Meet the team

Paul Thompson

Following a career in the financial markets, he graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1998 and returned to Devon, his home county, where he joined St David's Osteopathic Clinic.

He uses a combination of cranial and structural techniques in practice and has a particular interest in working with expectant mums,children & babies. Hobbies include motorcycling, running and rather poor guitar playing!

Colin Crewdson

Qualified as an osteopath in 1983 after a career spanning teaching, farming, archaeology, psychiatric work and journalism, both at home and abroad. He established St David's Osteopathic Clinic in 1985.

Having retired from the osteopathic register (GOsC) in 2015, he now practises as Cranial Practitioner, using the skills developed over the last 30 years to focus on the challenges of difficult and chronic problems, both in the musculoskeletal system and in the viscera (organs of the body).

Colin's hobbies tend to revolve around the natural world, gardening, tree planting etc and generally fretting about the parlous state of the planet.

David Stainer-Smith

After graduating from the European School of Osteopathy in 2006, David moved back home to Devon and began practice in Exeter. Since then he has built a good patient base and especially enjoys treating the sports community and babies. He uses both structural and cranial techniques.

His background in sport and fitness is the strongest attribute David brings to our team. In addition David works 2 days a week in Okehampton.

His hobbies include rugby, DIY and juggling it all with a young family.

Ellie King

Ellie graduated with a Masters degree in Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy. After receiving osteopathic treatment at a young age, it was this introduction that inspired her to study osteopathy herself. Since starting the profession, Ellie has only become more enthusiastic about osteopathy & the different methods available to improving health. With a firm belief in guiding the body to restore its own vitality & health, she enjoys creating tailored treatment plans to make sure each patient is addressed as an individual.

Ellie has a special interest in paediatrics and patients with systemic/widespread issues requiring a holistic approach. Her post-graduate training in Classical Osteopathy has further assisted & enhanced her knowledge in this area.

Since graduating Ellie has worked in London, the Caribbean & the South West. She enjoys an active lifestyle, including surfing and snowboarding. She has attended courses on sport biomechanics and has experience treating a number of sporting injuries. She enjoys working with athletes to resolve any problems with fitness or health.