Antonia Butler M.Ost

Where did you train to be an osteopath?

I qualified with a Masters in Osteopathy from the University College of Osteopathy. I am a registered member of the General Osteopathic Council and am fully insured.

I also have a Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science.

Why did you decide to become an osteopath?

I had sports massage and physiotherapy when I was a teenager to help with my back problems, which were primarily due to sporting injuries. This piqued my interest in becoming a sports massage therapist, which I have been working as since 2016. I wanted to understand more about the human body and broaden my skills and knowledge so I returned to university to study osteopathy.

What's your treatment style like?

I like to treat each patient as an individual and see what techniques work best for them. My treatment may include articulations, manipulations, muscle energy techniques and soft tissue massage to help mobilise the joints and relieve the pain. I like to work closely with my patients to advise them on pain management and to help them understand the underlying causes and prevent further injuries by educating and providing exercises they can do at home.

Name a fun fact someone might not know about you?

I used to trampoline nationally and have competed in the British Championships.

What do you do to relax?

I love baking cakes and spending time with friends and family.

Favourite movie?

Any Harry Potter movie.

Favourite travel destination?

Italy – all of Italy is beautiful but Rome holds a special place in my heart.

What is one of your favourite quotes?

Focus on the step in front of you, not the whole staircase.