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Osteopaths are experts at treating musculoskeletal complaints. This includes a variety of conditions, much more than just back pain. Osteopathy is a hands on approach, encouraging the body to return to health. Techniques are wide-ranging and beyond purely manipulation, enabling treatment of a great variety of conditions successfully. We believe in improving the body’s flow of blood, using massage & soft-tissue work we liberate tissue & speed up the bodys natural healing process.

Osteopathy is recommended by the NHS (NICE guidelines 2016). The growing of evidence based research means your GP can recommend a course of osteopathy for specific complaints.

Treatments are tailored to each patient and are suitable for babies through to the older person. If you have any queries, do call for a free telephone consultation. All the osteopaths working at the Tarka clinic are registered with the General Osteopathic Council.

Brief list of what we treat:

  • Back pain

  • Sciatica

  • Neck pain

  • Headaches

  • Sports injuries

  • Arthritic pain

  • Shoulder pain

  • Knee, hip & foot pain

  • Wrist pain & repetitive strains

  • Pregnancy related pains

  • Digestive, menstrual, circulatory issues

We have 3 experienced osteopaths:

  • Sharon Beckwith

  • Maria Robinson

  • Emma Bicknell

Sharon Beckwith

Trained as to be an Osteopathy for four years at Surrey Institute of Osteopathy (SIOM) and  have level 3 ITEC qualifications in Sports and Holistic Massage. Sharon is fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) which is the UK’s regulating body for osteopaths, details of which you can find on their Register under my name, Sharon Beckwith, or registration number 8903. Sharon is also a member of the Institute of Osteopathy, the biggest professional membership organisation for osteopaths in the UK whose purpose is to unite, promote, develop and support the osteopathic profession, to improve public health and patient care.

Maria Robinson

Graduated from The College of Osteopaths with a First Class Masters degree in Osteopathy.

Maria is a caring osteopath who takes the time to understand each patient’s circumstances, condition and history in order to provide the most suitable treatment plan based on the individual’s needs and preferences. Maria is professional and approachable and will always ensure patient centred care.

Maria has a background in clinical research in the hospital and ambulance service setting and is involved in the osteopathic research community locally and nationally. She has won awards for her research activity and has a special interest in women’s health and maintaining healthy bladder function.

Maria uses a range of osteopathic techniques and an integrated approach, taking into account the individual needs and preferences of each patient. Maria is passionate about providing patients with the advice they need to help them to help themselves.

Emma Bicknell

Emma studied at the European School of Osteopathy and graduated with a Intergrated Masters in Osteopathy. She uses a mix of Osteopathic techniques to provide a tailored treatment to suit you and your injury. She specialises in shoulder conditions, back pain, muscle strain, neck pain and management for chronic pain conditions.


"I believe osteopathy is for all ages and can help in so many ways. It not only allows for pain relief and increased mobilty, but educates how amazing our bodies are and what we can overcome".


As well as her love for animals and keeping a few herself, she has Diploma in Animal Osteopathy, treating dogs and horses in her spare time.


Please call or email her for more information or to book, alternatively please look on her website

All the osteopaths working at the Tarka clinic  are registered with the general osteopathic council, please clinic on the logo to check the register



Sharon (left) and Maria (right) and Emma (far right)

Peter Spencer
Lisa Flynn
Ellie King
Sharon Beckwith
Maria Robinson
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