Mary graduated in 1983 from the British School of Osteopathy London, now known as the University College of Osteopathy after four years training. Mary worked in the south for one year after graduating before setting up the practice in Wetherby in 1984. Mary enjoys equine activities, sailing and skiing.
Mary initially studied physiotherapy (but at that time the training was quite different to now) and wanted to be more proactively involved in the treatment of the cause of problems, rather than just the symptoms. She first came across Osteopathy through a friend, who asked her if she would like to see her being treated for a bad back. It was at this point, Mary knew exactly what she wanted to do.
Mary has undertaken further academic study and has a teaching qualification, PGCertHE, is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy(FHEA), and has been a Senior Lecturer in Osteopathy on the Masters of Osteopathy Course at Leeds Beckett University for ten years. She was involved in the development of the Masters course and it’s delivery from 2007 to 2017.
Mary has enjoyed extending her scope of practice with postgraduate study in the Cranial field of Osteopathy and has a particular interest in providing management and treatment of expectant mothers and patients suffering from headaches and migraine.
In 2012 Mary was appointed as an assessor of the GOSC, assessing and providing feedback on registered osteopath’s portfolios as part of a national pilot scheme for professional revalidation.
Mary is also a member and contributor to NCOR – National Council for Osteopathic Research.