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Alex Spray | Osteopath

As well as his role in treating clients, Alex is also a yoga teacher and recently has begun teaching osteopathic technique at Staffordshire University on the Osteopathy programme.

Before discovering the benefits of Osteopathy, he was a keen martial artist and was fascinated by the role that exercises and stretching played in injury prevention and rehabilitation. Alex trained as a Sports Injuries and Spinal Manipulation Therapist prior to the completion of the five-year degree in Osteopathy. Alex has practised yoga for 14 years, five times a week.

 

During his studies at the College of Osteopaths between 2006 – 2012 Alex built up Derby Sports Injuries Clinic, with a full-time dedicated city center sports injuries practice.

Alex uses active resisted muscle testing, biomechanical postural assessment, Orthopaedic provocation tests and gentle tissue palpation as his diagnostic screen. Alex works with patients from all backgrounds and addresses many different pain presentations although he has a particular interest in helping people with chronic pain.

 

Most recently Alex has begun practicing handstands, initially with little finesse but with time the discipline has become lighter and more controlled. In addition, he has begun to learn the gymnastics rings that are great fun if incredibly challenging. More recently Alex begun plyometrics, explosive jumping and landing which caused calf strains as he did too much too soon!

 

Future develop is dancing and perhaps ice skating or stand-up paddle boarding. 

Andrew Wade | Osteopath

Andrew is a graduate of the 5 years, part-time Bachelors of Osteopathy programme offered by the College of Osteopaths at Staffordshire University. As part of his training, Andrew completed 1500 hours in the college’s Clinic before being able to register as a qualified UK Osteopath.

Recently Andrew has  begun teaching osteopathic technique at Staffordshire University on the Osteopathy programme.

Andrew decided to re-train as an Osteopath after a 20-year career as an HGV driver had left him with poor posture and numerous other musculoskeletal complaints that required the services of an Osteopath to help to correct. It was witnessing the efficacy of Osteopathic treatment first hand that convinced Andrew to re-train.

Andrew works gently to find the areas of you’re the body that is blocked or restricted and seeks to ease those areas into moving well.

Away from the clinic, Andrew enjoys many varied activities including mountain biking, swimming, suspension training, yoga and skipping.

Andrew also has a passion for history, with the late Roman republic being a firm favorite. Also, Andrew and his partner are house slaves to two rescued ex-racing greyhounds and enjoy many hours of pack time exploring the great outdoors.

Osteopaths must by law undertake continuing professional development equivalent to 30 hours per year. Andrew recently undertook two days of training in London with CPD Today at the London School of Osteopathy and travelled to Dublin to do 2 days study on Erik Dalton’s Technique.