Suzanne Tugwell – Osteopath

Registered Osteopath. Member of the General Osteopathic Council GOsC. The Institute of Osteopaths ( iO) & the Sutherland Society

A Registered provider for BUPA and AXA PPP.

Suzanne is the practice principal and owner of The College Practice, which she opened in 1994. She qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1990 and has been practicing for the past 27 years.

Since then over the past 27 years, she has a wide experience in treating painful Knees, painful Shoulders, painful Ankles painful Elbows, painful wrists, Painful Hips including Painful backs!

And always offers a full explanation as much as possible, sometimes using diagrams and models, to help you understand your painful joint(‘s) or muscles.

She continued her studies in 2000 when she qualified in the use of Pilates for rehabilitation with Polestar Pilates.
Using a broad spectrum of osteopathic treatment/techniques, tailored to suit the individual’s needs, Suzanne assist patients with acute and chronic conditions. She also combines her Osteopathic skills with Pilates (where appropriate), to offer rehabilitation to those with sports injuries, pre and post pregnancy  or who just want to learn how to build their core and improve overall strength and posture.
Suzanne likes to offer her patients a comprehensive package of care, and because she is an experienced Osteopath with a great passion for dance and sport, she understands the biomechanics and demands placed on an athletic body.
She has also had first hand experience with the aftermath of a serious road traffic incident, having spent 6-months recovering in hospital (3 months in a wheelchair) after an accident in her formative years, which took years from which to recover. Her experience has allowed her to help others with the trauma and frustration of such injuries and the rehabilitation required to get patients back on track.

Areas of Osteopathic experience and expertise:

  • Sports injury care and rehabilitation.
  • Cranial Osteopathy – was mentored & worked with a colleague for many years-who taught and practiced at the Osteopathic Children’s Clinic (OCC), London.
  • Care and rehabilitation for dancers.
  • TMJ problems and working with orthodontic devices (inc. related face and jaw issues.
  • The care of road traffic incident patients and their associated problems.
  • American football – pitch side care.
  • Strapping techniques for injury. Expertise with -Painful knees, Painful Shoulders, Painful Ankles.
  • Pilates rehabilitation inc. the Pilates Reformer and Cadialac/Trapeze (combo chair).
  • Office ergonomic assessments – available upon request – to help you achieve an optimal position at your desk.
  • Care of the pregnant mother: helping to provide optimal space for the foetus during growth, an optimal pregnancy for mum and a safe, comfortable delivery. Together this helps Mum’s body to return to its’ natural alignment and strength after birth.
  • And had training in all the above, at the BSO, ESO, & many CPD courses, Sutherland Cranial Osteopathy and Polestar-(which was a course focused and tailored for Osteopaths & Physiotherapists).

Suzanne also offers Pregnancy massage and gentle fit-ball exercises to aid active movements during the 1st stages of delivery.