The Osteopathic Practice: Our Staff

Jane O’Connor

Jane O’Connor - ADO DO (Qualified in1979)

ADO DO (Qualified in 1979)

Member of The General Osteopathic Council (1979)
Member of The Institute of Osteopathy (formally The British Osteopathic Society) (1979)
Member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (2008)
Member of The Sutherland Society (2005)

  • Osteopathy Registered with The General Osteopathic Council
  • Cranial Osteopathy Member of The Sutherland Society
  • Medical Acupuncture Member of The British Medical Acupuncture Society
  • Electrotherapy
  • Osteopathic Treatment of Dogs
  • Practising Low-Level Laser Therapist since 1993
  • Certified Niel-Asher Technique practitioner for Frozen Shoulder

Even as a child I was aware of Osteopathy. My aunt was receptionist to Dr Stephen Ward (the Osteopath involved in the Profumo affair), and I would often accompany my mother on her visits to receive regular Osteopathic treatment from our local Osteopath. I can’t recall a time when I did not want to be an Osteopath, and I could never understand my school friends saying they had no idea what they wanted to be when they grew up. I just ‘knew’ I wanted to be an Osteopath.

On leaving school I studied at the British School of Osteopathy in London, qualifying from there in 1979. My first post found me running an Osteopathic charity clinic in the heart of Birmingham. The clinic had been established ‘to provide Osteopathy for all regardless of income’, and nobody was ever turned away. It was here that I originally developed my interest in what was then termed ‘Geriatric Osteopathy’, and I found it profoundly fulfilling to be able to help those whom the NHS had effectively dismissed with such trite diagnoses as “It’s just wear and tear, what do you expect at your age?” or “It’s arthritis, nothing can be done”. There was so much that could be done to improve these people’s mobility and quality of life. My eldest patient was 102 years old!

I moved to Leamington Spa in 1982; opening my first practice above a shop called Crackpots (which some patients felt to be particularly apt!) in Warwick Street, moving in 1987 to Upper Holly Walk/Campion Terrace where I have worked ever since.

I worked as a Senior Clinic Tutor at The British School of Osteopathy in Suffolk Street London for nearly 3 years, which I found hugely rewarding and stimulating, although getting up at 5.00 am to commute to London from the Midlands was incredibly tiring. I can truly sympathise with many of my patients who suffer the draining effects of long distance commuting, particularly in the wintertime.

In 1989 I embarked upon a 3-year Advanced Diploma in Osteopathy and was awarded my ADO in 1992, being presented with this by Princess Anne at a ceremony at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London which was followed by a reception at St James’ Palace. This was a very special day for me.

In 1990 I trained in the use of Low-Level Laser Therapy, travellling at one point to Washington DC to attend the North American Association of Laser Therapists annual convention at the famous Bethesda Military Hospital. There, I was fortunate enough to be able to listen to some of the world’s foremost laser researchers and therapists talking about this extraordinary and revolutionary technique. I became an immediate convert to this (hitherto almost science-fiction) therapy and even now, 27 years later, I never cease to be amazed by Low-Level Laser’s ability to accelerate the healing and reduce the pain in an ever increasing range of conditions.

Having also practised Medical Acupuncture for a number of years, I decided to train with the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) and became a qualified BMAS practitioner in 2008. The use of Medical Acupuncture has enabled me to help patients in severe pain, in cases where Osteopathy alone would be of limited benefit.

Whilst some might think that, by studying other complimentary therapy techniques, I have become a ‘jack-of-all-trades and master of none’, I believe that broadening my treatment base in this way has served to significantly enhance my ability to help patients; thus I would counter by stating that I prefer to think of myself more as a ‘jack-of-all-trades and master of ONE!’

Osteopathy has been my life for over 40 years – and I still love every minute of it.

For an idea of what I do, please visit What Does an Osteopath Do?

Jane's Hours:

9.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Thursday

I have known Jane for well over 25 years. Over that period she has repaired the abuse that I put into my body on more occasions than I care to remember. The practice provides flexible, friendly, specialist services that are invaluable to sportsmen like myself.
I cannot recommend Jane and her skillsets highly enough.

P.B. Leamington Spa

Frozen Shoulder and the Niel-Asher Technique

Jane O’Connor is registered as a Niel-Asher Technique practitioner.

Who's Online

We have 36 guests and no members online

Jane's Post Graduate Study 2014-2017

Post Graduate Courses and Continuing Professional Development

2015

  • Assessment of abdominal pain in primary care  Nuffield Hospital
  • Update of common shoulder and elbow conditions - a practical approach. Nuffield Hospital
  • Neck Lumps  Nuffield Hospital
  • Abdominal anatomy and dissection  British School of Osteopathy
  • Tips on Gastroenterology  Nuffield Hospital
  • The Hip MOT - diagnosing hip and groin pain for patients of all ages Nuffield Hospital
  • Opthalmoscopy in General Practice. Nuffield Hospital
  • Non pharmacalogical Approaches to Chronic Pain Warwick University
  • Diagnosing Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Nuffield Hospital
  • Anatomical Dissection British School of Osteopathy
  • Recent Trends in Hip and Knee Arthroscopy Nuffield Hospital
  • UK Osteoporosis Convention ICC Birmingham
  • Management of Shoulder and Knee Conditions Nuffield Hospital

2016

  • Clinical cases and new treatments in Dermatology Nuffield Hospital
  • An Overview of Cancer: Anatomy and Dissection Guys Hospital
  • British Medical Acupuncture Spring Meeting Newcastle
  • Thyroid Function: Diseases and Treatments Nuffield Hospital
  • Dermatology Skin Forum Warwick Hospital
  • CT Coronary Angiogram: When to use in GP Practice Nuffield Hospital
  • Myofascial Release Techniques Tewkesbury
  • Opthalmology in general practice - what to refer and when. Nuffield Hospital
  • Functional Active Release The British School of Osteopathy
  • Hearing Loss and Tinnitus - Practical Tips for General Practice Nuffield Hospital
  • Neuromuscular Reeducation Leamington
  • Treatment of the Anterior Hip, Knee and Lower Limb British Medical Acupuncture Society
  • Osteoporosis Convention 2016 ICC Birmingham

2017

  • Two Day Osteopathic Refresher Course The British School of Osteopathy