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About Purbeck Osteopathy
Guy Ryder BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, Diploma APNT Sports Massage Therapy
In 2006 I decided to change my career path and started to train to become an Osteopath. Qualification is achieved through an intense and demanding 5 year program, underpinned by clinical training, resulting with a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Osteopathy. Further exams have to then be undertaken to become registered with the General Osteopathic Council. I qualified with the College of Osteopaths in London and have now set up practice in Purbeck. During the degree process I also qualified as a Sports Massage Therapist.
I have been brought up in the Purbeck area for most of my life. In the 15 years prior to qualification I managed my family's estate in Purbeck and still continue to keep a small advisory role in the business. Prior to this, I worked for myself running a Marine Chandlery and a Powerboat and Water-ski School on the edge of Poole Harbour in Hamworthy.
Initial consultation will take approximately an hour and a thorough case history will be taken. During this process questions will be asked about your diet, exercise, daily routine, your job, previous and current health concerns – all of which give us clues to assist us in our diagnosis. I will then give you a postural examination which may involve you dressing down to your underwear - so please bring underwear that you are comfortable in, however towels will be provided. Most examination and treatment is done by the use of touch or palpation. It may however be necessary to take your blood pressure, check your pulses and reflexes or in some cases refer you back to your GP for further tests.
Treatment will often involve some soft tissue massage, gentle and rhythmic articulation (movement) of troubled joints, and in some cases a technique will be applied which may give a small ‘pop’ or ‘click’ in the joint. This is perfectly normal. It is similar to cracking your knuckles! Treatment will also involve discussion surrounding what may have caused your complaint and we can discuss with you ways of trying to prevent the symptoms re-occurring.
Where are the sessions held?
Currently I can be found either working from home just outside Wareham or on Wednesdays within the Wareham Chiropractic and Therapy Centre in Sandford Road
From the 1st January 2012 you can find me working from my Swanage Practice within the Personal Dental Care premises just off Kings Road East on Tuesdasys or Friday of each week. I am also working from the Springfield Hotel and Country Club on Thursdays of each week and as an introductory offer clients get use of the facilities for the day for only £10.
Please call 01929 766008 to make an appointment at any premises. I look forward to hearing from you.