His treatment literally turned my life around
from struggling to walk & facing surgery, to back out running, training and a normal pain free life.
'I recommend him for any treatment, relating to muscular/skeletal issues. You will not be disappointed'
TREATMENT WITH A PROFESSIONAL OSTEOPATH
What David doesOpen or Close
David is an Osteopath with a holistic approach, assisting your body to be in good structural balance.
David as an osteopath, treats many conditions.
He use a wide range of techniques, this breadth of approach, allows him to focus on every patient's precise needs. David assesses & treats people of any age, from the elderly, to the newborn & from pregnant women, to sports people.
Your medical historyOpen or Close
Before any treatment is started for you, he will make a full medical assessment.
He takes time to listen to you & asks questions to make sure he understands your medical history & your day-to-day routine.
He will ask you about things like diet, exercise & what is happening in your life, as these may give clues to help our diagnosis.
If he feels that osteopathy, is not appropriate for you, he may refer you to your GP or another specialist such as an orthopaedic surgeon.
Osteopaths use a wide range of gentle manipulations, depending on your age, fitness & diagnosis.
Conditions he treatsOpen or Close
Your TreatmentOpen or Close
Techniques available include:
• Harmonic technique
• Joint mobilisation
• High or low velocity thrusts
• Soft tissue manipulation
• Strain Counter Strain
• Positional Release
• Functional Osteopathy
• Visceral osteopathy
• Exercise & advice/education concerning self-care strategies & adaptation to prevent future occurrences
• Myofascial Release
Soft Tissue ManipulationOpen or Close
Soft tissue manipulation involves palpating the muscles, tendons, ligaments & fascia underneath your skin.
• During soft tissue manipulation, your osteopath will use his hands to repair damaged muscles & tissues.
• He may stretch your muscles or use deep pressure massage in order to relieve stress & pressure.
Soft tissue manipulation helps:
improve muscle dexterityrelieve stiffnessincrease range of motion
Direct TechniquesOpen or Close
Direct techniques involve manipulating your joints beyond their usual range of motion.
• This helps the body to move past structural restrictions, allowing freedom of movement.
• David may offer to appropriately manipulate your joints, with care.
This helps to achieve:
flexibility increased range of motion
Indirect TechniquesOpen or Close
Indirect Osteopathic Treatment includes Cranial Osteopathy, & other Indirect Techniques.
Circulation in the body (blood, lymphatic fluids, CSF, and in the nervous system) is improved, and this enhances the body's ability to maintain its own health.
Indirect techniques are also used to increase range of motion.
• However, instead of manipulating your joints into restrictive positions, David your osteopath will move your body parts into the most comfortable position possible.
• Once you are in this position, he will then introduce release to the muscles.
• muscle condition
• muscle stiffness
• tender points
Localised muscle/joint pains impact significantly on chronic pain suffered.
This is probably through increased central sensitisation, by the peripheral input; their systematic identification & treatment are recommended in fibromyalgia.
After the TreatmentOpen or Close
Every individual feels differently after an osteopathic treatment.
You may feel:
• particularly sleepy or tired
• unusually relaxed
• sore in the manipulated areas
• Any subsequent sensation should disappear within a day or so.
Appropriate treatment is specifically devised & provided, for you, individually, by David.
'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.