Phyllis Woodfine

Phyllis originally trained as a building surveyor and worked in Environmental Health before pursuing a career in healthcare.  She qualified as an Osteopath from the London School of Osteopathy in 2002.  She then worked in private practice as well as working on a community health project where she delivered Osteopathic care to NHS patients in a GP’s practice in Lewisham.

She has also lectured at UCO (formerly BSO) on the Full-time Post Graduate MSc to Doctors, Physiotherapists and Sport Therapists and final undergraduate Year 4 students on the functional elective. She is a Clinic Tutor on the Specialist Paediatric Osteopathic Practice course at UCO as well as being senior clinic tutor at the LSO and a lecturer on Sports Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Pregnancy and Paediatrics at the LSO.

Phyllis has been delivering CPD courses for the last 7 years, she is passionate about promoting health care, mentoring newly qualified Osteopaths and staff and integrating knowledge between professionals.


John Wells

John qualified from the London School of Osteopathy (LSO) in 2013 with an MOst and returned to lecture at the LSO after completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Academic and Clinical Education at the BSO (now UCO).

He is module leader at the LSO for Clinical Pathology, Clinical Methods, Imaging and Professional Studies.  Prior to osteopathy he was a Emergency Care Practitioner (a higher level paramedic) for the London Ambulance Service which included being a clinical link with the local PCT Older Fallers Team. He has worked clinically within urgent care settings in multidisciplinary teams and is passionate about integrating osteopathy into collaborative working within the wider healthcare community. He still mentor’s paramedics part-time.