Yasmin Jones (M.Ost, DN)
Where did you train to be an osteopath?
I achieved my Masters in Osteopathy degree at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in London. I am a registered member of the General Osteopathic Council and I am insured with the Institute of Osteopathy.
Why did you decide to become an osteopath?
I was first attracted to osteopathy because of its holistic nature and the principles behind this practice. I am continuously amazed by the complexity of the human body and how it has the ability to heal itself naturally. Osteopaths are primary care practitioners and therefore provide a thorough assessment of each patient to understand the underlying causes of their pain. This includes looking at much more than just the musculoskeletal system and this is so important for ensuring that patients receive the best care possible.
What's your treatment style like?
I tailor each appointment to the patient by assessing, treating and then providing appropriate advice and exercises that are suitable to their individual needs/lifestyle. For instance, if you are a ballet dancer and your goal is to be able to dance with a greater range of movement then that will be the focus of treatment. Similarly, if your goal is to become pain-free then that will be the focus of treatment. The vast majority of my treatments include manual therapy and the amount/type is adapted to each patient’s specific needs. As I am also a naturopath (a degree I achieved via the British College of Osteopathic Medicine) many of my treatments include advice surrounding diet and methods of combatting stress/the outcomes of stress.
Name a fun fact someone might not know about you?
I really enjoy bioethics, which is the study of ethical issues emerging from advances in biology and medicine.
What do you do to relax?
I love snowboarding, clay pigeon shooting and hiking.
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What is one of your favourite quotes?
"Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear" - George Addair