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osteopath in seoul Joseph Kim
osteopath in seoul Joseph Kim
First and Only Korean Osteopath
Trained and Registered in the UK


osteopath in seoul Joseph Kim
PhD in Rehabilitation Science
Researcher for wellness & wellbeing


Trained and Qualified in the UK


pilates in seoul Joseph Kim


Posture Instructor 
Exercise Instructor
osteopath in seoul Joseph Kim


Posture education at international schools
Lecturer at Uni. and Institute for medical professionals

"J'ai commence mon travail de re-education avec Jospeh apres m'etre fait opéré du ligament antérieur et du menisque de mon genou. Son programme et ses conseils m'ont permis de récupérer rapidement et de recommencer a faire du sport de facon intensive a peine 9 mois apres mon operation sans douleur ou inconfort. La bonne humeur et la capacite d'écoute et d'empathie de Joseph ont fait de nos rendez-vous un moment agréable et éducatif. Je le recommanderais les yeux fermés."


- Matthieu A. 


" Ich bin seit Herbst 2013 bei Joseph Kim in osteopathischer Behandlung und bin sehr froh, daß ich in Seoul sein englischsprachiges Osteopathieangebot gefunden habe. Von Joseph Kim erhalte ich bei Bedarf auch kurzfristig einen Termin und er nimmt sich immer so lange Zeit, bis es mir - langanhaltend - besser geht. Zudem schätze ich sehr, daß er mir die Grundlagen seiner Arbeit erklärt und ihre Wirkung mit weiteren Informationen über Haltung, geeignete Übungen und Nährstoffbedarf verstärkt. Sein Tip, in Korea wegen des dort auftretenden Mangels zusätzlich Vitamin D zu nehmen, hat zu einer schlagartigen Besserung meiner Muskelverspannungen geführt. Insofern empfehle ich Joseph Kim sehr gerne weiter."


- Prof. Birgit D.

  Seoul National University


" I was treated by Joseph Kim for back ache during my pregnancy and post pregnancy. He was very helpful and professional and sorted my back ache out completely. I can't recommend him enough."


- Elizabeth V. 

 British Embassy Seoul

" I sat down with Dr. Joseph Kim, the Osteopathic specialist, for a pretty in depth look and education on my bone and muscle structure. As one of the only outside-licensed and practicing Osteopathic doctors in Korea who specializes in pregnancy and post-partum care among other things, he is one of the most unique aspects about the center and definitely the person for me. Baby, I love you, but gosh my back aches. Not only is he clearly educated and knows what he’s talking about, but he was able to explain things in simple terms for me, which I’ve generally noticed a lack of among Korean doctors who spout out medical jargon like it’s their job, (yeah I know it is), but can’t simplify it for the common man or woman. Through a subtle technique of questions and light touch, Dr. Kim was able to determine some “problem” areas and gently coaxed my spine into a more comfortable position and followed that up with recommending some exercises and lifestyle choices to make to continue in order to maintain a healthy body. As he explained, everything is connected and while my trapezius muscles might be sore, that’s not necessarily where I need to focus to relieve the stress that’s in that location. I left feeling knowledgeable, energized and ready to make some slight adjustments in my daily life for a generally healthier outcome."


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I grew up in Korea but always hoped to study in Europe to find out what I was born to do.

My mission trip to India, at a young age, made me want to become a health professional so I could to help people in need. My mentor who was one of the top 5 neck surgeons in UK recommended for me to study 'osteopathic medicine' because he was receiving osteopathic treatments for his neck pain and was impressed by the hands-on care. Through osteopathy he was able to manage the pain without medication, injection and even surgery.

When I visited to the osteopathic college in London for the first time, I felt immediately that I was born to become an osteopath. I was so amazed to see how efficiently physical body frames support physiological functions within the body. I saw how osteopathy helps the body balance immune reaction, pain control and physical movements. 

My PhD research on post-operative rehabilitation using osteopathic treatments after spinal surgery showed that gentle osteopathic approaches not only reduced the pain but also improved body functions leading to better recovery.  

Using my clinical experiences and my research, I now emphasise the importance of prevention, by improving the posture. Good posture enhances blood circulation, lymphatic drainage, nerve conduction and musculoskeletal balance. This leads to pain relief, enhanced immune function and both mind and body relaxation.

In this modern world, we often regret the choices we have made in the past about our health. It is so important to focus on what we can do now to slowly, yet joyfully, maintain the precious health that impacts our everyday life—and it starts with preserving our body’s ‘nature-centered posture’.





D.O, M.Ost, Ph.D


  • Master in Osteopathy

  • Diploma in Osteopathy

  • Diploma in Naturopathy



  • Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science

Recent Continuing Medical Education


  • Paediatric Osteopathic Treatment, France (2015)

  • Advanced OMT for Internal Diseases, Int'l Osteopathic Congress, Milan (2013) 

  • Residential course of Immunology, University of Oxford (2011)

  • Credit course of Medical Physiology, University of Cambridge (2010)

  • Residential course of Brain Diseases, University of Cambridge (2010)



London & Seoul

Private Practice (Present)

  • Founder & Director at Osteo Nature Centre, Seoul


Osteopathic Consultant 

  • Integrate Medical Center, Korea University Hospital, Seoul

Intern Osteopath

  • BCOM Frazer Clinic, London

  • BCOM Lief House Clinic, London

  • Soho Centre for Health & Care, London

Recent Clinical Activities

  • Clinical Tutor for French Intern Osteopath from College of Sutherland, Nantes, France (2013)

  • Lecturer for Medical professionals at Korean Osteopathic Institute (2012- present)



Spine & Joint

Research Conference


  • Chairman & Key speaker, Asia-Pacific Conference of Osteopathic Medicine, Seoul (2014-2017)

  • Oral Presentation, 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Public Health, Seoul (2014)

  • Oral Presentation, International Congress of Osteoapthy, Milan (2013)

  • Guest speaker, Pain Reseach Society Conferenc, Seoul (2012-13)




Research Award (2014)

'The Best Research Presentation',  Award of the Minister of The Ministry  of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea

Kim, ByunghHo J., et al. "Rehabilitation with osteopathic manipulative treatment after lumbar disc surgery: A randomised, controlled pilot study." International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine 18.3 (2015): 181-188.

Kim, Byungho J., et al. "Forest adjuvant anti-cancer therapy to enhance natural cytotoxicity in urban women with breast cancer: A preliminary prospective interventional study." European Journal of Integrative Medicine 7.5 (2015): 474-478.



Publications on

Spinal surgery and Post-operative Rehabilitation,

Breast cancer and Adjuvant Therapy.


Spinal Surgery and

Osteopathic Rehabilitation

(Kim et al, 2015)


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