Simon Tolson qualified in osteopathy in 1994 from the British School of Osteopathy. He gained his PGCT in 2001.
Simon started teaching and lecturing at the ESO in 1997 and developed and ran the Sports Injury Clinic at the ESO. His special interests include sports medicine and rehabilitation, advanced spinal manipulation, fascial unwinding and sports psychology.
“I have extensive experience in treating sports injuries from novice to Olympic athletes. I have a background in competitive sport, namely athletics where I was once British Pole Vault Champion and coached up to national level. I still exercise and compete in triathlons.
I started my own private practice in 1994 and have since gone on to study sports psychology, dry needling, hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming, yoga and Pilates. I developed a Pilates Instructors Course for osteopaths and teach regular classes each week and started the Institute of Osteopathic Pilates Instructors in 2014. I also started the Institute of Performance Psychology to provide positive mind set for sports, performing arts, business and alike.”
Since being at the ESO, Simon has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate, including international work abroad in Europe and Russia. He is a senior clinic tutor with 23 years’ experience and has been a final year clinic examiner for 20 years. Simon has also been a project supervisor, clinic tutor, mentor and developed a unique style of teaching osteopathic technique. For the last few years, he has been learning to speak Russian and welcomes any practise with the students.