Michelle Finnigan

BSc (hons) ost med. nd.

Initially qualifying as a massage therapist in 2000, I was converted to the benefits of Osteopathy after suffering first hand the pain of repetitive strain injury and the incredibly therapeutic effect of the treatments.

Although my first interest was in sporting injuries and rehabilitation, since having my own children in 2008 and 2015, I am also particularly interested in treating pregnant and post-natal women, and children.

I graduated with a first class Honours in Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) and a diploma in Naturopathy (N.D) in London in 2007.
Throughout my degree I regularly worked in spas and gyms doing sports and relaxation massage and post-graduation I split my time working as an osteopath between two gym based clinics, one in South Kensington, and the other closer to home. Additionally I spent several years working at a private complementary health clinic, The Green Room, in Wimpole Street W1 where I saw a variety of patients referred from the attached GP practice.

In 2012 I was asked by BCOM to be a regular lecturer in Osteopathy which I continued to do until taking a sabbatical in 2014 in order to concentrate on my business.

I take my Continuing Professional Development very seriously and a selection of some of the more recent courses I have undertaken include:

  • “Post-partum Care of the Mother and Newborn” (March 2009),
  • “Pregnancy care” (November 2010)
  • “Cranial Osteopathy” (January 2010) for which babies and children are ideally suited as this is a very gentle form of treatment.
  • “The Still Technique” (December 2012) – a course based on notes from the original founder of Osteopathy, A.T. Still, which aims to use all of the tools at practitioner’s disposal to analyse dysfunction and restore normal anatomical and functional states.
  • “Treating ear, nose and throat disorders in children and teenagers” (September 2013)
  • “The Miserable Baby – Treating feeding and digestive disorders in babies” (February 2014)
  • “Bump to Baby – Treating the pregnant patient” (September 2014)
  • “Lumbosacral dynamics” (February 2016)
  • “First Aid in the Clinic” (March 2016)
  • Paediatric Care (July 2016)
  • “The Miserable Baby – Presentations of the first year of life, including plagicephaly, constipation, lacrimal duct obstruction and newborn foot conditions” (October 2016)

Zest Health opened its doors in March 2009 and has been gaining momentum ever since, primarily led by personal recommendation.

I am trained in First Aid and carry all the necessary personal indemnity insurances as a registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council (Number 6546) and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.

I am currently registered with most major healthcare companies apart from BUPA.