The Team

 

 

Ian Wright Bsc.(Ost.), DPO, MSCC, MOCI.

 

 

 

 

 

Ian is one of the most experienced cranial and paediatric osteopaths in Ireland. He has been teaching Cranial and Paediatric Osteopathy worldwide for twenty five years – in the UK, Ireland, Russia, Germany, Italy, France and Sweden.  Ian was a member of the original academic committee of London’s Osteopathic Centre for children, which set up Europe’s first Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy over 20 years ago.

In 2010, Ian set up the Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatrics in Ireland – a 3-year course which teaches osteopaths the complex skills required for treating children.  He currently teaches on this course.  The third cohort will qualify next year.

Ian is currently a teaching Fellow of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy. He is registered with the Osteopathic Council of Ireland and the General Council of Registered Osteopaths (Registration Number 1627).

Ian treats a wide range of issues.  Look at What We Treat for further information.  Ian loves to treat complex cases – he often sees children and adults that nobody else can help.  Ian has always had a skill in finding the root cause of problems, then finding the deepest capacity of the underlying Health.  This process quickly makes changes.  If you are unsure whether Ian can address your health issue, please call the practice where you will be able to talk directly with Ian about it.

Sometimes Ian’s treatments can be quick, but as the founder of Osteopathy, Andrew Taylor Still said, the real skill is to find it, fix it, and leave it alone.

Andrew Taylor Still - founder of Osteopathy in the 1870’s
Andrew Taylor Still – founder of Osteopathy in the 1870s

 

Detailed Osteopathy Bio

1988 – 1992

Studied at the British School of Osteopathy in London – a 4 year full-time BSc. in Osteopathy.  Ian won the Pathology Prize in the finals.

 

1992 – 1999

Worked at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London;  on the Academic Committee which founded the first diploma in Paedatric Osteopathy in Europe;  gained Diploma in Paedatric Osteopathy (1999).

 

1992 – 1999

Worked at the Osteopathic Centre for Children as a Senior Osteopath.  This included leading teams in London teaching hospitals – like Great Ormond Street Hospital – to treat premature babies in incubators.

 

Ian also worked in a specialised clinic, alongside top dentists and orthodontists, which specialized in the treatment of complex cranio-facial pain syndromes, from Trigeminal Neuralgia and Temporo-Mandibular dysfunctions, to chronic headache and migraines.

 

1993 – 1996

Taught Cranial Osteopathy to undergraduate students at the British School of Osteopathy.

 

1996 – now

Fellow of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy in UK, the leading Cranial Teaching College in Europe, teaching Cranial and Paediatric Osteopathy all over Europe.

 

During  the 1990s

Ian taught with the European School of Osteopathy internationally.

 

2000

Ian moved to Ireland, where he set up and continues to practice in County Tipperary.  He established the Irish Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy whilst continuing to teach internationally.

 

2009

The Daisy Clinic Trust was set up. The Daisy Clinic Trust is a charity with the dual purposes of treating children with special needs and training osteopaths in paediatrics.  The clinic makes up part of the teaching module in the Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy. The Daisy Clinic is run on a donation-only basis in order to be as inclusive as possible.

 

Ian was the Academic Chair of the Osteopathic Council for Ireland for a time but had to relinquish this post due to international teaching commitments.

 

 

Ian has two other established practices, in London and Florence, Italy, but his main practice remains in Ireland.

 

 

 

The Dynamics of Stillness

For 10 years, Ian has been teaching a course called The Dynamics of Stillness.  The courses teaches osteopaths and non-osteopaths alike a sequence of meditations, contemplation practices and exercises designed to deepen sensory awareness. Behind each technique is a process of developing a deeper and deeper connection to the stillness in and around us, alongside connection with the deep fluid tides of nature and, importantly, to the expression of our underlying potential for deep Health.

These concepts, processes and practices will be explained and explored in Ian’s forthcoming book The Dynamics of Stillness – which will have accompanying audio and video exercises. This will be available in spring 2018.

