Osteopathy at Moss Pilates
Your Osteopath will carry out a case history with an examination using a highly developed sense of touch called palpation, to identify any points of weakness or strain throughout the body. Osteopaths use touch, manipulation and occasionally acupuncture / dry needling to diagnose and treat problems. They all have a background in sports massage and may also incorporate these skills into their treatments. You will then be given a suitable treatment plan which will include rehabilitation exercises and advice.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment with its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body. Osteopathy uses many of the diagnostic procedures used in conventional medical assessment and diagnosis. The strength of Osteopathy lies in the unique way you are assessed. Osteopathy looks at you from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint then applies the optimum treatment to rebalance the body.
What do Osteopaths Treat?
- Lower back pain (with or without sciatica)
- Neck pain
- Sports injuries
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Tendon and ligament injuries• Muscle pulls and strains
- Headaches and migraines
- Joint problems
- Postural disorders
MEET THE MOSS PILATES OSTEOPATHS
David specialises in the treatment of sports injuries. With a background in dance, sports massage and osteopathy, David has a broad knowledge of soft tissue manipulation, trigger point release and sports injury rehabilitation. David is a Polestar Pilates teacher and a former Australian Physiotherapy Pilates institute trainer. David has worked as a lecturer and clinic supervisor for the British School of Osteopathy and BCOM, two of the most respected osteopathic schools in the world. David also specialises in acupuncture, gait analysis, and clinical Pilates, where Pilates is combined with osteopathy to treat special conditions and injury. For further information see David’s website here.
A qualified sports therapist for over 20 years, and an osteopath since 2007, Nick’s extensive background also includes tennis and springboard diving coach. As well as working in private practice, Nick has worked as a clinical supervisor for the International College of Osteopathic Medicine in Milan Italy. Nick specialises in back, neck and shoulder pain, repetitive strain and sports injuries as well as post-operative rehabilitation. Nick is constantly deepening his knowledge of self-healing with modalities such as breathing techniques, meditation, and mindfulness. Nick’s services are approved by many major insurance companies.
Qualified from the British school of Osteopathy, Claire is also a qualified Pilates teacher and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council. Claire has developed a structural approach to osteopathy, with a special focus on sports injuries, pregnancy, chronic pain and elderly care. Claire works with a range of gentle and effective techniques that include soft tissue, articulation, advanced spinal manipulation and mindfulness. For more information please see Claire’s website here.