While we are busy preparing to open our second Osteopathic Healthcare Clinic in Ealing, a new osteopath has also joined our team.
Peter and I have been looking for a third partner for a while, and as we considered a short-list of friends and colleagues, Peter contacted Jessica Busen-Smith, a colleague whom he had met when studying at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Although she was already working for clinics in central London and Epping, she readily agreed to meet us and visit our premises in Uxbridge. We were immediately drawn to her quietly confident and sunny personality, and her caring, reflective approach to osteopathic treatment. She in turn voiced approval and support of our vision of osteopathy and health.
Jessie is treating patients in Uxbridge on Mondays and Wednesdays, and will soon be available in Ealing as our team rotates between the two clinics.
Jessie brings a wealth of professional and human experience to her practice beyond her osteopathic training. She gained her first degree and Masters in physics with honours at Sussex University, and then worked for four years as a research assistant for the Childrens’ Hospital Immunodeficiency program (CHIP) in Denver Colorado, where she was involved in liaising with patients and parents as well as research activities. Those two experiences alone hint at a good combination of logic, rigour and human empathy.