Meet our osteopaths

The Village Osteopaths has an experienced and dedicated team to provide osteopathy that brings relief and long term Health benefits to our patients

Our team of osteopaths regularly treat back pain, neck pain, sciatic pain and all other joint aches and pains. This ranges from acute to chronic conditions and is what a typical patient comes into clinic for. All of our team treat these conditions using ‘structural’, hands on techniques such as massage, joint mobilisation and adjustments.

Our team also has a number of different specialities which see’s patients from as young as four days old coming into our clinic, heavily pregnant mums to be, patients with ME/CFS or fibromyalgia and patients well into their nineties, all requiring specialist care from our experienced and specialised team.

So whether you require structural osteopathy for aches and pains, cranial osteopathy for headaches and blocked ears, cranial osteopathy for babies, pre natal osteopathy, post natal care or The Perrin Technique, the team at The Village Osteopaths is here to help.

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Collette Bourke B.Ost

Principal Osteopath

Special interests: Back Pain, Pelvic Pain, Pre & Post Natal, Babies, ME/CFS

I have been seeing Collette for over 7 years and have been to other osteopaths before and during (due to maternity leave!) but they do not come close.

Collette is a real ambassador for the profession. She is professional, thorough and sympathetic. Her treatment is always effective and her advice is always helpful.

I cannot thank her enough or recommend her higher.
— Susan C.

Collette is an experienced osteopath, graduating from the prestigious British School of Osteopathy in 2005.

Collette specialises in pediatrics, pregnant and post-natal women; however, Collette enjoys treating patients of any gender or age for a wide range of ailments and conditions, from back pain to headaches.

Collette became a licensed Perrin Practitioner in 2005 for the specialist Perrin Technique, treating ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia. 

Collette was awarded the Excellence in the Perrin Technique Gold Certificate in 2012 for her work and expertise in the field.

Collette is Bupa, Aviva and WPA registered and accepts patients with this insurance.


JaCqui Almond

M. Ost

Associate Osteopath
Special Interests: Back Pain, Neck Pain, Chronic pain & Discal Injuries

Jacqui graduated from Leeds Beckett University in 2015 with Masters in Osteopathy and has developed her skills to treat a variety of different pain related issues, including acute sports injuries, generalised aches and pains and chronic complaints.

Jacqui has worked with private patients and on an NHS contract with the primary focus on lower back pain, where she treated people suffering from acute episodes of lower back strains and sprains to more severe and chronic lower back issues.

Jacqui follows a structural approach to diagnosis and treatment with an emphasis on long-term prevention and management and Jacqui’s treatment involves a variety of different techniques, which aim to treat locally, as well as on a more holistic scale.

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Kate dewhurst M.Ost PGCert

Associate Osteopath

Special interests: Paediatrics, Babies & Children, Pre & Post Natal

Kate qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 2016 before returning to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Specialist Paediatric Osteopathic Practice in 2018.

Specialising in paediatrics, Kate treats babies using structural and cranial osteopathy to soothe symptoms and help give your baby the best start in life.

This specialism also comes with an interest in pre and post natal osteopathy, as a baby can present with issues that occur in the womb and during labour.

Kate also enjoys treating patients of all ages; looking into the root causes of pain before providing treatment and advice to help prevent problems arising again in the future.


Freya Gilmore


Associate Osteopath

Special interests: Arthritis, Chronic pain Management, Pelvic Pain.

Freya holds a Masters of Osteopathy degree from the prestigious British School of Osteopathy having graduated in 2016 and for which she was a Student Ambassador.

Freya has moved up to Manchester and has a strong ethos in educating patients about their condition as an important step for their recovery.

With well over 1,000 hours of clinic experience at the BSO treating patients with a wide-range of with symptoms such as headaches, back pain and arthritis, Freya also took classes nutrition and treating pregnant women.

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Hannah Hilton


Associate Osteopath

Special interests: Women’s Health, Pelvic Pain, Pre & Post Natal, Menopause

Hannah specialises in all aspects in women’s health having completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Women’s Health with the prestigious Molinari Institute in 2017.

She is on of therapists with this qualification and specialism, seeing her specialise in such as pre and post- natal care, pelvic pain and issues associated with menopausal changes..

Hannah also offers Mother & Baby treatments for new mums to give themselves and their new-born’s advice and treatment to help their bodies adapt to the changes experienced in pregnancy and labour, but also aches and pains associated with breastfeeding positions, carrying baby equipment and other factors that can put strain on the body.

Hannah qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 2013 and whilst she specialises in women’s health and pregnancy, she is experienced in helping both men and women, at all stages of life, to find relief from acute and chronic joint and muscle pain.


Ashleigh Adams

M. Ost

Associate Osteopath
Special Interests: Pre & Post Natal, Back Pain, Neck Pain & Discal Injuries

Please note:

Ashleigh is on a 6 month sabbatical until April 2019.

Ashleigh is brilliant! I can’t recommend her enough because her treatment has left me pain-free and able to live my life to the full again.
— Patrick B.

Ashleigh graduated from the British School of Osteopathy with a Masters in Osteopathy and was awarded the prestigious award for Clinical Excellence.

With a background at university treating sports injuries and age related changes in the elderly, Ashleigh's structural skills have been honed and expanded at The Village Osteopaths.

Ashleigh has developed a passion for treating pre and post natal ladies and has added cranial skills to her repertoire, but still enjoys treating people of all ages and backgrounds.