OSTEOPATH AND SPECIALIST IN WOMEN’S HEALTH
Niamh completed a 4 year Masters Degree in Osteopathy (M.Ost) at Oxford Brookes University and graduated in 2011. As part of her masters qualification she undertook research in the management of jaw and chronic facial pain. Niamh went on to present her research findings at the national conference for allied health professionals in London.
After qualifying, Niamh was asked to return to Oxford Brookes University as an associate lecturer where she gained experience teaching undergraduate osteopathy students.For the previous 10 years, Niamh practiced in a successful multidisciplinary clinic in Bristol.
Niamh has completed post-graduate qualifications in cranial osteopathic technique and a diploma in osteopathy for women’s health. This course is world renowned within the osteopathic community and attracts osteopaths internationally. The experience Niamh has gained has enabled her to specialise in women’s health.
Within the field of obstetrics, Niamh works with preparing the body for pregnancy, addressing painful conditions during pregnancy such as symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD), supporting even movement and space for the growing uterus, aiding optimal positioning of baby, preparing the body for birth, post partum care including specific rehabilitation after caesarean section and episiotomy scar tissue& pelvic floor dysfunction.
In addition, Niamh works with a variety of gynaecological presentations including painful periods (dysmenorrhea), poly-cystic ovaries, pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia), incontinence, repeated urinary tract infections, pelvic organ prolapse, subfertility and support during menopause.
Niamh’s work is not confined to just women’s health, however. She sees a variety of different musculoskeletal presentations in patients of all ages. For a list of these conditions please refer to ‘treatments’ and the ‘osteopathy’ page of this website. For many years in Bristol, Niamh worked closely with a ballet school and also with synchronized swimmers, including members of the GB team. Through this experience Niamh has gained a special interest in treating pre-teenage and teenage girls that are performing these disciplines to a high level.
Niamh grew up in North Devon before going to university. She is a keen netball player, runner, cyclist and enjoys surfing.