John is a senior osteopathic practitioner with 20 years of post qualification experience. He completed his training with the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM), in 1998 with a B.Sc(Hons)OstMed degree in Osteopathic Medicine, and returned there to teach both osteopathic technique classes and in the student clinic in 2000 for a number of years.
He qualified as a Cranial Osteopath with the Sutherland Society in 1999. John's diploma in Naturopathy ND qualifies him to advise on dietary and lifestyle issues. His osteopathic work is further supported through the integration of Medical (Western) Acupuncture techniques where appropriate.
While working widely on general issues and with all ages, John has also gained significant experience treating mothers and infants while working in a dedicated paediatric clinic, and enjoys immensely the variety this brings to his work.
He has been passionate about exercise his whole life, and uses the knowledge gained through regular continued professional development to modify and improve his own programmes, responding to the gradual changes to resilience of an ageing body. He uses this personal experience assist his patients.
He advices his patients on lifestyle, ergonomic, exercise and dietary issues as he believes it is an osteopaths' role to engage the patient in their own recovery. He completed the Pilates Matwork Level 1 Course with The Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute, which enables him to use pilates in the treatment and rehabilitation of his patients, and is soon to complete the JEMS® pathway on movement rehabilitation.
From the very start of his career it has been clear to him that adverse stress plays a major role in issues faced by many patients. In 2011 he opened The Plane Tree Clinic with his Psychologist wife Martina, as a way to unite mind and body therapies in one carefully considered therapeutic space.
He is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy (iO). As a Registered Osteopath he undertakes regular courses in areas of interest as part of continued professional development (CPD).