Restorative Practice

Nature has no apology to offer. It does the work if you know how to line up the parts; then food and rest that is required.
— Andrew Taylor Still, Osteopathy Research and Practice
Your body is both a machine and a garden. You should know what needs oil, and what needs water.
— Danny Giraud

Osteopathy & Rehabilitation

Restorative Practice (and treatment) offers a solution that is rooted in both Osteopathic tradition and philosophy as well as the most up-to-date pain science, neuroscience and rehabilitation. Helping you manage, understand and overcome whatever ails you.

Restorative Practice is multi-layered but at it’s core is a deep understanding of our physiology, anatomy, neurology & psychology. It’s always being updated and I change my treatment based on new evidence and experience. I believe in always being a student, and never stopping learning.

Each session will be carefully balanced. On one hand, most people want some form of manual treatment but, on the other hand, the best long-term outcome is usually from minimal manual therapy, and maximal movement and education. This is a balance that needs to be struck with each patient.

Using Osteopathy as a foundation (Which, in many ways is similar to physiotherapy / physical therapy or Chiropractic), Restorative Practice is based around facilitating the bodies own healing mechanisms and restoring you to a state of thriving.

Treatments and modalities used can be varied, depending on your needs and wants:

  • Osteopathic Manual Treatment,

  • Sports Massage,

  • Active & Passive Assessments

  • Motor and Sensory Rehabilitation,

  • Graded Exercise Progressions,

  • Joint Resilience Training,

  • Deep Physical Relaxation Work,

  • Isometric Progressive Loading,

  • Specific Injury Rehabilitation (example: ACL surgery rehab, Shoulder Impingement rehab)

More About Osteopathy:

Osteopathy is a practice that goes back over 140 years. It was founded by Andrew Taylor Still in the United States in around 1874. The underlying premise of Osteopathy is that the body possess it’s it’s own healing mechanism, and that the goal of the Osteopath is to facilitate and remove any obstacles to this mechanism.

Most people who see an osteopath do so for help with conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints, such as:

  • Lower back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Shoulder pain

  • Arthritis

  • Dysfunction of pelvis, legs and hips

  • Sports injuries

  • Headaches

  • Postural problems  

  • Pregnancy related pain or dysfunction

  • Postpartum related pain or dysfunction

In the UK, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries Osteopathy is a protected title, like being a physiotherapist or medical doctor. There is extensive training and examination to be fully qualified and registered as part of the regulatory body. I am registered with the UK GOsC (General Osteopathic Council) (registration number 9046).