Viraj Gopaul


Viraj is a highly experienced member of the team here at Oakwell Health, having qualified in 1992 from the European School of Osteopathy. He has over 27 years in clinical practice, including time at world-renowned Harley Street Clinic in London, amassing a wealth of experience treating all ages, from prematurely born babies to the elderly, using all manner of treatment techniques. His skills within the Cranial field allow him to address complex problems with some of the gentlest of osteopathic treatments, making him our resident specialist with all types on infant osteopathy.

Over his lengthy career, Viraj has held numerous teaching posts, namely as a Clinic Tutor at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London, and a Cranial Anatomy Lecturer at the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy. In both roles he enjoyed interacting with students and imparting his knowledge to them as well as being challenged about his understanding of anatomy and osteopathy.

Viraj has had a successful career in both private and public sectors and continues to work as an osteopath as well as having a successful career establishing and owning several care homes. In this role he has worked in social services and with the local health boards in order to provide the best healthcare for his residents. During this time he was awarded the Registered Managers Award as defined by the Care Commissioner in order to operate care homes safely, effectively and to provide the best environment for his residents.

Viraj has a busy home life, however when he has time he likes to keep fit and enjoys being in the great outdoors. He is a keen pilot and in 1987 attained his Private Pilot’s licence.

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