I joined the Sunflower Centre in 2006 as a recently qualified osteopath and have remained here since. I find its calm and therapeutic atmosphere greatly enhances my work with patients and like that the Centre is very much a part of the local community which it serves.
As well as my original osteopathic training at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) and studies with the Institute of Classical Osteopathy, I completed an MSc in Paediatric Osteopathy at the internationally regarded Osteopathic Centre for Children. I supervised a special clinic run by the BSO in a primary school for children with severe social, emotional and behavioural problems. I worked at the Osteopathic Centre for Children for 13 years, latterly as a Consultant-in-Charge and gained experience of running their clinic in Barnet Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit treating premature babies. I have taught at post-graduate level in London and Europe and authored several chapters in “Differenzialdiagnosen in der Kinderosteopathie”, a german textbook on diagnosis for paediatric osteopaths. I have also undertaken extensive specialist training in classical and ‘cranial’ osteopathy.
As well as my interest in Paediatrics, I also specialise in identifying and addressing spinal postural patterns in patients of all ages. This is partly founded upon 30 years' study of Chinese exercise systems. Interested patients are taught simple remedial exercises; I see our therapeutic relationship works most effectively as a partnership directed to relieve pain, promote healing and a return to health and function. I also provide ergonomic advice and have experience of carrying out workplace assessments to help prevent the common strains associated with desk-work arising in the first place - prevention being preferable to cure.
I am recognized by all the health insurers who cover osteopathy but currently unable to accept new BUPA or Vitality patients.
To book an appointment or gain further information you can reach me at:
AIDAN SPENCER BOst MSc(Paed Ost) MICO