About Us

Kathryn de Fleury Bsc (Hons)Ost.

Kathryn graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2003 and is a registered professional with the statutory regulatory body, The General Osteopathic Council. She is also a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.

After graduating Kathryn was elected onto The General Osteopathic Council from 2004 to 2005 while continuing to practice in both the Greenisland and Bangor clinics. 

Kathryn has continued to develop her skills in structural, cranial and paediatric osteopathy through voluntary work at the Manchester Osteopathic Centre for Children and courses with the Surtherland Cranial College. As well as developing an interest in sports injuries from her personal experiences.

Away from work Kathryn enjoys 'anything outdoors' from walking her dogs with her husband and two children, family cycling, swimming or sailing where time permits. To her new passion running around Carrick in all weather with Seapark AC running club ( as many of you have seen!) always trying to get a faster 10k time. 

In 2010/2011 Kathryn re launched the Northern Ireland Osteopathic Society to help provide further professional development for Osteopaths in Northern Ireland. This has helped not only provide education but support and friendship for all osteopaths in Northern Ireland. 

Dirk Smit M.Ost Med.

Dirk is a registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) a member of the Osteopathic Sports Care Association (OSCA), and on the Register of Exercise Professionals. He is also a medically qualified Acupuncturist.

Dirk has a strong sports background beginning over 20 years ago with his own experiences as a junior National swimming athlete for South Africa. After sustaining his own overtraining injuries, he developed a passion for rehabilitation. He went on to study personal training then sports rehabilitation and massage. He spent the next 12 years as a personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist for the multidisciplinary Nuffield Health team in London - specialising in sports injuries and postural related dysfunctions treating and training athletes including some G.B teams members of the : Olympic Lifting, Table tennis and National women’s hockey team.

It was through his work here that he came across Osteopathy, he saw the dramatic benefits of Osteopathy first hand and lead him to complete his Masters degree in Osteopathy from The British School of Osteopathy in London.

Dirk’s approach to patients is ‘structural’ hands on work combined with acupuncture and taping techniques tailored to what suits each patients need. With his rehabilitation background he enjoys helping patients tackle the underlying causes of their injuries and preventing further issues.

Away from work Dirk enjoys his own fitness training in the gym. He is looking forward to settling into the Northern Ireland countryside given his interest in farming and especially after been in London for so Long!



Useful Links

Arthritis research UK
General Osteopathic Council
Institute of Osteopathy (IO)
Osteopathic Clinic for Children
British School of Osteopathy