Who we are
The clinic in Three Cocks, Brecon has been run by husband and wife team Simon Guinane and Tracey Jones since 1997. Prior to moving back to Tracey’s home they ran a clinic in London together as well as having been associates in a very large practice in Suffolk.
Simon graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (London) in 1989 with Tracey graduating one year later in 1990.
They are both “general practitioners” of osteopathy looking to help people with a great variety of problems through a structural approach. The youngest patient they have ever treated was a four day old girl and the oldest was a gentleman of 104 years. They believe that this covers most of the population. They do not specialise but Simon has a particular interest in sport injuries having played most sports such as rugby, football, marathons and triathlons and does occasional work at Hereford United. Tracey, however, is a keen horse rider and understands the problems associated with riding injuries and the effects of poor riding posture.
John Evans joined the practice in 2007 having graduated from the European School of Osteopathy (Maidstone) the previous year. John also runs his own clinic with his wife in Worcester as well as lecturing at the Brooks School of Osteopathy in Swindon. He is currently studying for an MSc in Anatomy at Birmingham University.
They are all registered with The General Council and Register of Osteopaths (GOsC) as are all osteopaths in the UK. Osteopaths are regulated under the Osteopaths Act (1993) and were the first complementary medical profession to achieve statutory self regulation. The GOsC administer the act with regard to the education, registration and conduct of all osteopaths. One of the benefits of the Osteopaths Act (1993) is that the title "Osteopath" is itself protected by law and only those registered with the GOsC may call themselves an Osteopath. It is illegal to call yourself an osteopath if you are not registered with the GOsC, the maximum penalty is imprisonment.
For more information about the history and role of the GOsC please click on the above link.