Hi, I consider myself fortunate to be able to help people get out of pain and to improve their quality of life. I enjoy treating people and agree fully with the Winston Churchill quote 'Find a job you love and you'll never work again.'
My personal interests includes walking our collie cross. I especially enjoy walking in the Peak District with my family. I used to compete in athletics and still follow the sport. I try to keep reasonably fit and healthy with walking, some gym work and Tai Chi.
When it comes to treating people, I try to do as much as I safely and appropriately can in every treatment I carry out. With the intention of achieving the best possible outcome in as short a time as possible for them. My plan is always to try to improve things as quickly as possible, and to achieve this in as few a number of sessions as I can.
My philosophy is that although I make a living treating people; my main emphasis is on reducing or getting rid of people's pain levels and improving their quality of life. If the roles were reversed and I had been on the receiving end of the treatment, my attitude is would I feel that I had had value for money
When I first started training as an osteopath I was particularly interested in treating sports injuries. When my wife was pregnant with our first child my interest in treating pregnant women increased, as did afterwards the treatment of newborns and children. Having treated people since April 1991 I enjoy treating all ages and areas/types of muscle and joint problems.
Remedial Massage - 1991
Osteopath - 1996
Cranio-sacral Therapy - 1997
Tai Chi Instructor - 2014
As an osteopath registered with The General Osteopathic Council I have to undertake a minimum of 30 hours Continuing Professional Development CPD to update and expand my skills and knowledge base. Over the years some of the areas covered include; Advanced Spinal Manipulation, Connective Tissue Massage, Treatment of Newborns, Sports Injuries,Treating Tendinopathy, Tuina (Chinese Hands-on Therapy), Electrotherapy (Ultrasound and Interferential).