Dr Ray Perrin presented his lecture ‘Long-COVID/Post COVID-19 Syndrome: An Osteopathic Approach’ at the 2nd Israeli Osteopathic Congress in Tel Aviv. 

Also amongst the lecturers were licensed Perrin Technique Practitioners Jöry Pauwels (based in Belgium) and Vincent Staf (based in France)!

The event was attended by leading experts from around the world to share scientific research and show the connection between osteopathy and other areas of medicine. Participants from the USA, France, Belgium, Russia, Great Britain and Israel were in attendance as well as hundreds of international viewers on Zoom.

On the second day of the event, Ray ran his diagnostic workshop “An osteopathic protocol to aid diagnosis for ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia Syndrome and Long-COVID” and he will be returning to Israel in November to give a two day Perrin Technique training workshop.

Ray with attendees at his diagnostic workshop 


Sunday 19th March saw the return of the Run Wigan Festival which consists of a half-marathon, a 5K run and a family mile. Perrin Technique Practitioner Sue Capstick and her team at The Bridgeman Physiotherapy Centre in the North West of England are an associate sponsor of the event and were back providing pre + post race massages to raise funds for the F.O.R.M.E. Charity (Fund for Osteopathic Research into M.E.)

Sports therapy students from Wigan and Leigh College, Edge Hill University and University of Central Lancashire volunteered at the stall to provide the sports massages. as well as the numerous volunteers needed to man the stall…. to keep up with all the donations that were flying in! 

Around £575 was raised on the day, to add to the thousands that Sue Capstick & her clinic have raised for the charity over the years. See donation page here.

Practitioners like Sue have excelled in raising much needed funds for the FORME Charity, that finances continued research into The Perrin Technique.

We thank her and her team at The Bridgeman Centre for their fantastic effort once again!



Last month, Dr Perrin held a diagnostic and treatment training course at the Osteopathie Schule Deutschland GmbH in Hamburg. 

He was ably assisted by licensed Perrin Practitioner, and member of the Advanced Practitioner course, Rakhee Mediratta. It was a pleasure to also be joined by existing Perrin Practitioners Michael Kaufmann and Sven Limberg who attended the workshop as a refresher course.

Michael, Sven and Rakhee are pictured above, alongside Dr Ray Perrin at the OSD, Hamburg

As a result, we have four new additions on the map to accompany the growing number of licensed Perrin Practitioners based in Germany! A very warm welcome to:

Wiebke Nicolaisen

Nadine Simon

Svenja Wöstmann

Christian Hinckel-Venjakob

Willkommen in der Perrin Technique-Familie, wir sind dankbar, Sie an Bord zu haben!

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Upcoming Special Event: April 29-30, 2023

The Osteopathic Medicine Center and NYITCOM Office of Postdoctoral Education in New York, USA, are hosting a special Two-day Event: The Perrin Technique for the osteopathic diagnosis and treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME & Fibromyalgia, with guest presenter Dr. Raymond Perrin, DO (UK), PhD, Osteopath, Neuroscientist.

When: April 29-30, 2023, in the NYITCOM OMM Lab, Old Westbury, NY.

Click here to register or email OMC@nyit.edu if you have any questions!


Research News

Reducing fatigue in Long COVID-19: A feasibility study of a self-help intervention to reduce fatigue-related symptoms among patients in general practice” has finally been given the green light by the Northern care Alliance NHS Trust and the University of Manchester, and recruitment for this important study has finally started. The project is a feasibility study examining whether patients are compliant in following the self massage and mobility exercise developed by Dr Perrin and do the techniques help reduce the symptoms of Long-COVID. It is is due to finish at the end of 2023.

We express our thanks to Dr. Perrin’s research colleagues at The University of Manchester and Salford Royal Foundation NHS Trust: Lisa Riste, Adrian Heald Mark Hann, new research assistant Tom Mulholland and of course thanks to the Fund for Osteopathic Research into ME Charity Trust for funding this important study.

