Osteopathy & Rehabilitation

Nature has no apology to offer. It does the work if you know how to line up the parts; then food and rest that is required.
— Andrew Taylor Still, Osteopathy Research and Practice

Osteopathy & Rehabilitation

Osteopathy is a practice that goes back over 140 years. It was founded by Andrew Taylor Still in the United States in around 1874. The underlying premise of Osteopathy is that the body possess it’s own healing mechanism, and that the goal of the Osteopath is to facilitate and remove any obstacles to this mechanism. (We call this Homeostasis in modern science).

Most people who see an osteopath do so for help with conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints. Such as sports injuries, disc herniation, knee pain, back pain, postural pain, headaches or pelvic floor problems. An Osteopath’s main line of work is in treating musculoskeletal conditions - and if you present with something that goes outside that remit - I may be able to refer you to the appropriate medical/psychological professional.

My practice is rooted in both Osteopathic tradition and philosophy as well as the most up-to-date pain science, neuroscience and rehabilitation. Helping you manage, understand and overcome whatever ails you.

A consultation starts with detailed patient case history and examination - and will involve a discussion about the best way forward for you. A session may incorporate rehabilitation exercises, stretches, massage, guided relaxation, joint articulation or joint manipulation. Depending on what you want, and what I feel you might need. (Sometimes this feels a bit like a negotiation. Rehab can be hard work!)

In the UK, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries Osteopathy is a protected title, like being a physiotherapist or medical doctor. There is extensive training and examination to be fully qualified and registered as part of the regulatory body. I am registered with the UK GOsC (General Osteopathic Council) (registration number 9046).

Clinic Location & Contact

I work at the Osteo Nature Centre clinic which is near Seoul National University of Education subway station, close to Gangnam. We are closely linked with Mediflower Obstetric and Gynaecological hospital - the clinic see many women during pregnancy and for postpartum care.