NU Osteopathy Limited
NU Osteopathy was founded in September 2018. Our aim is to restore balance to our patients and help them achieve optimum health.
Osteopathy is a holistic approach to medicine and health practiced since the late nineteenth century. We use our detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology to help us to understand the cause of your current symptoms. We then use our skills in palpation (using the sense of touch) to help restore our patients to health. Known best for our treatment of bad backs – we are capable of so much more.
Nigel’s master’s dissertation looked at the osteopathic treatment of headaches – which remains an area of particular interest.
Nigel treats all ages from the smallest babies to people coming to the end of their lives. Osteopathy helps improve function by the gentle articulation of joints, muscles and connecting tissues.
Nigel prefers the gentle techniques developed to improve the flow of fluids around the body and the function of the organs, muscles, connecting fascia and nervous system. Occasionally, when needed, he will use very rapid and subtle thrusts to help reset the nerve supply to particular joints and their surrounding muscles. Patients often say that we ‘click’ their backs – which isn’t quite what happens – as the click is only the popping of gas bubbles within the joint. The rapid movement helps the brain to reset the muscles and can be a very effective way of relaxing down a very acute area of tension.