James and Amy are fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council. This means that they meet the high standards of training and education needed, and that they consistently fulfil their Continuing Professional Development requirements such as regularily attending lectures and seminars to keep up to date with recent developments.
James Horwood B.Ost B.Sc (Hons) – Principle
James qualified with distinction from the British School of Osteopathy in 2004. James also studied under John Wernham when completing the Diploma in Classical Osteopathy during his final year at the BSO.
In the years since graduating James has built up a vast amount of experience with patients of all ages with wide ranging problems. Aside from general practice he has a keen interest in foot and gait problems and is able to fit a variety of insoles or foot orthotic devices if needed. Having played Rugby Union to a high level James has a detailed understanding of sports injuries and various rehabilitation approaches to suit all levels of participation.
Prior to training as an Osteopath James gained a degree in Human Biology from Leeds Metropolitan University in the late 1990’s which covered allied areas such as neuroscience, sports science, nutrition and psychology.
James is married and has two young children, away from work James can be found walking or cycling over the Mendip hills.
Amy Horwood B.Ost – Principle
Amy graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2004 and moved to live in the West Country working in multidisciplinary clinics in Taunton and Honiton before establishing the Clevedon practice with James in 2013.
Amy uses a variety of treatment modalities from soft tissue massage, joint manipulation and gentle cranial osteopathy, with treatment tailored to the individual.
In the years since graduating Amy has continued to expand her knowledge and skills and studied several in-depth courses with the Sutherland Cranial College, the leading cranial Osteopathic education group. She has great experience of treating babies, children and adults using cranial techniques alongside standard structural methods.
Amy balances her working life with looking after her two young children, and enjoys the challenges that both aspects bring. In her spare time Amy enjoys walking and time in the garden.
Anna worked hard in 2016, qualifying in a BTEC level 5 Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage through the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage. This is also known as Soft Tissue Therapy.
While raising a family Anna worked in women’s health for 20 years and after moving through the business Anna realized she was so much better at supporting & helping people than working on spreadsheets!
Anna keeps her knowledge up to date, with regular continuous professional development and has also trained in Pregnancy Massage and Breathing Pattern Disorders.
When not being a busy Mum, spending quality time with her family and walking her dog, she likes to practice yoga, Pilates, and dance around her kitchen.
Anna is passionate about keeping up to date with her learning to maintain an effective, active and healthy way of life.
Susan graduated with a BSC Honours degree in Acupuncture from Kingston University, London in 2011. Susan has a great passion for sharing her experience, knowledge and wisdom of the wonders of Chinese Medicine with her patients.
She has been trained in both Five Element and Traditional Chinese Medicine, which are the two most common styles of Acupuncture. and likes to combine the two methods, to assist with the body’s natural healing ability. Susan also uses traditional methods such as Acupressure, Cupping, Moxa, Heat Lamps, Chinese Massage (Tui Na) and Guasha.