Osteopathy uses hands-on techniques to restore the body to health. It is a well established health care profession recognised by Government and the General Medical Council. It is a system of diagnosis and treatment focusing on the whole body, which works by restoring the body’s structural and functional balance.
Osteopaths treat problems of the musculoskeletal system mostly pain and disability arising from the joints and muscles of the body. This can be as the result of injuries or disease, but more often as the result of the day to day stress on our bodies derived from the things we do.
Osteopaths use their hands to decrease muscle tension and, stretch out joint restrictions, so that the patient’s body moves better and without pain. Not all bodies can be made perfect, but nearly everyone gains ease of pain and some improvement in physical ability as a result of treatment.
Martin Matthews treats people of all ages and fitness levels from the elderly to the newborn, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children, babies and sports people. He uses a wide range of gentle techniques including physical manipulation, stretching, soft tissue release, joint mobilization and cranial techniques to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension and ease pain.
Conditions treated include:
- Neck pain
- Headaches arising from the neck
- Joint pain
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Arthritic and Rheumatic pain and stiffness
- Frozen shoulder
- Elbow pain/ Tennis Elbow
- Sports Injuries
- Circulatory problems
- Muscle spasms
Our Osteopathy practitioners
Martin Matthews D.O.(GOsC) Lic.Ac (Hons)
Osteopath Martin Matthews trained at the European School of Osteopathy, one of the the foremost osteopathy training college in the World. Having trained for four years he graduated in 1986 and went on to study Traditional Chinese Medicine at the British College of Acupuncture. Following two more years training he graduated with Honours in 1989.
Aside his normal clinical duties, Martin specialises in the treatment of sports injuries. For many years he was the only practitioner of his kind to work in the football league, and now is a consultant to many professional sports teams in the South West.
Martin recently returned from five years working in Australia for the Australian Rugby Union, South Australian National Football League, and the Jack Daniels Motor Racing Team. In his private practice Martin also worked in the development of acupuncture in IVF support. The treatment and support of pregnant mothers and their newborn is increasingly becoming more and more a part of everyday practice.
Martin has been in practice as an Osteopath and Acupuncturist for more than 30 years. He has a very broad range of treatment skills and a great deal of clinical experience both in day to day practice and elite international sport.
For more information on Osteopathy and Acupuncture and you should consider having a consultation please contact me either at the address or email below. If you would like to speak to me, or make an appointment please do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to offer a free 20 minute consultation. Martin also runs a practice in Bristol