Cranial Osteopathy

Vanessa Hayward   Nell Patel

Vanessa Hayward B.Ost, Dip Sports Injuries and Massage

Vanessa graduated from The British School of Osteopathy in 2004. She has worked as a sports therapist since 2001 and has a particular interest in musculo-skeletal conditions and sports injuries. As well as her experience in these areas, Vanessa has a particular interest in the treatment of children, babies and pregnant mothers and has developed her skills in the field of Cranial Osteopathy for this purpose.


Nell Patel, BSc. (Hons) Ost.Med

Nell graduated in 2001 from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine with a BSc (Hons) degree in Osteopathic Medicine and a diploma in Naturopathy. She is a registered provider for all major health insurers including BUPA and AXA-PPP. Nell is a structural and cranial Osteopath and treats all ages for a variety of complaints including babies, children, elderly, women during and after pregnancy, sports injuries and more.
Nell uses traditional osteopathic techniques such as massage and spinal manipulation, complemented by dry needling and Cranial Osteopathy which she has taken further training in.

What is Cranial Osteopathy?

A subtle and effective type of Osteopathic treatment that uses very gentle manipulative pressure to encourage the release of stresses throughout the body, including the head.

What can it help with?

It can assist in relieving the symptoms of headaches and neck pain amongst other ailments. It can be very effective when used in adulthood and also in the treatment of children of all ages in particular from birth. Birth can be one of the most stressful events of our lives, and labour can lead to a variety of problems in some babies and mothers. The treatment for babies can assist with wind, feeding difficulties, sleep disruption and ear and chest infections. For mothers, back pain associated with pre and post pregnancy and nursing babies.

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