Maggie Brooks-Carter DO RGN SMTO

THERAPIES

Maggie is an Osteopath at Brooks-Carter Clinic and practices the following therapies:

Read more about Maggie below.

HOURS

Maggie is available for appointment bookings at the following times:

  • Monday: 4.15pm - 7pm
  • Tuesday: 3pm - 7pm
  • Wednesday: 9.45am - 12.45pm
  • Thursday: 9.45am - 12.45pm
  • Friday: No clinic hours
  • Saturday: Once per month
  • Sunday: No clinic hours

PRICES

A consultation and treatment with any osteopath costs £45 (first appointment costs £52).

Maggie accepts bookings from BUPA, AXA PPP and Aviva insurance clients.

BOOKING

To book call 01224 822956 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SUMMARY                  

  • Registered Osteopath, currently in full-time practice at Brooks-Carter Clinic, Suite 5, Braehead Way Shopping Centre, Aberdeen AB23 8RR, seeing approx 30 clients per week; having been in practice for over 25 years.
  • Use a varied approach to treatment that includes Osteopathic Techniques and soft tissue/Remedial Massage work.
  • Responsible for an Associate Osteopath who works at Brooks-Carter Clinic providing him with guidance and professional development opportunities.
  • Provide work opportunities and for self-employed Massage Therapists as assistants to the osteopaths or by renting them rooms to run their own practices.
  • Present workshops for Remedial and Sports Massage Therapists, Advanced Remedial Massage Therapists who work in my clinic to ensure that standards are maintained.
  • Provide mentoring for those that work in Brooks-Carter Clinic and other Massage Therapists seeking advice or guidance.
  • Council Member of General Council for Massage and Soft Tissue Therapies (GCMT), the governing body for massage therapies and all bodyworks and soft tissue techniques in the UK. GCMT is the only forum where Professional Associations who represent massage can come together to discuss and resolve industry issues. GCMT aims to represent the views of the whole spectrum of massage practitioners and work collectively in the best interests of the profession.
  • As a founding member of GCMT I was a central player in defining the massage core curriculum, codes of practice and ethics which are now used as a key requirement of Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) registration. CNHC is the official voluntary registering body for Complementary Medicine in the UK.
  • Chairman of the Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation (SMTO). Involves 3 – 5 meetings a year with a Committee, screening applicants for membership, following membership procedures, organising Professional Complaints Panels when necessary, keeping up to date with current standards of education and practice, affiliating schools, and editing the journal ‘On The Massage Scene (OTMS)’. OTMS keeps members up to date with the profession as well as providing them with advice via the Chairman’s Report and through inclusion of articles written by me.
  • Teaching in USA and UK – Advanced Fascial Articulatory Techniques

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1972: Registered General Nurse
  • 1985: Gained Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • 1986: Gained Diploma in Advanced Remedial Massage
  • 1988: Gained Diploma in Manipulative Therapy
  • 1992: Qualified in Osteopathy
  • 1993: Teaching qualifications City and Guilds
  • 1994: Assessors qualifications City and Guilds
  • 1994: Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy
  • 1995: Diploma in Reflexology
  • 2012: META Health Coach Diploma
  • 2013: META Kinetics practitioner Diploma
  • 1992 – present: Continuing Professional Development certificates in Craniosacral Therapy, Cranial Osteopathy, Anatomy lectures at Aberdeen University (92-98); Abdominal Massage, Muscle Energy Techniques, Sports Massage, Core Stability, Rehabilitation at Physiotherapy and Osteopathic conferences, Biomechanics, Paediatric Osteopathy.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 1972 – 1974 Registered General Nurse in Medical and Gynaecological wards.
  • 1980 – 1989: Fitness Training, Aerobic teacher, teaching weight training
  • 1992 – present: Worked with government bodies establishing standards in Massage Therapy, Aromatherapy and Reflexology
  • 1992: Co-founded Scottish Massage Schools (SMS) in Aberdeen offering courses in Swedish Massage and worked with regulatory bodies to discuss standards. SMS launched in Aberdeen and then established in Edinburgh and Inverness. Further courses were developed and added to curriculum offering Remedial and Sports Massage, Advanced Remedial Massage, Manipulative Therapy, On-Site Massage, Reflexology and Clinical Aromatherapy.
  • 1992: Co-founded Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation (SMTO). Established Code of Conduct and Rules of Association, Complaints Procedures, Membership Criteria, liased with insurance companies to provide Massage Therapists with the right insurance package to keep them safe in practice and provide mentoring as well as support. The aim of the SMTO was to promote and unify Massage Therapy in Scotland and also to provide information to the public and provide a forum if clients wished to complain.
  • 1992 – 2001: Secretary of Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation (SMTO) now Chair.
  • 1995: The SMTO was one of the founder organisations for the now named General Council for Massage Therapies – which was set up by the Princes Trust Foundation for Integrated Health to be the regulatory body for Massage Therapy. Chair of the Ethics Committee – established Code of Conduct and Rules of Association, Complaints Procedures and contributed across the board for the profession.
  • 1992 – Feb 2011: Lecturer on Ethics, Codes of Conduct and Professionalism as part of Practice Management; Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Biomechanics, Practice Management, Stress Management, Application of Swedish, Remedial, Sports, Advanced Remedial, Manipulative techniques on the various courses run by Scottish Massage Schools across Scotland
  • 1992 – present: Mentor to many Massage Therapists through the Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation
  • 1995 – present: Council Member of the General Council for Massage Therapies; formerly Communications Chair, Ethics and Professionalism Chair, and Secretary. Involves liaising with other associations and also the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council which is now the Voluntary Regulatory body for Complementary Therapies. Regular meetings held in London to discuss issues of importance e.g. ethics, standards etc.
  • 1997 – 1999: Lecturer at NapierUniversity on Complementary Therapies Degree course on Differential Diagnosis
  • 1999 Expert Witness in court in Aberdeen in case against Massage Therapist
  • 2012 Expert Witness in court in Oban in case against a Massage Therapist
  • 2011 – present: Advanced workshop presenter internationally in USA and Scotland.
  • 2001 – present: Chairman of Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation
    • Involves screening would be members to ensure that they meet the standard as set down by the GCMT. This may mean interview or certainly proof of training with copies of Diplomas and transcripts of courses not affiliated to the SMTO.
    • Issuing certificates and organising New Member entry on the website. Members are expected to do Continuing Professional Development as laid down by the GCMT. This is logged on renewal forms and spot-checked.
    • Liaising with the government body, the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.
    • Supervision of Complaints Procedures, when necessary, following the SMTO procedures.
    • Act as Mentor by phone and email to Members.
    • Affiliating schools to the SMTO – this involves reading courses, advising the applicants of any shortfalls and then accepting or declining their application for affiliation.
    • External Examiner to affiliated SMTO schools; verifying the examination procedures and giving talks on Professionalism to students/graduates.
    • Writing reports as requested in insurance cases against Massage Therapists when required.

Updated: July 2014