Simon qualified in 2005 having completed a 4-year Bachelor of Osteopathy degree at The British School of Osteopathy (now University College of Osteopathy). Previously he was a science teacher with a degree in biochemistry and a master’s degree in education.
Simon is still involved in education, lecturing on the osteopathy degree course at The London School of Osteopathy. He teaches students osteopathic technique, osteopathic principles, and musculoskeletal differential diagnosis. He has been a clinical tutor, supervising final year students in the treatment of patients in the school’s busy outpatient clinic.
He has varied interests in health care, and particularly in all types of musculoskeletal problems. Simon has special expertise in alleviating pain, with a master’s degree in pain management from Cardiff University School of Medicine. He is very interested in the management of chronic pain conditions, and his work has been published in peer-reviewed journals. He has worked in primary care in the local community, and for five years was an osteopath contracted as part of an NHS musculoskeletal service, working closely with local GP’s. He regularly sees specialist Neurological referral patients for the osteopathic treatment of chronic headache, particularly in patients predisposed by poor work posture.
In addition to osteopathy, Simon is qualified in Western Medical Acupuncture/dry needling, which he uses as an adjunctive therapy alongside osteopathy for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain.