Mrs Tanya Friel
Job Title: Aesthetic Medicine Physician
Specialisations: Massage Therapy, Osteopathy, Sport and Exercise Science
Tanya Friel has a Masters in Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy (BSO). As well as being an osteopath, she is also a qualified sports massage therapist, wellness coach and personal trainer.
After competing at a national level in biathlon (cross-country skiing and shooting) for thirteen years in Bulgaria, she studied Sports Science for her first degree. Since moving to the UK in 2006 she worked as a personal trainer with a special interest in core stability, exercise during pregnancy and long distance running.
She qualified as a Wellness Coach in 2001 with the American College of Sports Medicine which helped her develop a client-centred approach that aims to empower clients to achieve self-determined goals related to health and fitness. This led to a particular interest in the treatment of injuries and rehabilitation and eventually led to studying Osteopathy. Her broad experience now plays an important role in her treatment approach and long-term patient management strategies.
? As part of the training at the BSO she studied cranial osteopathy and has developed a huge appreciation of this refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment which encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body. Cranial Osteopathy, in combination with the structural osteopathic approach has helped her practice by equipping her with more open and holistic tools for treating complex patients.