Tim Martin D.O. BSc. (Hons) Osteopathic Medicine
Tim started his first private practice in 2004 and now treats many hundreds of patients a year dividing his time between his practices in Sandbach, Cheshire and Wythall, Birmingham.
"One of my favourite analogies is that the human body can be a little like a car with the tracking out. In the case of the car, you can still drive it, perhaps it feels odd at certain speeds, but left for too long the tracking issue becomes worse, putting certain components under undue mechanical stress and before not too long, the tyres wear unevenly"
"Human nature being what it is it, even if we know we have a problem, we often delay getting it looked at. With mechanical pain this can be a seriously false economy."
Along with success treating the common 'bad back' and trapped nerves which is the staple of most Osteopaths, Tim has a special interest in tension (cervicogenic) headaches and geriatric orthopaedics (age related joint conditions). He continues to have excellent success in the alleviation of pain associated with hip arthritis and spondylosis (arthritic change and stiffness) of the neck and lumbar spine.
"As an Osteopath I believe there is no 'one size fits all' approach to injury rehabilitation, a person's body and spine are as unique as their fingerprint. Assessment and treatment needs to be tailored precisely to the individual, taking into account current and past injuries, occupation, age, nutrition, sport(s) and all other relevant activities of daily life.
I assess every single joint, peripheral and spinal, plus their unique interactions in every single patient that consults with me. As a result I always aim to find and treat the CAUSE OF THE SYMPTOMS. Osteopaths are trained especially in this area and renowned for doing this."
As a keen runner and all round sportsman he is able to combine personal experience with professional understanding of the treatment and rehabilitation required for sports and related injuries.
"I am fortunate to do a job that I love and to be busy enough purely on word of mouth referrals.
As a team, if we can't help you, we will tell you! (And refer you to someone who can if appropriate). There would be zero job satisfaction in trying to treat things that would get no benefit from osteopathy but some of the greatest satisfaction comes from helping someone who thought they couldn't get relief from their pain."