About Us

Amanda Coleshill and Associates

We are a small, experienced, friendly team of fully registered osteopaths who have been providing friendly and high quality professional osteopathic care for people living in West Devon and Southeast Cornwall since 1984. Our clinic is based in the centre of Tavistock with easy access by car, bus and on foot.

We are committed to providing excellent professional care with a personal touch. We offer both traditional structural osteopathy alongside visceral and cranial osteopathy. We specialise in the osteopathic treatment of musculoskeletal pain.

We treat and help to prevent a wide range of problems from back pain and everyday aches through to injuries and work related ailments.

Our mission is to alleviate your pain using our ‘hands on’ expertise and knowledge. More than half our patients consult us for back, neck pain and headaches.

For mothers and mothers to be, we offer exceptional professional experience for women suffering pain during and after pregnancy, combining our skill and expertise to provide excellent, gentle care.

The Osteopaths

All the osteopathic practitioners working at the clinic are registered with The General Osteopathic Council (GosC). They have completed a 4 year undergraduate study programme at a college recognised by the GosC. To retain their registration 90 hours of postgraduate study has to be completed every 3 years, to maintain their clinical skills and to keep up to date with the latest research and changes of legal policy.

Amanda Coleshill

 

Amanda Coleshill D.O.

Amanda graduated from The British School of Osteopathy in 1988. After qualifying she worked in her own private and NHS clinics in Yorkshire and Northamptonshire, before returning to West Devon, where she grew up, in 2001. Since then she has been the Principle Osteopath at Tavistock Osteopaths.234

Amanda has attended many postgraduate courses and is especially interested in the treatment of pregnant mums, babies and children, She has studied cranial osteopathy with The Sutherland Society and is currently training to become a CranioSacral Therapist with The Upledger Institute and is following their paediatric pathway. Other postgraduate specialisms have been in the field of visceral and obstetric osteopathy, including techniques for optimal foetal positioning.

In her teens and early 20's Amanda competed to Intermediate level in Eventing and now competes as a Dressage rider, having trained to Advanced level. This experience as a horse rider allows her to understand the stresses and strains of riding and competing, at all levels, and treat effectively any problems affecting the riders performance, as well as aiding recovery after injury.

 

Kevin Metcalfe

 

Kevin Metcalfe  BSc(Hons)Ost

Hailing from Lancashire, Kevin graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2001. He moved to Bodmin in 2005, where he has his own practice and lives with his family. Kevin has been a member of the team at Tavistock Osteopaths since 2015, having previously provided locum cover at the practice since 2006.

Kevi - RegistrationAfter graduating Kevin worked as a Clinical Tutor in the British School of Osteopathy's outpatient centre, as well as teaching Anatomy and being lead lecturer in Patient Examination Skills at the college. Alongside this, he has a busy practice in South London. The Patient base was, primarily, people working in the city, who consulted him for symptoms arising from the effects of stress, such as headaches, neck and shoulder pain, chronic fatigue, sleep disturbance and digestive disorders. Many of his clients had acute symptoms.

Kevins approach to treatment applies osteopathic principles and considers the predisposing and maintaining factors. Basing his treatment programme on patient expectations he prefers to use gentle structural techniques, such as soft tissue release and cranial osteopathy. Currently, Kevins main area of postgraduate study is with the Upledger Institute, following their pathway to become a CranioSacral Therapist.

Kevin is a qualified scuba diver and an avid surfer, mountain biker and father.