Clinical training & experience

To become an osteopath a degree in osteopathy must be completed. The duration of the degree is four to five years. It includes the study of musculoskeletal medicine, anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, nutrition and biomechanics.

All osteopaths must register with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).

Niamh completed a masters degree in osteopathy at Oxford Brookes University. As part of the masters qualification she undertook research in the management of jaw and chronic facial pain. Niamh went on to present her research findings at the national conference for allied health professionals in London.

Niamh has practiced osteopathy in clinics in Bristol, Oxford and Swindon.

Since qualifying, Niamh gained experience in lecturing and post-graduate qualifications in cranial osteopathic technique and medical acupuncture.