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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 cyclist and is most proud of both his son and daughter having fundraised and cycled the CARTEN 100 miles to Tenby.

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Cari Pellard M.Ost.

Cari was one of the first graduates of Swansea University's four year Osteopathy degree. She graduated with a Masters in Osteopathy and now works full time with us here in 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 has undertaken several courses including acupuncture, kinesiology taping and cranial osteopathy. Cari has recently returned to the clinic after spending 18 months working as an Osteopath in New Zealand.

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Gabriel Emery M.Ost

Gabriel Emery graduated from Swansea University with a First-Class Honours Degree in Osteopathy (M.Ost). Throughout his undergraduate degree Gabriel trained in a variety of clinical settings including working closely with the local health board. During this time Gabriel saw a wide variety of patients such as chronic pain sufferers and was particularly interested in the psychological manifestations that occurred in those suffering periods of prolonged pain or immobility. He has continued interest in investigating the implications this has on treatment outcomes.

Gabriel follows a structural approach to the treatment of his patients and believes that movement is the basis for health. He utilises his own experience as a keen sportsman in combination with his osteopathic understanding to assess specific movement patterns allowing him to understand and treat the body as a whole.

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Lauren Blake M.Ost

Lauren Blake graduated from Swansea University’s four-year Osteopathy degree in 2019.
Lauren has always had an interest in Osteopathy from a young age, after being treated by an Osteopath from previous sports injuries.
She has been working for a year as an Osteopath in England and in this time, she has undertaken a lot of additional training and completed extra courses to further her learning; including training in radiography.

Lauren is a keen runner and swimmer and has competed for Wales in surf lifesaving and has gained eight Welsh caps. She has also competed in the Commonwealth Games in Australia for lifesaving. She is currently training for her first iron man next year and so has a passion for treating running related problems, completing her dissertation on the treatment approaches for plantar fasciitis. Lauren has a great passion for her job, as she not only loves helping people get out of pain but improving their overall quality of life and wellbeing.

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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.

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Arwel Roberts M.Ost

Arwel graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017, and has since worked across the UK. Arwel’s interest in manual therapy began after receiving a number of treatments as a young sportsman. Picking up lower back, shoulder, and hamstring injuries but not wanting to take a day away from playing for his teams, he received a number of treatments from a variety of therapists. As a youngster he was amazed people could understand the bodies anatomy and physiology enough to optimise the recovery process and get people back doing what they love quicker, and decided he wanted a similar career.
His approach to treating patients is simple. Making things less painful using hands-on techniques and giving patients lifestyle advice and exercise that is fun and applicable to the individual that gradual promotes stronger more resilient people. As well as treating patients as an osteopath, he enjoys encouraging people to be more proactive about their health & wellbeing. Arwel enjoys keeping active, playing rugby for the last 10 years, and starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and CrossFit in the last 12 months.
Arwel has spent a lot of time reading and researching the latest advances in pain science, rehabilitation, and injury mitigation, integrating this into his treatments. He hopes to spark others interests in keeping their body and mind healthy by taking small steps to improve their lifestyle, instead of falling into the easy, and unhealthy lifestyles that society currently lead us towards.

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