About us

You will always be seen by a qualified Osteopath who is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and has professional indemnity insurance. All registered Osteopaths have undergone at least four years of rigorous medical training and must abide by a code of conduct.

Catrin Mear  BSc Hons Osteopathy

Catrin opened the Osteopathy Clinic at Elizabeth House Medical Practice in 2008 when the building was expanded and has enjoyed providing Osteopathic care to the people of Warlingham and surrounding communities ever since. She is passionate about the benefits of Osteopathy as a natural form of treatment to resolve musculoskeletal problems and also liaises with GPs and consultants where necessary to ensure her patients get the best care.

Catrin uses all the usual types of osteopathic treatment including medical acupuncture and she specialises in a gentle form of Osteopathy sometimes referred to as cranial osteopathy. She is also a part-time lecturer at the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone, specialising in the treatment of babies, children and pregnant women.

Catrin’s ethos is to help patients heal themselves and one of her principles involves getting to the bottom of the initial “Cause” of the pain or discomfort and why it may not be healing. She has a strong interest in postural awareness in daily life and rehabilitative exercises as a therapeutic solution that patients can undertake at home particularly with regard to long term problems.

David Staff BSc (Hons) Degree in Osteopathic Medicine

After representing the county and several professional clubs as a youth both in football and athletics, David suffered many injuries which led him to seek help from many different health professionals. This led to him being successfully treated by Osteopaths, and being impressed with their philosophy of treating the cause of a problem rather than just the symptoms.

This prompted him to begin studying at the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine, where after initially being attracted by the prospect of treating sports injuries, David found that he could drastically improve the quality of life for patients of all ages and backgrounds. He is therefore keen to exert his ‘Osteopathy for all’ philosophy and enjoys treating a wide range of patients from young to old. He is also particularly keen to explain to his patients exactly why they are in pain, what is causing the problem, and what can be done to prevent the problem recurring in the future..

David is fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council, as well as being a member of the British Osteopathic Association and is also qualified in acupuncture.