David G. Harrison D.O., M.R.O.

Registered Osteopath & CranioSacral Therapist

Taunton Family Osteopathic Practice 
32 Stoke Road
Taunton, TA1 3EJ
01823 275948




As a primary health care practitioner I have been allowed to continue to treat adults, babies and children as long as I consider it safe to do so.


Corona Virus - 



We have provided treatment, adhering to government guidelines, throughout the pandemic, and will continue to do so.  As primary care practitioners we provide urgent care, as well as treatments to help maintain health, and will continue to stay open to help relieve the pressure on the NHS.


We have instigated extra measures for your protection, including allowing 15 minutes between appointments to enable thorough cleaning and ventilating of the treatment room. As a result we have a reduced number of appointment slots but will try to get you in as quickly as we can, usually within 24 hours for emergencies. 


If you need treatment or advice please call on the number above. We need to speak to all patients to triage them before we can book you in so please leave your number and we will get back to you as quickly as possible, usually within the hour.


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For an appointment or to discuss your situation, please call on 01823 275948.

One of the Most Experienced Practitioners

The principal practitioner, David G. Harrison D.O., graduated from the 4 year full-time course at the British School of Osteopathy in 1987, and built up a busy multidisciplinary practice in North-West London for 13 years before moving with his family to Taunton in the summer of 2000. With over 30 years in practice, and specialist training in Paediatric Cranial Medicine, David is one of the most experienced practitioners in Taunton and the South West. To maintain his skills, and to keep up to date with the latest research and developments, David undertakes at least 50 hours a year of coninueing professional development, including assisting teaching cranial courses.

The Longest Established Osteopathic Practice in Taunton

Established over 50 years ago, the practice is located in comfortable and relaxing purpose-built premises attached to the practitoner's home in a residential, and easily accessible, road one mile south of Taunton town centre. Just 5 minutes from junction 25 of the M5, the clinic is easily reached from Bristol and Exeter, and even has a number of clients who drive down from London. There is ample free parking in the road outside the practice.

Therapies available at Taunton Family Osteopathic Practice

David's original training and qualification was in Classical Osteopathy. He has subsequently developed his specialization in Cranial Osteopathy, which he initially studied with the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy, before further study to Advanced level with the Upledger Institute. His particular specialization, and the area in which he has done the most study and research, is Paediatric CranioSacral Medicine, working with babies (the youngest to date being just 20 minutes old), toddlers and teenagers. He has an excellent reputation with local therapists, both conventional and complementary, a large part of his workload coming via referrals from doctors, midwives and health visitors. He also uses Therapeutic Imagery and Dialogue (TID) and Somato-Emotional Release (SER), specialist techniques pioneered by the Upledger Institute in America, mostly with teenage and adult patients. These methods access and release chronic emotional blocks that can hold a person back from reaching their full potential.