Sara Barker

BSc Hons Ost, Lic Ac, BA Hons, ITEC, Birthlight Diplomas

Hello, I am an Osteopath, Cranial Osteopath and Acupuncturist. I also teach Pregnancy Yoga, Baby & Family Yoga and Baby Massage. I’ve been working with families in London and Oxfordshire since 1999.

    "Sara's combined
   skills and knowledge
   of osteopathy and
   acupuncture promote
   untold benefits for
   the patient in pain
   and discomfort."

Sylvia, Oxford

The way I work is to combine my different skills to provide the best possible outcomes. This depends on what is needed by the individual and what may particularly help on that day.

My journey started many years ago at the renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, where I studied a three year course in acupuncture (5 Element and TCM), qualifying in 1999.

After several years of practice I felt the need for more specialist knowledge, so I embarked on the not so small task of studying to become an Osteopath, on the excellent five year Oxford Brookes University course. I came out with a First Class Honours Degree, no small accomplishment as I had my two lovey boys along the way! Since then I’ve completed many post-graduate courses, including Cranial Osteopathy with Sutherland Cranial College, paediatrics, obstetrics and ergonomics. I continue to add to my training and knowledge all the time.

I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council and adhere to their strict guidelines on professional conduct and development. I am also a Member of the British Osteopathic Association and hold their professional indemnity insurance.

More recently I’ve combined my enthusiasm for working with families and 20 years plus of yoga practice, by becoming a member of the Birthlight organisation. It is through Birthlight I’ve qualified to teach Baby Yoga & Massage, Family Yoga and Pregnancy Yoga. Teaching classes has been so enjoyable and it has been lovely to see the parents, babies and children grow and develop over the weeks.

I really enjoy treating many different people, from tiny newborns to the retired, with the many diverse requirements they bring. I find it incredibly satisfying to have so many skills at my fingertips to help people start on their path to good health.

Professional qualifications and memberships:

BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, First Class
Licentiate in Acupuncture
Birthlight Member
Birthlight Yoga and Massage Diplomas
Sutherland Cranial College Diplomas
Diplomas in Emmett Technique
ITEC Diplomas
Member of the General Osteopathic Council
Member of the British Osteopathic Association
Member of the Acupuncture in Childbirth Team, Oxfordshire

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