Meet the Cannock Osteopaths
Peter has been in practice as an Osteopath since he graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1991. He has built up his private practice in Cannock since 1992. In the past he has worked for the NHS alongside physiotherapists in the Outpatient Department at Cannock Chase Hospital. Peter is registered with the General Osteopathic Council.
Susan has worked at Cannock Osteopaths since 2003, the year she graduated from the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine. She is married with a daughter and speaks Punjabi and Hindi fluently. She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).
The General Osteopathic Council
Membership of the General Osteopathic Council means that Peter and Susan have to abide by a strict code of practice and have to agree to fulfil the 30 hour minimum requirement of Continuing Professional Development each year. The council also insists on an appropriate level of insurance.
By law, osteopaths must register with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).
It is an offence for anyone to call themselves an osteopath if they are not registered with the GOsC.
To qualify, an osteopath must study for five years at one of the accredited schools in the UK to gain a degree in osteopathy. This is similar to a medical degree, with more emphasis on anatomy and musculoskeletal medicine and includes more than 1,000 hours of training in osteopathic techniques.
The British Medical Association’s guidance for general practitioners (GPs) states that doctors can safely refer patients to osteopaths.
To make an appointment with us you can phone, email or use our contact form.