Chris Campbell | Mervyn Waldman | Christian Fossum

The ICO is happy to name our ambassadors for the knowledge and appreciation they have for our institution. Specially they have represented during their careers the authentic passion, dedication, commitment for the Science and Art of Classical Osteopathy.

Photo: Chris Campbell, Mervyn Waldman and Christian Fossum


Mervyn is President of the ICO and has been working in hospitals and private practice in Israel since emigrating in 1990.

He qualified in 1974 from the BCOM and continued his studies in osteopathy under the close tutelage of John Wernham and T.E.Hall. Working alongside John Wernham for some 15 years, a two volume text on Osteopathic Technique was co-authored and published in 1982. Subsequently and to date, articles on Classical Osteopathy have been regularly published in professional journals and two sets of instructional DVDs on Classical Osteopathic Technique have also been issued.

Mervyn has recently established hospital based workshops on Classical Osteopathy in The Institute of Pain Medicine in the Rambam University Hospital in Haifa, Israel. It is his hope to provide students and graduates an opportunity to see Classical Osteopathic treatment applied in a hospital setting with particularly difficult patients. He is also a regular guest lecturer both in Europe and Japan with a particular concern and interest to see the ICO flourish and continue to be the flagship of Classical Osteopathy world-wide.



Chris Campbell graduated from the Maidstone College of Osteopathy in 1988 and continued to study under John Wernham up to the early part of this century.

During that time he served for a number of years as Vice Principal under Wernham and as Chairperson of the Institute of Classical Osteopathy.

On returning to Ireland for family reasons in 1988, he set up practice in Dublin and commuted to Maidstone to fulfil his duties as Vice Principal, a position he had to relinquish as his practice and family responsibilities grew.

Chris Campbell currently practises from the Littlejohn Centre in Dublin and continues to teach osteopathic principles, technique and the treatment of children, mostly at postgraduate level.

Christian Fossum - classical ostheopathy london


Christian Fossum is an academic, researcher and osteopath who are currently an
Associate Professor at the Department of Health Sciences at the University College
Kristiania, Oslo, Norway. Is past roles includes Vice Principal of the European School of

Osteopathy in Maidstone, England; Assistant Professor in the Department of
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine,
Kirksville, USA; Associate Director, A.T. Still Research Institute, Kirksville, USA. He has
lectured at Schools and given postgraduate courses worldwide, and participated in the
publication of numerous book chapters and articles, including the books “Foundations
for Osteopathic Medicine” and “Textbook of Osteopathic Medicine”.