Stay tuned!

In the photo are Dr. Perrin with research assistant Tom and fellow developers of the research Drs Lisa Riste and Adrian Heald at The 15th annual Perrin Technique conference held in Manchester in November 2022


New Australian licensed practitioners

In December Dr. Perrin traveled to Perth, Western Australia where he trained up a group of practitioners at the home of osteopath Dr. Ray Power who with his wife Cathy played perfect hosts and all the group sampled Cathy’s amazing cuisine as well as learned the science behind the techniques and the practical skills needed to diagnose and treat patients with ME/CFS, FMS, and Fibromyalgia.

This was the first workshop Dr. Perrin has conducted ‘down under’ and he hopes to return in 2024 for a lecture tour of Australia and New Zealand.
We welcome  all our new Australian Colleagues to our expanding global family of licensed Perrin Technique (PnT) practitioners



The Perrin Technique reached another corner of the world last month, as we welcomed three new licensed practitioners in Brazil! These are Jose De Alencar Rodrigues Da Cruz and Ary Llagostera Castro in Rio De Janeiro as well as Iara Bueno Louro who is located in Sao Paulo.

It was all smiles following the conclusion of the first-ever Perrin Practitioner workshop in South America, which was held at Ary Llagostera’s Osteopathic practice.

After a small but successful workshop, the hope is to continue to emulate this around the globe and help reach those patients in countries who still do not yet have a licensed Perrin Practitioner to turn to.

In view of keeping the work/life balance in order, Dr. Perrin squeezed in a visit to the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Gardens and swapped his PPE for a Rio Carnival costume!…



Are you a manual practitioner who is interested in becoming a qualified Perrin Practitioner? Check out these upcoming Perrin Practitioner workshop dates and book your place now.

  • Sunday 3rd July to Monday 4th July 2022
    LOCATION: The Perrin Clinic, 83 Whittaker Lane, Prestwich, Manchester M25 1ET

  • Sunday 2nd October to Monday 3rd October 2022
    LOCATION: The Perrin Clinic, 83 Whittaker Lane, Prestwich, Manchester M25 1ET

Each workshop is a two-day course and runs from 9.30am to 5.30pm both days. To find out more and to book a place on one of these workshops, contact The Perrin Clinic on +44 (0)161 773 0123

Please note, to become qualified in The Perrin Technique the individual must be a manual practitioner (including Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor) who has knowledge and experience with CranioSacral Therapy.


12th May 2022 will mark the 30th anniversary of International ME/CFS Awareness Day. This date was chosen as it coincides with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing, who became chronically ill in her mid-thirties with an M.E.-like illness after she returned from the Crimean War, which sadly left her virtually bedridden for the rest of her life.

International ME/CFS Awareness Day is a time for the ME/CFS community, carers and allies to attend events, increase public awareness and share information to help educate friends, family, healthcare professionals and government officials about this debilitating condition. Ultimately, the goal is to promote a greater understanding of ME/CFS and the impact it can have on a person’s life.

We encourage all our Practitioners to raise awareness and express our solidarity this May. Whether that’s spreading the word on social media or in clinic, attending a #MillionsMissing event or wearing the colour blue to show support for the ME/CFS community.



Our latest paper on Long-COVID has just been published online!

Although an uncontrolled study, our results potentially suggest that a specific manual lymphatic technique could have benefit for Long COVID patients. It may be that early intervention and supportive treatments at the end of the acute phase of COVID-19 can help to lessen acute phase symptoms and prevent them from becoming chronic/enduring.

Reducing fatigue-related symptoms in Long COVID-19: a preliminary report of a lymphatic drainage intervention” can be found in the international journal Cardiovascular Endocrinology and Metabolism, and presents analysis of 20 Long-COVID patients’ data following 3 months of The Perrin Technique:

Click here to learn more