With its 4 year full-time training, the effects of osteopathic treatment can go far beyond simply correcting or easing a back, neck or joint. The proper functioning – and ultimate health – of the body and its organs is intimately connected with its structure. This is easy to see in the case of the lungs and the back: freeing the muscles and the bone structure to correct the posture can allow lungs to expand, with the consequent delivery of more oxygen to the blood, to the internal organs and to the brain. The result: more energy, greater mental clarity, healthier and better functioning internal systems.
Today people tend to visit an osteopath when they’re in pain or experiencing restricted movement. Regular visits – much like regular car servicing – could do much for keeping our bodies functioning well throughout our life. The analogy with the car holds only so far: we cannot replace our bodies with a newer model (at least not yet) when the old one wears out!
Cranial Osteopathy is a branch of osteopathy which works on the bones of the skull. Extremely gentle and comforting, it is used with great success for infants to correct birth trauma – with reported dramatic relief of infantile colic and sleep problems following treatment.
Osteopath at the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living
Trevor Cox BSc (Hons) Ost Med DO
With a background in semi-professional and County football and rugby, Trevor trained in osteopathy at the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy (BCNO) from 1991 to 1995, graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Osteopathic Medicine and with Diplomas in both Osteopathy and Naturopathy. As a post-graduate he is committed to continuous professional development and has consistently broadened and upgraded his skills and knowledge. This has included programmes in: Cranial Osteopathy; Infantile Colic; Jeff Booker’s Fitness Golfer – a complete biomechanical approach to golf performance, fitness and injuries; the treatment of horses and small animals with Osteopathy.
Trevor has been part of the clinical team at the Centre since 1995, working with patients of all ages – from babies and children to adults and the elderly. He has his own practice and works also from the Watford Osteopathic Practice and Oasis Therapy in St. Albans. Trevor is registered with BUPA.