Osteopathy, Good Health in Good Hands
Experienced, safe and effective
Registered with the General Osteopathic Council
For free advice or to book an appointment phone 0117 923 1138
We are a professional, caring and friendly team of three GOsC registered osteopaths. Having worked locally as an osteopath since qualifying in 1994, I am happy that these days most people come to us by personal recommendations from previous clients. I am joined by my experienced associates, Sam Dobbie and Sally Hunter.
Our clients range in age from newborn infants to the elderly.
Osteopathy is a modern, flourishing form of healthcare. It’s is a hands-on treatment that’s safe, gentle and very effective. The highly skilled diagnosis and healing techniques, learnt through many years of study, help people restore and maintain their optimum health.
People often assume that osteopaths only work with back, muscle or joint pain, but in fact we have a wealth of experience and techniques to work with a wide range of health issues – from care during pregnancy, through to digestive disorders. We have also helped clients with postural problems and injuries, as well as those suffering trauma, stress or emotional difficulties. We are able to adapt treatment plans to suit our patients’ needs, whether they are office workers, sports players, people with disabilities or retired people.
We are interested in identifying and treating the root causes of your symptoms.
Osteopathy is based on the principle that the body has an intrinsic ability to heal itself, and so we focus on existing conditions and help to preventing possible future health complaints. We consider your symptoms carefully in the context of your full medical history, lifestyle and personal circumstances, and like to discuss all our examination findings with you, along with our osteopathic diagnosis, treatment plan and advice. Our holistic approach ensures that all treatment is tailored to you as an individual. Our interest is in your long-term recovery.
Qualifications and Experience
I graduated in 1994 from the European School of Osteopathy, which is recognised globally as a leader in its field. After four years of full-time, intensive training, I immediately went on to complete a post-graduate course in Cranial Osteopathy at the Sutherland Cranial College www.sutherlandcranialcollege.co.uk. Since then I have undertaken other specialist courses in cranial osteopathy, and also in pregnancy, birth and paediatrics. These are fields I am particularly interested in, as I enjoy helping to prepare women for an optimal birth, and working with babies and children.
Sam’s interest in osteopathy began at an early age, having been treated by a cranial osteopath at three years old. Two decades later, he graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in Kent with a BSc degree and has been practicing ever since, treating a wide range of conditions in patients of all ages.
Sam enjoys osteopathy for it’s gentle, respectful approach to the body, and for the opportunities it has given him to help people both here in Bristol and further afield. He has recently spent two and a half years practicing, studying and teaching osteopathy in Canada.
Sam is continuing to learn, taking ongoing postgraduate courses in Bio-dynamic Osteopathy in England and abroad. He enjoys treating babies and pregnant women, as well as having extensive experience working with cervicogenic headaches, migraine prevention and digestive problems.
Having had personal experience of the benefit of manual therapies, Sally was inspired to start training as an Osteopath. She trained in structural and classical osteopathy at the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated with a BSc Honours in Osteopathic Medicine. During her second year at university, she developed a keen interest in cranial osteopathy and began doing extra-curricular training in this field. Sally is continuing her post-graduate training in both paediatrics and cranial osteopathy.
Sally’s training and experiences have enabled her to work with all ranges of patient presentations from acute to chronic and typical to complex, adapting her technique to suit every individual, including those with the most sensitive of systems. Osteopathy is so diverse she enjoys treating the whole spectrum of symptoms and presentations.
General Council of Osteopaths Registration
In 1993 under the Osteopaths Act, osteopathy became the first complementary health care profession to be accorded statutory recognition. The GOsC, General Osteopathy is responsible for regulating the osteopathic profession in the UK and also for promoting and developing osteopathy. It has been given powers by Parliament to set standards of education and conduct and maintain a register of those entitled to practise osteopathy.
Mondays 9.00 – 6.00
Tuesdays 9.00 – 7.00
Wednesdays 9.00 – 6.00
Thursdays 9.00 – 6.00
Fridays 9.00 – 6.00
Adult First Consultation £50.00
Follow ups £45.00
Children First Consultation £45.00
Follow ups £40.00
It may be possible to claim against your private health insurance for your course of osteopathy. Please check with your insurance company for details.
We are very busy and therefore require 24 hours notice for cancellations of appointments in order to avoid the usual fee and so we have time to offer it to someone else.
If you’d like to discuss how Osteopathy might be able to help you, know more about our practice or book an initial consultation, call us on 0117 923 1138.