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.

2005
Over a Decade of Success
15
Experience in Osteopathy
100
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.

Alan Johnson – Associate Osteopath

Alan started a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness coach and personal trainer with the national academy of sports medicine, before undertaking a master’s degree in Osteopathy at Leeds Metropolitan University. During his time at university he gained additional qualifications in Rock taping and Cranial Osteopathy with the Rollin Becker institute and has a specific interest in the neck and shoulder complaints.

As a keen health and fitness enthusiast, Alan enjoys going to the gym and likes to read and keep up to date with the latest research in holistic health and well-being and thoroughly enjoys helping people to regain the balance and function within themselves.

Samantha Owen – Associate Osteopath

Samantha graduated from the European school of Osteopathy with a Masters in Osteopathy and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council.

She uses a variety of treatment techniques including soft tissue and manipulation and also a more gentle approach using cranial techniques, which allows her treat people of all ages from new born babies to the elderly.

Julie Buxton – Reception Manager

Julie was born in Leek but has lived in Cheddleton for the last 14 years with her husband David, sons Oliver and James and Pepsi the cat! When not working Julie loves walking and spending time at Brough Park where she enjoys a variety of keep fit classes. Travel is an important part of her life and planning her next adventure is a priority……Cruises are the top of her list!

Nik Aller – Receptionist

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

Qualifications and professional standards

To become a qualified osteopath, you have to gain an osteopathic degree and undertake over 1,000 hours of training in osteopathic techniques. An osteopathic 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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What do our patients think?

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

M.E. is a very debilitating condition to live with. I. like all other people living with M.E. are looking for ways to make myself well again. I have been fortunate to find Helen and the Perrin Technique. With Helen’s treatment, support and careful pacing I’m slowly getting my life back.

M.E Patient

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

I have seen a number of Osteopaths over the years, these are by far the best.

Osteopathy Patient

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