What is cranial osteopathy

Is your health feeling a bit rundown and you’re experiencing unknown energy losses and ghost pains? Have you ever wondered what is cranial osteopathy? Our osteopaths are holistic health professionals who will take your life as a whole and attempt to assist with achieving the body’s optimal state. Cranial osteopathy is one technique employed by our osteopaths to ensure the cranial rhythm is functioning at a near perfect rhythm. The skull consists of many different bones, put together like a jigsaw, bones having different shapes and sizes which protect the brain. The bones housing the brain are in a plate like structure, joined with a complex network of joints. Those joints and the plates are under a slight constant movement and make part of a typical cranial rhythm that allows the body to function. Our osteopaths are highly trained health care professionals who take a person’s life and health as a whole. This approach monitors all movements in the body and issues outside of it such as work. Our osteopaths know exactly what cranial osteopathy is and are highly trained sense for palpation and know how to achieve a patient’s optimal cranial rhythm.

There are many issues that can affect a person’s health. Skeletal structures are often involved in the protection of surrounding structures and in the case of the spinal column and the skull the internal structures being protected here are sensitive and detrimental to health and survival. The central nervous system is within these structures and the slightest misalignment within them can result in slight modifications, disruptions if you like, in the functioning of the surrounding structures. There are many peripheral nerves that stem from the central nervous system and they proceed to locations external to the central nervous system and can be involved in movement of muscles, limbs, feeling, digestion or responses to upset organs within the body. An Osteopath has a fine touch to identify any abnormalities with the skeletal structures and cranial Osteopathy specializes in the health issues resulting from abnormalities in the cranial rhythm. The procedure is a gentle one that should require no anxiety before a visit. For most patients the process is very relaxing and enjoyable. During your first Osteopathic visit you can expect an initial assessment slightly different to other sessions with your practitioner. The assessment will involve a postural assessment and the assessment of cranial structures in the event where your therapist believes this form of therapy is appropriate. There will also be a series of questions regarding activities in life to identify the exact cause of the problem.

Our osteopathic care is provided by professionals with extensive training and usually involves five to six years of intense university study. Finding an osteopath is not too difficult and a chat to your local doctor or the osteopathic association in your country will point you in the right direction. The profession is one which should be used to compliment your health care and in many cases is the missing ingredient.

What to expect

whattowxpectThe Osteopath will first take a full medical history to make sure you are safe to treat. If there is any concern about the presence of a more serious underlying condition, the patient may be referred to their doctor for further investigations.

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About me

aboutusBrian graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2004. Since graduating Brian has continued with postgraduate study in cranial and classical Osteopathy as well as being involved in a local osteopathic group, holding regular meetings and lectures from other related healthcare professionals.

Brian set up Queens Road Osteopathy in November 2009 to provide excellent care and ongoing support to his patients. “I believe that Osteopathy has so much more to offer than simply relief of pain. Osteopathy is the only medical discipline that truly tries to get to the root of a problem and by doing so not only relieve the symptoms but remove the cause”.

Brian lives with his partner Ruth and their two children Raphael and Eden.



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