Gentle Osteopathic Techniques
Still’s Gentle Osteopathic Techniques
Based on the original techniques of the founder of osteopathy Dr Andrew Taylor (but not now taught on contemporary osteopathy courses). These techniques use a more subtle and less forceful approach than conventional techniques. They work with the body to release joint restrictions and tissue tensions, thus restoring optimal physical and corporeal health.
These techniques work to restore whole body integrity and functionality, while also addressing local areas of tissue tension, tenderness and joint restriction. They also have an adjunctive benefit on the circulatory, nervous, lymphatic and fascial systems of the body.
For many years these techniques were exclusively preserved within the closed group of A.T. Still’s descendants (and some original students).
Clinic principle – Peter King has spend the last 12 years researching and learning these methods: He has sought out this knowledge wherever he could find and has pieced together a comprehensive rationale of treatment.This allows him to apply the various strands of learning (as below) as a cohesive treatment approach for the benefit of his patients.
These techniques are particularly appropriate for patients who:
- Do not like the conventional thrust (clicking) techniques
- Are anxious about thrust techniques
- Are more senior in years (and thrust techniques would not be appropriate)
- Pregnant (and thrust techniques would not be appropriate)
- Suffering from injuries, such as disc herniation (where thrust techniques would be inappropriate )
- Suffering from joint degeneration (where thrust techniques would be inappropriate)
- Orthopaedic conditions such as bony spurs etc.(where thrust techniques would be inappropriate)
- Suffering from illnesses (where thrust techniques would be inappropriate )
- Suffering from fatigue (where thrust techniques would not be appropriate)
- Recovering from injuries or operations (where thrust techniques would be inappropriate )
- Children and young adults (where thrust techniques would be inappropriate
Peter’s training and research has included:
2004 – Balanced Ligamentous Tension (The Body Techniques of William Garner Sutherland) – Sutherland Cranial College
2004 to 2012 – Cranial Osteopathy Modules 1 – 5 & 7 – Sutherland Cranial College
2007 to 2008 – Part of the teaching team presenting the ‘General Body Adjustment’ of Classical Osteopathy at SIOM
2007 – Strain counter-strain, as part of the Advanced Osteopathic Integration MSc Module – Dr. Michael Kuchera & Christian Fossum at the ESO
2007 – Still Technique as part of the Advanced Osteopathic Integration MSc Module – Christian Fossum at the ESO
2009 – Attended: International Fascia Research Congress at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
2008 – Strain counter-strain & Positional Release – Bob Burge and Jo Holmden at the BSO
2008 – Visit the Osteopathic Archives at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Missouri, USA to research the original techniques of osteopathy
2007 to 2008 – Integrated Myofascial Therapy Level 1, 2 & 3 -Myofascial Release U.K., London
2008 – Fascial Dissection – St George’s Hospital, Tooting, London
2009 – Attended: International Fascia Research Congress in Amsterdam
2011 – Advanced Integrated Myofascial Therapy (Upper Body) -Myofascial Release U.K., London
2011 – Myoskeletal Alignment – Level 1- Freedom from Pain Institute
2012 – Advanced Myoskeletal Alignment – Freedom from Pain Institute
2012 – Still Technique parts 1 & 2 – Glynn Booker & Jonathan Edis at the BSO
2012 – Rediscovering the Techniques of AT Still – Norman Baker at BCOM
2013 – Fascial Manipulation – Stecco Method – WCLBP, Dubai
2014 – Attend Cranial-sacral workshop at British Fascia Research Symposium, Windsor, Berks
2015 – Attended International Fascia Research Congress in Washington, USA.
2016 – The Real Still Exaggeration Technique of Classical Osteopathy – Dr Jerry Dickey & Christian Fossum DO at ESO