Qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1986 and has worked in a variety of practices based in London and Kent. He now works between his practice at the Greenwich Natural Health Centre in Greenwich and his own practice in Blackheath.
Donald first became interested in osteopathy after his mother was diagnosed with a chronic back problem and sciatica and she started attending an osteopath in Scotland. After completing the four year full time training to become an osteopath in 1986, he decided to stay in London and start practising splitting his time, initially between West London and Greenwich. Donald also worked in a variety of practices in London and in Kent during this time. In 1994 I became one of the director/ managers of Greenwich Natural Health Centre which he helped manage until 2008 when he left to focus more on his own practices. In 1995 he started his own practice in Blackheath which he runs with the help of my associate.
His osteopathic interests are varied, working both structurally and more gentle cranial work on patients of all ages, from sports injuries, treating families, musicians and stressed desk bound workers to babies and children.
Donald is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GosC) and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy (iO). He is fully insured and continues to keep up to date in practice by attending ongoing and regular continued professional development courses. In 2012/13 Donald participated in a one year pilot study into the revalidation of the profession, testing a model for revalidating osteopaths every three years or so.
Peter graduated with distinction in 2004 from The British School of Osteopathy. He divides his time between the practice here in Blackheath, large GP practices in Central and South London, and his home in Sevenoaks.
He treats children and adults of all ages (including women during pregnancy) and treats a wide range of conditions from gardening injuries to postural and developmental problems.
His original interest in sports injuries came from playing premiership rugby at Harlequins for several seasons in the 1990s. He has also played Kent league cricket and now plays golf and tennis. Family life permitting, he has recently run a few half marathons and coaches mini rugby to children at his local club.
He has a particular interest in running techniques, as well as desk, laptop, tablet and phone related postural problems, which seem to be becoming more common in recent years.