Our Function360 team is welcoming a new team member & service, meet Victor and discover Osteopathy!
From an early age Victor developed a passion for fitness and sports. He played football, basketball and rowed at both professional and amateur level, however an old injury stopped him from pursuing his career in professional sport.
This drove him to learn about sports injuries and rehabilitation and to work in various sports facilities, including private health clubs as well as local authority gyms as a Personal Trainer and as a GP Referral Officer for Public Health England.
Victor gained a Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy and then completed a Degree in Sports Therapy. Shortly after, he secured a job as a Sports Therapist for the NHS where he worked for over 10 years and specialised in the musculoskeletal rehabilitation of conditions such as total knee and hip replacement, ACL reconstruction surgery and patellofemoral pain syndrome.
His key interest in the field of manual therapy medicine and musculoskeletal rehabilitation therapy led him to further his skills and knowledge to gain a degree in Osteopathic Medicine.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. Osteopathy is based on the principle that the body structure and function are inter-related and aims at facilitating the body self-regulatory and self-healing mechanisms by restoring proper movement with skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues function smoothly together.
Your session will start with an in-depth consultation which will cover your presenting symptoms as well as a detailed medical history to have a clear picture of the issues you are experiencing.
Your osteopath will then run a full assessment of the joints involved followed by a treatment with a combination of different techniques which can involve soft tissue release, joints articulations and manipulations, stretching and exercise therapy to increase the mobility of joints and to relieve muscle tension. They may also provide advice on posture and home exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.
Treatment is hands-on and involves skilled manipulation of the spine and joints, and massage of soft tissues. Your osteopath will explain what they are doing and will always ask your permission to treat you (known as consent). Ask questions at any time if you are unsure what you have been told or if you have any concerns.
Is Osteopathy only for my back pain?
Osteopathy has been often assumed to ‘back pain’ treatment; it is certainly a highly effective treatment for all types of back pain, but it is much more than that. Osteopathy can help you with a vast array of musculoskeletal problems, from muscle to joint pain, neurological involvement to chronic pain, whether it stems from your back or any other structure in the body.
Your 360 Experience: how can Osteopathy complement your treatment plan?
Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy sessions are deeply focused on your overall movements and can help identify the root causes of your pain especially when linked to biomechanical faults.
Osteopathy perfectly complements our services by bringing a more in-depth look to your body overall health aiming to restore balance between its structure and function. Come and see Victor if you are struggling with aches or pains that you just can’t seem to shake off!
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