A wholistic treatment approach, which seeks to restore your body’s own natural self-healing potential.
"It is the objective of the doctor to find health, anyone can find disease." ~ Dr Andrew Still (Founder of Osteopathy 1876)
Where possible please bring yourself, your baby and a helper (grandma, husband or friend) along to your appointment. It is not uncommon during the course of a treatment that mum needs some help also.
* Principles of Biodynamic Osteopathy, as taught by Dr James Jealous DO (USA) Osteopathic Physician and Obstetrician
David Bennett BAppSc (ClinSc), BOstSc Registered Osteopath
David Bennett has 22 years clinical experience as an Australian qualified and registered Osteopath. He arrived in Perth at the age of 3, and has called the West Coast home ever since.
David has studied 2 years of Architecture and an Economics degree here in Perth. After being treated and inspired by a Cranial Osteopath, he completed the 5 years of Osteopathy in Melbourne, post graduate training in New Zealand, and has pursued ongoing international training in the US.
David has a natural affinity for both bio-mechanics and spirituality, and combines both ends of this spectrum during his treatments. Osteopathy has a vast array of treatment approaches, and is a profession that very easily accommodates every type of practitioner and patient.
Outside of Osteopathy, David has a natural affinity for animals and an interest in family, nature walks, gardening, fishing and therapeutic product design.
"It is my wish that one day, an understanding of pregnancy, childbirth and early life will form the basis of preventative healthcare."
I will always assume that gentle is best. Where possible, treatment will be a soft touch method with no manipulation or physical force being required. Such treatment is guided by a patient's own self-healing potential within, and assists in restorIng inner awareness and an integrated self-healing capacity.
When appropriate for adults, I will use a decompression method of treatment; plus a variety of others (including spinal manipulation, muscle energy technique, impulse release and myofascial release). A decompression method of treatment increases the long-axis vertical height within the body, so allowing for an untwisting and unraveling within.
The Art of Osteopathy
~Biodynamic Cranial Osteopathy.
The Science of Osteopathy is demonstrated through a self-healing response and clinical results. The Art of Osteopathy is a mystery.
"When treating during pregnancy and with babies, a different world of perception opens. One becomes immersed in a different landscape, where gentleness and surrender harness nature's co-operation.
One waits to be guided into a treatment, by something much bigger than either you (the patient) or me (the practitioner). The treatment begins and gradually deepens - becoming much like a synchronised dance with no conscious thinking required. A deeper knowing is what guides this process.
A stillness begins to emerge, and with it a sense of returning home. Finally the Health reveals itself; and an ocean of gratitude spills over, for the wonder and privilege of witnessing something so inconceivable and incomprehensibly beautiful.
This original health within is so close to the surface for babies - it is also the health we seek within all adults - that spark which ignites a self-healing response within"
~ The Art of Osteopathy
Health is an unknowable mystery, that generates a centralised self-healing potential within. Osteopath's naturally trust what happens under their hands, and how the physical body responds to treatment; not what the analytical mind says should or should not happen.
I have a deep interest in pregnancy and childbirth, because my own entry into life was not a gentle one. I am keenly aware of the unseen effects of birth trauma, and am absolutely passionate about babies getting the best possible start in life. Therapeutic change as a consequence of treatment, arise directly from a baby's inner self healing capacity - the Osteopath simply helps them find their way home. The Mum and Baby clinic is the essential reason for my being an Osteopath.
My Osteopathic treatments are intended to complement those essential and guiding recommendations of your GP, Midwife/nurse, Obstetrician or Paediatrician.
Osteopathic Medicine finds the Health already present within.
In 1876 Kirksville Missouri USA, the name "Osteopathy" was chosen to describe a new medical profession which was to have a special aptitude for "bone-feeling" - or using the hands to understand the relationship between all bones of the body, and everything else that is attached to (and influenced by) them.
The Greek root word "Osteo" refers to "bone", and "path" refers to either "feeling" (as in em-pathy) or "disease" (as is Allo-pathy, the name given to modern medicine) . Osteopathy has little to do with naming bone diseases, and everything to do with feeling for Nature's inner expression of Health.
Osteopathic Medicine involves feeling for restrictions within the deeper tissues and organs of a body - and gently manipulating these structures towards normal function. By returning them to a state of integrated structure and function, an Osteopath reveals the body's natural self-healing and self-regulating capacity. The final health outcome is a restoration of normal osseous (bone), articulatory (joint), ligamentous, muscular, fascial (connective tissue), visceral (organ), neurological, arterial, venous, lymphatic, immunological and cerebrospinal functions - the basic essentials of life.
Osteopathy is a receptive and holistic manual medical system, which considers that each individual has the structural and functional characteristics of body, soul and spirit. Each of these elements are inter-related and inseparable from one another, and so fall within the scope of Osteopathic practice.
Wholistic Health Mum and Baby Clinic Wembley, Margaret River & Dunsborough WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Preparation for, and during pregnancy. Optimal function after birth. Functional development for babies. Preventative Healthcare for all ages. Acute and chronic trauma. For general well-being.
David Bennett has been a registered and practicing Osteopath for the past 21 years. He has a special interest in an approach of treatment that cooperates with the body's own self-healing mechanism. He has undertaken extensive international post-graduate training, and brings this wealth of experience back to Perth, Western Australia.
Member of Osteopathy Australia Registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA)
~ 3 minute water meditation ~ Dunsborough clinic fish pond
HEALING TREE OSTEOPATHY Mum and Baby Clinic M: 0433088919