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Treatment & fees

Treatment & fees

Osteopathic Treatments

YOUR FIRST VISIT TO THE Purbeck Practice will consist of a thorough medical case history which will include a full medical screening and an examination of your existing complaint. This is followed by a full examination to unearth any possible underlying problems and then treatment.

Treatment consists of soft tissue massage, manipulation, joint articulation, exercise and rehabilitation. The type of treatment will vary according to the type and degree of condition and the age and fitness of the subject. Osteopathy can treat a wide range of conditions:

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation

Marcus Davis is a qualified practitioner of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS), a manual and rehabilitative approach to optimise the movement system based upon the scientific principles of developmental kinesiology (infant or primitive reflexes). DNS was developed by Professor Pavel Kolar, a Czech physiotherapist, and it is rapidly gaining attention and acceptance in the sports rehabilitation and performance arena for both the recovery from musculoskeletal overuse injuries and in injury prevention.

Dynamic neuromuscular (core) stability is necessary for optimal athletic performance and is not achieved purely by adequate strength of abdominals, spinal extensors, gluteals or any other musculature; rather, core stabilisation is accomplished through precise coordination of these muscles and intra‐abdominal pressure regulation by the central nervous system. Understanding primitive core movements and reflexes provides a framework to appreciate the regional interdependence and the inter‐linking of the skeleton, joints, musculature during movement and the importance of training both the dynamic and stabilising function of the muscles.

The basis for the theories that are included in DK is that development of human motor function in early childhood is genetically pre‐determined and follows a predictable pattern. These motor patterns or programs are formed as the central nervous system matures, enabling the infant to control posture, achieve erect posture against gravity, and to move purposefully via muscular activity. These central movement patterns that are inborn or ‘hard‐wired’; for example, an infant does not need to be taught when and how to lift its head up, grasp a toy, roll over, creep, or crawl. All these movement patterns or muscular synergies occur automatically in a specific developmental sequence throughout the course of childhood development.

There is also a strong synchrony between the development of the central nervous system and structural or anatomical development of bones, muscles, and other soft tissues. In short, growth of the brain influences development of motor patterns, which in turn, influences structural development.

The ultimate strategy of DNS is to ‘train the brain’ to maintain central control, joint stability and ideal quality of movement that is achieved through guidance from your osteopath. Eventually, through repetition of the exercises, the central control establishes an automatic model that becomes a fundamental part of everyday movement and skills. Integration of an ideal pattern of stabilisation in sport activities would not only reduce the risk of injuries and secondary pain syndromes resulting from overloading, but may also improve sport performance.

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Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation

Fees

New Consultation £50.00

Follow-up Treatments £49.00

Outcall (home visits) £80.00
All that is required is space to erect a portable treatment couch for massage & manipulation.

Health Insurance
Most insurance companies now provide cover for Osteopathic Treatment; please check the details of your policy.