David Davies has worked at Harrogate Osteopathic Clinic for thirty years. After completing an honours degree in zoology at Reading University, he then studied at the British School of Osteopathy for a further four years, qualifying in 1987. Acupuncture became a valuable adjunct to his osteopathic approach following two years’ study of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in London. He often uses osteopathy and acupuncture in combination in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.
From the zoological perspective mammalian vertebrates have a remarkably similar body plan. Each creature is adapted to function well in its own particular environment. Humans are essentially hunter gatherers and adapted well for the bipedal gait. Most of us are actually more sedentary than we should be and spend prolonged periods of time sitting. Our cultural tendency to immobility is at the root of many postural problems that can lead to physical musculoskeletal pain. Following treatment David will discuss postural and physical self management to help in the prevention of further episodes of physical discomfort.