Meet the Team
"I trained as an Osteopath at Oxford Brookes University, where I obtained my first class honours degree in Osteopathy. I currently practice as both an Osteopath and Sports Massage therapist, registered with the General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy and set up Balanced Osteopathy in October of 2014.
For me, osteopathy is about identifying musculoskeletal imbalances and altered biomechanics that have built up over time and led to injury. I treat in a structural way to restore balance to the whole body and reduce pain, and believe that an important part of what I do is educating people about how their own body works and what tweaks can be made to their normal routine to prevent recurrence of injury e.g changing running style, specific strength work or adjusting a desk set up!
I enjoy working with a variety of different clients and have experience treating a spectrum of musculoskeletal complaints. My passion for rehabilitation has resulted in a special focus on treating runners injuries, as well as a keen interest in pre and post-natal treatment."
Rebecca is available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Balanced Osteopathy.
Emilie Repponen (née Taillardat)
"I studied at the University College of Osteopathy, receiving a Master's degree with distinction. I am a registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy; a qualified sports massage therapist and certified in functional rehabilitation techniques.
My strengths lie in structural treatment techniques and personalised management advice, in order to enable patients to support their own healing. My clinical experience has allowed me to work with a diverse patient population including individuals suffering from chronic pain and persons with complex rheumatological presentations.
As a runner and cyclist, I understand the joy and demand that endurance exercise puts on the body and specialise in treating sports-related injuries. I enjoy combining my personal experience in sports with my professional understanding to optimise the health and recovery of patients."
Emilie is available Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Balanced Osteopathy.
" I graduated with distinction from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (Bcom) in 2020. Since then I have joined the Bcom Teaching team as Lecturer and worked as Osteopath all around London.
I enjoy climbing, weight lifting and boxing regularly. However, I like to test and trial always new sports activities to develop a deeper understanding of their biomechanical involvements. I use functional training to prevent injuries and optimize sports performances. I have worked extensively with climbing related injuries and have thoroughly enjoyed to see the improvements of my patients climbing skills!
My areas of interest are always evolving. I enjoy learning about the pathophysiological processes that feed onto chronic pains, headaches, stress, pelvic dysfunctions and TMJ issues; the psychological impact of traumas, PTSD and overall mental health problems on pain and injuries; the impact of nutritional imbalances, poor breathing, gut symptoms and health, work related body postures on compensatory mechanisms leading to dysfunction and discomfort.
My approach to Osteopathy varies on the case, and it involves structural work on joints/muscles such as mobilisations, manipulations, massage and medical acupuncture, as well as breathing work, mind-body muscles work, proprioception and interoception work, visceral osteopathy, pelvic assessments and movement therapy."
Concetta is available Tuesdays and Fridays at Balanced Osteopathy.
"I graduated with a Master’s degree from the University College of Osteopathy (UCO). I am also a qualified sports massage and dry needle therapist. Coming from a background in competitive swimming, health and fitness have always been an integral part of my lifestyle, and I enjoy helping others recover from injury and learn about their bodies. As an osteopath, I work structurally, considering the treatment of the musculoskeletal system to be at the centre of my practice. I aim to provide patients with suitable and personalised tools to reach their goals – be that to reduce pain, improve performance, or prevent injury.
I enjoy applying evidence-informed practice alongside traditional osteopathic concepts, using my expertise in hands-on treatment and by introducing customised exercise or movement techniques to reinforce and prolong change. I aim to provide patients with the tools they need to continue recovering outside of the treatment room.
I have experience treating a wide range of patients of various ages, occupations or who have on-going health conditions."
Jen is available Tuesdays and Thursdays at Balanced Osteopathy.
Emilie practices massage alongside her current studies in Osteopathy. She applies a range of remedial and deep tissue techniques to alleviate stress and tensions which build up during physical activity and everyday life. She is interested in how our external and internal environments can interact to affect health and wellbeing, and she will develop a treatment plan that is adapted to your lifestyle and circumstances. She will prioritise improving your mobility and reducing pain and tension in the areas you need it most, and whether you need an intensely relaxing experience, or you like a more active and collaborative approach to treatment, she will tailor your appointment to your specific needs.
She has experience treating office workers, athletes, and individuals living with cancer. She combines personal experience with professional expertise to treat muscular pain related to parenting and breastfeeding.
Emilie is available on Fridays at Balanced Osteopathy.