Graham Mellor M. Ost. Masters in Osteopathy
Graham has always felt passionate about health & fitness. His own journey began through the study and practice of Advanced Remedial Massage Therapy.
In the pursuit of specialist diagnostic and manipulative skills, he went on to complete a 5 year Masters degree in Osteopathy.
"Many years of Chinese martial arts practice helps in how I prescribe targeted exercises to aid your rehabilitation and to understand the overall function of your body"
Graham uses a structural approach combining muscle energy techniques (MET), joint mobilisation, manipulation thrust techniques (HVLA), positional release, functional stretching, massage, neuromuscular technique (NMT) and prescriptive exercise.
This enables him to successfully treat a range of musculoskeletal complaints including- generalised aches and pains, arthritic pain, joint pain, general, acute and chronic back pain,
headache arising from the neck, migraine prevention, circulatory problems, cramp, sciatica, lumbago, muscle spasms, nerve pain (neuralgia), fibromyalgia, rheumatic pain, sports injuries and frozen shoulder/elbow pain/arm pain(brachalgia)/pins and needles/numbness arising from conditions of the back and neck.
Graham says: "The body is a unit" (Osteopathic Principle 1)
"If the body is having to compensate for pain or restriction at one joint, the demands on each of the other joints will increase to varying degrees.
If the amount of work that any joint has to do exceeds its ability to adapt or move safely, pain results.
This can cause pain distant from where it initially appears to be originating from.
The years of training Osteopaths undergo make us expert in this very type of biomechanical diagnosis."