Meet The Team

Offering osteopathy, physiotherapy, sports therapy and sports and remedial massage therapy

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Meet Sharon Dempster
BSc (Hons) Ost

Sharon graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 1997.

From there, she worked in private practices in Kent, London and Essex before settling in Wiltshire and starting her own clinic.
She enjoys treating just about everyone – her many years of doing various post-graduate training courses means Sharon can treat pregnant women (with a special interest in treating PGP in particular), new-born babies, octogenarians and more.  Sharon uses Cranial as well as Structural Osteopathic techniques in her treatments.

When Sharon’s not at the practice, she can be found on her allotment or enjoying time with her family.

Available in Pewsey:
Mon 10am – 2pm, Thursday 10am – 2pm
Available in Devizes:
Wed 10am – 2pm, Friday 10am – 2pm
GOsC 2887

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Meet the team

Elizabeth Oakham BSc (Hons) Ost

Osteopath

Elizabeth qualified in 2003, graduating from The College of Osteopaths and Middlesex University with a BSc (Hons) in Osteopathy.

She works using a combination of both structural and cranial osteopathy and treat a wide range of individuals from new-borns to centenarians!

Liz has a special interest in using osteopathy for ante and post-natal issues and has completed several courses in using osteopathy to help support mums at this time. She especially enjoys treating infants with feeding/latching issues and babies who had a difficult or dramatic entrance into the world.

Since having her son in 2011 she has also trained as a breastfeeding peer supporter and has a keen interest in treating infants.

Available in Devizes:
Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am – 5pm

GOsC 4822

Evie Smalley BSc (Hons) Ost

Osteopath

Evie qualified at Oxford Brookes University in 2016.

Since qualifying, Evie has worked at The Blackberry Clinic in Milton Keynes where she has treated a wide variety of patients and been lucky enough to observe peripheral and spinal clinical procedures.

Whilst there, she has furthered her training by completing several courses and has gained qualifications in acupuncture, sports taping, 1:1 Pilates and pregnancy/post-natal therapy.

Throughout her time in Milton Keynes, Evie has developed a keen interest in the treatment of headaches and shoulder pathologies and has done further courses in both of these topics.

Outside work, Evie enjoys sailing, skiing, riding and playing netball.

Available in Pewsey:
Monday 2.30pm – 7pm, Wednesday 9am – 12.30pm, Thursday 2.30pm – 7pm
Available in Devizes:
Monday 9am – 12.3-pm, Wednesday 2pm – 7pm, Friday 9am – 12.30pm

GOsC 9187

Rebecca Forster-Haig

Sports Therapist

Rebecca (aka ‘Boo’ to her friends) is qualified Sports Therapist who is experienced in all aspects of sporting activities and injuries. Tenures include Help for Heroes treating injured veterans.

Since qualifying, she has worked in private clinical practice, treating patients with physical-activity related injuries across a wide range of ages and abilities. She ensures that her clients feel confident and comfortable during treatment so that a tailored, impacting programme can be achieved.

Boo has a keen interest in all aspects of treatment and rehabilitation and sees tailored specific manual therapy as the key to recovery. She is committed to following and supporting individuals from the point of injury and on to becoming fitter and stronger than before.

Using professional and personal experience to aid her diagnosis and treatment of injury, she will aid those preparing for or recovering from any challenge. Whether it be your first marathon or first walk without pain; Boo believes everyone has the potential and right to train, play and live a pain-free healthy life and aim to facilitate this with her treatments!

Boo has fitness and sport at the very centre of her life, competing in trail and road running events as well as cross terrain adventure racing. She is also a very keen golfer (when not having babies!) playing at county level for many years as well as a plethora of other sporting interests.

Since becoming a mother, she has had first-hand experience understanding the importance of fitness during pregnancy and also post-natally. She since undertaken a pregnancy massage course and has recently qualified as a pilates instructor to teach pre/postnatal clients.

Available in Devizes:
Monday 13.30pm – 5pm

Lia Bessant

Massage Therapist

Lia  has worked at Pewsey Osteopathic Clinic since 2000. She’s qualified in Sports Massage & Fitness Training and works to treat sports injuries and relieve pain. Often working in conjunction with the osteopaths, Lia will gently encourage you back to a pain free lifestyle by prescribing stretching and muscle strengthening exercises, tailored to your specific needs and ability.

Lia is committed to working with her clients with pre- and post- sports treatments, which aim to aid performance and improve recovery rates.

You don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy a massage – many people choose to have regular sports massage to enhance their general well-being. Massage is also a great way to reduce stress.

Lia is also qualified in Hot Stone Massage, Ultrasound, Myofasical release, Personal Training, Reflexology & Hopi ear candling.

Available in Pewsey:
Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 9.30am – 2.45pm

Penny-Marie Newcombe

Massage Therapist

Penny-Marie was introduced to massage initially through her love of sport and competing.

She decided to pursue learning the skills so she could understand the body better, how it moves and the art of helping others.
In 2013 she undertook the highest level of qualification available in Sports and Remedial Massage – a level 5 Diploma with the North London School of Massage at the University of Westminster.

Since qualifying in 2014 Penny has added to her knowledge base, completing courses in Kinesiology taping, Cupping, Hot Stone massage and Personal Training.

Available in Pewsey and Devizes:
days and times to be announced shortly.

 

You’re In Good Hands

All osteopaths in the UK are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)

We are required to renew our registration each year and the GOsC provide us with an annual licence to practise. As part of this process, the GOsC checks that we have current professional indemnity insurance, remain in good health and of good character, and have met the mandatory continuing professional development requirements.

Our title ‘osteopath’ is protected by law – it is against the law for anyone to call themselves an osteopath unless they are registered with the GOsC, who can, and do, prosecute individuals who practise as osteopaths when they are not on the GOsC Register.   The GOsC and its members want to promote a high standard of competency, conduct and safety.

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J Hughes

I have been visiting Sharon for many years now and I have to say that she is a miracle worker! I have taken both of my younger children to be adjusted after birth and my older children when they have needed various treatment. Sharon is professional yet friendly and delivers a fantastic service every time.

R Armstrong

Sharon is a genius! I have had a very nasty type 2 Spinal Bend whilst scuba diving 30 years ago which resulted in paralysis and 9 months in Stoke Mandeville. Not surprisingly my whole spinal system is complex and a bit fragile, and there has only ever been two people I trust to treat it effectively, one being Sharon. She really knows what is going on and how to treat me the best way – and is strong enough to do just that. She has an Incredible knowledge of human physiology. If you are in Wiltshire and have a back problem, then do not mess around and suffer it – Go and see Sharon. She will sort you out for sure!

L Lane

Sharon has worked wonders on our 4 month old. In the short space of time that we worked with Sharon we noticed such a difference after just the 1st session. We have a much happier baby and we cannot thank Sharon enough. We would highly recommend

Devizes Osteopathic & Sports Injury Clinic

15 Bridewell Street, Devizes, Wiltshire
SN10 1NQ
01380 728453

Pewsey Osteopathic & Sports Injury Clinic

9 High Street, Pewsey, Wiltshire
SN9 5AF

01672 564646

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