John Taberman-Pichler


·       1988 - Diploma in Osteopathy - UK

·       1990 - Clin. Cert. Applied Kinesiology.

·       2008 - Masters Grad. Dip. Manipulative Therapy

·       2010 - Doctor of Osteopathy - Aus.

.    2016 - APBC Comittee Member


      As I am slowing down towards retirement I have decided that I no longer wish to be registered with the General Osteopathic Council. Because of this it is illegal for me to refer to myself an osteopath. This decision does not affect my treatment in any way but may affect you being able to claim on some health insurance schemes.



From 6th April 2023 the fee will be £80.00.

I accept cash, credit or debit cards (but not AmEx or cheques).

Appointments are usually 20 - 30 minutes long, but can be less. If I do a job in 20 minutes, it’s because I spent over 40 years learning how to do that in 20 minutes.

You owe me for the years not the minutes.

Please remember, I am here to provide a service. This is my job. I spend thousands of pounds a year staying up to date with the latest developments in my field of healthcare. When I meet you, it is a professional relationship. Please do not ask for a discount, no matter how well we may get on. Also don't expect me to see you on my days off. Thank you for respecting my wishes.


Case History, Examination & Consent:


The first consultation is to take a full and thorough history, not only of your presenting symptoms but also of any past health issues, operations, injuries, hospital stays, medications and anything else however relevant or irrelevant you may feel this is.   I may also need to perform a thorough orthopaedic, neurological and cardiovascular examination. T  his is for your safety, and mine!!! If you do not want to give me these details or allow me to perform the relevant examinations I cannot and will not treat you. If, after this, I feel that I can help you and that it is safe to do so, and you have given your consent to treatment after I have explained what I am going to do as well as having informed you of any risks to the treatment I am suggesting, I will start treatment. If we don't have sufficient time left I will book you in to the next available appointment slot.


How many treatments will I need?


This depends on each individual case, but on average I would expect to see a significant improvement over 3 to 6 sessions which would be given over a couple of months. If your problem is severe or chronic then you may need more treatments. Any further treatments required would be spaced out over longer intervals to let the body adapt to the changes made. I would suggest that the first and second treatments will take your body back to just before your present symptoms started. Each subsequent treatment should then take you back a stage before then. Depending upon your history, work/sport or any underlying weakness, checkups every 3 or 6 months are recommended.


The Four Phases of Care


Phase 1 - Acute Care - To reduce pain and inflammation. Improve joint function and accelerate the healing process.

Phase 2 - Sub-Acute Care - To reduce / eliminate pain. Increase range of motion. Improve joint function and accelerate the healing process. Transition to full rehabilitation.

Phase 3 - Corrective Care - Completely eliminate pain. Restore range of motion to normal. Strengthen and stabilise and improve posture.

Phase 4 - Wellness Care - Sustain structural correction and normal range of motion. Preserve joint health.


One thing that most people don't seem to understand is that manipulation is not just pushing a few bones or muscles 'back into place'.  The average human body is made up of 78 organs, 206 bones, 696 muscles, 7000 nerve endings in the feet, 85 billion neurones, 200 trillion cells, 90,000 miles of nerves and 100,000 chemical reactions every second, and your symptoms are a combination and interaction between all these different parts. If you think than an orthodontist can take at least two years just to change a childs bite, don't expect me to be able to affect all of these factors in one or two sessions, especially after your body has been through a lifetimes abuse (on a physical, nutritional and stress level).


Getting Older!


I'm seeing people who I have known for many years who I am now unable to do the 'quick fixes' I used to be able to do. Even though I have much more experience and expertise, you are now 'many years older' (and more worn out) so don't expect your body to heal as if you are still a teenager.




What should I wear? 


Women are often concerned about how much clothing they will need to remove to be examined and treated. I generally do not require you to remove your clothes but please bear in mind that I may need to move you around, so mini-skirts or bikers leathers are probably not a good idea, as is wearing an underwired bra.


Can I bring a friend?

I am very happy for you to bring a friend.


Are your services available for anyone under the age of 16?

I'm afraid I don't tend to treat children. I can recommend colleagues who do.