Austin Plunkett M.Ost, BSc (Hons) – Osteopath

Registered Osteopath. Qualified from the British School of Osteopathy.

With a distinction from the BSO in 2011.

In 2014 joined the National Council of Osteopathic Research (NCOR) as a researcher and represents NCOR at the Osteopathic Development Group and is research adviser to the editorial committee of Osteopathy Today.

Member of The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) & The Institute of Osteopathy (iO).

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I passionately, expanded my skills and experience seeing a wide variety of patients; With Sports injuries and Rehabilitation at the BSO Sports Clinic, A General NHS GP Practice, I attended the Chapman and Royal Free Hospital Clinics – for HIV patients.
Including a broad age range, from practicing Children’s Osteopathy at the 1st Place Clinic to Elderly patients at the Lucy Brown Clinic.
After graduating, I continued at the BSO, whose faculty invited me to join as a member of staff and I now enjoy teaching Technique to Third year students.
I use and integrate appropriately, a wide varied use of Osteopathic techniques, depending on each individual patient’s condition and requirements, which includes; Manipulation, Mobilisation, Soft-Tissue & Massage,MET (Muscle Energy Technique), Fascial release, Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF). Self-care advice and injury preventative exercises.
Furthering my career, I assist in Osteopathy research, working with The National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR) team, based at the Whitechapel Campus of Queen Mary University of London. A Centre for Primary Care and Public Health. Helping the organisation, by researching and writing articles for the Osteopaths professional journal. Offering help with IT/web development ( my previous career- as an IT Management Consultant) & from past experience, I fully understand and can advise on ergonomics and the impact of sitting, working at an office desk all day.
I am a member of the Board for the British School of Osteopathy.
And a representative for a student – year group, in the faculty/student meetings for all four academic years.
My own personal interest and achievements in Sports are with Martial Arts: I am a black belt in jeet kune do, and in my relaxed spare time, I play guitar and compose music.
My Elective Speciality Courses were; Advanced Spinal Manipulation, Obstetrics & Visceral Osteopathy.