I have a deep and abiding passion to contribute to the fulfilment of potential for children and adults through the use of osteopathy and other therapies that fundamentally support effective body function. I nurture a long held an interest in the use of sound therapy, therapeutically designed pulsed electro-magnetic fields and intermittent hypoxic therapy. More recently I have been using low level laser light in a therapeutic manner with great effect. Each of these therapies promotes homeostasis, defined as the ability of the body to regulate its internal environment by auto-repair and maintenance. I am committed to the science that underpins these therapies and have observed many beneficial outcomes resulting from their use in my clinics over the years. These therapies form an important part of the backbone to discovering Wellness-scientifically.
I completed my undergraduate training at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) and subsequently served as a member of the BSO’s Board of Governors and also as a councillor of the General Council of Registered Osteopaths (now a statutory body called the General Osteopathic Council). I moved to Australia in 1983 and served as a part-time lecturer from the commencement in 1985 of Australia’s first undergraduate University-based osteopathic program at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology until 1995.
I am a founder member of the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation of Australia and New Zealand and continue to teach post-graduate programs. In 1993, I pioneered the first Osteopathic Paediatrics degree in Australia leading to a Master’s degree.