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David qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1985 and the University of Brighton where he was awarded the Post Graduate Certificate of Clinical Education followed by MSc. He has been teaching osteopathic techniques, temporal mandibular joint manipulation, dry needling (acupuncture)and ultrasound to both students and professionals for over 25 years in the UK, Ireland, Italy, South Africa, Bahrain, Dubai, Canada and Japan.
He recently completed the diploma of lifestyle medicine in 2021.
During your first osteopathy session, you will asked detailed questions about your symptoms, other medical care you are receiving, medication and general health, lifestyle and diet.
A physical examination will take place where you will be will observed making simple movements and stretches to observe your posture and mobility, which will assist with your diagnosis. Palpation is used to examine the area of the body (you may need to remove some clothing from the area being examined), to determine conditions and identify the body’s points of weakness or excessive strain.
After the examination a clear explanation of your findings will be given and a treatment plan discussed.If your condition is not appropriate for osteopathy treatment, you may referred to your GP for further investigations.
Should treatment be required, an explanation of the benefits and any risks will be given.
Following treatment exercises are usually given to assist your recovery.
Areas of interest
Osteopath, structural; Osteopathy, cranial; Osteopathy, visceral; Osteopathy: Temporal Mandibular Joint; Hip; Knee pain; Cranial; Cranio-sacral; Lower back pain; Headache / migraine; Osteoarthitis; Cervical spine (diseases and disorders of); Sports injuries; Shoulder pain; Foot pain; Frozen shoulder; Osteopathy for pregnancy and post-parturm; Medical acupuncture; Osteopathy for all ages; Special interest in diabetes; Rehabilitation exercises