James Raiher M.Ost DO ND MA(hons)

James is Clinic Director at the Practice at 322. He has a lifelong interest in health and wellbeing and sees patients with a wide variety of problems. James graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Masters in Osteopathic Medicine. Since qualifying as an osteopath he has been committed to gaining extensive experience treating adults, children and babies. He has completed further training in Western Medical Acupuncture (dry needling), cranial osteopathy with the Sutherland School, and paediatrics.

A very keen climber, James has a special interest in sports injuries, shoulder problems, back pain and sciatica. He often works with yoga teachers, pilates instructors, climbing instructors and personal trainers to tailor a treatment plan for his patients, and he carries out running analysis for runners and triathletes. James is a member of climbingphysios.com, an organisation set up to research and provide treatment for a wide array of climbing injuries.

Alongside clinical work, James has published in the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine and is involved in peer review work for the publication. He is a clinic tutor at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, a guest assessor at the University College of Osteopathy and a course tutor on professional development courses for osteopaths. He also provides mentoring for students of osteopathy.

In March 2017, together with Natalie, they opened The Practice at 322 to provide West Hampstead with a centre of excellence in osteopathy, sports massage and psychology.

James is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy.

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James Raiher, Osteopath at The Practice at 322 in West Hampstead

Hwapyeong (HP) Shon M.Ost DO ND BSc.TCM

Hwapyeong graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Masters in Osteopathy. Since he became a registered Osteopath, Hwapyeong has helped a wide range of patients, from dancers to runners, office workers to pregnant mums.

Hwapyeong has always been fascinated by the human body, and with his desire to help people on a more personal level he pursued a career in health care. He first studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and then Osteopathy, both of which offer an individualistic approach to patient care.

During his studies he went through extensive training and experiences in various London clinics and hospitals, and even spent time at a hospital in China, treating patients and learning Tuina (Chinese traditional medical massage).

The biomechanical approach of Osteopathy compliments the harmonious approach of Chinese Medicine. Although the two modalities seem very different, they both share the philosophy that when the body is in balance, it will stay healthy, and when the body is out of balance it will become unhealthy. Hwapyeong believes that by restoring this balance using Osteopathy and Acupuncture, the body will regain health and vitality. Using this principle, Hwapyeong is passionate about treating patients of all ages with musculoskeletal injuries and pain, digestive problems, sinus problems, insomnia, general wellbeing and more.

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HP Shon, Osteopath at The Practice at 322 in West Hampstead

Ed Dawson M.Ost DO ND

Ed has always had a passion for human biology and problem solving. He graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine with both a Masters in Osteopathy and a Diploma in Naturopathy, and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council. He has seen a wide range of patients of all ages and occupations, and has experience with a variety of musculoskeletal problems.

Ed also has an interest in sporting injuries gaining valuable experience working with professional NFL teams, rugby teams, tennis players, and runners amongst others. A keen sportsman himself, he has been playing rugby locally at Kilburn Cosmos for a number of years, where he provides on-pitch care and recovery.

Rather than merely alleviating symptoms, Ed strives to promote optimal health and wellbeing by treating the root cause of the problem using a balance of structural and functional approaches tailored to best suit the individual. This involves a combination of hands-on techniques, exercise rehabilitation, naturopathic methods, and dry needling.

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HP Shon, Osteopath at The Practice at 322 in West Hampstead