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Martin Sparkes qualified in 1985 after completeing a 4 year full time course at the British School of Osteopathy in London.He set up his own practice, working alongside other complementary practitioners in 1985,which makes him one of Baths longest serving and established Osteopaths.
Between 1999 and 2001 he worked voluntarily in the Pain Clinic at Baths Royal United Hospital,working alongside the team of Consultant Anaesthetists treating chronic pain.He was one of the first osteopaths in the country to hold such a positon.In 1992 he became the first osteopath in Bath to work from a GP surgery.He has worked in the Pulteney Street Surgery since 1995.
He has been the Official and match day Osteopath to Bath Rugby since 2006 and works at their training ground at Farleigh Hungerford with the Clubs Medical Team..
He is Registered with the General Osteopathic Council,The Institute of Osteopathy and a Member of the Western Society of Osteopaths.
Areas of interest
Acute or chronic spine/joint problems.Discogenic pain.
Low back pain/stiffness with/without leg symptoms.Sciatica.Lumbago.
General spinal / joint pain and stiffness
Sports and repetitive strain related problems/injuries.
Postural and work related problems.
Advice on Rehab stretches/exercises.Maintenance/preventative treatments.
Official Match Day Osteopath to Bath Rugby since 2006..
- 4 Year Diploma Course British School of Osteopathy,London 1985
- Continued Professional Development as stipulated by General Osteopathic Council Any 2016
Affiliations / memberships
Member of General Osteopathic Council.
Member of British Osteopathic Association
Member of Western Counties Society of Osteopaths
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Martin Sparkes 01225 445888/07887 637500