About us

Rachel Knight

A love of the human body and its capabilities is what initially attracted me to a career in health and movement. Initially this meant following traditional college courses with a massage qualification and then, a few years later, studying Osteopathy.

I qualified as an osteopath from the British School of Osteopathy (now the UCO) in 2008 after which, in the spirit of adventure, I moved from London to Cumbria where I worked for seven years before feeling the lure of a return southward to family, friends and…flatter hills!

I am registered with most major insurance providers including, BUPA, AXA PPP and WPA.

Medical speciality: Injury recovery and rehabilitation.

Special areas of interest: I enjoy working with all ailments but I especially enjoy an interesting elbow or foot injury. I’m also passionate about nutrition and road cycling.

My aim is to help you overcome your pain by understanding how your body works. I chose to name the brand ‘Nimble Osteopathy’ as I truly believe “Nimble” is how we should feel. Too often, clients will say to me they are having problems due to age. It is true that age changes will affect our strength and flexibility but there are plenty of healthy, strong and nimble 80+ year olds to prove that age doesn’t have to be a barrier.

As a confident and experienced structural osteopath, I adapt my approach and treatment to you as an individual. Whether you need a firm targeted approach or gentler global treatment. I tailor my treatment to how your body presents that day. My foundation in massage means that muscle work often forms a large part of treatment with me, as well as classic osteopathic techniques of joint articulation and manipulation.

During the assessment and treatment I am observing how your body moves. I believe that in order for you to be healthy and have energy, you need to be able to move freely. This does not mean to say that everyone needs to be able to reach the top shelf or touch their toes in order to be healthy, but the comfort and quality of movement is the goal. I will often advise exercises for you to go away and perform between treatments to enhance treatment benefit, as well as empower you to have the skills to put yourself right in the future.

Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with an eclectic group of patients; motocross athletes to farmers, tourists to scaffolders, cyclists to office workers and many in between. Osteopathy is a safe treatment choice for patients of all ages including babies and children. My preference is to work with clients aged 5 to 90+. I refer babies on to colleagues with further training in Cranial Osteopathy.

One of the best things about my job is working with people from all walks of life and hearing the stories about how they ended up in my clinic! Pain is exhausting and affects all areas of our life, it is a privilege to be able to watch someone’s smile return.

I hold the following qualifications
Bachelor in Osteopathy with Distinction
Western Dry Needling (Western Acupuncture)
Swedish & Aromatherapy Massage VTCT Level 3
Qualification in Clinical Pilates Matwork Level 1

Zac Beard

Having grown tired of office life in London, I followed my passion for sports and exercise and retrained as a personal trainer but discovered it wasn’t enough, I needed to know more about the body and how it worked. This interest led me down a path to finding out about Osteopathy and that’s how my story begins.

I qualified as an osteopath from the British School of Osteopathy (now the UCO) in 2009, after which I journeyed to Cumbria where  I worked for a large group practice before setting up Carlisle Osteopaths. The clinic gained a reputation for sports injury rehabilitation and I was lucky enough to treat high level ultra-distance runners, triathletes and cyclists. Since returning to the south I have followed my passion of treating patients with sports related injuries in both the ‘weekend-warrior’ as well as competitive athletes.

Medical speciality: Strength and conditioning, rehabilitation, structural osteopathy.

Special areas of interest: Trail runners, Boxers.

I am a structural osteopath, meaning I look at the body and how it moves, making adjustments where necessary, to help you move more freely and without pain. It is a hands on treatment, involving a variety of osteopathic techniques including soft tissue massage, joint articulation and joint manipulation. I adapt my treatment techniques and style to the patient and how you present that day.

When treating sports persons, I will go through a more in-depth functional movement examination to analyse your movement in relation to the activity you are involved in, before providing you with simple lifestyle advice as well as exercises to perform at home that compliment my treatment. I like to involve you in your recovery, so that you can better understand how your body moves and are able to prevent reoccurrence.

