Gary Lutz DO MSc practices at the Medway Osteopathic Clinic (accept no substitutions) 36 City Way Rochester Kent ME1 2AB.
He has been in practice as a manipulative therapist since 1983 and as a registered, qualified osteopath and osteomyologist since 1988.
Gary does not practice acupuncture nor does he arrange for MRI scans or Xrays, they are a matter for your GP and hospital- if he thinks you need them he will suggest you go to your GP. This does happen occasionally; over the last thirty years less than thirty times.
An Xray can show us things like broken or eroded bones, abscesses, tumours or complete dislocations. All these conditions are screened for in case history taking and testing as a matter of course.
The suspicions of an osteopath who specialises in musculoskeletal problems would normally be aroused long before a general practitioner, whose first port of call would be anti inflammatories like brufen and mild pain killers like paracetamol. Their next step would probably entail treatments for anxiety like valium before scanning of any sort would be undertaken.
"Osteopathy has been described as that done by Osteopaths. Osteopaths have been described as those who practice Osteopathy."
We treat bodies not problems
Osteopathy is a model of healthcare that looks to improve the state of the body rather than trying to cure a particular disease or illness.
Most people come to us with pain and for treatment for their pain.
We may end up treating your neck for you low back pain because the body is a living unit, where all the parts depend on the healthy working of all the other parts.
The same applies if you come in with a chest infection, there's a chance we will twirl your legs around to drop the resistance to the blood leaving the left side of your heart so that blood in the lungs can drain easier to the heart.