Tim Marris giving gentle osteopathic treatment to the neck (permission to use this photo given by the patient)Osteopathy is much more than treating your joints, back and neck, it considers the health of your whole body 

Osteopathy is a philosophy of healthcare that acknowledges that the living body is a self-renewing, self-regenerating, self-recuperating system which maintains health constantly throughout life. Whenever that health-maintaining system is compromised, symptoms or disease could develop. Osteopathy is concerned with that which has compromised health, in addition to the resulting condition.

Medical Diagnosis and Osteopathic Treatment of your Aches and Pains

Osteopaths have been Allied Health Professionals/ Allied Health Practitioners since 2017 and have been regulated by statute since 1993. They are trained to diagnose medically and also to use their hands to assess body function and dysfunction. This gives the osteopath uniquely sensitive information about the disability within the body and how this insight might be used to help restore health.

Looking at the underlying causes not just the symptoms!

Although people commonly describe their symptoms in terms of conventional medical conditions, osteopaths do not only treat medical conditions; they are also very concerned with the cascade of events which could have contributed to the development of those medical conditions. 

Tim has expertise in the medical diagnosis and treatment in a large variety of conditions, aches and pains.

  • Arthritic pain
  • Circulatory problems
  • Cramp
  • Digestion problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
  • Joint pains
  • Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis (OA) as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
  • General, acute & chronic backache, back pain and neck pain.
  • Generalised aches and pains
  • Lumbago
  • Migraine prevention
  • Minor sports injuries
  • Muscle spasms
  • Neuralgia
  • Tension and inability to relax
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Sciatica

These could be sports related, traumatic or repetitive strain injuries, or pain and discomfort from other causes.

To get a greater understanding of how osteopathy can help you, there are sections in the menu on: conditionstype of patientosteopathy, cranial osteopathy and Life-Coaching/NLP. So do have a look at these and other pages of the website.

If you have aches, pains, stress or tension, then an osteopathic check-up might be just what you need. Tim Marris at Osteopath Ashford  in Ashford, Kent, can help you on your way to being pain free and feeling great!

What can osteopaths treat?

Tim Marris treats patients of all age groups from new born babies to those in their late 90's. 

He looks to improve the health and wellbeing of the whole person - mind and body not just specific conditions and symptoms. 

By improving the circulation to the body tissues and organs, those tissues and organs will become more healthy and have better function. The list above gives an indication of just some of the types of conditions which osteopathy can treat. There are many other conditions where osteopathy can be of valuable benefit alongside medical care. 

For further details or to ask more about a specific condition and how he can help you in Ashford Kent, give Tim Marris a call on 07886 606235