Richard has a background in movement, Ashtanga yoga and contact improvisation dance, which informs his clinical practice of Osteopathy. The importance of balance, flexibility and motion in everyday life, influence Richard’s osteopathic treatments.
Richard has a background in movement, which began in 1993 with Ashtanga yoga and was further established through contact improvisation dance. These body centred disciplines inform Richard’s understanding of the body, it’s balance, flexibility and movement, which serves to strengthen his clinical practice of Osteopathy. The importance of balance, flexibility and motion in everyday life, influence Richard’s osteopathic treatments.
By taking a comprehensive health history and physical assessment, Richard will assess and understand the origin and nature of any discomfort and collaborate with you to create an individual management plan to support your health needs and goals. Your tailored treatment with focus on improving your flexibility, whilst decreasing any discomfort and improving your overall health.
Richard uses a variety of traditional Osteopathic techniques including, structural mobilisation, craniosacral therapy and fascial release, combined with other modalities including dry needling, shiatsu, mindfulness and therapeutic yoga. All treatments are further supported with healthcare and lifestyle education as well as gentle targeted exercises and stretches to support improving and maintaining your health and wellbeing.
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At The Health Lodge, our Integrative Doctors (GPs) in Byron Bay are committed to giving you a level of health care that combines a medical and holistic approach. They practice functional medicine, a discipline focused on treating the underlying causes of disease, rather than on the symptoms alone. With a strong knowledge of how to successfully combine complementary and allied healthcare, our professional team is at the forefront of functional healthcare.
This collaborative and integrative approach ensures that you receive multiple treatment modalities and the collective knowledge of a dedicated team of professionals.