Mr Charles Millward
Lecturer in Osteopathy
Interprofessional Studies
Telephone: (01792) 606641
Room: Office - 310
Third Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus

Charles Millward is from Sussex. He became aware of Osteopathy at a young age as his parents were regularly treated with Osteopathy, from there Charles naturally gravitated towards the profession. He attended The British College of Osteopathic Medicine which fitted with his beliefs of Naturopathy, an established philosophy and holistic healthcare system that recognises the healing power of nature.

Charles engages with Year 2 Osteopathic skills. These students are just discovering their ideas on what Osteopathy is for them and he believes in nurturing this discovery. He also supervises dissertations and provides mentorship to students at the University’s Osteopathy Clinics.

The application of classical Osteopathy and it’s validation within modern Osteopathy is one of his main research interests.

Outside of University, Charles runs 2 successful practices in Barry & Cowbridge as well as staying active in a range of activities from golf, running and cycling to surfing and paddle-boarding. He is also an active member of the South Wales Osteopathic Society.


  • SHF110 Introduction to Osteopathic Concepts and Principles

    This module provides an introduction to the key ideas relating to osteopathy and osteopathic practice and the development of those ideas subsequent to the origin of the profession during the latter half of the 19th century. It will provide an outline of the thoughts and changes in perspectives of the osteopathic profession in relation to patient care, diagnosis and management over the past century and how such thought would combine, overlap and differ within the prism of allopathic medicine. The module will provide a foundation for student understanding of the development and implementation of osteopathic practice that can be enhanced during their studies on the M.Ost Osteopathy programme.

  • SHF203 Osteopathic Skills 3

    This module builds upon the other osteopathic diagnostic and assessment skills modules in year 1 to explore the application of key clinical skills at a developed level.

  • SHF204 Osteopathic Skills 4

    This module builds upon the other osteopathic skills in year 1 and year 2 to explore, evaluate and consolidate the application of key clinical skills at a developed level.