Meet the Team

Rebecca Root

GOsC registered Osteopath 8945


"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 Taillardat

GOsC registered Osteopath 10507


"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 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Balanced Osteopathy.

Bella Eacott

Sports & Deep Tissue Massage Therapist. Student Osteopath


"With my massage practice running alongside studies in osteopathy, I apply a range of remedial and deep tissue techniques to alleviate stress and tension which builds up during physical activity and everyday life. I provide both sports massage - targeting specific parts of the body or injuries; and deep tissue massage, using similar pressure but addressing tension or stress across the whole body.

Originally training in contemporary dance, I also play netball, football and swim, and have practiced yoga for over a decade, so I know how valuable moving is for both mind and body. I prioritise keeping you moving where possible, and aim to empower every client with deepened understanding of their own bodies, with personalised treatments and plans for recovery, mobilisation and healing outside of the clinic. I enjoy working will all kinds of clients - from office workers, parents, individuals with chronic pain, athletes and dancers - and will always target treatments to meet your particular needs."

Bella is available on Wednesdays at Balanced Osteopathy.