About Garry Trainer D.O B.Ac
Garry Trainer New Zealand born Garry Trainer has spent the last 25 years in the UK establishing his practices in Harley Street and Primrose Hill, North London, combining osteopathy, acupuncture and massage to treat a myriad of debilitating everyday conditions. He is a unique and pioneering practitioner believing and promoting the positive aspects that complementary medicine has to offer, yet has the access to and back up from the top medical consultants should circumstances require.
Trained as a medical nurse at Auckland General Hospital, Garry came to the UK from New Zealand in the late 70’s studying acupuncture at The London School of Chinese Medicine and osteopathy at The Andrew Stills College of Osteopathy. Impressed at how these treatments had helped him with recurring back pain following a rugby accident in his twenties, he decided with the zeal of a convert that others should benefit too.
Garry believes that in combination or in isolation, osteopathy, acupuncture and massage can treat a host of ailments successfully without resorting to medication and feels proud of the fact that he has had many successful results where conventional medicine has failed.
‘My approach is an exceptional combination acting upon the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems and acts as a natural source of pain relief releasing endorphins (which have a similar chemical structure and effect as morphine) therefore bypassing the need for many conventional drugs.
Often people get down off my table, liberated from their pain. Treatment is instinctive to me. I just listen carefully to my patients and follow with my instincts to come up with what is required. I suppose I’m a bespoke practitioner. No two treatments are the same. It’s a very rewarding and satisfying feeling to be able to help others who are suffering and in pain.
Osteopathy and acupuncture are recognised and acknowledged complementary therapies. They really work. 20 years ago, these therapies were viewed with scepticism and doubt. There’s been a massive sea change. I’ve experienced it and am proud to be at the forefront of changing perceptions and pioneering these treatments which really do make a difference to people’s everyday lives and well-being.’