All our Osteopaths qualified from different schools of Osteopathy, bringing with them a vast range of techniques which enhance the natural ability of the body to heal. These include: Traditional (Massage, Mobilisation & Manipulation), Cranial, & Visceral techniques. Also Harmonics, MET, Taping and Acupuncture, so we are sure to have an osteopath to suit you and your needs! All offer specific exercises and lifestyle tips to reduce the risk of reoccurrence.
All of our Osteopaths are registered with the Osteopathy governing body the GOsC.
Rachel Phillimore established her practice in Chard soon after graduating in 1991. Mother to four boys, Rachel loves the challenge of every new patient! By discovering which structures are key to any given problem, she attempts to integrate the whole body. She offers advice on lifestyle and exercises and encourages self-help techniques wherever possible. Principal Osteopath of the Year 2016 (Institute of Osteopathy Awards).
A keen gardener, Rachel loves to be in natural environments. A daily walker she loves the challenge of hill walking and travelling.
Laila Simon qualified with commendation from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. She studied Osteopathy at master’s level alongside Naturopathy. She has a professional, calm, and caring approach to treatment. Her background as a yoga teacher has given her a deep understanding of movement, breathing patterns and how they affect our physical and mental wellbeing. She integrates this knowledge into her Osteopathic practice and has an ability to calm even the most frayed nervous system. Primarily a structural, hands on Osteopath, she will assess the entire body to see where balance is needed. She regularly provides rehabilitation advice in the form of structured exercise plans and nutritional guidance.
In her spare time Laila enjoys being active and regularly attends dance sessions, cycles, gardens and has climbed many mountains!
Vitor Costa relocated to Britain to pursue his dream of becoming an osteopath! He is passionate about caring for the individual needs of his patients and tailors a wide range of treatment approaches to this end. Careful evaluation and working together with his patients he develops tailor-made treatment plans. Vitor is a good listener and keeping his knowledge up-to-date is essential to him to provide the best care possible. Vitor enjoys spending time with family, in nature, and loves travelling.