Meet Cayman’s Osteopath!
Bradley graduated in 2007 with The College of Osteopaths in London. He offers many holistic therapies. Following your personalized health assessment where the root cause of your problem is identified, a treatment plan is created. You may receive: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), Acupuncture, Electro acupuncture, Dry Needling, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (Graston Technique), Manual Therapy, Rock Taping and or an exercise prescription.
In this fast and evolving world, we have lifestyle pressures to contend with. These pressures can take their toll by upsetting the body’s natural equilibrium which in turn, can lead to illness. Bradley offers safe alternative treatments and therapies to help restore the body’s natural balance and lead to wellness.
He has relocated from Scotland, where he has been working as an Osteopath for the last 10 years. With 14 years of experience in this profession, Bradley continually expands his knowledge in the field by keeping up to date with new training and techniques to offer to clients.
Bradley is an avid CrossFit participant. He has experience in exercise prescriptions and personal training which compliments his osteopathy treatments. Osteopaths provide safe, effective treatment and care that aims to promote the health of patients.
Bradley is extremely passionate about health and outdoor living and is excited to surround himself in a healthier environment and community way of life. He is dedicated to integrating into Cayman life and offer his skills and expertise to our community.
What Is Osteopathy?
The foundation of Osteopathy is that the body possesses self regulatory mechanisms and has the inherent capacity to defend repair and remodel itself. The structure and function are reciprocally interrelated. Osteopaths provide safe, effective treatment and care that aims to promote the health of patients. Using manual therapy, manual manipulation, health advice and exercise, tailored to the needs of the individual. People of all ages see osteopaths, from babies to the elderly.
As highly trained healthcare professionals, we are experts in the musculoskeletal (MSK) system – that is the muscles, joints and associated tissues and their relationship with other systems of the body.
What do Osteopaths do?
Osteopaths will use a wide variety of gentle hands-on techniques that focus on releasing tension, improving mobility, and optimising function, together with providing useful health advice and exercise if required.
They will also work with, or refer you to, other healthcare professionals as needed to ensure you receive optimum care. They take the time to understand each patient – your unique combination of symptoms, medical history and lifestyle. This helps to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your issue, (not just addressing the site of discomfort), and formulate a treatment plan with you that will achieve the best outcome.
- Osteopathic and Manipulative treatment (OMT)
- Dry needling
- Electro Acupuncture
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilizations (Graston Therapy)
Customized exercise prescriptions
Health advice for lifestyle management and pain reduction
Joint manipulation involves a specifically directed manual thrust, which is often accompanied by an audible pop, or crack. Joint manipulation aims to restore full range of pain free movement.
Joint manipulation can relieve back pain by taking pressure off sensitive nerves, or tissue, improving blood flow, reducing muscle tension. I use joint manipulation for neck, upper and lower back pain, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle pain.
Cupping is used to treat pain. Cups are placed on the back, legs or other parts of the body. Inside the cup, a vacuum or suction force pulls the skin upwards.
Suction from cupping draws fluid into the treated area. This suction force expands tiny blood vessels (capillaries) under the skin. It sends more blood to the area to stimulate the natural healing process.
Bradley uses cupping for back pain, neck pain, knee pain and shoulder pain.
Dry needling is a modern treatment designed to ease muscular pain. During dry needling fine needles are inserted into the skin. The needles are short stainless steel that don’t inject fluid into the body, that’s why the term ‘dry is used.
Bradley uses dry needling for back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, and knee pain.
Acupuncture is a form medical treatment that’s been used for hundreds of years. The fundamental belief of acupuncture is that illness is the result of blocked or interrupted chi. Chi provides your body with healing energy. Acupuncture helps remove these blockages and return your energy flow to a state of balance.
Bradley uses acupuncture for muscle and joint pain.
Electro Acupuncture is a modified form that uses two needles. A mild electric current passes between these needles during treatment. I especially use this for lower back pain, shoulder pain and elbow pain and knee pain.
One day I hurt my lower back suddenly and it became extremely worrying that I had damaged something. For days it was painful to sit, stand or even lie down! I was finally recommended to see an Osteopath and that is how I booked Bradley’s services at Will of Wellness.
I had no idea what to expect of an osteopath but it turned out to be the best treatment for my back! I was so ecstatic to get relief from the pain but what I appreciate even more, is the time Bradley took to put my mind at ease about my lower back and to share some advice that has been a game changer for me. I now have a better appreciation for my overall health and wellbeing even though the problem was my lower back.