Osteopathy Letchworth – Meet our team

Dr Cindy McIntyre DProf Ost BSc Hons Ost

Cindy is the principal Osteopath who originally started the clinic. She trained and qualified at the renowned British School of Osteopathy (now The University College of Osteopathy) where she taught osteopathic technique for 7 years to final year students. She is currently an external examiner there, and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).

Cindy’s special interests are total body/mind wellness and chronic pain and she sees these as often inextricably linked. She also has many years experience treating pregnancy related pain, problems associated with babies and children, and sports injury’s. She treats with massage and manipulation and dry needling acupuncture, and is very experienced using cranial osteopathy. She has continually updated and improved her cranial skills over the years with the Sutherland Cranial College, and Jim Jealous’ Biodynamics of Osteopathy programme.

Cindy has continued to study at a high level, and has been involved in osteopathic research after qualifying as an osteopath. After completing her doctoral thesis in 2016 from the British School of Osteopathy, and she was one of the first two osteopaths in the world to receive an osteopathic doctorate. Her research study was in osteopathic clinical reasoning, with particular interest in how osteopaths make clinical decisions. Cindy is a keen athlete and golfer.

Cemi Rhule, BSc Hons (Ost)

Cemi graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (now The University College of Osteopathy) in 2005, and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council. She has many years experience working with people of all ages and abilities. She also loves treating babies and children and is a qualified breast feeding coach/mentor.

Cemi has a love of sport, and used to compete at club and county level in the 100 and 200 metre sprint for Enfield & Haringey athletics club. Since retiring from running she has become qualified as a level 3 personal fitness trainer. She participated in voluntary work at the London 2012 Olympics, and was part of the opening ceremony and a games maker as a medical first responder.

Cemi works with both structural and cranial osteopathic techniques when treating, and regularly uses western acupuncture in combination with osteopathy in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.

Rebecca Wangi B.Ost

Rebecca qualified in 2009 from the British School of Osteopathy (now The University College of Osteopathy) and is registered with The General Osteopathic Council. She has experience working with people of all ages and presenting with many different types of injuries. Rebecca treats using both structural and cranial osteopathic techniques.

During her 12 years as a qualified osteopath, Rebecca gathered a lot of experience working with children 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 mothers. She set up and managed an osteopathic clinic in Uganda, where she was based for 5 years. She provided treatment for mainly musculoskeletal problems, but gained experience working with people who were also suffering from tropical diseases. Whilst she was in Uganda she 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 Uganda. She also volunteered at a charity, Dwelling Places, dedicated to rescue and rehabilitation of street children in Uganda http://www.dwellingplaces.org/.

Ryan Bell BSc

Ryan is an osteopathic practitioner who is registered with the General Osteopathic Council, and trained and qualified from the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) in Maidstone, Kent. The ESO have given Ryan a wonderful opportunity to teach the next generation of osteopaths, and to contribute to tutoring Danish and Russian students within their international faculty.

Ryan treats a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries using a mixture of structural, functional and cranial osteopathic techniques. His approach, is to view the person as an individual who is unique, not only in their body make up but also the injury they present with. His aim is to provide a focused and uniquely oriented treatment and management plan for the person, so that they can return to fitness as rapidly as possible. He has a special interest in ante and post-natal issues, issues associated with babies & children, women’s health and sports injuries. The latter due to his love of the outdoors and sport. When he gets the opportunity, he can often be seen cold water swimming off the UK coast, surfing, or climbing up dubious cliff faces!

Sarah Hyatt LCPH MARH

Sarah is a homeopathic practitioner who qualified at The College of Practical Homeopathy in London after a 4 year training programme and 100 clinical hours. She began her interest in homeopathy aged 19 when it was suggested she use Rescue Remedy to calm her nerves during her driving test. She dabbled with flower essences for a few years before consulting a qualified homeopath for a condition that may have required surgery, but after homeopathic treatment this was not necessary. This convinced her to train. She set up her own supervised student clinic in her final year and hasn’t looked back since. Sarah treats patients of all ages, male and female, but following the birth of her first child, Sarah was approached by many mothers and began to specialise in pregnancy and birth issues, children’s ailments and women’s health.