I’m Katie, the founder of the Monkton Farleigh Osteopathic Practice, which  I set up in 2005 after moving to the Bath region. I started my osteopathic career in Bristol, where I worked in a large established clinic. At this time I also established my own practice working within a GP’s surgery which provided a steady stream of patients through recommendations from the residing Doctors. I have now been practising for over 20 years.

I qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1999 , gaining the prize for Integrated Osteopathic Practice. To read more about accreditation as an Osteopath, please click here.  My previous background as a P.E. teacher and keen sports person has given me a good insight into sports injuries and rehabilitation.

My Practice, in the beautiful village of Monkton Farleigh, is set in the grounds of my house and allows me to maximise my time and commitment to my work when I am not playing mum to my three lovely children!

I have a real caring attitude to getting my patients physically better and mentally feeling stronger and happier. A good understanding of the problem and exercises where appropriate enables my patient’s to have a sense of control over their injury.

My experience allows me to help a wide range of patients from new born babies to elderly patients. Patients seek treatment from me for a wide variety of conditions. These include back and neck pain, repetitive strain injuries, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and sports injuries. Patients also visit me regarding postural changes in pregnancy and with their unsettled babies and children. Some patients simply want to support their general well being. For more details of the main conditions I treat click here.

I treat both structurally (with soft tissue massage, articulation and manipulation) and cranially. I also have a qualification in Medical Acupuncture, which I at times combine with my Osteopathy to help release stubborn musculature and tendinopathies, such as tennis elbow. I am a firm believer in treating the person, not just the condition, as everyone brings different physical, mental and social issues to the treatment room and therefore should be treated as an individual. To find out more about Osteopathy in general, please click here.


Sian has recently relocated from Marlow, back to her home roots of Ashley. She qualified at The University College of Osteopathy and enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, particularly neck pain and headaches. Sian treats using both structural Osteopathy and more gentle functional techniques.

Of note is Sian’s post graduate certificate in Paediatric Osteopathy. She particularly loves and has the expertise in treating expectant mothers and helping them with their unsettled babies. Her training is extremely valuable in nurturing infants through their developmental years, treating growth issues in adolescence and seeing them safely into adulthood.

Out of clinic Sian is a keen skier and a grade 5 trumpet player!


Doug, Sian’s partner, has also relocated from Marlow to join and strengthen our team. He has an expertise in and great understanding and empathy of Sports Related Injuries and Rehab being a gold medal winner of the national ju jitsu championships in 2011.

Doug entered the world of Osteopathy from a background as a massage therapist and qualified from The University College of Osteopathy in 2017. Since qualifying Doug has developed his Cranial Sacral skills completing the M2 cranial course at the Sutherland College of Cranial Osteopathy and likes to combine this with his soft tissue and structural techniques to treat a wide range of ailments.

In his spare time Doug is going through training with the army reserves and  is keen on piano and classical guitar.


We have the good fortune to welcome Verity Allen, a well qualified Chinese Acupuncturist, to The Monkton Farleigh Osteopathic Practice.

Verity has 10 years of clinical experience and is committed to expanding her reputation for being at the forefront of modern techniques and practices. This has enabled her to gain a reputation in Bristol for getting quick and lasting results for a wide array of health conditions and in particular treating fertility and hormonal issues, in which Verity specialises.

Verity is a passionate Acupuncturist and is now excited to bring this knowledge to her new home within the Monkton Farleigh Osteopathic Practice. Patients are very welcome to get in touch with her to discuss their health needs or simply make an appointment using the convenience of online booking. https://verityacupuncture.selectandbook.com


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