Osteopathic Training

All osteopaths in the UK have completed rigorous training.  The training is similar to a medical degree, with more emphasis on anatomy and musculoskeletal medicine. Students of osteopathy follow a four or five year degree course, during which they study anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, nutrition, psychology and biomechanics. Qualification generally takes the form of a bachelor's degree in osteopathy  (BSc(Hons)/BOst) or a masters degree in osteopathy (MOst).

Maria Gillam
MOst., Dip. NN., BOA, ITEC


Maria attained her Master of Osteopathy degree from the London School of Osteopathy, one of the top Osteopathic colleges in the UK.  She uses her enthusiasm and passion to help and support her patients and improve their quality of life.

Osteopathy treats the whole person and Maria believes in empowering patients to help take control of their own health and encourage the natural healing abilities of their body.  Maria enjoys working with people and really listens to her patients and takes a holistic approach to treatment.  She considers all aspects of a person's life, not just the musculoskeletal issue a person may be presenting with.   Factors such as nutrition, lifestyle, past injuries and family history are all taken into consideration.

Maria is dedicated to improving  her skills and keeping up to date with the latest medical research to ensure her patients receive the best possible care.

Maria is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (Reg.No. 8095) and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.  She is also qualified in medical acupuncture, nutritional therapy and sports massage.