The Barefoot Club

An independent student society, which exists to invite graduated osteopaths and other experts of their field to share their experiences, insights and inspiration

About the Barefoot Club

The Barefoot Club is an independent student society, which invites osteopaths and other health professionals to share their experience, insights and knowledge with students of the ESO, either online or on site.

Since 2021, the Barefoot Club has been welcoming students from other osteopathic institutions to the online talks, in order to make the gems shared by the speakers accessible to a greater number of students. Recent graduates are welcome too!

Between September 2020 and June 2021, we have had the pleasure to listen to:-

  • Michael Pye – The Osteopathic Diagnostic Prescription
  • Sue Turner – the Lymphatic System in Osteopathy
  • Howard Beardmore – The Osteopathic Oath
  • Julian Baker – The Psoas
  • Danny Mace – Sports Osteopathy: Rehabilitation and Approach
  • Marco Gabutti – Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, what about an Update?
  • Chris Batten – Headaches, a Classical Osteopathic Approach
  • Daniel Stuttard – Treating the Sick Child, an Osteopathic Understanding
  • Kathy Dooley – Debunking Myths of Pelvic Floor Anatomy
  • Sander Kales – Cranial Osteopathy: an Update on Explanatory Models
  • Mervyn Waldman – History and Principles of Classical Osteopathy
  • Adam Cunliffe – Optimal Nutrition for Vegan and Low Carbohydrate Diets
  • Jane Eatsy – Embryological Journey of the Diaphragm
  • Laura Finucane – Pathology of the Spine masquerading as MSK Conditions
  • Serge Paoletti – Presentation of the Fascial Concept
  • Jerry Draper-Rodi – Enactive Osteopathy: developing BioPsychoSocial Skills
  • Hélène Loiselle – the Mechanical Link
  • Tom Jesson – Sciatica
  • Andrew McMillan – raising Awareness about Axial Spondyloarthropathy
  • Christine Conroy – Osteopathy, the Body and Emotion
  • Jo Gibson – getting to grips with Shoulder Pain

If you would like to know more or if you would like to speak at one of our talks, please contact us via

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