OKOST

Osteopathy

Philip von Hauenschild graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in 1998. Having studied the violin until the age of 22 (and having suffered back ache!) he became interested in posture and movement patterns. Consequently his work at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London working with primary movement patterns, combined with his love of racquet sports emphasised the need for a whole body osteopathic concept. He taught at the BCOM for 5 years and since 2002 teaches at Oxford Brookes University. He has lectured and runs courses in the UK, Germany  in Israel ( International Sports Injury Symposium, Tel Aviv). Phil runs a busy practice in Chelsea, London and is a keen squash and tennis player.

Iris Elbaz comes from a contemporary dance background having studied in France and Israel before her skiing accident which eventually lead her to her osteopathic training. In 1999 she became the in house Osteopath for the Savoy Group Hotels. After teaching at the London School of Osteopathy she came to Oxford Brookes in 2003. Iris has a wide interest in other therapies including Feldenkreis, Pilates and Yoga. She also lectures CPD (Continued Professional Development) sessions in the UK and to groups of Physiotherapists in Israel and is in close contact with orthopaedic surgeons in both the UK and Israel. Iris started and runs the Shotover Clinic, Oxford and heads the Oxford Brookes Student Clinic twice a week

Marianne Bennison. Coming from a competitive swimming background, Marianne has been in practice since 1989. She has a wealth of teaching experience from undergraduate osteopaths at BCOM and Oxford Brookes to running post graduate courses for physiotherapists in Denmark for over 10 years. She is a director of The Farringdon Clinic, Gloucestershire, which includes Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Podiatrists and Acupuncturists. She is also an external examiner for the General Osteopathic Council (Governing Body for all Osteopaths in the UK). As well as running, Marianne regularly skis and does yoga. She lives in the Cotswolds and has three sons.