My Journey into Osteopathy

Emma Goffe Family Osteopath (1)

This is the journey of events that inspired me to pursue a life of osteopathy. It is work that I love and a profession that I am proud to be part of – I can’t imagine my life without it!

When I was a child my parents discovered the benefits of osteopathy for keeping our family fit and healthy. Throughout my childhood, my mum would take me to the Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC) in London whenever I didn’t feel quite right. The osteopaths, with their detailed understanding of how the body works, and by using gentle hands-on treatment, were able to untangle the underlying causes of discomfort, or of "stuckness" and would help get me out of pain, and feel myself again.

During my teenage years I was a keen horse rider and I was fortunate to have the opportunity to observe the effects of osteopathic treatment for the horses I rode. This and my personal experiences of osteopathy during my childhood inspired me to train and become an osteopath myself.

I completed a 4 year full-time undergraduate degree at the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone, which is internationally renowned for the breadth of its curriculum, and qualified in 2011 with an Integrated Masters in Osteopathy (M.Ost). I went on to work at various clinics across London and the South East. In 2012 I also began my own clinic in Leicester, which has grown steadily via word of mouth referrals.

Since qualifying I have attended several different courses at postgraduate level to extend my osteopathic skills further, including pursuing the Biodynamic Osteopathy in the Cranial Field training from 2014 onwards.

I also have a Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy from the Osteopathic Centre for Children. This postgraduate 2 year clinical programme is highly regarded, with osteopaths travelling from across the world to attend. It was a wonderful experience to return to the place that had given me so much support during my childhood, and now to be able to pass forward the osteopathic experience to new families.

I continue to complete over 40 hours of Continued Professional Development (CPD) each year, to develop my skills still further and make sure I am offering the very best care to you.

In my time away from osteopathy, I enjoy gardening and cooking home-grown produce for family and friends, reading, and home crafts such as sewing and knitting.

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