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Manoj Mehta BSc (Hons) Ost Med, DO, ND

Contact: manojm@bcom.ac.uk<

Manoj Mehta graduated from BCNO (BCOM) with a D.O and N.D. He entered private Osteopathic and Naturopathic practice with special interest in osteopathic care of sports injuries and clinical application of osteopathic techniques.

He was team osteopath to Old Albanions Rugby football club, Hertfordshire County Rugby Club, and Sprinter’s squad at Haringey Athletics Club. Manoj is currently a Council member for Osteopathic Sports Care Association UK and was one of the Osteopaths appointed to be part of host nation medical team during the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games.

Manoj started his teaching career at BCOM in 1985 and progressed from the role of assistant osteopathic technique and clinic tutor to the current position of Head of Osteopathy. He has played a major role in the development, management and provision of both undergraduate and post-graduate osteopathic education at BCOM. He is currently the Chairperson for BCOM’s Academic Management Group and a member of the Academic Board and Board of Governors.

He was appointed by Privy Council in 2004, as the Education Member on the General Osteopathic Council for a period of four Years. Manoj has acted as an External Examiner and Moderator for Final Clinical Competence Assessments at Osteopathic Educational Institutions in the UK and Europe, and is currently a General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) Examiner for post-registration Assessment of Clinical Performance (ACP). Other professional activities include member of validating and accreditation panels for degree courses in Osteopathy, member of the GOsC working party on undergraduate clinical competence assessment and member of the working group for QAA/GOsC Benchmark Statement for Osteopathy.

In 2012, Manoj was appointed by QAA as the GOsC Visitor for the QAA/GOsC reviews of ‘Recognised Qualifications’. He also acts as External Examiner and External Expert for Osteopathy degree courses validated by University of Wales.

  • Publications
    • Mehta, M., Berkowitz, T., Sager J,. Rolfe K.J.  VAS outcomes in a paediatrics population in an osteopathic teaching clinic. . Proceedings International Conference Advances in Osteopathic Research. Milan, April 2017

      Sager, J.,  Mehta M., Rolfe K.J. Health related quality of life and musculoskeletal function in patients with musculoskeletal disorders: after treatment in an osteopathic teaching clinic. Proceedings International Conference Advances in Osteopathic Research. Milan, April 2017

      Mehta, M., Branford O,, Rolfe K.J. The evidence for natural therapeutics as potential anti-scarring agents in burns related scarring. Burns & Trauma. 2016:4:15.

      Mehta, M., Rolfe, K,J,, Sager, J., Drysdale, I.P. Questionnaire based survey on satisfaction of PCT patients following osteopathic treatment. Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research. Sept 2012

      Winfield D, Mehta M. The effects of osteopathic treatment on the symptoms of chronic functional constipation. A Placebo controlled randomised cross over pilot study. Proceedings of the Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy Annual Conference. November 2012

      Mehta M, Rolfe KJ, Sager J, Drysdale IP. Questionnaire based survey on satisfaction of PCT patients following osteopathic treatment. Proceedings of IX International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research. London, England  September 2012,

      Mehta M, Smith L. The Effects Of Upper Cervical Complex High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust Technique and Sub-occipital Muscle Group Inhibition Techniques on Standing Balance.  International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, Florida, September 2008

      Mehta. M., Cooke. D. ‘The Effect of Cervical manipulation on Ankle Range of Motion’.V International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research (ICAOR), , LCOM, Lake Eire, Pennsylvania, USA. September 2004

      Mehta. M., Pederson. T. The Effect of High Velocity Thrust Technique on Cervical Spine Range of Motion.IV International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research (ICAOR), , Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK April 2003

      Drysdale.I.P.,Hinkley.H.,Mehta. M. ‘Upper limb development in Osteopathic trainees’ III International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research (ICAOR), , Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. February 2002

      Mehta M.M., Hatton. P. ‘The relationship between MET contraction times and improvement in range of passive movement.’ III International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research,Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. February 2002

      Drysdale I. P., Kirk L., Mehta M. M., and Walters N. J. “Efficacy of Osteopathic treatment for Low Back Pain.” 1st International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research (ICAOR), University of Westminster, London. November 1999.

      Drysdale I. P., Kirk L., Mehta M. M., and Walters N. J. “A clinical audit of the Osteopathic approach to treatment of Low Back Pain.” EULAR (European League against Arthritis) XIV Congress, , Glasgow, Scotland. June 1999

      Hinkley, H.J., Mehta, M and Drysdale I.P (1996) The digital myograph in isometric muscle testing: reliability and pilot of upper limb muscle development in osteopathic trainees. Journal of Musculo-skeletal management

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