David Bennett BAppSc (ClinSc), BOstSc Registered Osteopath
"It is my wish that one day, an understanding of pregnancy, childbirth and early life will form the basis of preventative healthcare."
There are many ways to achieve therapeutic physical change within the human body. Drugs, surgery, manual therapy, psychology or the body’s inner self-healing mechanism. The most appropriate method of treatment will be recommended to you.
The Art of Osteopathy
~Biodynamic Cranial Osteopathy.
The Science of Osteopathy is demonstrated through a self-healing response and clinical results.
"When I am treating during pregnancy and babies, a different world of perception opens. I am immersed in a different landscape, where gentleness and complete surrender harness nature's forces within. The treatment itself becomes a series of lighted steps; with each feeling that it has been taken before - a sense of being guided within. Finally one finds the Health; and an ocean of gratitude spilling over, for the wonder and privilege of witnessing something so inconceivable and incomprehensibly beautiful. All previous concepts of an individual (egoic) self fall away; as we become the light at the centre of a vast ocean". ~ This is 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.
* Principles of Biodynamic Osteopathy, as taught by Dr James Jealous DO (USA) Osteopathic Physician and Obstetrician
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