Registered Osteopath, Neuroscientist and Specialist in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CFS/ME
Dr Perrin qualified in 1984 from the British School of Osteopathy in London. Whilst at the BSO he spent 3 years working in the children’s clinic where he gained much experience treating all ages of children from new-born babies onwards.
He has also extensive experience treating top sportsmen and women including Olympic athletes. In 1991 he was appointed official osteopath to the World Student Games, Sheffield.
He has spent over 20 years treating stars of stage and screen plus many household names from the world of entertainment, music and dance at his previous clinics in the centre of Manchester.
He has served as honorary advisor to the northern branch of the international spinal research trust and he has also been a health columnists to regional newspaper:
Dr Perrin’s research since 1989 into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome /ME has expanded our knowledge of the disease and how to diagnose treat it. In July 2005 he was awarded a doctorate by the university of Salford, UK for his thesis on the involvement of cerebrospinal fluid and lymphatic drainage in CFS/ME.
From 1996 onwards he has been the Research Director of F.O.R.M.E. Trust;
Since 2007 he has held the academic post of Honorary Senior lecturer at the
Allied Health Professions Research Unit , University of Central Lancashire, in Preston, UK.
He was appointed member of the scientific committee for the 2nd 3rd and 4th World Congress on Neurobiology and Psychopharmacology affiliated with the European Association of Psychiatrists Annual Conference, Greece.
In a study between 2015-16 he was chief investigator of joint UCLan & NHS research project : Examining the accuracy of a physical diagnostic technique For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, REC reference number 12/NW/0877.
In 2015 he joined the international faculty of the German School of Osteopathy, Hamburg; and teaches osteopathic theory and practice to students in colleges all over Europe. He has run workshops training fellow osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors and physicians in the manual techniques he has developed in The USA, South Africa, Gibraltar, Germany, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Finland and this year he is running professional workshops in Italy and Russia.
He has lectured internationally and in the UK to CFS/ME patient groups and the medical profession on the Osteopathic treatment of CFS/ME. He has published papers in major medical journals and his book, The Perrin Technique: How to beat CFS/ME was published by Hammersmith Press, London in 2007.
For his service to osteopathy Dr Perrin was appointed a vice-patron of The British School of Osteopathy and was he was the winner of the inaugural Research and Practice Award from the Institute of Osteopathy in 2015.