MEET THE TEAM
ROSS THOMPSON M.OST
WILL BARKER M.OST
A little more about your practitioners...
Ross Thompson M.Ost
Ross graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in June 2016, achieving a Masters of Osteopathy after 4 years of study. Ross was awarded the L.M Nadoo award for Practical Osteopathic Skills in his final year.
Ross has always had an interest in biomechanics and how the body functions, and after visiting an Osteopath for multiple different injuries during his sporting career he decided Osteopathy was a good fit.
Ross is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is also qualified to provide kinesiology taping. Recently he has added Sports Trauma Management and Automated External Defibrillation qualifications to his skill set.
Ross further developed his Osteopathic skills by treating at a number of specialist external clinics while studying. This allowed him to gain experience in the treatment and prevention of sports injuries, the treatment of patients who are HIV positive as well as providing treatment focused on musculoskeletal pains that develop with age.
Ross’ final year dissertation was centred on shoulder injuries and the treatment methods available. He finds this an area of particular interest and has a lot of experience treating and rehabilitating this area.
Ross worked with Welling United Football Club during their 2017/18 season, providing match day care including pitch side management/emergency care for players as well as helping treat and rehabilitate injured players.
He has a background in multiple sports, playing squash, cricket and football to a high level. He has now developed an interest in weightlifting and the biomechanics of these movements, as well as the treatment and rehabilitation/prevention of injuries associated with these movements.
Will Barker M.Ost
Will studied at the British School of Osteopathy, and graduated in June 2016 achieving a Masters in Osteopathy with distinction. He was awarded the J.K Hardy prize for his final year research project into the management of muscle soreness caused by exercise.
During his time at the BSO, Will worked in a number of specialist clinics that focused care towards homeless and elderly patients suffering with musculoskeletal pains such as arthritis and low back pain.
Will has a keen interest in treating Sports injuries. Currently, Will works with the English and British Karate Squads providing treatment and advice to the athletes as well providing immediate trauma care to athletes at national and international tournaments. He has also worked with Dartford Football Club (2018/2019 & 2019/2020 seasons) and with Welling United Football Club (2017/2018 season), leading the medical teams at both clubs.
He is also a qualified Sports Massage Therapist, with a keen interest in sports strapping and taping including the use of kinesiology tape. Will also holds a certificate in Sports Trauma Management, and is an accredited advisor for the United Kingdom Anti-Doping (UKAD) agency.
Further to his clinical work, Will has also worked as a clinic and technique tutor at the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy), supporting the education and training of student Osteopaths. He is now a course leader for the foundation courses at the UCO, helping to develop and run courses for students striving to gain the skills and knowledge to become Osteopaths.
In his spare time Will likes to keep fit and active in the gym doing CrossFit, while also playing Rugby and Golf from time-to-time.