Chris Grey, Osteopath
Kim Pritchard, Osteopath
Grazia Campolmi, The Alexander Technique, http://www.grazia-campolmi.co.uk/index.htm
Bob Allen, Neurodevelopmental therapist,
BSc (Hons) D.O. :
I loved being an osteopath from the moment I began my studies on the bones of the foot. That was 26 years ago in the South of France. I qualified (in French) in 1994 and in 1995 anglicised my studies at the Oxford School of Osteopathy. I treated my first patient in Petersfield that year – who arrived by taxi then on all fours after slipping on a polished floor in India.
The birth of my first child started a fascination with paediatric Osteopathy. Fortnightly, over four years, I worked at the ‘Osteopathic Centre for Children’ charity in London. I was privileged to be overseen by Europe’s leading paediatric Osteopath Stuart Korth. For twelve years I taught at the London School of Osteopathy where I had the pleasure of designing then running the courses for visceral (the internal organs) and cranial specialities. Also the more doubtful pleasure of writing and marking the final exams.
Full Circle: I was born in London, grew up in South Harting and was made to shop in Petersfield – most grudgingly. Desperate to see the world I went to South Africa to work on a gold mine (level 7,200), later I worked in a cable factory and on a farm. I came back overland to take Chemistry at Imperial College, London. I travelled to Sydney, Australia working as an Employment Consultant then as a set carpenter for Channel 9, Australian TV. Back in London I ran a carpentry business for six years until I left to restore a French farmhouse. Instead I enrolled in Osteopathic school – and so I returned to Petersfield to shop, now happily, and to start practices here and in Godalming. - July 2015
Kim Pritchard D. O.
Kim grew up in Portsmouth, mostly on the beaches. "occasionally I went to school!" she says. As soon as she could travel she went in search of beaches in New Zealand and Australia. she worked for a year with IBM, Australia, before moving on to New Zealand. Here she lived in a camper van while working at the Cadbury's chocolate factory in Dunedin, South Island.
She returned home to begin studies become a physiotherapist. However she noticed that every time her Mum visited the Osteopath she got better. And so in 1990 Kim enrolled at the remarkable ESO, the European College of Osteopathy in Maidstone. After 4 years of fascinating study she went to work for Caroline Penn, a much revered British Osteopath.
Kim reflects "I began to realise that I could just read in people's bodies what was happening in their lives. I just found an incredible love for people and their life stories."
But the beaches of Southern England drew her back. She currently lives with her three children and two dogs near Thorney Island while practising in both Southbourne and Petersfield.
In her spare time Kim is a long distance open water swimmer. She is also a self-confessed addict of 85% Lindt chocolate.