Meet The Team at Osteopathic Consultancy in Camberley

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Alex Watson BSc (HONS) OST
Lead Osteopath

I founded Osteopathic Consultancy in July 2000 after qualifying from The British School Of Osteopathy. With help from my wife Sharon, Osteopathic Consultancy has grown considerably grown considerably since year 2000. The path of Osteopathy was shown to me when I had a shoulder injury whilst swimming. I swam at National Level for many years until my shoulder injury. I then had mainstream medical treatment to try to help my pain. This ended with an Orthopaedic operation on my shoulder. At this time my swimming coach gave me the somewhat crazy idea of going to see an Osteopath. I was quite negative about having help from what I saw it as a non-mainstream medical practitioner. Although I was in such bad pain my parents and I thought we would give it a go. I was very impressed with the Osteopath I saw, his knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology was impressive and he greatly helped my shoulder, leading me to be pain free.

Through my teenage years I also played Football at county and Golf at district standard. With this obvious background in sports I always assumed that my path in Osteopathy would follow sports injuries. When training at the British School Of Osteopathy my interest in sports was maintained, but I began to realise that the use of general Osteopathic medicine could bring great benefits to all types of people from all walks of life. Within the course at The British School of Osteopathy numerous special clinics were run. I participated in these clinics, which consisted of paediatric (children’s) maternity, geriatric (elderly people) and the sports clinic.
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Sharon Watson BSc (HONS)
Practice Manager

I graduated in 1997 and completed a post graduate qualification in 2000 in public sector management. I previously worked as a NHS waiting list manager for a London hospital trust. I joined the team in 2001 as a practice manager and partner in the business. As a clinic manager I see the priority of the clinic as giving a high quality of service to the patients. Focusing on emergency appointments, appointment times which suit the patients, good communication and management of patients needs.
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Jeremy Webb BSc (HONS) OST
Osteopath

Jeremy was selected to represent England Basketball and did so for 3 years. He still enjoys sports and regularly plays golf. He also enjoys scuba driving when given the chance.

Jeremy studied a course in sports massage and also trained as a personal trainer. However he found that it was hard to help some of his clients. Although he could help there were was a great number that did not respond to just massage. As a qualified personal trainer he was unable to help many people to fitness.

This lead Jeremy to seek another way helping his clients. He then embarked upon the Osteopathic course and this opened up more answers. He now finds that having a greater understanding and a wide range of techniques allow's him to help his patients far more.
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David Staff BSc (HONS) OST
Osteopath

After representing the country and several professional clubs as a youth both in football and athletics, David suffered many injuries which led him to seek help from many different health professionals. This led to him being succesfully treated by Osteopaths, and being impressed with their philosophy of treating the cause of a problem rather than just the symptoms.

This prompted him to begin studying at the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine. David is fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council, as well as being a member of the British Osteopathic Association and is also qualified in acupuncture.

He enjoys treating a wide range of patients and is keen to explain to his patients exactly why they are in pain, what is causing the problem, and what can be done to prevent the problem recurring in the future.
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Toby Pollard-Smith BSc (HONS)
Osteopath

Toby was a professional ballet dancer, having danced from the age of 4. He did his professional training at the Central School of Ballet and then joined the Israel Ballet in Tel Aviv where he spent several years. He subsequently returned to the UK and spent a few years working as a freelance dancer before joining the cast of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake for two years, touring the world.

In what was meant to be a short break between dance contracts Toby decided to look at career options for when his dancing days were over. He went to an Open Day at the British School of Osteopathy and listened to talks about a way of treating patients that resonated with his own experiences of injury. He signed up there and then and graduated with Distinction several years later.

His past dance injuries and the rehab he had to undertake influence his patient management nowadays, and although he particularly enjoys helping dancers cope with their working lives, he enjoys treating patients from all walks of life.
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