History of Osteopathy

In the late nineteenth century an American physician, Dr Andrew Still became disillusioned with conventional medicine. He felt many diseases resulted from mechanical imbalances within the body and developed a way to correct these using a variety of manual techniques. Osteopathy was first introduced to Britain in 1898 and in 1917 Europe’s first Osteopathic school was established in London.

Over the years the profession has developed and a closer understanding with the General Medical Council eventually led to support for the Osteopaths Bill in 1993. All practising Osteopaths are required by law to be registered.


Osteopathy became fully regulated in 1993 under the Osteopath Act becoming the first complementary health care profession to be accorded statutory recognition.

The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) is responsible for regulation of Osteopaths providing a high standard of practice and conduct.

Katie Nunn D.O. Registration number is 1/933/F

I am also a member of the Institute of Osteopathy. This organisation provides support and continuing educational development for Osteopaths. It also helps promote Osteopathy in the community.

Katie is also a member of Sutton Complementary Health Network (SCHN .org). This Therapist network helps to provide information to the local community.