Meet the Team
Huddersfield Osteopathy employs a range of skilled and experienced staff to provide you with high quality professional osteopathy with a focus on results.
Registered for 34 years, Tracy knew that Osteopathy was going to be her chosen career path when, at age 10, she sat in on a treatment her mother was receiving from Michael Power DO. Tracy thought he had magic coming out of his finger tips' as her mother miraculously made a full recovery.
Tracy, however, wanted also to work with animals and children, so after she qualified in 1986 she trained at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in Harley street as well as pursuing a course in animal osteopathy, with Anthony Pusey DO and Stuart McGregor DO. This led her to work for one of the top 2 year old racehorse trainer, Richard Hannon for 5 years.Tracy has continued her work with racehorses by establishing regular Osteopathic support for a leading trainer in North Yorkshire.
Tracy set up Huddersfield Osteopathy 12 years ago after selling her clinic in Buckinghamshire and relocating to West Yorkshire. It is Tracy's skill, vast experience, vision and passion for life that drives the wonderful energy which permeates the whole of Huddersfield Osteopathy.
Melanie holds a Masters Degree in Osteopathy as well as the prestigious accolade of "outstanding student" award from Leeds Beckett University.
Before discovering osteopathy, Melanie had a successful career as an ergonomist, working in the health and safety sector for 7 years. In 2011 Melanie had an episode of back pain which would unknowingly set her on a different path.
Melanie sought osteopathic treatment to manage her pain, and was treated by Huddersfield Osteopathy. This changed Melanie’s life, since during her appointments she became fascinated with how osteopathy worked, what the practitioner was doing and just how much better she felt for the treatment. In light of what she leaned from Huddersfield Osteopathy, Melanie decided upon a career change and to pursue a career in osteopathy. After 4 years, Melanie graduated from Leeds Beckett University in 2015 with a Masters Degree in Osteopathy.
Throughout her university career, Melanie achieved the highest grade in her cohort, and received commendations from the board of examiners. At the end of her final year, the faculty awarded Melanie the ‘Outstanding Student’ award.
Outside of osteopathy, Melanie has many interests most of which are outdoor pursuits, such as scuba diving, mountain biking, caving, walking and running (training for York Marathon in October 2015). She has also been a regular member of the surface support team for the expedition exploring the record breaking underwater cave, Pozo Azul in Spain.
Melanie’s interests in osteopathy are varied, including the treatment of babies and children, cranial osteopathy, structural osteopathy, and sporting injuries as well as treatment of the slightly older patient.
With this in mind Melanie uses a range of techniques, including soft tissue work (massage), joint articulation, manipulation (“cracking”), and cranial in her osteopathic treatments. But each treatment depends on the patient and their complaint since Melanie, like most osteopaths, aims to treat the cause of the symptoms rather than the presenting symptom, which is at the heart of osteopathy.
Jacqui graduated from Leeds Beckett University in 2015 with Masters in Osteopathy degree. She treats a variety of different pain related issues, including acute sports injuries, generalised aches and pains, and chronic complaints. Jacqui follows a structural approach to diagnosis, treatment and long-term management, with a focus on pre-disposing events and lifestyle factors that could be contributing to your condition.
She emphasises the importance of prevention and management, with ergonomic advice, exercise prescription and day- to day adaptations to ensure you get the most out of your sessions. Her treatment involves a variety of different techniques, which aim to treat locally, as well as on a more holistic scale.
“I stumbled upon Osteopathy after watching my dad suffer from lower back pain throughout my childhood. From a very young age, he would always ask me to walk on his back, which isn’t something I would recommend to any patient now! It was Osteopathy that my dad would always turn to when he was suffering from an episode. I would go along with him to watch the treatment he received and I found myself fascinated by what they were doing.
It wasn’t until I went to University to study it that I actually understood the depth and reasoning behind everything that an Osteopath chooses to do. I take pride in our practice and believe it should be the primary choice for diminishing musculoskeletal pain. I receive daily reward from the results I am able to achieve with my patients. Every patient is different and requires a different approach to getting them better, which always keeps my days interesting!
Since graduating I have had experience working on an NHS contract, with the primary focus on lower back pain, where I dealt with treating people suffering from acute episodes of lower back strains and sprains to more severe and chronic lower back issues.”
Rachel is a Registered Nurse with long term conditions Masters. She has vast experience in working in multiple areas of inpatient, outpatient and community NHS care. She has a passion for delivering holistic compassionate and individualised care.
Following the completion of her Masters at Huddersfield University, and the birth of her second child, Rachel embarked on further study into holistic life coaching and now brings a truly unique skill set to Huddersfield Osteopathy and the creation of a Centre of Excellence, combining a full MOT – complete biometric testing including finger prick or venous draw bloods with an appointment that devotes enough time to listen to your health story, identify your needs and provides a coaching style that helps you draw out your own inner wisdom to health and happiness. Rachel can also compile a full report to aid your GP to diagnosis or further referral.
I have been practising various types of holistic medicine and natural healing remedies for over 30 years. I have a vast experience of treating ill health conditions such as: digestive disorders, prostate probems (allergies, IBS), headaches and aches and pains generally, as well as chronic conditions such as, fatigue, insomnia, arthritis, anxiety and womens troubles.
I have been working in Alternative Medicine since 1977 – I began training in humanistic Psychotherapy in 1975 but in 1978 I experienced a minor epiphany about the power of Traditional Acupuncture to transform people’s lives during a few months of treatment for an injured knee. I damaged my knee cartilage playing football when I was 16 and it had given me a lot of pain for 10 years or more. I was sick of taking pain-killers and didn’t want the surgery so I sought out alternatives – I tried homoeopathy and osteopathy and experienced some benefits but not much help for my knee. Finally I tried Traditional Acupuncture, it was brilliant – my knee became much more mobile and pain-free and my life changed – my sleep improved, my volatile temper calmed down, my skin cleared up (acne), my vitality improved and I changed course. I abandoned my plans to become a psychotherapist and in 1979 I began training in Traditional Acupuncture at The College of Traditional Acupuncture UK, which I completed in 1982 with a Licentiate of Acupuncture.
Over the next 20 years I completed my Bachelor of Acupuncture. Master of Acupuncture, Master Herbalist and 5 trainings in Bio-Energetic Regulatory Medicine. In my practice now, by way of B.E.R.M., I use a Vega-Expert machine (excellent diagnostic and treatment aid), Kosmed Treatment machine and a Rife machine. As we entered the 21st century I re-visited my earlier interest in meditation and spiritual matters and completed trainings in Angelic Reiki to Master/Teacher level. I am still exploring Law of Attraction-style philosophies and the power of the mind to transform both itself and the health of the body.
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