Structural, Cranial, Paediatric
Nick undertook his training in osteopathy at Southern Cross University, Australia and holds a Masters of Osteopathic Medicine and a Bachelor of Clinical Science. He is registered with the General Osteopathic Council, UK.
In addition to structural and cranial osteopathy, he holds qualifications in medical acupuncture; remedial and sports massage; and strength and conditioning.
Having previously worked in private practice as an osteopath in Australia, Ireland and London, Nick has recently joined Danny Emery and Beth Alston at Newquay Osteopaths, Cornwall where he lives with his family and their border terrier. In addition, he regularly presents on osteopathic spinal manipulation courses run at the London College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Nick's practice includes working with
• Men and woman of all ages with: back pain, neck pain, headaches, “trapped nerves”, “sciatica”, jaw, rib, hand, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee and foot problems.
• Expectant mothers wanting to relieve aches and pains associated with their pregnancy.
• Babies with colic, irritability, feeding and sleeping issues
• All levels of athletes with an injury or just looking to aid recovery.
What can I expect from a consultation?
Nick uses a variety of techniques beneficial for muscle and joint pain, postural dysfunction and to promote recovery from injury. Techniques may include massage, stretching, manipulation, acupuncture, and cranial osteopathy.
The first consultation lasts for up to one hour where a full case history is taken, followed by a thorough postural and movement evaluation. Once a diagnosis is reached, Nick will discuss with you the most appropriate options relating to your care. If osteopathic treatment is felt to be appropriate, with your consent, a wide range of gentle manual techniques may be used. This may include massage, stretching and the movement of joints via gentle joint articulation or mobilization.
Treatment is tailored specifically for the individual and advice is given about how you can best help yourself to improve the problem and alleviate symptoms. Stretching, strengthening or mobility exercises may be prescribed, as well as advice on posture, diet, ergonomics and lifestyle.
Patients may be referred by their GP or can make an appointment with Nick independently without referral, by calling the clinic.