Karen Dean

Osteopath

Karen Dean

Since qualifying Karen has worked in Brentwood, continues to work at a clinic in Stanstead, Essex, and has expanded her client base to the Upminster area at the Sanctuary.

Karen sees osteopathy as having a role in the integration of healthcare practices based on the premise that, if the human body is functioning well with its inter-relationship with its structure, good health will follow.

When there is a failure with this relationship, symptoms of pain, fatigue, and discomfort may present. It is at this point that an osteopath becomes a detective in discovering the origin of the symptoms and then devising an appropriate treatment plan to alleviate them. An osteopathic approach involves looking at the whole body – not just treating the immediate area of the pain.

Outside of treating human patients osteopathically, Karen is involved with the treatment of horses. Many of her equine patients being athletes themselves, they require treatment to enable them to compete at the highest level possible.

In her spare time, Karen is to be found on the football touchline supporting her two sons who are both very involved in this sport.