The practice was established in 1982 and is run by registered osteopath Scott McGrath. Scott graduated from the largest and oldest osteopathic school in the United Kingdom, The British School of Osteopathy, with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree after four years of full-time training. This had specific emphasis on anatomy, physiology and musculoskeletal medicine and included more than 2000 hours of training in osteopathic techniques. Since graduating in 1993 Scott has been in private practice and in 2011 obtained a Masters Degree in Osteopathic Sports Care. Scott uses a largely structural osteopathic approach, combining cranial osteopathy where appropriate.
Having participated in a number of sports including: athletics, cricket, tennis, badminton, football, squash and rugby, representing both school and college, it is clear that Scott has a keen interest in sports. This naturally led to studying for a Masters Degree in Osteopathic Sports Care, graduating in 2011. As part of his final year dissertation Scott looked at how to manage hamstring injuries in football, analysing a variety of treatment and management strategies. One significant finding was the importance of core stability in injury management and led to Scott attending a course on Pilates and its inter-relationship with osteopathy, following on from this he attended a course on Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, which is a new and unique rehabilitation strategy developed in Prague and is based on the principles of developmental kinesiology and the neurophysiological aspects of the maturing postural-locomotor system. After completing training in Maidstone, Stockholm, Prague and Budapest, and taking an examination in London, Scott is now a qualified dynamic neuromuscular stabilisation certified exercise trainer. This enables Scott not only to look at the stretching and mobilisation of a number of musculoskeletal injuries, but also qualifies him to offer advice on their strengthening and hence management.
Scott is registered with The General Osteopathic Council and is a member of The Institute of Osteopathy, The Osteopathic Sports Care Association and is a Senior Associate of the Royal Society of Medicine and is covered by most insurance companies.