Osteopathy Letchworth – Meet our team

Dr Cindy McIntyre DProf Ost, BSc Hons Ost

My name is Cindy McIntyre, and I originally started the clinic back in 2001. I trained and qualified from the renowned British School of Osteopathy, which is now The University College of Osteopathy, and I was lucky enough to teach osteopathic technique, and examine final year students there for a number of years. I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).

I have a special interest in total body and mind wellness, and in chronic pain, and I see these as often inextricably linked. I also have many years experience treating pregnancy related pain, problems associated with babies and children, and sports injury’s. My approach varies dependent on the problem, and I can use massage and manipulation, dry needling acupuncture, and I have been using cranial osteopathy for many years. I believe it is important to continually update my cranial skills and I have done this by attending courses at the Sutherland Cranial College, and Jim Jealous’ Biodynamics of Osteopathy programme. My approach is to help relieve your pain with osteopathy, expert advice, education and management strategies.

I have continued to study at a high level after qualifying. After completing my doctoral thesis in 2016, from the British School of Osteopathy, I was one of the first two osteopaths in the world to receive an osteopathic doctorate. My research study was in osteopathic clinical reasoning, and reflective practice, with a particular interest in how osteopaths make clinical decisions. In 2020, I was lucky enough to be selected to become a Fellow on The International Osteopathy Research Leadership & Capacity Building Programme, established by Professor Jon Adams at University of Technology Sydney, School of Public Health. This aims to increase the research base of osteopathy, and to build leadership capacity within the profession. A lovely part of this opportunity has been making long lasting connections and friends with other Fellows on the programme.

In my spare time I am a keen golfer, and love messing about on the water. I love immersing myself in the natural world, it is a vital part of health and wellbeing, and I believe that humanity is embracing a peaceful transition toward a regenerative future.

Cemi Rhule, BSc Hons (Ost)

My name is Cemi Rhule and in 2005 I graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (now The University College of Osteopathy), and I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council.

I have many years experience treating people of all ages with all sorts of presentations of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. I love the way people can present to osteopaths with similar symptoms, but the uniqueness of the problem is as unique as the person. When treating more general musculoskeletal conditions, I work with both structural and cranial osteopathic techniques and I regularly use dry needing acupuncture in combination with osteopathy. I also love treating babies and children, and I am a qualified breast feeding coach/mentor and tongue tie assessor.

I have a natural love of sport, and used to compete at club (Enfield & Haringey athletics club) and county level in the 100 and 200 metre sprint. After retiring from running, I wanted to stay and help the running community maintain fitness, so I became a qualified level 3 personal fitness trainer.

During 2012, I applied to be a volunteer at the London Olympics. I was part of the opening ceremony and fulfilled the role of games maker as a medical first responder. It was a great experience and something I will never forget.

These days I still maintain a good level of fitness, but I have a family to keep me running around when I am not working!

Rebecca Wangi BOst

My name is Rebecca Wangi, and I qualified in 2009 from the British School of Osteopathy (now The University College of Osteopathy). I am registered with The General Osteopathic Council.

I have lots of experience working with people of all ages and presenting with many different types of injuries, and I treat using both structural and cranial osteopathic techniques.

During my 14 years as a qualified osteopath, I gained lots of experience treating children. Initially, I worked at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London, an organisation focused on treating children including those with disabilities or complex needs, as well as pregnant/post-partum mums. More latterly we moved to Uganda for 5 years and I set up and managed an osteopathic clinic over there. I saw a large range of  musculoskeletal problems, but as is usual if working in parts of Africa, I gained experience working with people who were also suffering from tropical diseases. Whilst I was in Uganda I volunteered as an osteopath at the Spring of Hope, which is a community-based rehabilitation non-profit organisation for children with disabilities, in rural areas of the country. I also volunteered at a charity, Dwelling Places, dedicated to rescue and rehabilitation of street children in Uganda http://www.dwellingplaces.org/.

I am a qualified breast feeding coach, having completed a FEDANT accredited course in infant feeding. I combine the use of my osteopathic skills to determine how the baby’s mobility affects their capacity to latch easily, with practical advice on managing positioning and feeding routines. My overall aim is to create a successful and painless breastfeeding journey for both mum and baby.

Leigh Burrows BOst

My name is Leigh Burrows! I’m a registered osteopath and a graduate of the London School of Osteopathy.

I have had a fascination for the workings of the human body since a very young age. With school reports remarking on my keen interest in the area from as young as 7 years old. By the age of 14, I knew I wanted to work with the body, and have been working towards my goal of becoming an Allied Health Practitioner ever since.

I worked as a sports massage therapist and personal trainer for 5 years which helped me no end during my training to become an Osteopath because I already had a great grounding in working with the body.

My main motivation is helping people, whether that be aiding injury recovery or helping people work towards a pain free life. I have a strong interest in treating sports injuries, chronic pain management, and post injury rehab.

Outside of my career, I have been involved in playing football for various teams since I was 5 years old. I enjoy training in the gym, country music gigs, and spending time with my beloved Shih Tzu; Poppy.

Sarah Hyatt LCPH MARH

My name is Sarah Hyatt an I am a homeopathic practitioner who qualified from The College of Practical Homeopathy in London after a 4 year training programme, and 100 clinical hours.

My interest in homeopathy began really early, aged 19, when it was suggested I use Rescue Remedy to calm my nerves during my driving test. To my surprise it worked and I was a convert! I dabbled with flower essences for a few years before consulting a qualified homeopath for a condition that may have required surgery. After homeopathic treatment the surgery was not necessary, and it was this experience that convinced me to train. I come from a nursing background so this was even more significant for me and validated the power of homeopathy when used in a targeted manner. Whilst I was a training college, I set up my own supervised student clinic in my final year and I haven’t looked back since.

I treat patients of all ages and treat a multitude of issues, and I view every person as unique. Homeopathy is not a one size fits all and it needs to be uniquely applied.

Following the birth of my first child I was approached by lot of mums and I began to specialise in pregnancy and birth issues, children’s ailments, and women’s health. I am also a practising Doula and I trained with Michael Odent and Liliana Lammer.