Tim Clark is a Registered Osteopath having studied Clinical and Osteopathic Medicine at the London School of Osteopathy for five years, qualifying in 2003.
Further Medical Training and Body Work
Tim has trained in Cranial Osteopathy to post-graduate level at The Sutherland Cranial College, and in CranioSacral Therapy to CST II level at The Upledger Institute. He has trained in Sports Injuries Therapy at the Academy of Sports Therapy, and has many years training in Tai Chi Chuan and specialist experience in the Alexander Technique and postural re-education.
He is also involved in assessment of patients for Dental Orthopaedic work. This is a growing area of expertise where dental appliances may be used to resolve many conditions such as chronic headache and postural fatigue by improving jaw and head/neck posturing, and thus the posture in general.
My Journey to Osteopathy
I grew up in Winchester and studied Agricultural Management at Sparsholt College. I also had an interest in Wild Animal Conservation and worked at Marwell Zoological Park with a view to studying for a degree in Wild Animal Management. My dream was to go to East Africa.
Unfortunately, chronic back pain almost brought me to my knees and lead me to work with Walter Carrington, Director of the Holland Park School of Alexander Technique Teachers. And so my interest in the human body began. I applied myself rigorously for over 7 years learning the intricate details of body mechanics from the inside out.
I further reinforced this knowledge with over 7 years of intensive practice of Tai Chi Chuan and Yoga breath and posture techniques. But the most effective thing I found was Osteopathy and specifically Cranial Osteopathy in collaboration with dental orthopaedics and orthodontics.
I enjoy surfing in Cornwall in the summer and dabble in oil painting from time to time. I also write fiction and maintain an ambling interest in archaeology having previously worked at the Department of Prehistory and Early Europe at the British Museum.