Leon Chaitow


Leon Chaitow graduated ND, DO, from the British College of Naturopathy & Osteopathy (now British College of Osteopathic medicine) in 1960. His postgraduate studies included acupuncture, cranial osteopathy and orthomolecular nutrition during the 1960s and 70s.


He was the first naturopath/osteopath appointed as a consultant at a UK medical practice (Marylebone HC, London) 1993 – (retired 2009).


He was appointed senior lecturer and module leader, and part of course design team at the University of Westminster in 1993. On his retirement he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the University in November 2005, in recognition of “services to Complementary and Osteopathic medicine”.


Since 1983 he has been (and remains) a visiting lecturer at numerous chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathic and naturopathic colleges, schools and organizations in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia.


He is author/editor of over 70 books, including textbooks covering manual methods of treatment, breathing rehabilitation and chronic pain conditions.


He was founder, and remains, Editor-in-Chief, of the peer-reviewed Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies (Elsevier), and is currently a Director of the Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation (USA) and President of the Alumni Association of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine.


He lives in both Corfu, Greece and in London, and remains active in private practice when in the UK (approximately half the year) and continues to teach internationally.


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