IMPORTANT:

Following guidelines regarding Covid-19 pandemic. We ask patients not to attend appointments if you have been in contact with others who have the disease, if you have been to an infected area or have symptoms of persistent cough and/or a fever.

If you need to cancel for this reason please ring the clinic 01769 574833 and leave a message if necessary. We have a waiting list to fill appointments.

This is a fluid situation and Turning Point is keeping up with advice from Government and Professional Bodies. The clinic remains open but we have made telephone consultations available at no extra cost for those who consider themselves at most risk.

We have rearranged the waiting area, toilets and consulting rooms making it easier to clean surfaces. These will be cleaned more frequently.

We request that patients wash their hands on entering the premises. All staff will wash their hands regularly.

We will not be leaving a water jug out as usual but patients can request a glass of water.

Homeopathic protocols that may help with the immune response to this virus are available following a consultation. Please contact the clinic for more information.

As the situation develops we will keep you updated on our facebook page.

Rosemary and Jonathan Turning Point Clinics.

Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy

Osteopath South Molton DevonOsteopathy is a system of treatment based on the idea that if the body’s structure, or musculo-skeletal system, is not right, then the body will not work at its best. Osteopathy treats the whole person, not just the area of the body causing symptoms, correcting the structural stresses that occur in joints, soft tissues or organs and allowing the body to heal itself.

Osteopathy was first developed in America by Dr Andrew Taylor Still, who was disillusioned with the conventional medicine of the time. After many years of research and clinical observation, he revealed his new medical philosophy to the world in1874 choosing the name ‘osteopathy’, ‘osteo’ meaning ‘bone’ in Greek and ‘pathy’ meaning suffering.

What is Cranial Osteopathy?

Cranial Osteopathy is a subtle yet powerful form of osteopathy that uses gentle manipulative pressure focused on the bones in the head.

Cranial Osteopathy was developed by Dr William Garner Sutherland, a student of Dr Still (see above). He discovered the so-called Involuntary Motion, or Cranial Rhythm, a delicate movement of fluid around the spinal cord and its relationship with the cranial bones. The behaviour of the Cranial Rhythm gives the practitioner an insight into the strains on the body, allowing him to help restore the patient’s health.

”As I sit with my hands upon the patient, I learn how trauma has established itself in the whole person”. Dr W.G. Sutherland

Cranial osteopathy is a gentle treatment particularly suitable for children, babies and the elderly.

 

 

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