Meet the Team
STEPHEN J. HEWITT, D.O.
Steve was first introduced to osteopathy at the age of 16 having injured his back whilst gardening. As various members of his family had already benefited from osteopathy, it seemed the natural line to follow to resolve his own problem. That experience and the “hands on” approach to treatment inspired him to become an osteopath.
Steve graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1990. He spent the first five years in his profession working alongside three doctors and an orthopaedic surgeon at a clinic in Newcastle upon Tyne before opening his own practice there. Eight years later, in 2003, he moved to Herefordshire, and shortly after took over Ledbury Osteopathic Practice.
He enjoys the diversity of a family practice treating patients of all ages from babies to the elderly and everyone in between, and the varied challenges each patient brings.
In his spare time Steve enjoys gardening and golf, and he keeps a small flock of rare breed pedigree sheep.
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KATY TEASDALE, BSc (Hons.) (Lond.), BSc (Hons.) Osteopathy, D.O.
Katy has been in private practice for twelve years since graduating from a four year full-time honours degree at the renowned European School of Osteopathy, Kent, UK in 2008.
Her abilities are wide-reaching, covering a range of osteopathic skills from ‘structural’ through ‘functional’ to ‘cranial’ and paediatric approaches.
To enhance her paediatric skills and experience, Katy undertook postgraduate training, working for more than two years at the Osteopathic Centre for Children, London and the neonatal unit of Barnet General Hospital, London alongside consultants treating neonates, children, adolescents and perinatal mothers.
Along with gaining experience in the clinic environment in Europe and Asia, with her love of travel, Katy has participated in humanitarian expeditions in Kenya, India and Pakistan (Osteopathy Without Borders), teaching and treating in hospitals, schools, slums and mountain villages, treating local people for issues associated with trauma, malnutrition and poor sanitation.
Katy has developed a profound understanding of osteopathic principles and practice which underlie all osteopathic treatments, exploring what is uniquely required for the individual patient at that time.
Katy practices with great empathy and compassion, is thorough and articulate and offers a highly sensitive approach.
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