Meet the team

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Phoebe May Smith (M.Ost)

In a typical day, I see a whole range of patients from babies to the rugby players, and everyone in between so I use a variety of techniques and tailor a treatment to the most appropriate for each patient.

I have a special interest in headaches, paediatric patients and in musculoskeletal problems that can be experienced during and after pregnancy as I completed studies in cranial osteopathy at Master’s level and often employ these gentle techniques to help relieve discomfort.

One of the things I love most about being an osteopath is that the appointments are nice and long so I can take time to really get to know patients, to understand how their lives and their families are affected, and to know what it means for them to be able to get some relief from aches and pains. For this reason, I’ll never tire of watching patients improve, and helping people to regain independence through better understanding and management of their condition or injury.

My areas of expertise:

  • Headache and migraine prevention

  • Cranial osteopathy

  • Paediatric osteopathy

  • Osteopathy during pregnancy and postpartum

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Liam Slater

 

I have been working as a therapist in Nottingham for 7 years now and over the years have gained a wealth of experience in treating sports injuries, postural strains, arthritis, disc injuries and all of the aches and pains that fall in between. In my practice I adopt a structural ‘hands on’ approach and draw from my background as a Personal Trainer. I am a big believer in involving patients in the healing process by putting together a rehabilitation plan for them to work on outside of the clinic, this speeds up recovery and prevents old injuries creeping back in. As every patient is different, each person’s home advice and treatment plan will differ, so I take time to carefully tailor these to the needs of each individual.

From a young age I have always had a keen interest in sports and fitness, I played football for Notts County FC and later went over to America as a coach. I now spend my time at the gym and enjoy CrossFit! My exercise and personal training background gives me a great insight into the world of professional sports and sports injuries, an area of my work that I really enjoy and hope to pursue.

I am currently in my final few months of completing my Master’s degree in Osteopathic Medicine and so I will soon become a fully fledged Osteo! Until then I continue to practice under the title of ‘Manipulative Therapist’ which is extremely similar to osteopathy in its approach and treatment style. I’m really enjoying learning more and more about the human body and find it incredibly rewarding to be a part of each patient’s recovery journey!

 

My areas of expertise:

  • Acute and chronic lower back pain

  • Joint articulation and spinal manipulation

  • Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation

  • Personal training and exercise prescription

  • Dry Needling/Medical acupuncture

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Ben Scott (Level 4 Sports therapy)

I have been qualified in sports massage therapy for 2 years now and I'm enjoying every minute! It has been particularly interesting to work alongside two great osteopaths and learn more about what they do. 

I have a keen professional interest in dealing with sports injuries and I find it extremely rewarding to be able to help rehabilitate my patients back to full fitness. My ethos of assessing patients, including correcting posture, allows me to understand their goals and limitations and then provide the correct treatment for them as an individual.

In my career so far I've been lucky enough to work with local football and cricket clubs, which has given me an amazing insight into how athletes are training and dealing with their injuries, specifically the everyday knocks and tightness experienced when playing sport. The better we understand this, the easier it is to formulate a treatment plan that focuses on speeding up recovery times and boosting performance!

Outside of work I'm pretty active and sporty myself, I compete in the Derbyshire Premier league for Denby Cricket club and I have also had the privilege  of representing Great Britain in indoor cricket for the under 19’s World Cup in Dubai in 2017. 

Looking forward I plan to gain keep gaining experience and begin expanding my qualifications in areas such as acupuncture, kinesio-taping and fire cupping.

My areas of expertise:

  • Sports massage and general massage

  • Sports injury rehabilitation 

  • Postural assessments