My name is Daniel Cullen. I have been a registered osteopath since 2019.
I treat adult patients of all ages, and young people. I often help people with neck and back pain, shoulder and hip complaints, sports injuries, and other musculoskeletal conditions.
My approach is to reduce pain initially, and then restore proper structure and function to the body. This enables my patients to get back to a normal life. I love seeing my patients make progress over the course of their treatment plan; it is important to me they return to doing the things they love.
I use hands-on techniques such as deep tissue massage, gentle muscle stretching, and joint mobilisation and manipulation. I suggest exercises and lifestyle advice to empower my patients over their own recovery journey. My approach to osteopathy is to consider the whole person. I believe we are made of mind, body and spirit.
I like to exercise to stay healthy. This means running, swimming, and fitness training at my boxing gym. As a child and teenager I competed in Judo and men’s Gymnastics, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as an adult. My real passion has always been surfing. I have surfed in California and Hawaii, and I qualified as a surf instructor.
I look forward to being able to help you.
We asked Daniel:
What do you love about your job?
I love enabling my patients to get back to enjoying a full life.
What is your best piece of lifestyle advice?
Movement is medicine.
Our other therapists
Karen Robinson – BSc (Hons) Ost. – Clinical Director
Karen is Clinical Director of Shefford Osteopathic Clinic, which she established in 2000. Karen has been in private practice since graduating in 1997 from the European School of Osteopathy. She supports our practitioners and makes sure that the clinic continues to offer the high quality of care that it has become known for over the past 20 years.
Dan Warin BSc (Hons) Ost Med. PGCE – Senior Osteopath
Dan graduated in 2005 after completing a 4 year full time course. His degree had a heavy leaning towards a more traditional, classical style of osteopathy, which is now only taught at a post graduate level. Combining classical osteopathy with the more modern-day science based approach, allows Dan to deliver a more rounded and complete form of treatment.
Laura Webb – MSc, BSc (Hons) – Senior Sports Therapist
Laura graduated in 2009 after completing a 3 year undergraduate degree. Since then Laura has gained valuable experience working in the NHS, private practice and pitch side settings treating a variety of muscular conditions. In 2013 she completed her Sports Therapy Masters, allowing her to include further techniques such as mobilisations of the limbs and spine to complement her existing skills.
Freya Gilmore – M.Ost – Associate Osteopath
*** Please note that Freya is currently on maternity leave following the birth of her baby boy. ***
Freya graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (now UCO) in 2016. She mostly works structurally and has a particular interest in working with patients with osteoarthritis. Patient education is really important to Freya, in the treatment room and online. She is particularly enthusiastic about making the current osteopathic research accessible to all.
Melissa Thorpe – M.Ost – Associate Osteopath
Melissa has a Masters of Osteopathy with Distinction from the University College of Osteopathy. She is also a qualified BTEC Level 5 Diploma Soft Tissue Therapist, mental health first aider and emergency first aider.