WHAT IS CRANIAL OSTEOPATHYOpen or Close
Cranial Osteopathy is a refined & subtle type of osteopathic treatment, that uses very gentle manipulative pressure to encourage changes
throughout the body, including the head.
Cranial osteopaths treat the whole body & not just the head.
David makes both Biodynamic & Biomechanical approaches available, to deliver the most appropriate & comprehensive treatments.
WHY IS CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY DIFFERENT?Open or Close
Osteopaths practice a variety of methods and techniques, ranging from the well known 'high velocity thrust' with its clicks.
To the very gently applied methods, used by so called 'cranial osteopaths'.
Osteopaths vary their treatment methods, depending on their own preference & individual patients' problems.
'Cranial Osteopath' is the name by which osteopaths who work at the more gentle, subtle end of the spectrum of different treatment approaches, have become known.
Osteopaths may have different specialities including sports injuries, paediatrics, visceral (treating the internal organs of the body).
Osteopaths use their highly trained palpation skills to detect areas of tension or restriction in the body.
Then treating to gently release them, restoring a state of balance within the musculoskeletal system of the body.
WHAT DOES TREATMENT FEEL LIKE?Open or Close
Patients frequently feel sensations of pressure with warmth releasing.
Most patients feel that residual tension is facilitated to leave their body & they become deeply relaxed.
Professionally the choice of any treatment approach with David, is dependant on accurately assessing findings & the tissue diagnosis.
'he is committed to his patients and his goal is to address issues as quickly as possible'
David will explain to you what treatment you'll need, how to speed up your recovery & when you can return to your regular activities & sports.
He may prescribe special exercises together with treatment to increase your joint mobility & performance.
Together with stretching your muscle groups accordingly, strengthening weak muscles, to restore muscle balance.
‘I am now walking and living pain free for the first time in 3 years’
In regard to pain, David takes a thorough history with consultation, guiding his examination. This determines for any individual the quality, duration & origin of this condition, how it uniquely affects you & how best to provide treatment.