Josh Wisson, a student studying Osteopathy at ESO also plays as a midfielder for Sheppey United FC.
Here he talks about his career and why he chose to study Osteopathy at the ESO:
“Like most young children I was obsessed with playing football, and at 17 years old I was fortunate enough to be picked to represent England Schoolboys U18’s. This resulted in several trials at professional clubs. While these didn’t work out, I found myself playing a high level of semi- professional football, allowing me to get paid to play football but giving me the freedom to study alongside this. Recently my football team Sheppey United made history by making it to the first round of the FA Cup and being selected to play live on ITV.
I chose to study Oseopathy as it helped me greatly during my teenage years to get back from injuries and growing pains while playing a high level of football. I was also fascinated by the holistic approach it has to healthcare which is something I believe not enough healthcare professions do.
I chose to study at the BCNO group and at the ESO in Maidstone because of the facilities here and the wide range of nationalities of students on the course which opens many doors for the future in work life but also social life.
Once graduating I plan to work in a busy clinic to get as much experience as possible, and to put the skills I’ve learnt into practice straight away. After this I would love to work in elite sports such as football or formula 1, using Osteopathy to elicit that extra 1% of physical performance for elite athletes. I would also love to have a clinic of my own in the future treating all kinds of patients, from young athletes to elderly and to children.”