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About me

History: I discovered osteopathy after talking to an osteopathic student at a disco in Guildford; as I was considering a career in medicine I was interested.  I have now been in practice for 32 years and qualified from the British School of Osteopathy. So you never know when (or where) career guidance will strike.

Who?: Osteopathy is suitable for all ages, techniques can be adjusted to treat the very young through to the very old. I use gentle mobilising techniques and cranial work.

What?:Osteopathy was developed in the 19th and 20th centuries, osteopaths take the standpoint that the musculo-skeletal system is the biggest system in the body; and the health or disease of the musculo-skeletal system will have a profound effect on the working of the rest of the body.

When?: Should you come for treatment? Osteopaths treat the person not the disease and each person is considered on an individual basis. Symptoms are an accumulation of stresses and strains (which can be physical, mental or emotional) which cause pain in the body. Treatment can help to release tensions in the body and thereby reduce symptoms.

Why?: Health is so much more than an absence of disease or pain. As an osteopath I am lucky to be able to consider the various influences on a client (i.e nutrition, exercise, stress, posture) to see why symptoms are occurring. Understanding this means I can tailor advice and treatment to individuals and help them towards a healthier function.
If you would like to discuss whether treatment would be suitable for you please give me a call.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as an Osteopath in 1980 from the British School of Osteopathy, in those days we were awarded a diploma! As well as practice I have worked both in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. I currently teach with the Rollin Becker institute who offer post graduate osteopathic cranial courses.

I really enjoy learning and love to attend post graduate training courses, both in Osteopathy and also in Yoga. I find a lot of yoga very osteopathic and vice versa!

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


General Osteopathic Council

It is against the law for anyone in the UK to practice using the title 'Osteopath' without registering with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).

This professional body regulates all osteopaths in the UK and sets and promotes high standards of competency, conduct and safety.

Therapies offered


Additional information

Adult new patients 1 hour £55
Adult follow up 1/2 hour   £45
Child new patient  1 hour £50
Child follow up 1/2 hour   £40

Adult double treatment session 1 hour £60


Monday Calne 8.30-1pm Tuesday - Wednesday - Friday 8.30-6pm Alternate Sat am 8.30-1pm

Further information

  • Free on-site parking
  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • Late opening
  • Open Saturday mornings

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.

Active Potential Therapy
9 Cavalier Court
SN14 6LH

Type of session

In person
Carol Plumridge

Carol Plumridge