Tom Bedford BA (Hons) BSc (Hons) Ost is a nationally recognised leader in the field. In addition to running his own clinical practice he sits on the Professional Conduct Committee of the General Osteopathic Council (GoSC), having previously worked as an Assessor of Clinical Practice for GoSC. Tom graduated with a first class degree from the European School of Osteopathy in 1998. He has extensive clinical and teaching experience and was a clinic tutor on the Oxford Brookes Osteopathy degree course for ten years. Tom has taught Osteopathic techniques to students in the UK and across Europe and continues to provide occupational health seminars to local organisations and businesses. He also is a co-founder and former Chair of the award-winning Oxfordshire Osteopathic Network. Tom is a keen photographer and cyclist and is married to Summeara Bedford, They have two school-age children.
"What I like about Tom is that I can just pop in and have a check up whenever I feel I need it, he doesn't insist on having lots of treatment - and I always feel better afterwards!" Ms C Rose, Oxford.
Summeara Bedford, BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) Ost Summeara is a highly regarded and experienced Osteopath with a Postgraduate specialisation in Children's Osteopathy. She has been a registered Osteopath since 2007, graduating with honours from the British School of Osteopathy. Summeara also is an experienced and qualified Personal Trainer and Sports Massage therapist and she uses this training to bring a multidisciplinary approach to her Osteopathic practice. Summeara runs our Paediatric Clinic every other Saturday, offering treatment to children from birth to age 16.
"Since being treated by Summeara, I can state the pain and discomfort of an ongoing problem, since taking an injury in a riding accident, has gone. I now enjoy routine maintenance which truly tackles the strains of repetitive working conditions." Mark, Oxford.
Ben Ousey BSc (Hons) Ost specialises in treating musculoskeletal conditions such as lower back pain and neck pain as well as repetitive strain and sports injuries. Ben is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and his patients describe him as an empathetic and skilled Osteopath. Ben incorporates a variety of Osteopathic techniques including massage, joint mobilization and spinal manipulation to help his patients to reduce pain and improve their mobility. In addition to being a registered Osteopath, Ben is a qualified meditation teacher and he is passionate about meditation and the positive and scientifically proven effects a regular meditation practice has on human health. Ben is one of a small number of Osteopaths in the UK qualified to offer treatment through the OsteoMAP programme, an NHS funded initiative that combines mindfulness and Osteopathy and which is particularly useful for the treatment of chronic and persistent pain. Ben also is a highly rated public speaker who specialises in mindfulness, mobility, and occupational health. He is available to provide guided meditations and training in one on one or small group sessions.
"I have seen Ben many times due to tightness in the back and headaches, each time Ben is professional and friendly and sorts me out and therefore I recommend him to anyone that mentions they are having similar pain" Tash Taylor, Oxford
Corinne McLardy Smith graduated with a BOst (Hons) in Osteopathy from Oxford Brookes and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy. Corinne has a keen interest in core stability, biomechanical and postural assessments and enjoys helping patients to optimise their own health and fitness. Corinne is passionate about improving health and reducing pain by making incremental, sustainable lifestyle changes. Her approach to Osteopathy is solution-oriented, caring, and patient-centred. Corinne is currently developing a series of instructional videos on biodynamics for a lay audience.
"Corinne has been treating me for over 18 months now and I would highly recommend her. As a painter and decorator my back is always being affected in different ways, depending on what I have been doing, I always feel that Corinne takes the time to listen and understand what I am saying and how I am feeling. She has always been very friendly and knows how to make me feel at ease. I wouldn't ever consider being treated by anyone else. " Gemma Dyche, Oxford.