Practitioners: Joel Brightman

The Osteopath’s role is to help align the body and remove hindrances to allow the self-healing abilities of the body to function to the best of its ability. I work to establish an understanding of both the condition and the body of each particular patient so the treatments are tailored to the needs of each individual patient.

Osteopathy is a mode of treatment that utilises the innate healing ability of the body and is based on the principle that how things move affect their function. The treatment itself comprises taking a case history to gather general information about the condition of the patient. Physical examination and testing will follow the case history and once sufficient information has been gathered we proceed to the treatment. The treatment may involve techniques from gentle mobilisation of the tissues to manipulation and adjustment of the joints.