I hold the following qualifications

Bachelor in Osteopathy B’Ost

Personal Training REPS Level 3

Gary Ward Anatomy In Motion Level 1

Clinical Pilates Matwork Level 1

About Us

Rachel Knight

A love of the human body and its capabilities is what initially attracted me to a career in health and movement. Initially this meant following traditional college courses with a massage qualification and then, a few years later, studying Osteopathy.

I qualified as an osteopath from the British School of Osteopathy (now the UCO) in 2008 after which, in the spirit of adventure, I moved from London to Cumbria where I worked for seven years before feeling the lure of a return southward to family, friends and…flatter hills!

I am registered with most major insurance providers including, BUPA, AXA PPP and WPA.

Medical speciality: Injury recovery and rehabilitation.

Special areas of interest: I enjoy working with all ailments but I especially enjoy an interesting elbow or foot injury. I’m also passionate about nutrition and road cycling.

My aim is to help you overcome your pain by understanding how your body works. I chose to name the brand ‘Nimble Osteopathy’ as I truly believe “Nimble” is how we should feel. Too often, clients will say to me they are having problems due to age. It is true that age changes will affect our strength and flexibility but there are plenty of healthy, strong and nimble 80+ year olds to prove that age doesn’t have to be a barrier.

As a confident and experienced structural osteopath, I adapt my approach and treatment to you as an individual. Whether you need a firm targeted approach or gentler global treatment. I tailor my treatment to how your body presents that day. My foundation in massage means that muscle work often forms a large part of treatment with me, as well as classic osteopathic techniques of joint articulation and manipulation.

During the assessment and treatment I am observing how your body moves. I believe that in order for you to be healthy and have energy, you need to be able to move freely. This does not mean to say that everyone needs to be able to reach the top shelf or touch their toes in order to be healthy, but the comfort and quality of movement is the goal. I will often advise exercises for you to go away and perform between treatments to enhance treatment benefit, as well as empower you to have the skills to put yourself right in the future.

Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with an eclectic group of patients; motocross athletes to farmers, tourists to scaffolders, cyclists to office workers and many in between. Osteopathy is a safe treatment choice for patients of all ages including babies and children. My preference is to work with clients aged 5 to 90+. I refer babies on to colleagues with further training in Cranial Osteopathy.

One of the best things about my job is working with people from all walks of life and hearing the stories about how they ended up in my clinic! Pain is exhausting and affects all areas of our life, it is a privilege to be able to watch someone’s smile return.

I hold the following qualifications
Bachelor in Osteopathy with Distinction
Western Dry Needling (Western Acupuncture)
Swedish & Aromatherapy Massage VTCT Level 3
Qualification in Clinical Pilates Matwork Level 1

Zac Beard

Having grown tired of office life in London, I followed my passion for sports and exercise and retrained as a personal trainer but discovered it wasn’t enough, I needed to know more about the body and how it worked. This interest led me down a path to finding out about Osteopathy and that’s how my story begins.

I qualified as an osteopath from the British School of Osteopathy (now the UCO) in 2009, after which I journeyed to Cumbria where  I worked for a large group practice before setting up Carlisle Osteopaths. The clinic gained a reputation for sports injury rehabilitation and I was lucky enough to treat high level ultra-distance runners, triathletes and cyclists. Since returning to the south I have followed my passion of treating patients with sports related injuries in both the ‘weekend-warrior’ as well as competitive athletes.

Medical speciality: Strength and conditioning, rehabilitation, structural osteopathy.

Special areas of interest: Trail runners, Boxers.

I am a structural osteopath, meaning I look at the body and how it moves, making adjustments where necessary, to help you move more freely and without pain. It is a hands on treatment, involving a variety of osteopathic techniques including soft tissue massage, joint articulation and joint manipulation. I adapt my treatment techniques and style to the patient and how you present that day.

When treating sports persons, I will go through a more in-depth functional movement examination to analyse your movement in relation to the activity you are involved in, before providing you with simple lifestyle advice as well as exercises to perform at home that compliment my treatment. I like to involve you in your recovery, so that you can better understand how your body moves and are able to prevent reoccurrence.

I hold the following qualifications

Bachelor in Osteopathy B’Ost

Personal Training REPS Level 3

Gary Ward Anatomy In Motion Level 1

Clinical Pilates Matwork Level 1