The Team

Nicholas Handoll, D.O., F.S.C.C.

Nicholas Handoll qualified at the British School of Osteopathy, London, in 1971 and attended the very first cranial course held in this country in 1972. He established the practice in Hereford in 1975 and in Ross-on-Wye soon after. He was a member of the Editorial Board of the British Osteopathic Journal for six years.

Books written include Osteopathy:Your Questions Answered (1983), Osteopathy in Britain (1986) and Anatomy of Potency (2000), an examination of quantum physics and how it can help us to understand who we are and the environment in which we live. Anatomy of Potency is now in its second edition and has been translated into German, French and Italian.

His articles and papers have been published in various journals, including The Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Journal of the Health Visitors Association.

The Osteopathic Management of Children with Down's Syndrome was published in the British Osteopathic Journal in 1988, and his paper on Energy Medicine was published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2004.

Nicholas Handoll has taught for over 40 years to both under-graduate and post-graduate osteopaths in England, Europe, America and Australasia. He has taught at the British School of Osteopathy, the European School of Osteopathy and the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and he has designed and directed a number of advanced courses both in the UK and abroad.

He has been instrumental in the development of the teaching of the cranial concept in this country. In 1993 he co-founded the Sutherland Cranial College the independent post-graduate educational institution for teaching the cranial concept of osteopathy.

In 2011 he brought together the independent osteopathic postgraduate teaching colleges into what has become the Osteopathic Alliance, an organisation like the medical Royal Colleges, to represent and advise on osteopathic philosophy and practice.

Nicholas lectures regularly osteopathic groups, to doctors, dentists and osteopathic associations both within the UK and internationally.


Phone: Ross-on-Wye:  01989 563813