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Claire O’Mahony M.Ost. BBSG. Dip.SM. Dip.PT. GOSC.
Claire O’Mahony is a fully qualified and registered osteopath (Registration Number 7872) who trained at the renowned British School of Osteopathy in London.  Originally trained as a Sports Remedial Massage Therapist, and Personal Trainer at the University of Limerick, she moved to the UK to further deepen her knowledge and skill and obtained a Master’s Degree in Osteopathy.

She has a strong structural background, having worked with sports teams in Limerick and London, ranging from rugby players to ballet dancers. Her ability to help fix biomechanical problems with her hands – as well as to recommend individual exercise/rehab to prevent re-occurrence – has been central to her patient management and skill.  Her assessment and experience enables her to get to the cause of the problem quickly and manage it effectively.

Since qualifying, Claire has furthered her skills in Paediatrics by studying and working at the Osteopathic Centre for Children, London, which is the leading Centre for Paediatric Osteopathy Excellence in Europe. This has enriched her paediatric skills, due to exposure to many presenting conditions in both hospital and clinic settings in London and Ireland. She has also worked in charity clinics and primary schools treating babies and children with physical and emotional behaviour problems.

Claire works in Ireland in Co. Kilkenny and Co. Tipperary and also works in London and the UK regularly, maintaining her clients’ health and well-being.

The breadth of education and skill that Claire has attained in the last 13 years enables her to treat a wide variety of patients and profiles: newborn babies, toddlers, children, teenagers, adults and the elderly.

Whether you are a sports enthusiast, have a busy work life, travel for work, have an occupation with excessive physical demands or you are a busy parent who needs an ‘MOT’ or ‘NCT’ ‘to keep the engine going’, osteopathy can help YOU!

Through hands on structural/physical techniques or very gentle cranial techniques, your body alignments and internal alignments will be optimized and helped to move, work and feel  better.

If you have any queries please feel free to discuss with Claire how osteopathy can help you. You do not need a referral to have a consultation or treatment.

 

 



Gina Whelan Dip.Ost., MOCI, BDCST, DPO.

 

Gina qualified as an Osteopath in 2001 in The Irish College of Classical Osteopathy (registration number 03091045), the first Osteopathic College in Ireland at the time. The college was set up by Osteopaths trained by John Wernham, who founded and ran the John Wernham College of Classical Osteopathy in Maidestone,  Kent, England.

As a post graduate Gina attended the British School of Osteopathy to study Cranial Osteopathy and also uses the principles of Biodynamic Osteopathy as taught by Dr Jim Jealous.

She is currently serving as Secretary of the Osteopathic Council of Ireland, and has assisted in bringing top osteopaths to Ireland for ongoing training events to teach and upskill other osteopaths working in Ireland.

Gina is in the final year of her 3 year Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy in Ireland with Ian Wright. Gina has a particular interest in auto-immune conditions in children, especially Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)  which includes Ulcerative Colitis and Crohns Disease. She is a member of the Gutsykids group in Ireland which is an advocate group for parents of children with IBD. She has been invited by the committee to present talks on health and wellness in the group.

Gina  also has been teaching with Body Intelligence Training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy as a tutor since qualifying in the profession in 2013.

Gina brings a wealth of experience, with a blend of empathy and hands-on care gained during the many years working as a psychiatric and general nurse. She carries this experience, of working both in the hospital and the community services, into the osteopathic clinic setting.

She has vast experience, first-hand, of many aspects of medical care and she has learnt to value and  appreciate the role of  health in “Dis Ease”, which is provided in osteopathic treatment.

Her range of expertise ranges from acute to chronic care, of mothers and babies, children and adults and also caring for those who are at the end of their lives.

Gina practices at the Clonmel Clinic alongside her busy Dublin Clinic in Knocklyon,  where she lives. 

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Classical Osteopathy
  • Secretary of Osteopathic Council of Ireland
  • Studying Dip in Paediatric Osteopathy
  • Teaching in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
  • Qualified in Psychiatric Nursing
  • Qualified in General Nursing

 

 

The Reception and Secretary team

Helena Cremmins

Office staff member Helena
and Linda Blackford

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