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The Team

Robert Cartwright DO, ND, MRN, LicAC, MICO

Robert is a classical osteopath working in Eastleigh, a naturopath and acupuncturist. He has been practising since 1993 and works with a classical osteopathic or traditional osteopathic approach. Robert mainly helps people who are suffering from muscular or joint related pain, which can often be associated with other health problems such as people who complain of long term back pain, digestive problems, menstral issues, breathing disorders or other chronic or uncomforable aches, pains and illness. 

The people who visit this practice vary in age from babies and the very young to much older people in their 70's, 80's and 90's. Being older doesn't mean that you can't be treated by an osteopath. It simply means that we have to adapt the treatment to a suitable level which is safe and comfortable for the age group and individual needs of the person being treated.  

Robert's approach is a constitutional one where he treats the whole body, rather than just the area that is sore. This promotes health and well being, the effect of this is the pain or other symptoms usually disappear.  For example, a problem in your neck could be from a referred problem elsewhere. Without treating the cause and just treating the neck the problem would probably reoccur.

Robert has successfully treated a very large number of sufferers of back pain and other problems since 1993. His excellent reputation and vast expertise are widespread. He is always happy to discuss health related problems that people may have and ways in which he may be able to help them recover.

Alex Lys BSc Ost Med, MSc Paed Ost

Alex qualified as an osteopath from the British School of Osteopathy and Naturopathy in 2002 and joined Eastleigh Osteopathic Clinic in 2006. 

Alex also has a special interest in paediatrics, which lead him to further study for a paediatric masters degree in osteopathy at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London. The course focused mainly on training in cranial osteopathy and involved working with children of all ages from newborn babies, toddlers, young children and teenagers. Alex's masters degree also included gaining additional expertise and training working specifically with women during pregnancy and post partum. Alex spent some time working at the neonatal unit at north Middlesex hospital. 

Cranial osteopathy practised by Alex in congunction with traditional osteopathy, is a refined and subtle style of treatment that uses very gentle pressure to encourage the release of stresses throughout the body, including the head. Cranial osteopathy can be applied to any condition requiring physical treatment and can have a relaxing effect on the body.

Some of the conditions that cranial osteopathy can be helpful in treating include, unsettled babies, sleeping problems in adults and children, childhood asthma, pelvic and back problems in pregnancy, period pain, headaches, sinus problems as well as back and neck pain. 

Alex works closely with local midwives and health visitors when working with babies and mothers and uses a mixture of cranial osteopathy and regular osteopathy in his treatments, depending on what would be of most benefit to the patient.

Dawn Hammond MOst, BSc, BCMA Reg

Dawn studied osteopathy at the British School of Osteopathy in London and graduated with a distinction and the principal’s prize for clinical excellence. Dawn has  further enhanced her osteopathic training to practice traditional/classical osteopathy and has completed a year long course at the British Institute of Osteopathy. She treats people of all age groups including children, pregnant ladies, the elderly and disabled. Dawn has a special talent for calming very nervous patients. In her spare time Dawn enjoys running, cycling, badminton and golf. 

Osteopathy is a statutory regulated profession, is the same way medicine or dentistry. It is regulated by the General Osteopathic Council.

Juliet Westwell BSc (Hons)

Juliet graduated from North East Surrey College of Technology with a BSc (Hons) in Osteopathic Medicine. Juliet previously worked as a massage/sports massage therapist, while treating clients on a regular basis she became aware that the effects of the treatment had its limitations. As a result of this she decided to complete a degree in osteopathy. Juliet practices classical osteopathy and treats people of all age groups.

 

Jon Callen BSC (Hons), MChS - Podiatrist

Jon Callen, Podiatrist, has extensive qualifications and podiatry experience. His specialist podiatry treatment areas are nail surgery and foot orthoses.

Alison Callen Dip Pod M, MChS - Podiatrist

Since qualifying in 1985 at the Chelsea School of Chiropody, Alison Callen has many years of experience in core podiatry and nail surgery fields as well as many other specialist podiatry treatment areas.

Lynn Lowman - Complementary Therapist

Lynn has over 19 years experience and is qualified in many areas of complementary therapist treatments. Lynn helps sufferers with a variety of problems including stress related issues, sleep problems and general aches and pains. The type of treatment that you will receive from Lynn Lowman depends on your specific problems and preference and will often be a combination of a variety of suitable treatment plans, from a deep, lymphatic draininge sports massage, Indian head massage, a soothing aromatherapy treatment or massage, a balancing reflexology treatment  or some reiki treatment. Lynn treats men and women of all ages. Gift vouchers are also available to purchase as a special, thoughtful gift.

Jenny Gibbs MCSP SRP - Chartered Physiotherapist

With over 30 years of practice Jenny has gained a very wide range of experience working in NHS hospitals, as a community physiotherapist and in private practice. After spending 2 years at a children's hospital in Hong Kong, Jenny worked as an occupational physiotherapist at a national company headquarters in London.

Jenny takes a person focused approach to treatment and enjoys helping and enabling patients to make healthier lifestyle choices whether this be through hands on treatment, good posture and exercise, and good nutrition. ACMOS energy balancing is another area that Jenny Gibbs also has experience with and uses within her treatment if it would be of long term benefit to the patient. 

Outside of her work at eastleigh Osteopathic Clinic, Jenny runs Pilates  based exercise classes and is qualified in DSE workstation assessments for the home or office. To book an appointment with Jenny Gibbs, please call her on 07884 265642 or 01962 714694.