Mr Ian Maurice Harrison

Consultant Osteopath and Acupuncturist

MSc, DO, DAIR

Year qualified:1996

Specialty

Personal profile

Mr Ian Harrison is a registered Osteopath and Clinical Director of Physical Balance Ltd in North Hampshire. Ian was born in New Zealand and after qualifying as a Medical Radiographer moved to Australia for further post-graduate experience. In 1988 he moved to the UK and worked in both the NHS and private health services in England and Ireland specialising in neuroradiology and cardiac radiology.

In 1992 he moved out of London to Hampshire to work as the Radiology Manager of the Hampshire Clinic. He was responsible for setting up, running and reporting the Bone Densitometry scans (DEXA) for Osteoporosis assessment on behalf of both private and NHS patients of North Hampshire.

In 1996 he completed his 5-year Osteopathic training, qualifying with 1st class Honours and the ‘Students of the Year’ prize. As an undergraduate he worked for 4 years with the British Olympic Osteopath. In 1997 qualified in Medical Acupuncture. Postgraduate courses Ian has completed include Podiatry and Foot Biomechanics, Ergonomics and Manual Handling and Electro-acupuncture. Academically, Ian  has been lecturing at the London School of Osteopathy since 1997 and is the module leader for the ‘professional studies’ curriculum on the Masters (MSc) program. He speaks at numerous seminars, helps organise post-graduate education and mentors students in his practice. Most recently, Ian gained a Masters degree (MSc) in Evidence Based Health Care from the famous University of Oxford. He hopes to be able to support the further collection of high quality evidence in the treatment of musculo-skeletal pain as now recommended under the NICE guidelines.

Ian has a lovely wife, 3 teenage sons and is a lover of out door activities and country sports (particularly anything to do with mountains or rugby).

Clinical Interests

  • Osteopathy integrating a biomechanical, functional and structural approach to assessment, examination and treatment
  • Treatment for the management of acute and chronic mechanical spinal pain, including radiating or neural symptoms
  • Myofasical strains and ligamentous sprains
  • Upper limb conditions such as  ‘frozen’ shoulder, rotator cuff injury and epicondylitis
  • Hip and pelvic pain syndromes, knee, foot and ankle disorders relating to trauma or poor lower limb biomechanics
  • Rehabilitation of sports, work related and overuse injuries
  • Medical Acupuncture for pain management

Professional Membership

  • General Osteopathic Council
  • British Osteopathic Association
  • British Medical Acupuncture Society

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