Treatment is tailored to suit the individual.
Cranial osteopathy is a very gentle and non-invasive form of osteopathy and often works on a very deep level. It is especially useful for the treatment of birth strains, trauma and chronic conditions.
Cranial osteopathy uses what practioners call "involuntary" movements of the body (circulatory pulses and other rhythms) to detect changes in tissue tension caused by old injuries or recent trauma and inflammation, or from illness, stress or habit. Small changes in tension and pressure can cause major therapeutic responses.
However, osteopaths, by and large, do not treat "conditions" as such. What we really do is to help your body function more easily, more comfortably and more efficiently.
Your body (and mind) has the ability to heal itself, to work towards health - if it didn't, we'd all be dead at a very early age - but the cumulative effect over time of injuries and illnesses, both major and minor, hinders this process. So it's the osteopath's role to help the body shed these encumbrances.
The more recent development of Cranial osteopathy has given osteopaths a tool of immense subtlety and precision which, in the right hands, can start to unravel the underlying causes of illness and recurrent injury, as well as being a delicate instrument for treating babies and the infirm.
Our practice is St David's Osteopathic Clinic, set in a modern, disabled-friendly building (with free parking!) in central Exeter. There are four of us osteopaths here, as well as a Clinic of Chinese Medicine, a homeopath and 2 counsellors.
The clinic is a friendly, harmonious place, where we do all we can to make your visit comfortable.
Treatments can usually be arranged on the day, although you may have to wait longer for a specific practitioner.
We try to have evening and weekend appointments available too.
For further information please contact me.