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 qualified a year longer than Justine, who has left to pursue other interests. She graduated with her Masters Degree in Osteopathy, from the BSO in 2012. She has been working in Brisbane, Australia since February 2013 and after 5 years has returned to the UK to further her paediatric experience by taking the 2 year Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy a the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London. Karen enjoys seeing patients of all ages, from newborn up. She has a lot of experience working with those patients with long-term symptoms whether related ot 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, dry needling and cranio-sacral therapy techniques. She also offers Dry Needling, a natural method of relieving pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction


Marion Wilmot – M.Ost DO

Marion qualified from the LSE ( London School of Osteopathy) and  joined THE RICHARDS’ CENTRE team in 2015. As well as being an excellent structural osteopath, Marion has an interest in Cranial and Functional Osteopathy. During her time with us, she has built up a loyal base of patients who benefit from her treatment, from new born to 90+ Marion is also qualified in Dry Needling techniques which often help to alleviate acute symptoms.She enjoys all form of exercise (especially skiing and weight training) and is a member of a morris dancing side. She can often be found dancing locally in town centres and pubs. She likes to use her knowledge of exercise to help patients recover from sporting injuries.