Sorrel Pindar BSc (Ost), MPhil, Registered Osteopath & Health Coach
Combining osteopathy and health coaching, I offer a unique approach to healthcare. My osteopathic training enables me to find and address the physical causes of pain and ill-health, while my training as a coach means I can help you to address any issues in your life which are affecting your health and well-being.
I am a registered osteopath and health coach. I trained at the London School of Osteopathy, qualifying in 2002. In 2017 I commenced training in NLP (neurolinguistic programming) with Beyond NLP, and qualified as a Master Practitioner in September.
On the osteopathic side, I run a general practice treating back problems, neck pain, sciatica and joint problems such as frozen shoulder. I specialise in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome (M.E.), fibromyalgia and chronic (long-term) pain.
My approach to treatment is to look for the cause of the problem wherever that may be: frequently a problem in one area (for instance the elbow) is due to dysfunction somewhere else (eg the shoulder or neck). This means that the examination and treatment will focus on your body as a whole and not just on the part that hurts. I will then take time to explain what the problem is and the options available for treatment. It is important that you as the patient understand and participate in your treatment, taking charge of your own health.
I also take into account social and psychological factors and their impact on your health, whether it be stress at work or an unhappy situation at home. If I believe it will be helpful I will suggest coaching to help you get to grips with the stresses you are under. Using my coaching skills I can help you to overcome phobias and anxiety, and support you in relation to stress management, weight loss, exercise and so forth.
In 2007 I trained as a Perrin practitioner which enabled me to offer treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, using the Perrin TechniqueTM. Since then, I have treated dozens of patients suffering from CFS/ME and many have been able to resume a normal life.
I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), which exists to protect patients by ensuring that osteopaths meet the required professional standards. I am also a member of the Institute of Osteopathy and of OPRAA, the association for visceral osteopathy. I participate in an ongoing programme of continued learning, to ensure that my skills and knowledge are kept up-to-date.