Sarah Babington & Steven Tongue are registered
with the health insurance companies shown below:
Practice Owner & Clinical Director
Sarah qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in London over 20 years ago. Subsequently Sarah brings a wealth of in-depth diagnostic expertise, experience and wisdom to Breckland Osteopaths.
Sarah’s background as an Orthopaedics and A&E nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London and wide ranging experience within the hospital setting presents a supportive and confident environment for her patients.
Sarah found nursing deeply rewarding and became an osteopath to broaden her anatomical knowledge and practice a more holistic branch of medicine that could be tailored to the patient’s individual needs. Since qualifying Sarah has travelled widely and established practices both here and abroad – in Scotland, Canada and France before opening Breckland Osteopaths in Swaffham, Norfolk in 2010.
Sarah enjoys all areas of osteopathy but has a special interest in pregnancy, sports injuries and shoulder problems and also uses acupuncture as a useful addition to her treatments. Sarah has treated a wide variety of patients ranging from new born babies, Olympic sports people to centenarians! Having suffered an acute and prolonged musculoskeletal injury herself, along with undergoing a long period of rehabilitation, Sarah understands the enormous physical and psychological effects of injury.
Sarah regularly attends professional development courses to keep up to date with current developments and research and maintains good links with both local GPs and other practitioners both in the Sarah is an active member of the local community.
Steven qualified from The British School of Osteopathy (now University College of Osteopathy) in London in 2004 and has 17 years of experience as an osteopath and has previously worked in Twickenham and Notting Hill in addition to Swaffham.
Steven regularly attends professional development courses to keep up to date with current medical research and maintains good links with both local GPs and other practitioners.
Patients come in with a diverse array of conditions ranging from: agricultural injuries; injured military service personnel from the various USAF, RAF and Army bases in Norfolk; sports injuries from the various rugby, hockey and sports clubs; motocross and race track injuries; horse riding accidents; the after effects of high speed road crashes on Norfolk’s fast roads along with those everyday injures and problems that can occur at any age from the young to the old and Steven tries to apply common sense to all.
Steven has gained an international reputation for taking on difficult cases in all aspects of osteopathy and tries to assess and treat each patient as an individual rather than the patient being categorised by their age, preconditions, or effectively having been written off as a lost cause by other medical professionals. Steven has been flown out to various parts of the world to treat various supposed ‘lost causes’ with great success and particularly enjoys this challenge.
Steven has played rugby to a high level and has always been a keen sportsman whether it be rowing post rugby for Twickenham RC, playing squash to a high level, completing two London Marathons and various other half marathons, or being a regularly gym go-er. Steven has previously been the osteopath for the British Gliding Team, Brentford Football Club, Twickenham Rowing Club, Twickenham Rugby Club and treated many other sportsmen and women.
Steven takes the approach to sports injuries that it is more a case of the human body being injured whilst ‘doing’ sport rather than ‘sports injuries’ being some rarefied injury i.e. common sense needs to be applied to an understanding of what movements are involved in which sports.