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About Us. mark osteopath

Mark McWilliam Ba(Hons)BSc(Hons)MSc,

Mark McWilliam has 3 children and lives in Penarth. He received a 1st Class Honours degree from the London School of Osteopathy and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council. He is an a active member of the Institute of Osteopathy and he has been published in the British Osteopathic Journal. Mark has completed an MSc in Pain Management and is an honorary tutor at Cardiff University School of Medicine. He has a special interest into looking at the ways manual and manipulative therapy can help reduce the suffering caused by pain. Mark was the winner of the 'WELSH PAIN SOCIETY PRIZE 2011' for his research into migraines. He enjoys study and recently completed a course in Medical Neuroscience. Mark is one of the founder Members of Osteopaths for the Progress of Headaches and Migraines ( www.ophm.org), and runs lectures and workshops in England & Wales to Osteopathic and medical establishments. He is an active cyclists and is most proud of both his son and daughter having fundraised and cycled the CARTEN 100 miles to Tenby.

About Us. andrew osteopath


Andrew graduated from the British School of Osteopathy and now has over 30 years experience treating patients in South Wales, including a 10 year period seeing NHS patients in Abertilary and Ebbw Vale. He enjoys helping people with a variety of musculoskeletal cause. His particular interest is in sports injuries due to his own participation in, and love for a wide variety of sports. After finishing playing rugby he joined in with his children's interests and ended up coaching mini rugby and roller hockey. he has now joined the Road Cycling Revolution and is an enthusiastic cyclist.

About Us. cari osteopath


Cari was one of the first graduates of Swansea University,s four year Osteopathy degree. She graduated with a Masters in Osteopathy and runs her own practice in Swansea in addition to her role at the Cathedral Road Clinic. She first encountered Osteopathy as a teenager after a fall from her horse, left her with severe lower back and neck pain. after successful osteopathic treatment, Cari always had Osteopathy in mind for her career choice. She is passionate about her work and enjoys helping her patients to gain a healthier and more active lifestyle. Cari is still a keen horse rider as well as a regular runner and swimmer. She also has a keen interest in the use of Osteopathy in the treatment of headaches, completing her Master's dissertation on the effectiveness of a osteopathy for Migraine headaches. Cari has a keen interest in professional development and is undertaking several courses including acupuncture and cranial osteopathy.

About Us. Lara Edding


Lara graduated from Swansea University with a First-Class Honours Degree in Osteopathy (M.Ost). Lara divides her time between working here at the Cathedral Road Clinic and being a part time Lecturer on the osteopathy programme at Swansea University. She teaches Osteopathic Skills and Pathophysiology to students as well as being the Clinic Co-ordinator. Lara has previously worked in Swansea and London within both the NHS and private practice, gaining extensive clinical experience. She treats a wide variety of patients – from athletes with acute sports injuries, through to pregnant women and people with chronic neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis.

Her main interest is in obstetrics, she finds the body's ability to adapt to a growing baby fascinating and thouroughly enjoys supporting women through this exciting time in their lifes.

A keen sportsperson, Lara has spent much of her life playing football and hockey at a competitive level. She spent several seasons working on the medical team for a local rugby club and is qualified in sports taping and sports nutrition.



Alan gained a Masters in Osteopathy from Swansea University in 2017. After qualifying from Hartpury College with sports coaching, Alan became interested in pain management, human anatomy, and manual therapy making Osteopathy a natural career path. Alan is a keen cyclist and open water swimmer alongside being a dedicated practitioner.

Alan has helped treat a wide variety of patients of all ages and complaints from sports injuries and arthritic pain through to fibromyalgia and headaches. ​​His main interests are in acute and chronic pain management which originated from his dissertation topic where he researched why everyones perception of pain is different. Alan uses his knowledge and experience to give his patients a tailored pain management plan to best suit their goals and targets. Alan has Previously worked within an NHS environment working closely with GPs, Physiotherapists and Neurologists to help manage pain appropriately.

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