Maria Nolan M.Ost
Where did you train to be an osteopath?
I have a Masters in Osteopathy from the world renowned British School of Osteopathy in London and have also completed a course in Medical Acupuncture, which is a technique I incorporate into some of my patients treatment plans.
I am a registered member of the General Osteopathic Council and am fully insured.
Why did you decide to become an osteopath?
I used to suffer quite badly with back problems when I was younger and the only thing that helped me was osteopathy. After that I was hooked. I love helping people and osteopathy has changed so many of my patient’s lives. It is one of the most rewarding careers anyone could have.
What’s your treatment style like?
My treatment approach is primarily structural, which means I use a variety of different techniques such as joint manipulation, articulation, stretching and soft tissue massage. It really depends on the patient and what is best for them. I also advise on postural and lifestyle factors to minimise the chance of the symptoms returning and enabling the patient to return to normal activities as soon as possible.
Name a fun fact someone might not know about you?
I used to be an accountant in the corporate world before I decided to retrain as an osteopath. Definitely one of the best decisions I ever made.
I have 7 siblings, 27 aunts and uncles and 104 first cousins. Irish families eh!!
What do you do to relax?
Taking my gorgeous dog Alfie for a walk, pilates or chilling at home with a glass of red wine and watching a movie. I’m also a big sports fan, especially rugby.
Dirty Dancing (I must have watched it about 20 times already)
Favourite travel destination?
Italy. Love everything about it.
What is one of your favourite quotes?
“The greatest gift you can give someone is your time; Because when you give someone your time you are giving them a portion of your life you will never get back”