Meet the Team
Mark McWilliam has been the Principal Osteopath at the Cathedral Road Clinic for the last 20 years. He received a 1st Class Honours degree from the London School of Osteopathy. Mark has an MSc in Pain Management and has a special interest in the management of headaches. Mark was the winner of the 'WELSH PAIN SOCIETY PRIZE 2011' for his research into migraines and tension type headaches and is one of the founder Members of Osteopaths for the Progress of Headaches and Migraines ( www.ophm.org), and runs lectures and workshops in England & Wales to Osteopathic and medical establishments. He has had his work published in Osteopathic journals. He has been involved recently with the team at OPHM in developing an e-learning course for therapist and primary healthcare practitioners on how to recognise, diagnose and manage headaches safely in practice. He is an active cyclist, enjoying both his commute on the bike as well as long distance fundraising events.
Gabriel Emery graduated from Swansea University with a First-Class Honours Degree in Osteopathy (M.Ost). He works in Pontypridd, Bridgend as well as in Cardiff
Gabriel follows a structural approach to the treatment and works with patients of a variety of ages to improve their mobility and reduce their pain. In his treatment plans he understands the impact that long term pain has on health and well being and incorporates a deep knowledge of the psychological and physiological impact pain has on daily life.
Lauren Blake graduated from Swansea University’s four-year Osteopathy degree in 2019.
Lauren has always had an interest in Osteopathy from a young age, after being treated by an Osteopath from previous sports injuries.
Working in England for a year she undertook a lot of additional training and completed extra courses to further her learning; including training in radiography.
Lauren is a keen runner and swimmer and has competed for Wales in surf lifesaving and has gained eight Welsh caps. She has also competed in the Commonwealth Games in Australia for lifesaving. She regularly trains for various competitions and so has a passion for treating running related problems, completing her dissertation on the treatment approaches for plantar fasciitis. Lauren has a great passion for her job, as she not only loves helping people get out of pain but improving their overall quality of life and wellbeing
Megan graduated from Swansea University with a Masters degree in Osteopathy (M.Ost). She has been an Osteopath in Bridgend and LLanelli before coming to Cardiff. Her journey into Osteopathy began through personal experiences with sports-related injuries. Megan uses a broad approach to treatment including manipulation, massage, lifestyle advice, pain education and exercise prescription to deliver a person centered approach, helping you to thrive. Megan is a Welsh language speaker.
Megan says "As someone who has actively participated in various sports,
ranging from dance to weightlifting, I have first-hand knowledge of the
physical challenges we face and the importance of injury prevention and pain
management. Outside of work I enjoy running, walking my dog, gardening and
teaching children to dance."
Iona Joined us in 2022 and is not only new to our clinic but new to Cardiff. Iona has lived in the Middle East for the last 16 years and worked as a primary school teacher and head of department during that time. She is really enjoying discovering Cardiff and the surrounding area with her husband and two Labradors.
Sally is the newest addition to our team joining us in May 2023. Sally is an experienced receptionist and administrator working in various sectors including the legal sector and other health related professions. As well as Cardiff , Sally has lived in London and Surrey, moving to support her husband in his career. She is happy to be back in her hometown of Cardiff and is looking forward to welcoming you all.