Clinics and Prices & About Me
Alison O'Dochartaigh & Merlin Kennett
Bronawel, Tanygroes , Cardigan, SA43 2JT.
Alison works on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (School hours), most Fridays & the odd Saturday.
Merlin works on Tuesday.
****Please be aware that we have two cats. They are not supposed to go into the treatment room but they do sneak in occasionally. Please speak to me before you come in if you suffer from allergies. Thank you.****
Patients are allocated 45 mins - 1 hour for their first appointment and 45 mins for any follow up appointments. For babies the follow up appointments are 30 - 45 mins. Allotted times are not fixed and we may spend more or less time during your appointment depending on the complexity of the problem and how much can be achieved on any given visit. Time is also required for patient clinical notes, exercises (if appropriate) and advice.
Please give 24 hours notice if you would like to cancel your appointment. Giving less notice than this will result in the full fee being charged.
Adult Initial consultation (45 minutes - 1 hour) : £60
Adult Follow up treatments (45 minutes) : £45
Children and babies Initial Consultation (45 minutes - 1 hour) : £45
Children and babies (30 minutes - 45 minutes) : £35
Adult Initial consultation (45 minutes - 1 hour) : £50
Adult Follow up treatments (45 minutes - 1 hour) : £38
Horses with Alison:
Initial consultation (1-1.5 hours) : £75
Follow-up treatment: (1 hour): £60
plus travel charges of 45p per mile if travel time is over 45 minutes.
Dogs with Alison:
Initial consultation (45 minutes - 1 hour) : £55
Follow up treatments (30 - 45 minutes) : £45
Alison first became interested in osteopathy at the age of 14, when she watched her horse enjoy, and respond well to, hands-on physical therapy.
Following her A-levels, she embarked on a four year degree course at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) and graduated with an honours degree in Osteopathic Medicine in 2002.
During her first 18 months of work she continued with her studies within the field of cranial osteopathy by completing the first two modules on the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy Pathway.
Alison then took a year out to travel through Canada, America, Australia and New Zealand.
On returning home, she decided to combine her hobby of horse riding with her career and completed her MSc in Animal Manipulation (Osteopathic Pathway) in 2008.
Finally, in 2020, having done the first course in 2002, Alison completed all 10 modules of the pathway and have become a Fellow of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy.
Alison uses mainly Cranial Osteopathic techniques to treat all ages from new born babies.
Merlin is a fully qualified Osteopath, he completed his Masters degree (MOst) in 2021 at Swansea University. He is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy. During his four years at university and since graduating, Merlin has treated a broad range of conditions, both chronic and acute with great success and has developed a particular interest in treating neck pain.
Merlin uses a wide range of Osteopathic techniques including soft tissue, mobilisation and manipulation to treat adults.
Merlin grew up on a small farm in Tresaith and has a wide and varied selection of interests and hobbies. When not treating patients Merlin can be found working on his parents farm, horse riding along the local beaches, surfing, or making wooden bowls on his lathe. Sport has also played a big part in Merlin’s life, in fact, it was a sporting injury he sustained as a teenager that first sparked Merlin’s interest in Osteopathy.
Looking ahead, having experienced the benefits of Osteopathy on his horse’s performance, Merlin is currently training in Animal Osteopathy so will also be available for treating your pets and horses pending completing the course in June 2022.