The Courtyard Osteopaths are a Bristol based general practice with interests in a wide variety of fields of osteopathy, including cranial and paediatric osteopathy.
Based at the Centre for Whole Health in Bedminster, people visit us for all sorts of reasons.
First established in 1994, most of our clients come to us through personal recommendations from previous clients or other healthcare professionals.
Jeni Briggs | Osteopath
Jeni graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 1994 after four years of full time, intensive training. She continued her studies, completing the post graduate Cranial Osteopathy course and gaining her fellowship with the Sutherland Cranial College. She has also trained in biodynamic cranial osteopathy.
Since then, she has undertaken many other specialist courses including pregnancy, birth and paediatric osteopathy. These are fields she is particularly interested in, as she enjoys helping to prepare women for optimal birth, as well as working with babies and children.
Jeni has also trained in occlusal and dental factors and has undertaken development work in the field of osteodontics. This is where the specialised skills of cranial osteopaths and dental specialists are brought together with the aim of reducing intervention and improving outcomes.
Sam Dobbie | Osteopath
Sam’s interest in osteopathy began at an early age, having been treated by a cranial osteopath at three years old. Two decades later, he graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 2009 with a BSc degree and has been practising ever since, treating a wide range of conditions in patients of all ages.
Sam enjoys osteopathy for its gentle, respectful approach to the body and for the opportunities it has given him to help people both here in Bristol and further afield. After graduating, he spent two and half years practising, studying and teaching osteopathy in Canada.
Sam continues to expand his learning in various fields, taking ongoing postgraduate courses in biodynamic osteopathy in England and abroad. He particularly enjoys treating babies and pregnant women and has extensive experience in treating cervicogenic headaches, digestive problems and in migraine prevention.
Rupert Warne | Osteopath
BSc MSc OST
Rupert graduated with a BSc in Osteopathy from Oxford Brookes University in 2012 and subsequently gained a wealth of experience working at a variety of clinics in Oxfordshire, before returning to the Southwest in 2019.
He takes a structural approach to diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal problems, focusing primarily on the tissues that make up the structure of the body, such as the muscles, ligaments, joints and tendons.
Rupert is also an experienced yoga teacher and he enjoys drawing upon his knowledge of yoga to help clients manage their symptoms and improve mobility through prescribed exercises. He is gentle and sensitive in his approach and is passionate about providing a holistic path to healthcare. Over the years he has also developed an interest in the wider determinants of health and health research and has recently completed an MSc in Public Health at the University of Bristol.