Meet the Osteopath - Georgina Bull

Why did I become an osteopath?

I had a really bad fall from a very large horse when I was 15, breaking and dislocating my shoulder enough to have surgery to pin it back together. When it had healed, I had tremendous neck pain so a friend of mine said to visit an Osteopath… From that moment, I was fascinated!

What do you enjoy about your work?

It never ceases to amaze me just how incredible the human body is. Give it the right environment and the body will heal itself time and time again. Of course, we all get frustrated at how slow that healing appears to be sometimes, but on a tiny cellular level the body is busy correcting things and improving itself. I also really enjoy the opportunity to treat horses when it arises, they're so honest and open and the results can be staggering.

Any memorable moments?

Several relating to funny things I've been told, and that people have done over the years, but I think one that stands out for me was the utter relief at finishing my degree and getting my certificates finally after 4 very long, hard years of study. I can still remember the flood of tears that came with it!

Any nuggets of wisdom you continuously tell people?

One that I love is for those people with low back pain, that want to lie on their side to sleep but find it uncomfortable, is to try sleeping with a thin pillow between their knees. This can help to reduce tension in some of the muscles and make things a little more comfortable. If you're a back sleeper, try putting a pillow under your knees to help.

What do you enjoy outside of work?

I've got a variety of hobbies, but most of my time is taken up with my 2 horses, Shar and Acorn. There is never a bad moment spent with them, and if I'm feeling down or angry, they have a wonderful ability to make me happy again! I love Stand Up Paddle Boarding (or SUP) too, and can often be found in the warmer weather cruising up and down the river locally. I'm very much an outdoors kind of person, and I like to clay pigeon shoot when I get a chance, and have won a few local ladies competitions at a low level.

Something that always makes you smile?

This one is easy, it has to be my horses. I never fail to come home from riding or being with them with a huge smile on my face, unless one of them has broken into the feed bins again but even then you have to chuckle at the tenacity she has to take matters into her own hooves…

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