Adam’s Approach

Osteopathy is not just about Bones

With a title like ‘Osteopath’ it is easy to see why some people assume Adam just treats bones but actually nothing is further from the truth and osteopaths. Osteopaths are renowned for their soft tissue / massage skills and as Adam comes from a Sports Massage background he is no exception.

Treatment style

Whilst osteopaths have a wide range of skills and techniques it is important to note that each individual osteopath has his or her own treatment style. This means the treatment you receive from one osteopath maybe very differenet to that you receive from another, even for the same problem. Adam trained in Sports Massage before becoming an osteopath and therefore biases towards massage techniques in his treatmnets but he has also spent a lot of time training with physiotherapists and uses many ‘physiotherpy’ style techniques to treat nerve problems and lots of exercise advice not typically assocuated with osteopathy.

Hands on Assessment & Treatment

Characteristicly of many Osteopaths Adam takes a Hands-on-Approach to assessment and treatment. This means he will use his hands to actually feel for tensions in your muscles and the quality of your movement and then from a treatment point of view he will pick from a wide range of massage, muscle stretching and joint movement techniques to reduce the patients painful symptoms but crucially this is combined with exercise and movement advice to help stop the symptoms coming back.

Typical Patient

Adam sees patients with moderate to severe pain for more than 6 months or which flares and then recovers but never seems to go away completely. Many of his patients have had multiple failed treatments elsewhere and may even have had x-ray or MRI scans which have failed to show the cause of the pain.

Patient Journey

Adam likes to speak to patients before they attend for their first appointment to have a brief discussion about their case history and make sure that an appointment with him should be appropritae. fter booking their initial consultation Adam will call each patient to discuss their presentation before they come in to make sure that both parties are happyvery course of treatment with a very thorough case history. He believes in turning over every stone to make sure nothing has been missed. He

Adam’s Treatment Style

Adam takes a ‘Hands on’ approach to treatment. Prior to qualifying as an Osteopath Adam trained as a Sports Massage which means he has a large repertoire of hands on skills and techniques he can apply. This can vary from robust deep tissue massage to more gentle soft tissue techniques. He also uses alot of advanced muscle stretching and activation techniques as well as joint articulations and joint adjustment (joint clicking) techniques for which osteopathy is well known.