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Sebastian Contreras

Originally from Knaresborough, Sebastian graduated from the British School of Osteopathy, widely regarded as the premier osteopathic training establishment in the world. He received a Bachelor of Osteopathy degree with honours. Sebastian returned to North Yorkshire in 2004 to provide osteopathic treatment for the people of Knaresborough, Wetherby and Harrogate.

 

Sebastian has been made a full member of the British Osteopathic Association as well as the Osteopathic Sports Care Association and is state-registered with the General Osteopathic Council a body concerned with the continued professional development (CPD) of practitioners. A firm advocate of CPD, Sebastian regularly attends courses to update his skills and keep abreast of current developments in the world of Osteopathy & Medicine.

 

Following graduation he enrolled for a diploma in Classical Osteopathy. There he trained with the oldest ever osteopath, who was 98 years old at the time and had been working, teaching and researching osteopathy for 71 years. In 2013, Sebastian earned his Master's Degree in Osteopathic Sports Care with distinction from Leeds Carnegie. This has enabled Sebastian to gain valuable expertise and further develop his osteopathic treatment.

 

Sebastian's special interests include spinal, sports and work related injuries, postural correction (increasing awareness of and helping correct those awkward and poor postures) hence his links with Phoenix Dance Theatre and The Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

Simon Keeble

Simon also studied in London at the British School of Osteopathy, graduating with a Masters of Osteopathy.  Originally from Yorkshire, he was keen to return together with his young family to offer them the active and outdoor lifestyle that he enjoyed growing up.

 

Simon incorporates a wide array of techniques within his treatments to best comply with the patients' needs and to encourage their swift recovery.  His experience ranges from working with  American footballers, rugby players and professional footballers.  Off the track or playing field, Simon sees osteopathy being appropriate for all ages and lifestyles. He takes interest in all avenues of osteopathy from cranial and visceral treatment to structural and functional approaches, intently listening and utilising a wealth of knowledge to aid the swift recovery of the patients he treats.  His structural and holistic style caters for any type of musculoskeletal dysfunction, be it related to work, sport or old age.

 

When he’s not working, Simon enjoys hiking, rock climbing and running after his two children.  He’s also active in his local community with outreach and charity work.

Josh McCollum

Josh grew up in various locations within the United Kingdom and Europe as part of his military upbringing. Josh attended Worksop College before training at Leeds Beckett University to complete his Master’s Degree in Osteopathy.

 

Josh is keen to treat a wide variety of patients; from the younger sportsmen to the elderly. During an osteopathic consultation with Josh he will not just focus on your specific area of pain, but will assess you with a whole-body approach. This allows Josh to consider what treatment is best suited to your needs as well as offer advice on external factors which may be impacting on your ability to recover, such as posture or exercise habits and if necessary, provide you with individually tailored exercise routines. Josh has completed post graduate training in medical acupuncture, advanced level kinesiology taping and cranial osteopathy, providing him with several approaches to treatment to suit your healthcare needs.

 

During his University career, Josh continued to develop his interests in encroaching the gap between elite sports and osteopathy; becoming a member of the Osteopathic Sports Care Association, attending sporting Masterclasses and treating competitors of the World’s Strongest Man competition.

 

Filipe Lucio

Filipe Lucio has been working within the fitness, sports injury and rehabilitation world for many years. His career started in his native Portugal, playing both football and handball at a high level. When he moved to the UK he studied to become a personal trainer and Pilates instructor, helping people of all levels achieve their fitness goals. Keen to develop professionally, Filipe enrolled on a course, where he gained a Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy.

 

He has been working as a Sports Massage Therapist since 1997, working in general practice as well as alongside senior football and rugby teams. He was headhunted to join the team at Castle Clinic in 2010 so the clinic could benefit from his amazing hands, expertise and energy that he uses when treating his clients. Since then he has been tailoring massage treatments to hundreds of individuals.

 

Filipe combines deep tissue massage and stretching techniques along with advice on strength and conditioning exercises to help with injury prevention, recovery and rehabilitation.

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Charlotte Bruce

Charlotte’s first introduction to working with the human body was in 2006 when she completed an ITEC diploma in massage.  She worked as a massage therapist in Spas such as Verbena in Helmsley and The Gleneagles Hotel and Spa in Scotland.  It was this work that established her fascination with human anatomy and her desire to improve an individual’s life, leading her to enrol at university to study osteopathy.  In 2017 she graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a Master’s degree in osteopathy.  

 

She was delighted to be recruited to work with Seb and his team and provide care for the people of Knaresborough, Harrogate, Ripon, Wetherby and the surrounding villages of the Harrogate District.  As a newly qualified osteopath, Charlotte has relevant and up to date knowledge in musculoskeletal care and osteopathic treatment. Charlotte has also begun to develop her skills in cranial osteopathy.  Cranial osteopathy is a subtle, more gentle approach to treatment that has a very powerful effect on the tensions and stresses held deep within the body.  It is ideal for treating very acute pain as well as headaches.  She has also had great success in relieving the pains and stiffness associated with ‘wear & tear’ and arthritis by treating the associated muscles, tendons and ligaments as well as the affected joint.  She wishes to empower her patients to improve their own health and quality of life through osteopathic treatment, referral to other practitioners when applicable, home advice and exercise.

 

In her own time, Charlotte enjoys playing her instruments (voice, clarinet and saxophone), travelling and running.

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