Who is Littlejohn?
We are often asked "Who is the Littlejohn in the name of the Littlejohn Centre?"
The Littlejohn Centre is named in honour of the osteopath John Martin Littlejohn.
John Martin Littlejohn while born in Glasgow in 1864 had strong Irish connections. His family moved to Garvagh in 1880 and he was educated in Coleraine, Belfast and Glasgow. He followed his father into the Reformed Presbyterian Ministry and held a ministry in Creevagh CO Monaghan for 2 years before moving to America for health reasons
There he met the founder of Osteopathy, Dr A.T. Still. Having had his health restored by this new science of medicine he took up its study and became Dean of the American school of osteopathy.
During his long career in osteopathy he founded the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and, after his return to England in 1913, the British School of Osteopathy (1917)
It was during his time as Dean of the BSO that our patron J.W. Wernham (1907-2007) met and studied under him.
The centre in Walkinstown, Dublin is named in his honour and dedicated to making the Osteopathy approach to health care available to you.