Annette trained as a nurse at Middlesbrough General Hospital and worked as a nurse for twenty years. In that time she became Senior Ward Sister on an acute medical ward, specialising in Endocrinology.
As a nurse she gained a vast amount of medical knowledge and experience in assessing patients and educating patients in all aspects of their health. That interest in medicine and how the body functions in illness and health, helped to direct her into a new profession of Osteopathy.
Annette trained at the British School of Osteopathy in London and obtained a BSc Hons in Osteopathy. She has enjoyed working in the Yarm clinic since 1999 and has her own clinic in Stokesley. She is a very active person who has an allotment, is a Volunteer Ranger for the North York Moors National Park, a keen walker and has two black Labradors which keeps her fit.
Annette can identify with clients at how frustrating it can be to sustain an injury or develop a medical condition which stops you doing exercise or things you love to do, like gardening or walking. The importance of treatment, rehabilitation and helping clients get back to normal at any age makes it a very rewarding profession.
Over the years Annette has attended a wide variety of Post graduate courses in all aspects of Osteopathy including treatment management of joint pains, back pain and neck pain and other skeletal problems. She has also attended courses in Cranial Osteopathy and Paediatric Osteopathy.
Annette was involved in research in the treatment of headaches in post viral fatigue syndrome using structural and Cranial Osteopathy. She has been a member of the osteoporosis society for over ten years and has an interest in health issues associated with osteoporosis.