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Dr David Hohenschurz-Schmidt

Registered Osteopath

At Brixton Therapy Centre you receive professional and personalised care by Dr David Hohenschurz-Schmidt, a renowned pain researcher at Imperial College and award-winning osteopath. With David, your well-being is at the forefront of his approach, as he aims to provide rapid pain relief and long-term recovery strategies tailored to your individual needs. 


David believes in empowering patients to help themselves, and he takes the time to understand each person's unique situation. Through a comprehensive health assessment, he acknowledges the physical and other factors contributing to your condition. David utilises skilled manual therapy techniques, ranging from gentle to more direct approaches, and incorporates medical acupuncture when appropriate.


Recovery strategies are collaboratively developed with you, considering your abilities and preferences, allowing you to regain control of your health. David's deep passion for understanding people from all walks of life has led him to specialise in working with office professionals, athletes, children, and individuals severely affected by long-term pain.


With a PhD from Imperial College London and expertise in drug-free treatments for people with pain, David integrates the latest findings from modern pain research into his treatments. He is an effective communicator with patients, ensuring transparency and understanding throughout the process.


David's exceptional qualifications further include two Master's degrees—one in Osteopathy from the University College of Osteopathy and another in Neuroscience from King's College London, both completed with distinction. Additionally, he holds postgraduate certificates in pediatric osteopathy (2-year training), medical acupuncture, and psychologically-oriented practice.


You can expect treatments from David in English, German, or Spanish, catering to a diverse range of patients. When he's not dedicating himself to patient care or research, David enjoys his role as a father, reading books, and staying active through exercise.




  • Fully-qualified and registered osteopath (M.Ost Hons., 2014) 

  • PhD in Pain Research from Imperial College London

  • M.Sc in Neuroscience, focus on neuroimaging (Dist.)

  • Postgraduate certificates in paediatric (children’s) osteopathy (2-year training), medical acupuncture, and psychologically-oriented practice 


  • Community of Practice Award by the UK Institute of Osteopathy (2020)

  • New Investigator Award from the Society for Back Pain Research (2022)

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