Originally the practice started in the mid 1960s, when Dr Dennis Waldron, who some older patients still remember as a General Practitioner in Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell and Oldbury Court, developed an interest in osteopathic techniques. He re-trained with a leading Harley Street specialist, Guy Beauchamp, and set up in practice with him in London, and also in his own practice in the centre of Bristol. Later he moved to the Cotham Road Surgery, where he was joined by his daughter Gabrielle Waldron, when she graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1992.
Meanwhile Martyn Morgan, who had graduated in 1988, had started practicing in Bristol with John Leah. This developed rapidly at the Natural Health Clinic on Cotham Hill. When Martyn and John realised that very large numbers of their patients were coming across town from east Bristol, they began to practice on the Fishponds Road and moved to larger premises at 834 Fishponds Road in the early 90’s. Gabrielle Waldron (aka Gaby) joined them in 1994, giving patients the option to see a female practitioner.
Martyn and Gaby have developed the Fishponds Practice together over the last two and a half decades As the practice has grown, so our team of Osteopaths has increased in number. It remains a centre of excellence in osteopathic practice, but also offers a wide range of other therapies (homoeopathy, acupuncture, holistic massage, counselling and psychotherapy.
Today it is the longest-standing centre for complementary therapies on the east side of Bristol.