What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a form of musculoskeletal therapy that treats joints, ligaments and muscles to help restore movement, improve posture and relieve pain. Osteopaths are primarily concerned with restoring joint motion, but treatment is holistic, meaning to ‘consider the whole’, and sessions can include advice regarding lifestyle and exercise.
Treatment frequently includes soft tissue massage, joint manipulation and acupuncture. Osteopaths specialise in back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraine, but osteopathic treatment has been shown to help the majority of problems related to muscles, joints and nerves. There is now growing evidence of Osteopathic treatment helping a range of conditions including arthritis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), fibromyalgia, depression, stress and fatigue.
All Osteopaths are registered and regulated by the General osteopathic Council.
Sessions take place in the Original Movement training studio, equipped with the latest training tools, including the TRX suspension trainer, ViPr, and ‘Power Plate’ vibration machines. The combination of manual therapy and exercise makes Original Movement ideal for anyone suffering from sports injury or anyone interested in overcoming injury and improving sport performance.
Personal Training is also available at Original Movement, ideal for anyone looking to lose weight and develop health and fitness who has concerns regarding a complicated medical history or complex background of pain and injury.
A friendly, professional and safe environment to overcome pain, recover from injury restore movement and develop performance.
James is an Osteopath with dual Masters qualifications in Sports Science and Osteopathy and 15 years experience in the health and fitness industry. James is also a published author in the field of strength and conditioning and an experienced presenter on injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Now working as a registered Osteopath in the UK, James qualified in New Zealand, completing a degree in human biology and a 2-year postgraduate Masters in Osteopathy, comparable to a medical degree with an emphasis on anatomy, pathology and musculoskeletal medicine. This involves over 1000 hours practical experience in advanced manual manipulative therapy.