About Us

Julia Young D.O

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Julia Graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 1994. She moved back to Devon in 1997 and has been in practice in Okehampton ever since, relocating the practice to its current position in 2012.

Julia is registered with the General Osteopathic Council.

She is married to Ian and they have two children, Jemma and Jeremy.

Julia particularly enjoys treating older patients, helping people to keep active and mobile. In recent years she has enjoyed undertaking some courses with the Sutherland Cranial College.

She has also recently completed a mental health first aid course with MHFA England.

Julia uses a blend of techniques in her treatment approach including soft tissue work, articulation, muscle energy technique and cranial sacral work, in order to tailor the treatment approach to each patient.

Outside of work Julia enjoys spending time with family, walking on Dartmoor, Joe Wick’s workouts, gardening and cooking.

David Stainer-Smith Bsc.Ost D.O

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After graduating from the European School of Osteopathy in 2006, David moved back to Devon and began to practice.

He has a wide range of clinical expertise with an emphasis on causation based diagnosis and treatment.

David uses a wide range of Osteopathic protocols including structural, cranio-sacral and functional techniques to formulate a unique patient treatment plan.

His clinical interests includes Disc Injuries, Chronic Spinal & Neck Pain, Knee Injuries, Shoulder Injuries, Cranio-Sacral Osteopathy, Post-Operative & Post-Injury Rehabilitation.

David is registered with the General Osteopathic Council. He also works part-time at St. David's Osteopathic Clinic in Exeter.

Outside of work he enjoys mountain biking, camping, DIY and spending time with his young family. Having spent many years involved in sports activities, specifically rugby, he understands the impact of sports injuries can have on the body, and activities of daily living.

Fenja Hansen DO, M.Ost

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Fenja graduated with a first class honours from the European School of Osteopathy, Kent, and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council. As part of her postgraduate education Fenja completed a two-year course in Women’s Health Osteopathy, a programme she still regularly assists in the teaching of and works with. She is also trained to use medical acupuncture.

Fenja has a special interest in working with all aspects of women’s health, including fertility, ante- and post-natal conditions, as well as digestive issues and post-surgical scar tissue/adhesion prevention. However, she is also experienced in treating the more traditional osteopathic conditions such as lower back and neck problems.

In addition to using well-known osteopathic techniques including joint mobilisation, articulation and soft tissue treatment, Fenja combines cranial, fascial, visceral and ligamentous techniques in her treatment, as well as medical.