Osteopathy has been available at the Lechlade Medical Centre for many years. The Osteopathic Clinic is a private clinic operating within the Medical Centre.
Osteopapthy offers a hands on approach to treating and managing a range of musculoskeletal conditions such as neck and back pain, headaches associated with neck problems, hip and knee pain, joint pain, muscle tension, repetitive strain injuries, sciatica, shoulder pain and sports injuries.
For appointments ring 01367-253977. Appointments are available in Lechlade on Wednesdays (charges apply).
Marianne Bennison graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in 1989. She worked for two years in a sports injury clinic in Newcastle and Darlington and between 1991 and 1992, subsequently, she set up a successful osteopathic clinic in Middlesborough. In 1996 Marianne set up the Lechlade Osteopathic Clinic, this clinic expanded to include the Faringdon Clinic which she set up with her colleagues Mary O'Leary and James Wilson. She also lectures abroad to post graduate physiotherapists and osteopaths and works as an external examiner. Since 2003 Marianne has divided her time between the Faringdon Clinic and Oxford Brookes University, where she is a senior lecturer on the osteopathy programme. Marianne's special interests include the elderly, sports injuries and chronic long term pain.
Mary O'Leary graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in 1998 having had a previous career in the television industry for 10 years. She has worked with Marianne in the Lechlade Clinic since then and more recently at the Faringdon Clinic. Mary lectured at BCOM between 1998 and 2000 and now lectures and supervises students in clinic at Oxford Brookes University. Mary's special interests are nutrition, headaches, including migraines and sports injuries.
Emma Sparks graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a first class honours degree in osteopathy, having obtained her PhD and MSc in Systems Engineering from Cranfield. Emma previously worked as a research scientist in government looking at lower limb injuries in military recruits which followed on from her degree in sports science and biomechanics. She has a keen interest in the treatment of sports related injuries, particularly lower limbs and shoulders as well as the challenges brought about with degenerative change as we age or recover from injury.
Emma practices at both the Faringdon and Lechlade clinics as well as continuing in her role as senior lecturer at Cranfield University.