Meet Your Team
I founded Osteopathic Consultancy in July 2000 after qualifying from The British School Of Osteopathy. With help from my wife Sharon, Osteopathic Consultancy has grown considerably over the years. The path of Osteopathy was shown to me when I had a shoulder injury whilst swimming. I swam at National Level for many years until my shoulder injury. I then had mainstream medical treatment to try to help my pain. This ended with an Orthopaedic operation on my shoulder. At this time my swimming coach gave me the idea of going to see an Osteopath. I was quite negative about having help from what I saw it at the time as a non-mainstream medical practitioner. I was in such bad pain my parents and I thought we would give it a go. I was very impressed with the Osteopath I saw, his knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology was second to none and he greatly helped my shoulder, leading me to be pain free.
Through my teenage years I also played Football at county and Golf at district standard. With this obvious background in sports I always assumed that my path in Osteopathy would follow sports injuries. When training at the British School Of Osteopathy my interest in sports was maintained, but I began to realise that the use of general Osteopathic medicine could bring great benefits to all types of people from all walks of life. Within the course at The British School of Osteopathy numerous special clinics were run. I participated in these clinics, which consisted of paediatric (children’s) maternity, geriatric (elderly people) and the sports clinic.
In my clinic I see patients from all walks of life and I absolutely love it.
I obtained my MOst in Osteopathy and Naturopathy from the British College of Osteopathy in London. This means that on top of osteopathy, I can also provide advice regarding your nutrition.
Osteopathy has always been a part of my life as I was born with club feet. This condition needed daily treatment by both osteopaths and physiotherapists for the first three years of my life.
Once i had my degree, i headed to Mexico to work in a hospital for people with a wide range of severe disabilities. This allowed me to have a varied amount of experience straight out of university.
Whilst I was born in France, I have lived in the UK for my whole life so I am a “fake french”. I can speak 3 languages, English, French and Spanish.
Margaux Garway-Templeman M.Ost
I obtained my MOst in Osteopathy and Naturopathy from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in July 2021.
As a keen ballet dancer and rugby player from a young age, I have over the years grown a passion for understanding human anatomy and physiology and our body’s capacity to self-heal. I have developed a deep personal interest in treating injuries as well as optimising performance through musculoskeletal balance and correct posture. Osteopathy perfectly combines my desire to provide a holistic approach to health and healing whilst nurturing my love of helping people. I am dedicated to support your body’s natural recovery and empower you to attain and maintain optimal health in the long-term. The body is built to heal itself and sometimes it needs help.
My work with disabled children, blind people and rugby players has reinforced my view that with the right care and support, your body has a dumbfounding capacity to thrive and give you the quality of life you deserve.
Claudina Borges M.Ost
I obtained my master degree in Osteopathy from The University College of Osteopathy, previously known as The British School of Osteopathy in June 2020. As a student osteopath I have worked in multiple clinics focusing on patients from sports injuries, HIV, pregnancy, chronic pain, homelessness, GP practice and, to general complaints. My passion for helping others and improving one’s quality of life is the main reason I became an Osteopath and it is my goal to make a difference in people’s life. I enjoy treating patients from all walks of life and adopt a structural and holistic approach to all of my patients. Apart from Osteopathy, I have a background in athletics competing internationally for Portugal in multiple events such as high jump, long jump and 4x100m in the youth team. In my spare time I enjoy being active in the gym, running and swimming. As well as spending time with family and friends.
I joined the Osteopathic Consultancy team in May 2017 as the clinic administrator. I had worked at DFS for 3 years and decided I wanted something to fit in with my family life. I have seen many changes in the clinic over the years, and loved watching it grow to where it is now. I love the relationships I have built up with the patients over the years. We are a busy clinic and I love working under pressure. In October 2021 I was promoted to administration and reception manager. I am looking forward to my future at Osteopathic Consultancy and developing my role further.
Here at Osteopathic Consultancy, I am the clinic administrator alongside Hayley, I began working in April 2021. Prior to joining Osteopathic Consultancy, I worked as an estate agent in Reading, which helped me discover my love to help people.
I am really enjoying here in the clinic. I am flourishing being part of such a vibrant and hard-working team. I am really excited for my future here and to see the clinic grow and evolve.
As I am working part-time here in the clinic, I am planning on training in yoga, meditation, and nutrition. Yoga and meditation have always been part of my life, they have been true passions of mine and I am very excited to start this journey in my life as well!
I am Alex and Sharon’s daughter so I have been involved with the clinic my whole life. I am currently studying for my A Levels. I love working in the clinic on a Saturday and meeting and supporting the lovely patients. I love working with Hayley and Charlotte and I love learning new skills.
I really enjoy being a part of this amazing team. In my spare time I love reading cycling and running. I also play cricket.