Mary Jane Anderton
Osteopath, consultant, and post-graduate teacher in all fields of Osteopathy, with special interest in the treatment of children.
I trained at the European School of Osteopathy, and qualified as an osteopath in 1981.
From an early age I was fascinated by medicine and always simply wanted to be of help to people. My first degree was in Life Sciences and gave me a good grounding in physiology, but I saw that osteopathy would give me the opportunity to be of help to humanity.
I have worked in private practice in west and southwest London for the past 31 years.
In September 2001 I established The Maris Practice with a group of likeminded practitioners. This year I was delighted to hand over the practice to the wise and capable osteopath, Claire MacDonald, who has brought new life and light to the practice.
I have taught over the years too - at the European School of Osteopathy, with the Sutherland Cranial College, and independently in Europe and Russia. I was a consultant and taught at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in 2004/5. In 2008 I helped establish a clinic for children with additional needs and their siblings with the charity "metooandco". I work there in school term-time with a team of osteopaths.
I have developed my work in the treatment of children throughout my life – studying courses appropriate to that orientation including studies in osteopathy in the cranial field. However, it is my wonderful patients, young and old, who have been my real teachers and I work in an amazing team with fantastic colleagues who are a constant source of support and education – I still have much to learn but it is a wonderful life!
Osteopathy continues to inspire me – I hope to work for humanity for many years to come!