Experienced osteopath in West Sussex

Focusing on your joints, muslces and spine to alleviate pains and strains.

About Anna

Anna is an experienced osteopath who is passionate about your health. She has worked alongside a private GP for many years who is also an osteopath. She is a great communicator and will be clear about what is needed to help you achieve your goals. She has an interest in nutrition in relation to multiple joint pain and considers your mental as well as physical state.

Anna’s approach uses a direct hands on bodywork approach of joint mobilization and manipulation which she couples with exercise and lifestyle advice. This method is described as ‘structural’. It means a deep, ‘sports style’ massage, coupled with moving joints to reach their optimum range of movements, while you are relaxing. This makes you feel more at ease within your body and helps your body function better. She will use a variety of different techniques depending on what she feels is most appropriate for you, these may include fascial release, cranial, visceral, trigger point therapy with dry needles, harmonic, and kinesiology taping.

Anna Shawcross an experienced osteopath in Graffham, West Sussex.

Anna has attended postgraduate courses at the University college of Osteopathy and Molinari Institute of health amongst other London osteopathic schooling venues. In addition to osteopathic treatment and advice, Anna will write any necessary medical letters without charge and she will create a comprehensive exercise rehabilitation plan for you using the ‘My Physio Rehab’ service which emails you pictures, descriptions and videos of how to perform the right exercises at home.

Anna is married with two school aged children. She has a passion for horses and rides on a regular basis as well as a newer hobby of stand up paddle boarding along with some tennis and gardening. She also loves apples and presses them for cider and juice.

Experience

In addition to working with people, Anna has completed a one year post graduate certificate in Animal Osteopathy and is now available to work with your horse or dog.

Formal Education:

  • 4 years Masters Degree in Osteopathy (M.Ost) – awarded by the British School of Osteopathy now known as University College of Osteopathy (UCO)

1 year Post Graduate Certificate (level 7) in Animal Osteopathy- Stuart McGreggor, validated by UCO

Courses:

  • Post graduate training in Cranial Techniques – at UCO
  • Musculoskeletal Health in the school aged child – Bournemouth Chiropractic School
  • Pelvic Visceral Technique – direct and indirect approaches for the pelvis and pelvic viscera to improve function
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Shoulder Dysfunction – (UC)
  • Functional Active Release – a system of finding the exact location of dysfunction within a muscle and releasing with hands on assisted movement. (UCO)
  • Functional technique– an indirect articulation of the tissues to affect a gentle but powerful release without causing discomfort. (UCO)
  • Harmonic technique – a rhythmic joint articulation for all areas of the body. Useful for people who find it hard to relax. (CPDO)
  • Kinesiology Taping– a comfortable tape useful for sports injuries or acute pain and tissue drainage. (British college of osteopathic medicine)
  • Pain and Pharmacology – UCO
  • Headache – effective diagnosis and clinical management of all types of headaches. (UCO)
  • Dry Needling course (Acupuncture) – the use of acupuncture needles to affectively treat pain associated with trigger points. (CPD Today in London)

Anna is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy (iO). All osteopaths are required to undertake comprehensive Continual Professional Development every year and keep up to date with emergency first aid.

"I was in ankle/foot tendonitis pain since around October 2017 and after 4 sessions with you I have been able to return to running. Today I ran 3 miles without any pain whatsoever which is amazing. You also treated my shoulder which was damaged in January, and I am now pain-free in that area. "