Walter L. McKone D.O.

- Lecturer Philosophy -

Graduated: British School of Osteopathy – 1984 After he was qualified he began a longstanding involvement with Haringey Rhinos Rugby Football Club.

At the end of 1990 he was appointed team osteopath to the London Monarchs. After this time he returned to the Rhinos and his private practice in North London.

 

In less than a year he was offered the opportunity to look after a ballet and opera company in Altenburg, former East Germany. Due to his travels & experiences he was in demand as a lecturer.

In the late 1990’s began research for his first book on sports medicine. Whilst researching he came across many old osteopathic books and articles that did not seem to support the style that he had been taught.

By 1999 he had published his first book Osteopathic Athletic Health Care: Principles and Practice 1999 (Thompson publishing). The second book Osteopathic Medicine: Philosophy, Principles and Practice (Blackwell Science) followed in 2001.

During the writing & research of these books he found more and more evidence to support the suspicions that the osteopathy of today was not the osteopathy of yesterday. How was it that the old osteopaths were treating infectious diseases and we were treating backache? Had the human body really changed that much?

It was around 2003 that he decided on a change of direction. He became a clinical practitioner in the Children’s Clinic at the British School of Osteopathy , researching psychology, and philosophy in osteopathic history. Word travelled about his research and he was asked to give presentations and lectures in Osteopathy, History of Science & Philosophy, Paediatrics, Psychology, Sports Medicine, and Manipulative medicine.

With guidance from old osteopathic and historical texts, he has found what he believes to be the ideas of the original osteopathy. Meanwhile he is still practising, writing, lecturing and travelling.

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Walter L. McKone D.O.

- Lecturer Philosophy -

Graduated: British School of Osteopathy – 1984 After he was qualified he began a longstanding involvement with Haringey Rhinos Rugby Football Club.

At the end of 1990 he was appointed team osteopath to the London Monarchs. After this time he returned to the Rhinos and his private practice in North London.

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Jean Marie Cortoos D.O.

- Organizer Philosophy -

My name is Jean Marie Cortoos and i live at the west side of Brussels perifery in a place called Dilbeek where is also situated my osteopathic practice since 1991. Since my adolescence i am interested in the relation between body and mind and in eastern thinking.

In 1976 i completed with distinction a Master in Motoric Revalidation and Physiotherapy at VUB university.

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