Dr Bill Foley

Next Dates:
Friday 9 to Sunday 11 June 2023

British College of Osteopathic Medicine, London

The course will be delivered in English

Full professional indemnity insurance, note book, loose clothing.

Cost: £520

To Register:
Email: Giles Cleghorn a £100 deposit will be required to secure your place.


Dr Foley’s Bio

Dr. William (Bill) Foley, D.O., M.Sc. has been practicing full-scope traditional osteopathic medicine since 2001.  He founded Boston Osteopathic Health in Newton, MA in 2008. From that time, Boston Osteopathic Health has blossomed to include additional physicians and two sites to meet increasing patient needs. Using his extensive knowledge of conventional as well as non-traditional medicine, combined with traditional osteopathic treatments, he offers his patients the most comprehensive care possible.

Dr. Bill Foley is an Osteopathic Family Physician, Board Certified in Family Medicine, Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He was recently promoted to Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Family Medicine, and is Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine for Tufts School of Medicine.

He has also served as an Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at the University of New England. Additionally, he has held the position of Director of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital, the University of Massachusetts, as well as Great Brook Valley Health Centre.  He is a board member and has served as the President of the Massachusetts Osteopathic Society.

Dr. Bill Foley has lectured at local, national, and international medical conferences for such groups as Harvard Medical School, the Osteopathic Cranial Academy, the American Academy of Osteopathy, Melbourne Studies in Biodynamic Osteopathy, the Swiss Osteopathic Centre for Kids, and the Massachusetts Academy of Family Medicine. He has also conducted research using osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for carpal tunnel syndrome and TMJ syndrome.  As a teaching member of the Berkshire Osteopathic Study Group, the A Still Sutherland Study Group (ASSSG) , he regularly delivers several osteopathic lectures throughout the year.

Contact details

Giles Cleghorn:

The Chandos Clinic,

21 Chandos Rd, Redland,

Bristol BS6 6PG, UK.

Telephone 0117 9745084.



A Biodynamic Approach to the GI System Including the Immune-Digestion Connection

An opportunity to study with Dr Bill Foley DO MSc (USA)

"I am introducing Dr Foley and this course to the UK and Europe because attending it has transformed my understanding of Biodynamics and Osteopathy. This is very precious opportunity. I hope you will be able to attend and learn from this highly experienced osteopath".
Giles Cleghorn

Dr Foley was a close friend and student of the late Dr Jim Jealous and is a member of the Biodynamic Faculty (USA). He works in Boston practicing full-scope traditional osteopathic medicine and is board certified in Osteopathic Family Medicine, Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.  He holds the title of instructor and professor at many academic institutions and lectures internationally. See his full Bio on the right.

This course will focus on wholeness as it pertains to the gastro-intestinal system and its relationship with the rest of human physiology.

Osteopathy has always been grounded in science while striving to sense the nature of the human condition in its unadulterated form.

In this course we will review aspects of embryology, physiology, and anatomy as it relates to the digestive system while trying to have a sensory experience of the digestive system functioning as a whole. Topics that will be discussed include:

  • The embryologic development of the GI tract from a biodynamic osteopathic perspective as it relates to diagnostic and treatment fulcra
  • The Seams, a concept first presented by James Jealous, D.O., and how they can be used to treat gastrointestinal disorders including a novel approach to the GI seam
  • Recent research on the human micro-biome and the immune-digestion connection, and
  • Sutherland’s approach to important areas pertaining to GI health

The course outline
The course will flow with your questions and traverse these topics and include Practicals on the GI tract and the whole patient. The GI tract is easily underestimated in its relation to “The Health” of the whole patient.  We will cover its role in immunity, and its need for proper functional ease.  There are many levels to explore using a functional model.  The Osteopathic principles as reflected in Sutherland’s work and how this correlates to newer research will be discussed in depth. 

The prerequisites for study
Applicants are asked to have for the course, a basic introductory course in osteopathy in the Cranial Field or the IVM by; the Cranial Academy, SCTF, Dr. V. Frymann, SCCO or similar institutions and preferably one Biodynamics course between phase 1 to 5 or above.

Courses dates and times:
Friday 9th June 13.00hrs to 17.00hrs
Saturday 10th June 09.00hrs to 17.00hrs
Sunday 11th June 09.00Hrs to 17.00hrs

Course Venue:
British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCNO)
Lief House, 3 Sumpter Close, NW3 5HR, London UK.
This is opposite to Finchley Road tube station. 

Tea and Coffee provided. There are many cafes and restaurants in the local area for lunch.