Our history

OCC_WIO_2The Osteopathic Centre for Children was founded in 1991 by Stuart Korth (Director of Osteopathy) and Patricia Ferrall (Chief Executive) as a charity with the aim of offering osteopathic treatments as an option for all children regardless of their parents’ ability to pay.

Since its beginning in 1991, the OCC has treated more than 65,000 babies, children and pregnant/post-partum women and achieved world-wide recognition for its work. Today, it is an established model of practice and training which has been recognised and adopted throughout Europe and further afield.

In 2007 the charity became the Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy, to reflect its wider role in educating and training specialist paediatric osteopaths and researching paediatric osteopathy.

After 26 years, the Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy is still the only charity of its type in the world, training skilled and knowledgeable paediatric osteopaths, researching and championing osteopathy for children, and making excellent osteopathic care accessible and affordable for children and perinatal women at our dedicated paediatric clinic.