Dora has a particular interest in functional biomechanics and in 2011 she completed the prestigious Gray Institute for Functional Transformation (GIFT) program gaining the Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) title. She is also one of the handful of practitioners in the UK who is certified in Functional Manual Reaction; using hands-on techniques to assist the body’s natural movement patterns.
Using conventional physiotherapy and osteopathic techniques as well as functional exercises tailored to the client’s individual needs to maintain the treatment’s effects, Dora is able to treat a wide variety of conditions. Although she has a special interest in sports rehabilitation and injury prevention, she enjoys working with a wide variety of patients.
“Having clients with completely different problems and goals is fantastic. Going from a rehabilitation session with an elderly patient following a hip replacement to putting together an exercise routine for a young client with scoliosis then onto a whiplash injury case followed by a performance enhancement session with a golfer is great as it keeps me creative when it comes to treatment. I like to make the treatment sessions individual to each client and seeing them achieving their personal goals is priceless”
Dora also encourages an active role from her patients. “Finding out the exact aims for each client is essential when it comes to keeping them motivated. As I always say to my patients I only have them for a short period of time so they need to put in a little bit of effort the rest of the week. Working together as a team is always the best and quickest way to achieve our goals.”
General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)
Likes: eating, exercise, laughing, red wine, fast cars, travelling
Dislikes: early mornings, automatic cars, ”schedules”, dodgy parking, waiting!