Rebecca Memmott M.Ost
Where did you train to be an osteopath?
I completed a Masters in Osteopathy at Swansea University, based in the College of Human and Health Sciences.
I had the unique opportunity to train in the Health and Wellbeing Academy clinic on campus, as well as two integrated NHS clinics off campus in the final year. This gave me the opportunity to work in many different settings and treat a broad range of joint and muscle injuries and pain.
Why did you decide to become an osteopath?
Having a background in massage and a love for biology, I've always had a keen interest in human anatomy and how the body works. I felt that massage was not fulfilling enough, but in that time, I discovered Osteopathy and I was so inspired I knew I had to do it.
What's your treatment style like?
I use a structural treatment approach, using manual techniques which affect the musculoskeletal system. This focuses on mobilising joints, stretching or strengthening muscles and soft tissue techniques to relax muscles. These techniques have a positive effect on the nervous system, blood supply, organ function and help reduce pain.
I also enjoy incorporating myofascial techniques into my practice, which stretches and lengthens the connective tissue which surrounds all other tissues in the body known as fascia. These techniques help improve mobility and function of the surrounding structures.
I may also give mobility and strengthening exercises alongside lifestyle advise to assist in recovery and reduce risk of future injury.
Name a fun fact someone might not know about you?
I've never broken a bone (so far!).
Dream travel destination?
Japan: During cherry blossom season.
You can have all the riches and success in the world, but if you don't have your health, you have nothing. – Steven Adler