Osteopathic Team

Helen Castle – BSc(Hons) Ost DO 

Helen joined THE RICHARDS’ CENTRE in 2005 as a graduate of the ESO. As an ex-Kent hockey player and keen participant in a wide range of sports over the years, Helen likes to treat sporting injuries. She also enjoys working with all ages of patients, from youngsters to senior citizens. Helen strongly believes that Osteopathy can deal effectively with the detrimental effects of aches and pains caused by the stress of everyday living and working, improving both overall health and enjoyment of life. In addition, Helen has studied the benefits of combining yoga and osteopathy, and has added dry needling to her list of skills which can provide effective pain relief for many conditions. Helen also enjoys teaching the next generation of osteopaths on the undergraduate course at the ESO.

Ben Pieniazek – BSc(Hons) M.Ost  

Ben qualified as an Osteopath from the BSO in 2010, achieving a distinction level grade. He previously graduated from Bristol University in 2005 with a BSc degree in Anatomical Sciences. Ben participates in a wide range of sporting activities when his young daughter affords him the time! Ben really enjoys the variety and challenges that working with patients brings. He is keen that people understand the reasons behind their pain/symptoms and encourages them to take control of their condition with self management techniques and tailored lifestyle advice alongside in-depth treatment.
Ben is practising and developing his interest in functional neurology, a method of diagnosis and treatment which can help patients suffering from all manner of chronic musculoskeletal problems. He also offers Dry Needling, a natural method of relieving pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction.

Karen Snowling – M.Ost

Karen graduated with her Masters Degree in Osteopathy, from the BSO in 2012. She worked in Brisbane, Australia from 2013-2018 and returned to the UK to further her paediatric experience taking the 2 year Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London. Karen enjoys seeing patients of all ages, from newborn to 90. She has a lot of experience working with those patients with long-term symptoms whether related to posture, over-use, pregnancy, or other causes. Karen has also taken a particular interest in treating patients with headaches. During treatment Karen may utilise soft tissue massage, joint articulation and mobilisation and cranio-sacral therapy techniques. She also offers Dry Needling, a natural method of relieving pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction

 

Amber Mulford- M.Ost DO. ND

Amber has recently joined the THE RICHARDS’ CENTRE team. She qualified from the BCOM (British College of Osteopathic Medicine) and holds an Integrated Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Osteopathic Medicine and Diplomas in Dry Needling and Naturopathy.

With a reputation as an excellent structural osteopath, Amber’s additional qualifications and expertise in Dry Needling, Cranial Osteopathy and Nutrition are often incorporated in her treatments. Where appropriate, she uses a self-care,  naturopathic approach and can add Dry Needling techniques to alleviate acute symptoms, where appropriate.

She enjoys all form of sports and exercise, but particularly enjoys Yoga and Pilates