A little more about the team.
David’s interest in osteopathy started late in his teens after visiting an osteopath for treatment after a cricket injury. He qualified at the British School of Osteopathy, now the University College of Osteopathy, https://www.uco.ac.uk in 1990 and has been in private practice in Newbury and Hungerford since then. He practices structural and cranial osteopathy. As well as being based at Shaw, he also has a clinic at the Hungerford doctors surgery in the croft, https://www.hungerfordsurgery.co.uk . He formally tutored and lectured cranial osteopathy to undergraduate and postgraduate students at the British School of Osteopathy. In 2005 he was awarded the post-graduate diploma in osteopathy in the cranial field. He had a paper published in 2012 theorising on the physiology of cranial osteopathic treatment and has presented his research at the Institute of Osteopaths conference. He maintains an active interest in this field of research. He still belongs to the Rollin Becker Institute, www.rollinbeckerinstitute.co.uk , an osteopathic organization that furthers postgraduate cranial osteopathic study. He is a member of the General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy, https://www.iosteopathy.org.
D.O. Diploma in Osteopathy
P.G. Dip.O.C. A postgraduate diploma in Osteopathic in the cranial field
Nick became interested in osteopathy after a chance meeting.
He sat next to an osteopath on a long flight to Australia and thought the career sounded fascinating. He graduated from the British School of Osteopathy, now the University College of Osteopathy, https://www.uco.ac.uk, in 1993 and after 5 years working in the Lake District joined the Shaw Osteopathic Clinic in 1999. Nick treats a wide range of structural conditions and has an interest in sports injuries. He is a member of the General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy, https://www.iosteopathy.org.
B.Sc. (Hons.) Bachelor of Science in Osteopathic Medicine
BSc. Ost. Bachelor of Science
Laura qualified in 2017 from the European School of Osteopathy with a Masters Degree in Osteopathy. During her training Laura gained experience working in different areas of osteopathy from sports injuries, headaches to maternity and children’s clinics. It was here she found reward using her foundation in cranial osteopathy to treat pregnancy and babies, alongside stronger structural techniques used to approach sports injuries and postural pain.
Since graduating, Laura has gone on to expand her knowledge to include sports taping, kinesiology taping and dry needling. Laura qualified in the provision of sports trauma management and has completed post-graduate certification in sports osteopathy with the Osteopathic Sports Care Association to broaden her experience of acute injury.
Outside of osteopathy Laura uses these skills to provide pitch-side first aid, injury assessment and treatment. With previous experience working with Southampton University Men's 1st XV, Newbury RFC, Hungerford RFC and Berkshire Girls & Colts. Currently supporting rugby sevens side Scimitar Storm.
Laura is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy, https://www.iosteopathy.org.
M.Ost. Masters Degree in Osteopathy