John Mallinder Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopath for East London at The Plane Tree

John Mallinder

John is experienced with patients of all ages. Where appropriate he combines his expertise with direct osteopathic techniques and exercise rehabilitation with the subtle cranial approach and medical acupuncture.


  • BSc (Hons) in Osteopathic Medicine 1998
  • Diploma in Naturopathy 1998
  • Cranial Osteopathy qualification at Sutherland Society 1999

Professional Registration

  • Member of British Osteopathic Association (BOA)
  • Member General Osteopathic Council (GOSC)

About John

Co-owner and Director of the Plane Tree, John has also been Director of Osteopathy London based in Bethnal Green since 2001. He qualified as an osteopath in 1998 and cranial osteopath the year after. In addition to treating patients John also tutored both in technique and at the student clinic of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine from 2000 to 2005.

He gained a wide range of experience as a general practitioner seeing people across the lifespan, including the delicate work of treating infants. In recent years he has further developed his interest and skills in treating sports injuries and developing tailored rehabilitation programs, about which he is very passionate.

John is equally at home using direct classical osteopathic techniques as well as more subtle cranial interventions, and will combine these methods when appropriate. He is also a skilled educator, teaching rehab exercises and techniques and giving advice to patients on lifestyle, ergonomics, exercise and dietary issues. He looks to actively engage his patients in their own recovery.

Book an appointment

Book online below or by phone to Osteopathy London's reception service on 0203 488 0366.

Parents wishing to book an appointment for their baby should contact John directly by email rather than book online.

For more about John and Osteopathy London you can visit or to arrange to chat with him before committing to an appointment email him at

The Plane Tree, 31 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, East London E2 0HU

020 3022 5892 / Email Us / Location

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