Practitioners

Catherine (Kate) Ashworth

The Ashworth Practice - Catherine (Kate) Ashworth

Kate graduated from the European school of Osteopathy in 1987. After gaining experience in a variety of practices, she took over as Principal of an established practice in Chislehurst and moved it to Orpington High Street in 1990. The Practice expanded to include another osteopath and a masseur and reflexologist, all committed to the highest levels of patient care. In 2008 the practice was relocated to initially Ravensbourne, then in 2015 to Bromley Park Medical Centre to improve parking and disabled facilities for patients.

Lecture appearances include having been involved in local GP Registrar training, the Orpington Back Pain Association, and talks to local yoga and exercise groups. Kate has completed post-graduate training in cranial osteopathy and also has an interest in homeopathy for the osteopathic patient; most recently she has returned to her roots as a Clinic Tutor at the European School of Osteopathy.

Preferring to focus on the patient and tailoring the treatment to the individual, she is a firm believer in the premise that, “If you understand the reason for your pain you take the first step to conquering it.” Therefore she takes great care that patients are fully aware of all the facts available, relating to their condition, in a language they understand.

Claire Jones

The Ashworth Practice - Claire JonesClaire qualified in Therapeutic Massage and Reflexology in 1994 from The College of Holistic Medicine and gained a further qualification from The Association of Reflexologists in 2000.

Claire joined The Ashworth Practice in 1998 to work in combination with the Osteopaths providing a preventative health care programme for those patients who’s conditions indicated significant stress related elements. Both Massage and Reflexology induce a state of deep relaxation and are beneficial in cases of stress, lethargy, insomnia and general aches and pains.

 

Julie Palmer

The Ashworth Practice - Julie PalmerJulie graduated from The European School of Osteopathy in 1995 and joined the Ashworth Practice in the summer of that year. As a Clinic Supervisor at the European School of Osteopathy, Julie is involved in training the next generation of osteopaths.

Julie works both structurally, on musculo-skeletal conditions, and cranially on adults and babies. She has a loyal following of patients who appreciate her gentle friendly approach.