Simon Chafer qualified as an osteopath in 2005 having completed a 4-year bachelor of osteopathy degree at The British School of Osteopathy (now University College of Osteopathy). He was previously a biochemist, and was a science teacher for ten years. His teaching experience has been of huge value in his role as lecturer at The London School of Osteopathy (teaching osteopathic evaluation and technique, differential diagnosis, and pain management). He has a Master of Science post-graduate degree in Pain Management from The University of Cardiff School of Medicine. His research interests in chronic pain management have been published in international peer-reviewed journals.
He is driven by an evidence-based approach to pain management (both acute and chronic). He has a professional interest in treating headache symptoms and has extensive experience of treating neurological referral headache patients. Simon is also qualified in Western Medical Acupuncture/dry needling which he uses to help relieve musculoskeletal pain in his patients alongside osteopathy.
Simon has published a book on pain management
Simon’s book is aimed at those of you who suffer from long standing pain. This includes those of you who feel their pain experience has not been resolved or managed in a satisfactory way; who feel that in the absence of a clearly defined diagnosis they have been left in limbo feeling helpless and hopeless.
The book will also take you on a learning journey to show you how you can change your views about your pain experience. At the same time, it will show you ways to identify the potential drivers of your pain pushing you towards a chronic state. It will help you identify those barriers that hinder the body’s inherent capacity to heal itself. It will help you take control of your pain.