After graduating from the British School of Osteopathy Gavin secured a full-time position at the Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC) in London. This was a unique opportunity to work at this centre for excellence whilst studying for a postgraduate Masters in Osteopathy in the Paediatric Field.
In 2008, while working at the OCC, became a tutor and lecturer for the clinic where he acquired a degree in Postgraduate Education.
Osteopathic practice and tutoring as part of the OCC team required a high level of in-house training in many areas, particularly Osteopathy in the Cranial field which Gavin has continued to study as part of ongoing professional development.
Gavin joined the Ngaio Natural Health Centre team in 2012, when he emigrated to New Zealand. He finds real joy in treating people in his family osteopathic practice.
In the UK Gavin also worked at two very well established practices that enjoy seeing patients of all ages and diverse backgrounds. Through these experiences Gavin shares a vision that osteopathy can be beneficial to anyone, whether suffering from musculoskeletal aches and pains or simply seeking an alternative approach to their health.
Gavin has found that cranial osteopathy can be incredibly effective for newborns, infants, children, adolescents or adults of all ages, and it is but one approach that he might use for osteopathic treatment.
Gavin's treatment is dependent upon the patient's needs at the time. He also recognises the importance of advising modern functional rehabilitative approaches that patients can learn for their own self-maintenance and care.