Osteopath & International Lecturer
Eleanor Andrews holds an M.Ost, D.O. Dip. Animal Osteopathy, PGCertHE, PG Cert. Paediatric Osteopathy) and is GOsC, AAO and RAMP registered. She graduated from the European School of Osteopathy and the Osteopathic Centre for Animals and has since continued her training in both animal and human osteopathy, undertaking further personal study, postgraduate courses and CPD events. During this time, Eleanor has worked on both humans and animals in clinics in Hampshire, Bucks and Kent before moving to Dorset where she currently resides.
Eleanor has been at the forefront of animal osteopathy both professionally and politically for a number of years, endeavouring to strengthen and support the profession whilst raising standards of practice and education. She is a senior lecturer of Animal Osteopathy (having taught on several postgraduate programmes in the UK, Russia and Italy). She has also lectured nationally and internationally in a range of human osteopathic topics, and examined national and international students for the European School of Osteopathy. Eleanor has also presented and run workshops at international conferences, such as the ESO’s International Conference (2015) and BeCAM 2.0 (2018), held in Rome, Italy.
Eleanor is the Leader of the Association of Animal Osteopaths (AAO) & a Council Member for the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP).
Using a variety of treatment techniques (from soft tissue, fascial release, articulation, stretching, Kinesio-taping, mobilisations etc.) to help improve the freedom of movement and general well-being in animals (which includes, but is not limited to, horses, dogs, cats, exotics and wildlife).
When working with horses, Eleanor uses equestrian biomechanical, equitation and training knowledge, to optimise treatment and management plans for each individual patient. Offering personalised rehabilitation and exercise programmes (for horse and rider), Eleanor ensures that each package fits with the owners’s needs and overall social and environmental factors.
Eleanor has extensive equine experience working with Western and English fraternities from grass roots to high competition level (national and international circuits) and is used to working with horses trained using both BHS and natural horsemanship approaches.
Eleanor’s love of horses began at birth. She started to ride at the age of four and progressed to being a horse owner and trainer during her teenager years, whilst also attaining BHS qualifications. As a keen member of Pony Club, she undertook her exams and competed for her area. Whilst working at a BHS yard, Eleanor developed training programmes and instructed all ages and disciplines (both practical and theory), this also included becoming a registered RDA instructor. Whilst Dressage is her first love she has participated in many disciplines including XC, SJ, and Polo.
Eleanor’s love of dogs has been life-long, from a young age pet sitting and dog walking for friends and family and more recently taking on rescue dogs, Benji and Ted.
She has worked in collaboration with vets, animal trainers, behaviourists and hydrotherapists for a number of years and treated a wide range of breeds and types (including international circuit agility dogs, rescue dogs, puppies and OAPs). Cases have included; neurological, orthopaedic, pre and post surgery, preventative and quality of life care. Developing rehabilitation programmes to support and optimise treatment/recovery.
As a Director of Animal Osteopathy International, Eleanor organises educational events and courses for both professionals and owners. She enjoys sharing her wealth of knowledge to improve owner and student understanding. As a result, Eleanor often carries out talks to small groups on yards, in surgeries and at local events. If you would like to book Eleanor for a talk on a specific topic, please get in touch (below)