Maidstones Oldest Established Osteopathic Clinic

The treatment used in this Clinic is known as Body Adjustment. It's Safe, Gentle and Effective.

John Wernham Osteopathic Clinic

“Don’t ask whether the case is suitable for osteopathic treatment,
ask what osteopathy can do for the case!”

John Wernham

John Wernham opened his first Clinic in Maidstone in 1947, first in Mill Street, then in Museum Street. Two years later the Maidstone Osteopathic Clinic was founded, the first in the country outside London. In 1953 it became a registered charity and moved to the premises at no. 30 Tonbridge Road.

The style of treatment used in this Clinic is known as The Body Adjustment. It is a Holistic approach aiming at stimulating the body’s natural tendency towards health.

The Treatment is suitable for all ages, from the youngest to the eldest, and not forgetting help for the mother-to-be.

It is safe, gentle and effective, no force is used. It is drug free.

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What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a method of physical treatment first developed by A.T. Still, an American physician in the 19th century. It is an established and recognized system of diagnosis and treatment and offers primary medical healthcare to its patients.

The main principles of osteopathy lay in the natural self-sufficiency of the human body and the interrelationships between structure and function. Osteopathy offers a holistic assessment of the patient with emphasis on the structural integrity of the body offering a unique way to understand the patient’s complaints from a mechanical, functional and postural perspective.

Age is no barrier to osteopathy since each patient is examined and assessed individually and treatment therefore is according to the presenting complaints and needs of the patient.

“Understand the root cause of the problem rather than just address the peripheral symptoms.”

Treatment is designed to correct each individual’s mechanical problems with the use of gentle manual techniques on joints, muscles and ligaments. Often this technique includes the use of manipulative adjustments to release joint restriction in order to inhibit aberrant neurological reflex pathways and stimulate the natural healing processes of the body.

In Osteopathy we consider the patients health as a contributing factor of any presenting symptoms of the musculoskeletal system. The aim of osteopathic treatment is to understand the root cause of the problem rather than just address the peripheral symptoms.

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