Meg graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1992. She founded the Ashcroft Practice in 1995 and also works at Nailsworth Natural Health Centre. She was part of the team at Sunrise Osteopathic Clinic for Kids (SOCK) in Bradford on Avon from 2011-2016 and previously worked at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London.
Meg works mainly as a Cranial Osteopath and has a special interest in treating babies, children and also those with complex or long standing problems. Since the late 1990s she has studied Dr James Jealous's Biodynamic approach to Osteopathy, which begins with finding the impulse towards health that exists in every person, rather than focusing on the dis-ease.
Meg is an experienced Healer, trained at the College of Healing, Malvern. She can offer Healing as part of her work or as a separate therapy. This approach is about rebalancing a person's energies and is not allied to any religious belief system.
After his degree in biochemistry, Rupert graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1988. He joined the Ashcroft Practice in 1996 and uses the "classical" osteopathic approach involving comprehensive analysis of problems such as pain and stiffness. Cranial osteopathy techniques also form an essential part of his treatment: the best combination of technique is chosen for the particular patient.
Rupert's holistic approach often includes advice about work strain, exercise and exercises, and he maintains good links with local doctors and other specialists. Rupert has a special interest in rehabilitation after injury and coordinating treatment for longer term problems.
Rupert is registered with BUPA.
Mags has had a lifelong interest in helping people to cope with life’s challenges. Having previously gained first class honours in Psychology, she was thrilled to graduate top of her year at the British School of Osteopathy, winning prizes in academic and clinical excellence, and gaining distinction in her Master of Osteopathy degree. Since then she has added a postgraduate certificate in Paediatric Osteopathic Practice to her qualifications.
Mags is passionate about osteopathy and its role in promoting systemic health and overall wellbeing. With first-hand experience working in the media, she is all too aware of the difficulty of balancing personal and professional demands. She believes that osteopathy is ideally placed to help people improve every aspect of their life.
John graduated from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy in 1987 (now the British College of Osteopathic Medicine). He has worked in a variety of practices and settings including private practices, multidisciplinary clinics, GPs surgeries and in Occupational Health teams. Since graduating in Osteopathy John has complemented his Osteopathic education with an MSc in Exercise and Health Sciences at Bristol University, an M.A. in Environment, Society and Culture at Lancaster University where he recently completed a PhD exploring exercise and wellbeing. He is currently also a senior lecturer in Public Health at the University of Worcester.
John's approach is holistic and broad ranging drawing from the varied background and experience gained over 20 years of Osteopathic practice and related health promotion work. Both cranial and structural approaches may be incorporated into treatment together with an exploration of the potential for health improvement, contributing to the aim of not just resolving presenting symptoms but promoting improved physical function and good health.
John works on alternate Saturdays