Not just concerned with the spine, osteopathy treats the whole body. Muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves which make up the musculoskeletal system. It also incorporates the visceral and neural systems that become interlinked with musculoskeletal health.
Through observation, hands on touch, massage and movement, osteopathy focuses on maintaining the correct relationship between the muscles, bones and connective tissues therefore ensuring they are able to work harmoniously together to assist and facilitate healing.
We provide a hands-on personalised treatment regime to facilitate the recovery and restoration of normal health and movement, specialising in the treatment of:
- Musculoskeletal Conditions – back, neck and shoulder pain
- Muscle and ligament strains
- Hip and knee problems
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Sports injury, treatment and rehabilitation
- Pre/post-surgical rehabilitation
- Work Place Injuries and OOS
- Asthma and Respiratory difficulties
- Injury prevention and care
Most treatments involve a combination of techniques to understand all underlying causes therefore ensuring the best possible outcome for recovery. These include:
- Soft tissue release (stretching, kneading)
- Myofascial release
- General osteopathic techniques
- Strain counter strain
- Resistance techniques
- Manipulative techniques
Jonathan is also able to provide acupuncture, dry needling and cupping techniques which can be included in treatment sessions.
Acupuncture treatment has been studied and practiced over 5,000 years in Asia (China and India) and it has developed worldwide now. Acupuncture is not only simple needling also cupping, guasha and moxa.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin single-use needles through skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain by reducing inflammation and increasing blood flow.
Electro-Acupuncture (EA) is a minimally invasive method to stimulate nerve-rich areas of the skin surface in order to influence tissues, gland, organs, and various functions of the body, and connect to an electro-stimulator to modulate and regulate the nervous system back to health.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.
The name gua sha comes from the Chinese word for scraping. It may also be called skin scraping, spooning, or coining, which is the same method of myofascia release therapy in western medicine. Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation.
TCM Herbal medicine / natural supplements
Traditional Chinese herbal medicine can be used for internal conditions such as women’s health, mental health, digestive system disorder. Also natural supplements can be prescribed for inflammation, stress, anxiety, IBS and tension.
Massage therapy is a manual therapy that focuses on soft tissue such as muscles, ligaments and tendons. The use of a variety of massage and soft tissue techniques aim to balance the mental, emotional and physical wellbeing of the individual, depending on needs. It increases blood flow, breaks down adhesions, reduces pain and relieves stress.
Utilises Swedish techniques with long strokes, circular movements, kneading, vibrations, holding and tapping to calm the mind and body, encouraging the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest). This can include deep tissue massage and myofascial release.
Utilises a combination of many therapies including but not exclusively myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point therapy, muscle energy therapy and soft tissue therapy to treat a variety of muscular issues, imbalances and restrictions to encourage optimal range of movement, balance and overall well being. This will often include stretching, mobilisations and homecare recommendations to assist with ongoing maintenance and mobility.
Utilises a combination of many techniques depending on the stage of training of the client. This includes pre-event/in-event/post-event and maintenance options to enable the athlete to train and compete effectively and minimise potential injury.