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Chris Johnson

Registered Osteopath

Chris is the Practice Principal. He originally trained as a nurse, but injured his back lifting a patient, and was so inspired by the osteopathic treatment he received at the time, that he trained as an osteopath himself.

He qualified in 1990, and after working in various locations (including three years in New Zealand), set up The Osteopathic Practice in 2006.

Alongside his work with adults, Chris has a particular interest in osteopathy for babies and children and is a graduate of the world renowned Osteopathic Centre for Children (MSc in Paediatric Osteopathy, 2007), where he worked for several years.

He loves making a difference for families, and often treats several generations of the same family, a privilege he particularly enjoys.

Away from the Practice, Chris is most likely to be found enjoying adventures with his wife Naomi and their three growing children. He loves being in nature, running, playing guitar and an occasional wild swim!

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Jude Eller

Practice Manager

Jude is more than likely to be the first person to meet you when you visit the Practice. As well as welcoming patients and visitors, Jude does amazing work behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly.

She is a huge advocate of osteopathy – she first came to Chris as a patient almost twenty years ago and has been Practice Manager for the last fifteen. She’s passionate about making sure that you are thoroughly looked after and have the best possible experience of dealing with us.

Away from the Practice, Jude can often be found creating mouth-watering dishes to share with family and friends. She also loves her garden, and her passion for nature and photography regularly takes her to the countryside and the coast, for long walks with her partner of almost 30 years Paul.

How can I be sure that osteopathy is right for me?

If you’d like to discuss how osteopathy could help you or your family, you can request a free, no obligation 15 minute phone consultation with our osteopath