Emma is an experienced osteopath and specialist paediatric osteopath.
Emma is an experienced osteopath working predominately with babies, children and women during pregnancy, postpartum, through menopause and beyond.
Emma trained at The British School of Osteopathy, (now UCO), graduating with Distinction and the prestigious Silver medal, for graduating top of her year. She then went on to specialise in woman’s health and paediatrics doing a further 2 years of Post Graduate training and being awarded the Diploma in Paediatrics (DPO) from the esteemed Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC) in London. During her paediatric training she worked with children with many and varied neurological and developmental differences as well as time spent in NICU at Barnet Hospital, treating premature and low birth weight babies.
She has also undertaken a number of postgraduate courses in cranial osteopathy with the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy, and is working towards their pathway to beoming a fellow. She has also undertaken further training in visceral manipulation through the Barral Institute.
In 2018 Emma trained to be a breastfeeding peer supporter through the NCT. During her time in this role, as well as her time working in the clinic at the OCC, Emma developed a keen interest in infants with feeding disorders and now works very closely with a number of IBCLC’s (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and tongue-tie practitioners to support infant feeding. Emma is also an affiliate member of the Association of Tongue Tie Practitioners. Emma attends regular on going training in infant feeding and tongue tie.
Prior to being an Osteopath, Emma trained to be a clinical pilates teacher. She completed her fully comprehensive studio and mat pilates teacher training with the Australian Pilates Method Association in 2002. She has taught pilates since then in both her native Sydney Australia and in the UK.
She combines her clinical pilates and osteopathic treatment skills to support the clients she works with. Emma works particularly with woman through all phases of life but especially during preconception, pregnancy and postpartum and with babies and children.
She founded Emma Hayward Osteopathy in Whitstable, Kent in 2018 after moving to the area with her family. Prior to this she worked in a number of osteopathic practices in London, including Nunhead Osteopathic Practice – a practice known for excellence in the fields of paediatrics and cranial osteopathy.