Mark qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1978 after which he returned to his native Yorkshire and established Wakefield Osteopaths in 1979. He has gradually been joined by the team of Osteopaths and Complimentary Therapists, making it one of the largest practices in West Yorkshire.
Mark is primarily a structural Osteopath with the emphasis on education to help his patients understand what their symptoms mean to help them manage their conditions.
In addition to practicing in Wakefield Mark has practices in Huddersfield and Sheffield.
In his spare time he enjoys golf and gardening.
Andrew qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1998. After working as an associate in Rochdale, Liverpool, Chester and Wakefield he set up his own practice in Halifax but has continued to see patients at Wakefield Osteopaths one day a week.
He has done a post graduate qualification in Naturopathy and is completing a Masters Degree in Osteopathic Sports Care at Leeds Metropolitan University. Andrew also lectures in Functional Anatomy and Clinical Biomechanics and is a tutor in the University Clinic
Alexia qualified from the European School of Osteopathy in 1990 and joined Wakefield Osteopaths soon after.
She treats a broad spectrum of musculo-skeletal conditions ranging from acute muscular and joint pain to long term chronic ailments such as arthritis.
She is originally from Solihull, West Midlands but of Greek Cypriot origin. Living in the Wakefield area she is married to a Yorkshire man and has a teenage son.
Maziar qualified from the European School of Osteopathy in 1985 and joined Wakefield Osteopaths where his experience as a structural Osteopath has been invaluable to the practice.
Maziar shares his time between Wakefield Osteopaths and his own practices in Liverpool, Brighouse and Chester
Matthew graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in London in 2005, and since then has been practising here at Wakefield Osteopaths. Matthew chose a career in Osteopathy following many personal experiences with Osteopaths during his sporting life, and found the Osteopathic approach to treatment very beneficial. His interests include Rugby, Sailing, Football, Skiing and Golf.
As a keen sports enthusiast, Matthew is looking at studying the Osteopathic Sports Care Association (OSCA) MSc in Sports Osteopathy to gain further expertise in the treatment of sporting injuries.
After being successfully treated by an osteopath in 2003, Ranza decided to leave behind 17 years in the mining and offshore industries to qualify as an osteopath.
She graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in July 2008 and has been working at Wakefield Osteopaths ever since. She lives in York where she and her husband (and fellow-osteopath), Andrea, have their own osteopathic practice.
As well as providing general osteopathic treatment, Ranza also specialises in Cranial Osteopathy and Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy.
Her hobbies are walking, cycling, reading and dowsing.