Anne Wilde, BSc(Hons) Osteopathy, MSSCO ¦ Margaret Horner D.O. PGCert ACE ¦ Fiona Carlisle B Ost (Hons) ¦ Phil Adshead BSc (Hons) Podiatry
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Anne Wilde Osteopath & Practice Principal

Anne graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2004 with a BSc (Hons) Ost and has been working in this practice for over 14 years. Whilst still a structural osteopath, she has continued study in paediatric and cranial sacral osteopathy with the Sutherland Cranial College and bio dynamics - which aims to offer treatment and support to the patients health to allow them to move out of difficult and painful positions.

She is qualified in Western acupuncture which she uses alongside Osteopathic treatment.

She has also trained in Visceral Manipulation with the Barral Institute. This is suitable for all ages and is an integrative approach that assesses and treats the relationships between the viscera and connective tissue, which can result from surgical scarring, adhesions, illness, posture or injury.

Margaret Horner Osteopath

Margaret qualified in 1983 at the British School of Osteopathy, London and worked in Staffordshire practices before establishing the practice in Congleton in 1987 (initially in Chapel Street and High Street before our current location in Kinsey Street)

She worked for 4 years at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in Manchester (www.fpo.org.uk) with special interest in treatment during pregnancy and children with special needs, and has continued her training in treating babies and children at the London School of Osteopathy.

She teaches various subjects, including care of the pregnant patient, on the M.Ost/B.Ost osteopathy degree at Staffordshire University, where she is an examiner for the final clinical competence and in 2014 gained a PGCE in Academic and Clinical Education from Bedfordshire University.


Fiona graduated in 2016 with a B Ost (Hons) in Osteopathy from Staffordshire University.

She has a BSc (hons) in Sports Science, and has spent the last 20 years working within the fitness industry as a fitness instructor, also working on GP referral and Cardiac Rehabilitation schemes within the High Peak and Cheshire.

Fiona currently divides her time practicing Osteopathy, and instructing Cardiac Rehabilitation sessions.

Fiona spent many years teaching gymnastics within 3 clubs in the North West, and acted as recreational gymnastics manager during a 2 year contract in New Zealand.

Along with training for her osteopathy degree, she has attended courses in visceral manipulation with the Barral Institute and hopes to continue studying within this field.

For many years she has practiced Hatha Yoga, and is also qualified to teach this style of Yoga.

Phil Adshead

Phil Adshead BSc (Hons) Podiatry, MHFST, MSMA (Gold)

Phil’s background is a qualified Sports Therapist with an IIST Diploma in Management of Sports Injuries and Remedial Massage and also a BTEC HNC (Distinction) in Sports Therapy and has been a long standing member of the Sports Massage Association (SMA) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).

He has been running his own successful Sports Injuries Clinic since 2000 treating a whole range of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, using a combination of methods including sports massage and Ultrasound and has now brought this expertise into our team here at Congleton Osteopathic Practice.

Over recent years he has been associated closely with Wilmslow Wolves rugby team and Kings School Maccelsfield Rugby department, providing their players with both treatment sessions and on-pitch support.

In July 2018, Phil graduated from University of Salford with a BSc (Hons) in Podiatry. He now specialises in the treatment of the lower limb including routine nail and skin care and biomechanical analysis and can give expert advice and treatment in Podiatry and Chiropody issues.

If you would be interested in a foot health review (especially important for anybody with diabetes or with heart and circulatory issues) then please speak to the receptionist to book an appointment.

Reception Staff

Our receptionists are knowledgeable about the scope of osteopathy and will be pleased to answer your enquiries. They will also redirect your questions to an osteopath where it’s appropriate.