What is Osteomyology?
The term osteomyology is relatively new and was invented by an English born doctor of osteopathy, Dr Sir Alan Clemens, in 1992, who wanted to combine the various treatment modalities he had learnt. The name was created from the joining of osteon = bone, myo = muscle and ology, a study.
All osteomyologists have to be registered with their professional association to use the title. The association believe that their members being qualified in a variety of techniques ensures that osteomyologists can adapt their treatment most effectively to the individual needs of each client/patient. They ensure all members are fully qualified, insured, that they continue to do continued professional development each year, and follow lawful, ethical guidelines.
Osteomyologists all come from a degree background in the health sciences and have further qualifications to ensure they can provide a vitalistic approach to care. Getting you back to health using a variety of spinal health techniques which aim to reduce pain levels, maximise mobility and strength within the body. They do this by treating not just the symptoms, but the root cause of the problem and working to reduce the frequency and intensity, and where possible prevent the reoccurrence of future issues through wellbeing care.
Within the centre, the osteomyology team specialise in Activator Protocol. This is one of the only instrument adjusting techniques with clinical trials to support its efficacy. This treatment method uses the Activator adjusting tool, providing a quick, low force impulse which is enough to move the vertebrae to correct its position, but not enough to cause injury. This is an alternative to traditional manipulation which uses a high velocity, low amplitude thrust, such as the Diversified technique found in Chiropractic. When treating using the activator method the patient is able to remain still, and is not required to twist and turn like with traditional manipulation methods
Using this method, the team are able to help with lots of issues such as back, neck and shoulder pain to name just a few, covering a wide variety of conditions very similar to those helped by chiropractic and osteopathic care. As with the Chiropractic and Osteopathic team, the Osteomyologist will start by taking a full case history from the individual and examining the person from top to toe before offering any care to ensure that any treatment offered is tailored to the individual and that treatment is right for them.