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: Structural Osteopathy, injury recovery and rehabilitation.

Special areas of interest: I have experience working with all ailments, but I especially enjoy an interesting elbow or foot injury.

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, in addition to my classic osteopathic techniques of joint articulation and manipulation. I have completed further training to enable me to use dry needling (Western Acupuncture), which can be useful with some patients.

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.

I hold the following qualification
Bachelor in Osteopathy B’Ost 

Additional certificates

2019 – Emergency First Aid at work

 

 

Zac Beard

I started my career in the city of London, in sales and recruitment. I was good at it, but I wasn’t passionate. 

Having always had a love of sports and exercise. I qualified as a  personal trainer in my twenties, but still 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. That being said, I enjoy treating people from all walks of life.

I enjoy working with people who are empowered to get better. 

Medical speciality: Structural Osteopathy, injury prevention, rehabilitation.

Special areas of interest: Strength and conditioning. Sportspersons: runners, boxers, cyclists.

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 qualification

Bachelor in Osteopathy B’Ost 

Additional certificates

2019 – Emergency First Aid at work

2018 – Dry Needling (Western Acupuncture)

 

 

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: Structural Osteopathy, injury recovery and rehabilitation.

Special areas of interest: I have experience working with all ailments, but I especially enjoy an interesting elbow or foot injury.

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, in addition to my classic osteopathic techniques of joint articulation and manipulation. I have completed further training to enable me to use dry needling (Western Acupuncture), which can be useful with some patients.

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.

I hold the following qualification
Bachelor in Osteopathy B’Ost

Additional certificates

2019 – Emergency First Aid at work

 

 

Zac Beard

I started my career in the city of London, in sales and recruitment. I was good at it, but I wasn’t passionate. 

Having always had a love of sports and exercise. I qualified as a  personal trainer in my twenties, but still 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. That being said, I enjoy treating people from all walks of life.

I enjoy working with people who are empowered to get better. 

Medical speciality: Structural Osteopathy, injury prevention, rehabilitation.

Special areas of interest: Strength and conditioning. Sportspersons: runners, boxers, cyclists.

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 qualification

Bachelor in Osteopathy B’Ost

2019 – Emergency First Aid at work

2018 – Dry Needling (Western Acupuncture)

2019 – Emergency First Aid at work

2018 – Dry Needling (Western Acupuncture)