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

Registered Osteopath. Qualified from the British School of Osteopathy. (Now known as: University College 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. Also, on the committee board of the IO.

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


For appointments with me, you can now use our online diary page.

During my training I worked with 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 working at the BSO.

I integrate 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.

I work 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. I fully understand and can advise on ergonomics and the impact of sitting, working at an office desk all day.

My own personal interest and achievements in Sports are with Martial Arts: I am a black belt in jeet kune do, and in my spare time, I play guitar and compose music.

I have trained in Advanced Spinal Manipulation, Obstetrics & Visceral Osteopathy.

You can book an appointment at your convenience online, on our book an appointment page.


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Institute of Osteopathy

In 2017 Austin joined the Council of the Institute of Osteopathy. He was interviewed by Osteopathy Today, the magazine of the Institute, about his experience being on the Council.

Why did you decide to join iO Council?

As an osteopath, I wanted to challenge myself, broaden my experience, and expand my contribution to the profession. Also, as an iO member I wanted to become more intimately familiar with the work that the iO is doing and be involved in supporting the work of the institute.

How have you found the experience?

I’ve enjoyed working with the other council members and the executive team. It’s allowed me some variety in my career, and has increased my understanding for the many great projects the iO is involved with. It’s a really positive feeling to be involved with the future development of the profession.

Why would you encourage others to apply?

It’s a great way of understanding what is going on beyond the clinic room. AHPs are increasingly expected to engage with their profession and other professions. The iO manages several projects that achieves this. I would encourage every osteopath to know that  their job doesn’t end at the clinic and the profession.

How to apply to join iO Council

The iO is seeking motivated and enthusiastic members who are confident in working with us to reach out to osteopaths, as well as to the rest of healthcare. We are looking for members who have the drive to push our profession forward, and the skills to help get us there.

The role requires a time commitment of around 12 days per year, in addition to being proactive in overseeing other work, such as delivering sessions at Convention, writing for Osteopathy Today, representing the iO at meetings, and guiding Council projects. There is an honorarium to help compensate for time out of clinic.