Gordon Dingwall - Clinical Lead and Registered Osteopath
Having worked in the pharmaceutical industry for many years, Gordon followed a path of seeking new learning opportunities into a career change as he graduated from the College of Osteopaths in London with the College’s Clinical Distinction award, adding Osteopathy to his prior qualifications in Pharmacology, Immunology, Sports Injury & Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Manipulation
As an Registered Osteopath Gordon has worked in a number of clinic settings and now is owner and Clinical Lead of Brixworth Osteopathic Clinic in Northamptonshire. In addition Gordon regular lectures to future osteopathic students and is a Teaching Clinician at the College of Osteopaths Teaching Clinic in north London overseeing students as the begin to treat patients under his supervision. Gordon is also a Final Clinical Competency Assessment examiner as newly graduate Osteopaths seek the right to the registered title Osteopath under the General Osteopathic Council.
In practice Gordon treats patients of all ages with the aim of getting patients back to health as quickly as possible by providing effective osteopathic treatment centred around a realistic management plan tailored to meet the individuals occupation, leisure activity and lifestyle. He understands that the health and well-being of an individual depends on all parts of the body working in balance and that there is an important link between the structure of the body, the way it functions and how it then adapts to the excessive stresses and strains of the individual's everyday life.
Having been previously involved in elite sport (rugby) and persistent amateur sportsman (golf, rowing, running and cycling) Gordon understands the challenges and frustrations both the elite and leisure athlete face when the inevitable injury strikes. Gordon has a special interest in treating sportsmen and women of all levels to help them get back on the field as quickly as possible with appropriate injury rehabilitation and prevention strategies in place.
Gordon continues his professional development with a special interest in treating shoulder problems, minimally invasive manipulation techniques and cranial osteopathy. He has recently completed a Edinburgh to London charity bike ride in memory of a former London Scottish teammate, has recently learnt to row, runs, gyms and continues his life long challenges with trying to being a better golfer. He is married to Kate and is father of 3 fantastic growing up children Euan, Fraser and Freya, who make him proud every day.