What I do

A unique combination of Osteopathy and Chiropractic ideas and approaches 

I have put together an approach that I think are the best ideas, approaches and techniques from the many disciplines I have studied, as well as ones I have discovered myself over the years. Together they form a diagnostic and treatment therapy designed to improve the many musculo-skeletal and health issues that people come to see me with.

I call this approach Osteopractic-Kinesiology (or OK for short).

There’s no such thing as a ‘Quick Fix’

The reason for using many approaches is that there is usually more than just a simple answer to many of our symptoms and ailments, and the more tools I have at my disposal the more likely I will be able to help you. Please also accept that I am doing everything I can to help you, and if I don’t have an answer or think that someone else might be more suitable to help you with your condition I will tell you.

Please also be aware that even though you may have had your symptoms for only a short time you may have been building up to this point for many years and your body, however much it is suffering, may be used to being ‘wrong’. If this is the case it is unlikely that you will get a ‘Quick Fix’. Even if your symptoms do improve quickly don’t forget that if your body is not used to being ‘correct’ it can very easily ‘slip back’ again. So please do trust and listen to me when I ask you to do things and also when I ask you to return, even if you are feeling ‘alright’. This is for your own good and I will not treat you more than is necessary.

How many treatments might I need? This is governed by the body's response to treatment. For basic musculo-skeletal problems, on average 4-6 treatments to stabilise acute or chronic injury, followed by several more treatments to delve deeper into balancing your body followed by maintenance treatment to suit the individual.

If you think that the average human being has 78 organs, 206 bones, 696 muscles, 100,000 chemical reactions every second, 85 billion neurones, 200 trillion cells and 47 miles of nerves in the skin, treatment is more than just pushing bones or muscles. It will take time to change how each of these interacts with one another to ease your symptoms. Orthodontists may take up to two years to just change a bite pattern so don't expect a lifetimes amount of wear, tear and abuse (on a physical, stress or dietary level) to be fixed in one go. 

What can it do for me? Reduce pain and improve function.

Does it hurt? In the majority of cases no.