SBO Methodology

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Stuart Best Osteopathy’s methodology, is formed from the summation of 25 years of professional experience in the health & fitness industry. Studying, observing and questioning what I’ve seen and been taught.

I’ve been combining soft tissue mobilisation, via the use of foam rollers and therapy massage balls, with stretching and strengthening since 2004. After studying with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

I studied Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST), with the Stretch to Win Institute in 2012. Looking for the next piece of the jigsaw, information and skills that would build upon what I already knew.

There have been many other qualifications, courses and workshops over a 25-year journey, always keen to learn, and looking for answers. The final destination, for now at least, has been the completion of studying to become an osteopath.

The study of osteopathy has meant taking its principles and integrating them into my past knowledge and experiences.

The principles of osteopathy are….

The body is considered as a whole – Each part affects each and every other part, and the whole is greater than simply the sum of its parts.

Structure governs function – If the structure of the body is compromised (for example, through injury or repetitive strain), then it is very likely to have an adverse effect on its function (for example, pain).

The body heals itself – Everyone has the ability to heal themselves, which can be stimulated and supported by removing restrictive barriers. Once the barriers are removed, the body is usually able to resolve all but the most serious conditions.

The ‘Rule of the Artery’ is supreme – For healing to occur there needs to be a good blood supply to troubled area with the necessary immune cells and nutrients.

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