Danielle Gadd M.Ost

Where did you train to be an osteopath?

I trained at the London School of Osteopathy where I graduated with a Masters Degree in Osteopathy. I have also completed a post graduate course in Animal Osteopathy and although I mainly treat people, I spend my days off helping our four legged friends feel better as well.

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 from neck pain as a result of a bad horse-riding fall when I was a teenager. The pain persisted for quite a few years until a friend recommended for me to try osteopathy. My neck pain started to ease off from the very first treatment I had and soon after I was completely pain free. I was absolutely amazed at the difference osteopathy had made to my quality of life and I was very keen to know how I could help others in the way osteopathy had helped me. So, the following September I enrolled into the Masters course at the London School of Osteopathy…here I am now and I have not looked back since!

What's your treatment style like?

My treatment approach is primarily structural, but I adapt every treatment to each individual patient. I use a variety of different techniques such as joint manipulation, articulation, stretching and soft tissue massage. I also advise patients on exercises, stretches and postural changes that they can work on at home so as to speed up their recovery time and return them to a pain free life as quickly as possible.

Name a fun fact someone might not know about you?

I speak fluent French as I grew up in the gorgeous countryside of Normandy. My Spanish isn't too bad either!

What do you do to relax?

I love the outdoors so running, hiking and horse-riding are some of my favourite chill out activities. But on a rainy day, there is nothing better than curling up on the sofa with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate in hand!

Favourite movie?

Grease, the original one… I know all the words and all the songs, and I most definitely know all the dance moves!

Favourite travel destination?

Any destination where there are hills or mountains to explore is a perfect destination for me…But my current favourite is the Lake District!

What is one of your favourite quotes?

“Happiness is a journey, not a destination.”

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