Meet the Team

Richard & Susan Allen qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1977, and worked in Birmingham for two years before setting up their practice in Shrewsbury in 1979, the oldest established practice in Shropshire.

In their time at college (1973 – 1977) “cranial” Osteopathy did not form part of the undergraduate syllabus, but exposure to the approach in the teaching clinic and seeing the results achieved with seemingly such gentle techniques sparked a lifetime of interest in this approach. Immediately after qualifying they began to attend post graduate courses and study groups to further their understanding of the principles and techniques involved. This approach to Osteopathy has been an overriding passion for both the Allen's for over 35 years and they continue to undertake ongoing study to develop their understanding.

  • Richard & Susan have both completed all seven phases of the Dr James Jealous Biodynamic Osteopathy course.
  • All practitioners at Shrewsbury Osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council.
  • Richard and Susan Allen are members of the Sutherland Cranial College, and are registered specialists with the major health insurance providers. 


Has a broad interest in all areas of practice, always utilising the principles of Osteopathy as taught by William Garner Sutherland (the “founder” of cranial osteopathy)

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Has always had an overriding interest in the treatment of babies and children. She has undertaken long term study of the principles of Osteopathy applied to babies and children.

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Qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1979, her time there overlapping with the Allen's. Initially practicing in Lincoln, Fiona subsequently had her own practice in Henley on Thames for ten years, all the time continuing to teach in the student clinic at the British School of Osteopathy.

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Henry graduated from the EuropeanSchool of Osteopathy in 2011 gaining an Integrated Masters of Osteopathy. He has recently returned home to Shropshire after working in various clinics around Yorkshire.

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Originally undertaking a BA Hons degree in psychology and social sciences. Amie began a career in international banking on her home island of Jersey. However she quickly realised that she aspired to a more personable and caring career. Through her love of horses and an equine osteopath she discovered the power of osteopathy! The osteopathic approach of appreciating the holistic nature of the body rather than segmented divisions appealed to her greatly.

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