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Kingston & Teddington Osteopathy

Practitioner Biography

Carragh McAree – Principal Osteopath and Founder

Carragh graduated from the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy) in 1999 and founded Kingston & Teddington Osteopathy in 2000.

The practice grew and in 2007 moved to the current premises, based in the heart of Teddington.  Carragh picks her team for their skill, professionalism, specialist areas of expertise and above all, for their patient-centred Osteopathic approach.

Carragh has based the practice ethos on making Osteopathy easily available to the whole family – from Babies and Children receiving Cranial Osteopathy to Adults and Grandparents having bespoke Osteopathic care for their individual needs.  Experience, post-graduate training and a holistic Osteopathic approach are all centred towards enabling patients to achieve active health in their lives.

Carragh’s interests and style of Osteopathy have evolved over the years and is reflected in the practice’s areas of special interest:

  • Cranial Osteopathy for Babies, Children and Adults
  • Dry Medical Acupuncture Needling
  • Use of Ultrasound Therapy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Osteopathy During and After Pregnancy
  • Sports Injuries
  • KinesioTaping Specialism

Carragh has done further post-graduate training with the Barral Institute, a programme developed internationally by French Osteopath Jean-Pierre Barral.

She has completed Visceral Manipulation and Neural Manipulation courses which have enabled her to expand the types of problems that she can treat.  This has enabled her to take on referrals for patients with complex and chronic issues.  She is now a registered practitioner for this field of work.

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Mark OrKamFat – Lead Associate Osteopath

Mark qualified as an Osteopath from the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy) in 2006. He is well versed in Structural & Cranial Osteopathy, Provider of Ultrasound Therapy, Myofascial Dry Acupuncture Needling, Kinesio Sport Taping Specialist and trained in Instrument assisted soft tissue massage (IASTM) using the rock blade instrument and is a Rock Doc. He has additional skills in treating musculoskeletal pain during and after pregnancy and Paediatric Cranial Osteopathy.

His understanding of the underlying causes of the condition (including bad posture, dietary or life-style habits), focusses his osteopathic treatment with the aim being not only at pain relief, but also in the prevention of acute conditions and the gradual recovery/stabilization of more chronic disease. Mark believes in Osteopathy being a tool for working to restore your body to a state of balance without using drugs or surgery.

Outside of osteopathy he has a keen interest in Olympic weightlifting, training, and snowboarding. This helps his insight into the osteopathic principle of structure governs function which applies to everything in our lives and brings that into the way he treats. He also understands the mind body connection and is qualified in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) at a practitioner level.

Mark has worked with a wide variety of patients from Olympic athletes, mixed martial artist (MMA) champions to the weekend warrior and yet is able to use his skill set just as effectively with the elderly and children. He treats everyone individually with bespoke Osteopathic care from acute to chronic problems.

Katie Clare – Associate Osteopath

Katie trained at the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy) and has post graduate qualifications in Paediatric Osteopathy, DMA Clinical Pilates, Kinesio Taping, Ultrasound and Dry Needling.  She has also recently completed Advanced Paediatrics to Calm an Unsettled Baby and a further course Supporting the Growing Musculoskeletal System of Babies through to Teenagers.  She also has the skills to help musculoskeletal back and pelvic pain during and after pregnancy, especially aiding mobility in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters.

Her interests lie in treating babies, children and mothers-to-be.  She is a local mum and knows first-hand the effectiveness of gentle Cranial Osteopathic treatment on both her daughter and herself during pregnancy and post-partum.  She remembers her relief at seeing her unsettled baby have Cranial Osteopathy and is a firm advocate that Osteopathy can treat all members of the family at every stage of life.

Prior to motherhood, Katie was an elite rower, which was where she first experienced Osteopathy to recover from a serious back injury.  Now retired from rowing, she is always training for a marathon or triathlon and is a regular at Park Run.  As she says, “We are so fortunate to live amongst the Royal Parks and close by the river.  What better place to de-stress from hectic London life!?”.

Katie is passionate about injury prevention through strength and conditioning and so can work with you tailoring treatment plans beyond just initial injury recovery.

Leah Hammond – Associate Osteopath

Leah graduated with a Masters in Osteopathy from the International College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017.  She has a solid structural approach to Osteopathy with her additional skills of Level 2 Kinesio-taping and Medical Acupuncture and Ultrasound Therapy.

Leah believes that with many injuries, the area of pain may not be the cause, but the effect of dysfunction elsewhere in the body.  She enjoys the challenge of working out the underlying cause of musculoskeletal pain, be it acute or chronic in nature.

Leah enjoys treating people of all ages and walks of life, but has a special interest in treating musculoskeletal back and pelvis pain which many women experience during Pregnancy.

Leah has a passionate approach to Osteopathy, believing that it has a strong foundation in helping patients enhance their lifestyle in order to maintain active health.

She has recently embarked on the Cranial Osteopathy pathway and is looking to develop these skills within her treatments, combining it with her structural approach. Leah is currently broadening her Paediatric Osteopathic skills using her experience gained from using the Sutherland’s approach to Cranial Osteopathy.

Rosie Weatherhead – Associate Osteopath

Rosie graduated with a Masters in Osteopathy from the International College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2018.  She has a strong foundation in structural osteopathy with additional Sports Strapping/Taping, Sports Massage and Dry Acupuncture Needling and use of Ultrasound Therapy.

She has gained post-graduate experience in treating musculoskeletal pain during and after Pregnancy and this enables her to treat both back and pelvis pain during this time.

Her post-graduating training in Cranial Osteopathy expands her skill set further so that after the birth she can treat the baby too.

She believes in Osteopathy as an aid to lifestyle choices for a holistic approach to health.  She treats injury and pain with a multi-faceted approach, focussing on the person as an individual.

Harriet Lambert – Associate Osteopath

Harriet graduated from the University College of Osteopathy with a Masters in Osteopathy. She has post-graduate training in Ultrasound therapy and Kinesio Taping.

With a background in Dance and Movement, Harriet is very focussed on effective rehabilitation post-injury. As an ex-professional dancer she is no stranger to injury herself and has evolved her skills to choregraph dancers with an aim to help them demonstrate their craft without injury.

She believes in working with her patients for managing their return to health, prescribing exercises and self-help techniques to maximise recovery.

Having lived locally all her life, she is a keen participant in local yoga, pilates and dance classes. She encourages patients to enhance their health with lifestyle advice and is a strong proponent of activity for all ages.