After qualifying from The British School of Osteopathy, London in 1989 Deborah has worked in Amersham and Abingdon before establishing Marlow Osteopathic Clinic in 1990. Deborah also took on an existing osteopathic practice in Wantage in 1991 and developed this into a multi-disciplinary clinic. Deborah sold The Wantage Clinic in 1997 to enable her to develop her interests in Marlow.
Marlow Osteopathic Clinic moved to The Doctors House in Marlow in 1993 where Deborah was then joined by Caroline Baker. After 21 years of being based at Marlow's only doctor's surgery, Marlow Osteopathic Clinic moved in July 2014 to its present location, Taylor House, 39 High Street, Marlow as part of The Spinal Health Clinic.
Apart from working within the clinical environment, Deborah was the Osteopath for Wantage Rugby Union Football Club from 1992 to 1993 and Marlow Rugby Union Football Club for six years, from 1993 to 1999.
During that time she also worked for The Scottish Exiles Rugby Union Football Club and the English Rugby Union Football Team. Deborah’s other sports injury experience includes treating members of the British Modern Pentathlon Team and travelling with them to Basle, Switzerland in 1995 for the Modern Pentathlon World Championships as Osteopath to both the Men’s and Women’s Teams. Deborah also has a keen interest in golfing injuries and treats many members from our local golf clubs.
Deborah has two children, Phoebe and Freya and uses her experiences of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood to treat expectant and new mothers.
Caroline qualified from The British School of Osteopathy, London in 1990 and for the following two years held various locum and associate positions in a variety of osteopathic practices in and around the London area. In November 1992 Caroline took a six-month break away from work and was based in the French Alps developing her passion for skiing and working as a ski guide for Neilson. On her return form France in 1993 Caroline joined Deborah as an osteopath based at the Marlow Osteopathic Clinic.
In 1997 Caroline took on an osteopathic role as manager for The Maple Clinic in Bracknell where she has developed this practice into a multi-disciplinary clinic. An opportunity arose in 1999 that allowed Caroline to join the NHS at the King Edward VII Hospital in Windsor where she became a team member as an osteopath working alongside consultants, physiotherapists and chiropractors for the Acute Back Pain Clinic. Due to the birth of twin girls, Lucy and Charlotte in late 2004, Caroline had to resign from her position at the hospital.
Caroline also has a keen interest in treating sports injuries and has worked with many sports professionals including rugby players, footballers, ice-skaters, runners and hockey players. Caroline has also looked after the Ballet Rambert students in Chiswick whilst working at a practice in Isleworth for six years.
Hazel embarked upon her career as an osteopath later in life, having previously held roles in retail management and supply chain management in the wines & spirits industry. Having left university with a degree in English Literature and a good working knowledge of the pubs and bars in Manchester, a trainee management programme with Majestic Wine seemed like a sensible plan. During her eight years with Majestic, Hazel managed one of the larger London stores, studied for formal wine and spirit qualifications, visited many wine producers, ‘helped’ with a harvest in Bordeaux… and of course enjoyed quite an extensive practical wine tasting education. However, working at Majestic wasn’t just about drinking wine; extensive manual handling resulted in back pain and to Hazel first becoming acquainted with osteopathy. She was so impressed with the transformation to her health that she decided to train to become an osteopath herself.
For the next six years Hazel worked in a desk based supply chain management role for Pernod Ricard by day. During the evenings and weekends she managed to squeeze in a Master’s degree in Osteopathy, which included more than 1000 hours of ‘hands on’ clinical experience, over and above the academic requirements.
Hazel joined the team at Marlow Osteopathic Clinic in May 2015; her former work experience gives her first-hand experience of the stresses and strains that both heavy manual handling and sedentary desk based roles can lead to, and she is ideally placed to help people that are affected by work related problems. Hazel has a real passion for treating both expectant mothers and post-natal women and has undertaken several courses since qualifying to study peri-natal care. In addition she has also undertaken sports massage qualifications, so her treatment approach tends to incorporate plenty of massage: she is available for sports massage sessions as well as osteopathic care.
When not at the clinic or being bossed around by her 2 year old son Archie, Hazel enjoys swimming and bootcamp, and occasionally still manages a bit of nostalgic wine chat.
Jackie has been practising massage for 27 years, working in spas and gyms and freelance, including 5 years training therapies. The massage Jackie offers is tailored to the individual need of each client; be it deep tissue work for sports and remedial massage or for relaxation and de- stressing. Jackie’s client base covers all ages and conditions and Jackie’s personal sporting background includes running half marathons, squash, horse riding, swimming, gym work, walking and attempts at many more that all add to her experience as a therapist. Jackie also provides reflexology and Indian Scalp Massage.
Mary is our dedicated Pilates instructor. She is fully qualified in the Pilates method having completed a Masters Instructor certificate in 2012 with the JPilates training company. She instructs all elements of Pilates from mat work to advanced level and all large studio equipment (including cadillac, advanced reformer, wunda chair and barrels). She first started practising the method following extensive knee surgery in a rehab capacity over 25 years ago. Having experienced amazing results she continued to practise the method and now brings her wealth of experience to our patients. She is passionate about helping people of all ages and level of fitness to achieve better posture, strength and mobility and restore them to good functionality.
Mary is a member of REPS and keeps up to date with all developments, and new research, enhancing her knowledge and skills through a wide variety of workshops and conventions.
Additional qualifications include: Level 3 in Teaching Pilates for the Older Adult 2015, Barre Pilates 2017