Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy
Osteopathy was developed by an American called Andrew Taylor Still in the 19th century. It is an established system of treatment acknowledging that much of the pain and disability we suffer stems from abnormalities in the function of the body's structure. The Osteopath is able to identify and correct disturbances and limitations in the joints and tissues of the body in general.
Osteopaths use their hands both to investigate the underlying causes of pain and to carry out treatment using a variety of techniques. Simon uses deep soft-tissue massage, joint stretching and high velocity thrust techniques, all of which help to improve the quality and range of movement of joints and tissues. He also uses Cranial Osteopathy, a very gentle form of joint and soft-tissue treatment, which can be given to people of all ages but is particularly useful for helping with various problems affecting babies and children. All these techniques are tailored to the individual patient's needs.
Simon read Human Biology at Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes) gaining a BSc Hons before taking up Osteopathy at the British School of Osteopathy and qualifying in 1987.
He moved to Easingwold in 1988 setting up Todd House Clinic in the same year and has been working there ever since. He also practices at Better Health Reflexology Clinic, Guisborough and The Good Health Clinic, Leeds. In addition he is a Tutor in the Osteopathy Clinic at Leeds Metropolitan University.
He was for a time Regional Co-ordinator for the North East seeing the profession move from Voluntary Regulation to Statutory Self-Regulation following the Osteopaths Act of 1993. Despite relinquishing that role he continues to work for the profession as a Regional Osteopathic Careers Officer (ROCO) and would be happy to talk to any aspiring Osteopaths! He would also be happy to give talks on Osteopathy.
He is a registered with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the British Osteopathic Association. He is covered by all major Health Insurance companies.
Simon was born and raised in Yorkshire. He is married and has two sons.