BSc (Hons) Ost, HED Nurse
Finn Thomas started his career in health care as a nurse in the early 90s. After graduating he worked on an extremely busy surgical unit at Stoke Mandeville hospital and was responsible for the care of many critically ill patients.
Finn soon realised that he needed more autonomy as a health care professional, to be able to give his patients the time they needed and to be treated as individuals.
Finn started his full-time training at the British School of Osteopathy in 1998 and after qualifying soon moved to New Zealand where he worked in a well known practice in Wellington over three sites including a GP clinic. He saw patients with a wide variety of problems from sports injuries to long term traumas and chronic pain, and he grew his special interest in pregnancy and paediatrics. He developed his skills over the following five years, working with local GPs, midwives and pregnancy care nurses to provide an integrated approach to health.
In 2007 Finn returned to the UK and opened Barnes Osteopaths and continued to develop his interest in pregnancy and paediatrics as well as trauma and complex problems. Finn did further post grad courses and worked on Harley Street for five years in a practice that specialised in pregnancy and paediatrics and gained experience treating some extremely difficult cases working closely with local obstetricians both in practice and in hospital.
From 2007 – present, Finn has taught Osteopathy at under graduate level at Oxford Brookes University in the clinic department and has been a university clinical examiner for the past four years. Finn is also honoured to have been approached by, and begin training to be a tutor/lecturer with, the prestigious Rollin Becker Institute, teaching post graduate level cranial osteopathy with some of Europe’s leading Osteopaths in field.
Finn is passionate about helping people and uses both structural and cranial approaches to treatment, which allows him to tailor treatment to the individual and treat a wider variety of conditions both safely and effectively.
Finn is a registered practitioner with most major insurance companies.