Hi my name is Diane Cantrell and I have been working as an osteopath for 28 years.
Osteopathy is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together.
Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and manipulating a person's muscles and joints.
I qualified in 1988 from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine which based in London.
It was a 4 year, full time course split between Osteopathic college, Middlesex hospital and Royal College of Surgeons.
By year 3 we were let loose and allowed to treat the unsuspecting public in the college’s osteopathic clinic.
On graduation I worked as a locum in Kent, before moving to West Sussex.
My career has been varied and very interesting. I have been privileged enough to work with many elite athletes and eminent orthopaedic surgeons.
Although very physical, it a rewarding, and enjoyable job, with most patients leaving my clinic
happier and healthier.
I now work in a busy multidisciplinary clinic which includes six other osteopaths, an acupuncturist, a chiropodist and three remedial massage therapists.