Jackie Gowland


Principal Osteopath

Jackie is a registered Osteopath (with the General Osteopathic Council), she graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2008 after a 5-year part-time degree course, with a Bachelor in Osteopathy. Like so many osteopaths, Jackie decided to become an osteopath having benefited from osteopathy for sports injuries when more traditional medical routes had failed to help

Having worked as a locum and an associate whilst pregnant, in 2009 she took over the Chislehurst Clinic Osteopathic Practice and in January 2014 took over the Blackfen Osteopathic Clinic. In 2022 Jackie moved the clinic to Frogpool Manor Farm, where she is looking forward to spending time watching the horses and enjoying the fresh air in her breaks. 

Before becoming an Osteopath, Jackie had studied Psychology & Anthropology at Goldsmiths University, after graduating she went on to work for several large blue-chip firms in human resources and IT project management and worked in the UK, Singapore, and Indonesia.

Jackie’s approach to your health

Jackie believes in giving you back control of your body and helping you to encourage your body to heal and manage your pain. She will spend time understanding why you need help now, what has led to your aches and pains bringing you in to see her and will examine you to see how this has physically manifested in your symptoms. Jackie will explain why she believes you need treatment and what she thinks may have led to this.

She passionately believes that physical activity and exercise have an especially important role to play in health and will encourage you to be as active as possible within your own limitations.

Prior to having her children, Jackie was a keen competitive hockey player. Now she focuses on keeping fit by walking with the family and dog, cycling, swimming, and pilates.