What sets Osteopathy apart from other western medical approaches is its philosophy of the body as a single self sufficient unit. This leads osteopaths to believe two things: firstly, that under normal circumstances the body has the ability to heal itself; and secondly that problems in one part of the body can affect, or be the effect of, problems elsewhere in the body. For this reason the question they most seek to answer is not what is wrong with the patient but why is something wrong with the patient.Treatment is directed toward the patient rather than the condition and can thus be of use in improving a patient's ability to deal with whatever problems are present. The following is a list of conditions that are commonly encountered by osteopaths, and have positive clinical studies to support treatment with osteopathy:
Back and neck pain
Symptoms associated with arthritis such as pain and stiffness
Headaches and migrane headaches
Shoulder and arm pain.
Dizziness and balance problems
Hip, knee, and foot pain
Pre and post pregnancy back pain.
Martin is also qualified to provide rehabilitation sessions following injuries or strokes.