved my movement and my pain levels in a couple of visits. Lovely lady too.

Helen Caldwell