Practice life.


Andrew Gilmour has practised as a full time Osteopath in Ipswich for more than 35 years having qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1978. In the early days Osteopaths had 'horns' and were often branded as 'charlatans'. It is hard to believe that before 1980 a doctor could be 'struck off' for referring a patient to him. The change in 'The General Medical Council Rules' was the first of many important steps to the recognition which Osteopathy enjoys today. He has been priviledged to witness and be involved in the process of change.
Andrew Gilmour has returned effort to the Osteopathic profession on a national basis, serving on its governing body, the General Osteopathic Council, its Public Relations, Ethics, Education and Research Advisory Committees. He has served on the board of directors of The British School of Osteopathy and acted as an external examiner of the clinical competence of graduating Osteopaths for more than 15 years. Andrew undertook a further degree in the mid 90's. He has occupied the position of validator for The Open University
The practice Andrew Gilmour started in 1978 steadily grew with Mark Piper becoming a partner in 1994 and later Physiotherapist Marc Rapkin in 2000. Shortly after this, Andrew project managed the move to 10 Fonnereau Road. The practice has steadily grown into the Multidisciplinary team it is today, being one of the largest practices in the United Kingdom, offering a wide range of options for patients.
As of April 2010 Andrew Gilmour relinquished his partnership in the practice he founded in Ipswich in 1978. In 2012 Andrew developed a new team working from custom built premises in Melton Woodbridge, close to his family home. For more information about his practice visit

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