IMPORTANT – I am away until April 2018
After 20 yrs of telling people I meet professionally to take it easy and take more holidays, I have decided to walk the walk instead of talking the talk : I am taking a 6 months break from the world of Osteopathy.
My last day working in Moseley is the 16th October 2017.
I can see anyone ( 9th and 16th Oct ) who has an acute / recent problem that may react well to one or two treatments BUT if anyone is looking for any longer term care / maintenance I will not be able to offer that until next year.
I am afraid that I cannot recommend any local osteopaths as I do not know any well enough to do so. I can however recommend osteopaths that work in the Worcester and Walsall clinics. Details / contact details can be found on the Worcester and Walsall page.
In the meantime I wish you GOOD LUCK with your situation and I hope that you can resolve it as soon as possible.
Hasta la próxima, à la prochaine and until the next time
Welcome to the Moseley Osteopathy website.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Jonathan Mussen and I qualified from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997. I have worked all over the country and in France over the last 20 years. For the last 11 years I have been working in Walsall and Worcester. Having lived in Moseley for this time AND noticing that there is not an osteopath currently working in the area, I decided to start an osteopathic clinic in the highly regarded BAC Centre on Wake Green Rd – a friendly and professional clinic a few hundred metres from Alcester Rd. I have been working there on Monday afternoons since April 2015.
My philosophy is to try to get people better fast. It is a matter of professional pride for me to do this. Some clinics and practitioners have been known to try to get patients to return for a minimum number of treatments via further “check ups” or unnecessary “maintenance” treatments. These can sometimes be of use and are occasionally essential BUT for the majority of times are not needed. Where they can be very useful is explained quickly on the Maintenance Treatment page.
Before we get into details, let me just quickly answer the question below –
Can I bring someone else with me?
Of course you can. If by having someone you know in the room will help make you feel more comfortable, you are more than welcome to do so. Unless there is a calm, trusting and relaxed atmosphere in the treatment room, progress with a problem is harder to make.
So, back to what we do…
70-80% of people only need 2-3 treatments to get 70-80% better!
In the cases when someone strains their back whilst gardening, twisting during ball games or lifting things ( awkwardly out of a car ) this is often the case. If someone gets a cricked neck by sleeping awkwardly or by looking upwards for too long whilst decorating this is often the case. The same with shoulder and hip strains. If someone is relatively healthy and it is a first time ( or 2nd or 3rd with many years inbetween episodes ) problem these generally fix quickly. This is all the more likely IF the person can REST the affected area plus can take a short, intense dose of ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES. Remember, painkillers mask problems whilst A.Is can help heal the problem. Also, MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE can be amazingly beneficial to a certain amount of people.
People with a long term, chronic, repetitive problem who are very unfit ( very poor core / abdomenal tone ) OR have a job which continually irritates the problem area ( driving, lifting, operating tills or tools, mums and grand parents lifting babies and toddlers! ) can take more time to fix. BUT if advice is followed and sensible precautions taken the vast majority of problems can be eased greatly even if they cannot be cured.
“Wear and tear” is NOT untreatable!
How many people get fobbed off with the explaination “Ah Mr/Mrs Jones, your problem is due to wear and tear / osteo-arthritis. This is inevitable. It can’t be treated. Take these painkillers.” ? Thousands is the answer. Yes, wear and tear is frequently inevitable ( in fact it is the NORM for most over +/- 45 year olds ) BUT if surrounding muscles are loosened, the joints are moved, tendons are stretched chronic low to high levels of pain can be hugely reduced. The PAIN is often in the surrounding tissues rather than in the joint itself. Many patients having suffered for many, many years who finally find their way to a decent health practitioner are frequently surprised and upset that have put up with unnecessary pain for so long.
PLEASE LOOK AT THE LEFT HAND MENU TO LOOK AT THE MOST COMMON PROBLEMS WE ARE PRESENTED WITH. MAYBE YOU WILL RECOGNISE SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS
What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a healing technique which involves the diagnosis and treatment of structural and mechanical dysfunctions of the body.
It recognizes that the body is an intrinsically self healing, self regulating and self correcting organism. Osteopathy helps the body to help itself.
Osteopaths do not simply concentrate on the problem area but use manual techniques to balance the interrelated systems and parts of the body to improve health and wellbeing.
Health is not just absence of disease. True health is when the body can cope will physical challenges and can then restore itself to an optimum pain free state afterwards.
Osteopaths are true family practitioners and can help with mechanical problems from babies to the elderly.
Is osteopathy safe?
The General Osteopathic Council regulates the practice of osteopathy in the UK, promoting patient safety by setting and monitoring standards of osteopathic conduct. By law, an osteopath must be registered and comply with strict regulatory requirements. This gives the patients the same sorts of guarantees as those given by doctors, dentists and physiotherapists.
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