Andrew Duckmanton – Osteopath
MY PERSONAL VIEW
As an osteopath, I take a holistic approach to health. Osteopathy enhances overall bodily movement, the function of the muscles, joints, nervous and circulatory systems and improves nutrition and drainage to tissues, assisting the body’s inherent healing mechanisms.
- Osteopathy BOst. (hons) at The British School of Osteopathy
- Registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)
- Member of the British Osteopathic Association (BOA)
- Post-graduate training in Niel-Asher Technique for frozen shoulder/adhesive capsulitis and other shoulder conditions.
- Post-graduate training in Cranial Osteopathy.
- Post-graduate training in biomechanics of the leg & foot orthotics.
ABOUT ME AND MY PRACTICE
I studied at the British School of Osteopathy- the oldest and largest osteopathy school in the UK. The honours degree course in osteopathy takes 4 years to complete and involves extensive clinical training alongside anatomy, physiology, pathology and the philosophies of osteopathy.
Since qualifying, I have undertaken further training in cranial osteopathy, classical osteopathy and orthotic prescriptions.
The term ‘osteopath’ is protected by law and like all osteopaths I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council and I am also a member of the British Osteopathic Association.
- Cranial Osteopathy
- Niel-Asher Technique for frozen shoulder/adhesive capsulitis
Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Back and neck pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Muscular aches and pains
- Sports injuries
- Joint pain
On your first consultation, I will undertake a thorough medical history, incorporating information on your presenting symptoms and factors which affect them. I will also ask you for relevant information about your lifestyle, diet, sleep and general wellbeing. I will then examine your posture and you will likely be asked to perform a few movements to see how well your body is functioning.
Once a diagnosis has been reached, an individual treatment plan will be developed. The type of treatment may be based on cranial or structural (standard) osteopathy.
Osteopathy works with the structure and function of the body. The maintenance of good mechanical function is essential to good health. Problems in the framework of the body can disturb the circulatory system or nerves to any part of the body, and affect any aspect of health. As an osteopath I work to restore the structure and function of the body to a state of balance and harmony, so helping the whole person.
Cranial osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body. It is a gentle approach and may be used in a wide range of conditions for people of all ages, from birth to old age.
“It has been an absolute pleasure to be treated by Andy. He has helped me no end with my aches and pains. I would recommend him to anyone”.
Mrs P. (Eastbourne)
“I’m so glad I came to see Andy. He’s made such a huge difference to my life. I’m absolutely amazed at how quickly he managed to rid me of my headaches just by releasing the tension in my shoulders and neck. If only I’d known about this type of treatment before!”
Mrs H. (Eastbourne)
Eastbourne Osteopathy – www.eastbourneosteopathy.com
The General Osteopathic Council – www.osteopathy.org.uk
The British Osteopathic Association – www.osteopathy.org
The British School of Osteopathy – www.bso.ac.uk
Niel-Asher Technique – www.frozenshoulder.com