Osteopathy is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body. It is distinctive in the fact that it recognises much of the pain and disability we suffer stems from abnormalities in the function of the body structure as well as damage caused to it by disease.
Cranial Osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment that uses very gentle manipulative pressure to encourage the release of stresses throughout the body, including the head. It is not as the name might suggest a form of scalp massage, but instead a series of supportive contacts that can undermine tension and contribute to a profound relaxation for the patient.
Medical Acupuncture Is used to complement John’s and Arturo’s osteopathic techniques. It is a therapeutic modality involving the insertion of fine needles; it is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and the principles of evidence based medicine.
Osteopathy For Babies
John has been working with children since 1999, a year after qualifying as an osteopath. It was always his intention to work comfortably with patients of all ages, and he was very fortunate to spend 18 months working at a predominantly paediatric osteopathic clinic run by one of the founders of The Sutherland Society, the primary institution for training cranial osteopaths at that time. This very gentle osteopathic approach is the principle technique of choice with infants.