Mr Edward Gilbert
BSc, PGCE, DO
Edward (aka Ted) Gilbert established the practice in 1990, having qualified as an Osteopath the previous year. Prior to training in Osteopathy, he had been a secondary school Biology teacher, teaching A level Biology and outdoor pursuits.
Ted has worked in New Zealand on three separate occasions with the well-known osteopath Andrew Wilson, author of many books on ergonomics, osteopathy and the evidence base for manual medicine. As a result of this, he prides himself, and the practice in offering “no nonsense”, up to date evidence lead treatment approach and considers patient education to be essential.
He believes that patients should be shown how to manage their problems, and discourages dependence on treatment. He strongly disapproves of long courses of spinal manipulation, and has worked alongside Physiotherapists for many years.
Outside of work, he still enjoys playing tennis, some cricket, singing in the local choir and walking the pilgrim paths of Europe. He is passionate about wildlife conservation and biodiversity, and originally studied Zoology at University level in the 1970’s. He has enjoyed his work as an Osteopath enormously and has no plans to retire in the near future!