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.