I’m Saffron-Jade McCormack and I graduated from the European School of Osteopathy with an Integrated Masters degree in Osteopathy.
I treat cranio-structurally, meaning that my treatments combine elements of structural osteopathy and cranial osteopathy, allowing me to provide a body lead treatment tailored to patient’s individual needs. I also encourage my patients take an active role in their treatment and management by giving exercises when necessary and having frequent reviews of their progression.
During my time as an undergraduate I was introduced to the treatment of infants, children and pre and post-natal women. Over time this has become a keen interest, and post graduating my interest and passion for treating babies, children and pre/post-natal patients has grown.
I treat wide range of conditions presenting in patients of all ages.
Why did you become an Osteopath?
I suffered from lower back pain and neck pain as a child. I first saw an Osteopath when I was 11 and after many treatments I left his clinic feeling like I had a new body. That was a light bulb moment for me – I wanted to tell the world how he had changed my life. I was pain free. I decided that I wanted to help people in the same way and so becoming an Osteopath became my ambition. I really enjoy
What makes your job worthwhile?
I really enjoy watching my patients on their road to recovery. It’s fascinating how the body can change as each session helps and it’s incredibly rewarding to see how patients mood can change even though they are not aware how being in pain or discomfort was affecting their overall demeanour. When a patient comes through the door smiling, I know they are feeling better and I have made a difference.
What is unique about how you work?
I use Structural Osteopathy and incorporate Cranial Osteopathy too. Cranial Osteopathy, centres on the flow of the body’s cerebrospinal fluid (the colourless fluid that goes around your brain and spinal cord). Tapping into this can help me understand what is happening in the body and aim to correct the flow of the fluid. This is appropriate for people of all ages. Babies, infants, children and pre and post natal women.
Who has influenced you most in your career as a Cranial Osteopath?
Without a doubt the Osteopath that treated me all those years ago, influenced my decision to pursue a career as an Osteopath. Since then on my journey to become an Osteopath I have observed and learnt from many great different Osteopaths.
What’s the piece of advice you give to your patients/clients most often?
Ice the affected area. This helps reduce inflammation and can really help pain levels. Icing after treatment and resting can really help aid recovery during the acute phase of most musco-skeletal conditions.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work?
I enjoy being creative. I love photography – particularly capturing nature and scenery shots. I write too, love to bake and I play the guitar.