“I first came into contact with osteopathy at the age if 15 following a torn ligament in my knee from a martial arts injury. I was told that I would most likely require reconstructive surgery and may not be able to compete again. However, through a mixture of osteopathy, physiotherapy and hard work I was able to avoid surgery altogether. I not only competed again, but went on to win the Ju-Jitsu national championships and medals in many international tournaments in the years that followed. 

I enjoy helping anyone who is in pain but the thing I enjoy the most about my job is helping people get back into doing the activities or sports they love.”

 About Doug

Doug, has also relocated from Marlow to join and strengthen our team. He has an expertise in and great understanding and empathy of sports 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.

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“I was very impressed with the way Doug professionally and forensically analysed and treated my initial injury. He also looked at the root cause. The result was that I was able to perform at my very best for the season, becoming England no.1”

Phil Yerby, British masters squash champion 2019/20
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“Doug is professional, friendly and extremely thorough. After the amount of times I have walked out of the clinic with all pain magically gone, I don’t trust anyone else with my spine!”

Zara Wakeling