Denise Cuddigan BScDO MOst graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1989 and has a Masters degree in Osteopathy.
Denise has undertaken extensive post-graduate studies in paediatric and cranial osteopathy with Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy; post-graduate anatomical studies; and has many years experience in the osteopathic treatment of expectant mothers, newborns and children.
Each year she undertakes postgraduate studies including courses focusing on the osteopathic care of children and babies.
Denise has previously worked as a volunteer at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London.
Denise Cuddigan is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy and the Sutherland Society.
These photographs were taken in Arequipa, in the south of Peru in 2010. Denise spent six months there, volunteering with a small humanitarian foundation, working with disadvantaged children and their families.
The children were treated in a temporary clinic in the centre of Arequipa; in the largest of the city orphanages; and in the nursery school in a nearby village.
The village is very simple, waterpipes have recently been installed in each street so that water does not have to be carried far to each house.
I have been patient of Denise’s for more than a year. When we started I was recovering from a major illness which necessitated longterm rehabilitation. Every treatment with Denise is such a wonderful experience, she is very professional and also a very kind and warm person. I cannot thank her enough for helping me to go through a difficult time on my recovery journey. I am going to continue to have treatment with Denise to keep my health in the best shape possible.
In seven months of volunteering Denise showed extraordinary capability in her osteopathic work with disadvantaged children and adults in deprived areas of southern Peru. The quality of Denise’s care is reflected both in the respect and admiration earned from the other medical professionals and humanitarian staff with whom she worked.