Tue 9.30 - 5.00

Thurs 9.45 - 12.45

  • First Appointment: 1hour £55 (children under 18 £45)
  • Follow ups: ¾ hour £45 (children under 18 £40)

Clare Ballard


Cranial Osteopathy is a form of Osteopathy that works in a gentle, subtle yet precise way to restore the normal structure, function and self-healing capacity of the body as a whole. We work from an anatomical and physiological model and will make a diagnosis as to the probable cause of your symptoms. The effects of injuries, trauma, stress, poor postural habits or problematic birth can all cause structural patterns or misalignments and pain in the spine, or extremities, or dysfunctions such as headaches or digestive issues. We work with various techniques, but only very rarely manipulation, to bring your body back to improved healthy function.

I qualified from the European School of Osteopathy in 1977. I worked in London, Bristol and Stroud before starting the practice in Nailsworth. I have been involved in teaching Osteopathy in the cranial field for many years. I was involved in the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London from 1991–96 and then established the Bristol Children’s Osteopathic Clinic. I now work in the Family Practice in Bristol working with both adults and children and in Stroud.

I have had a long standing interest in movement and have made a particular study of the development of movement in children with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in the US.


Osteopath registered with the GOsC (General Osteopathic Council)
Member of the Sutherland Cranial College


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