Our Core Philosophy at The Tides Osteopathic Clinic
To us, you are more than just a list of symptoms. At The Tides, we are here to listen and we will work in partnership with you throughout all aspects of your care. We will endevour to explain our findings, and discuss treatment options, in language that makes sense so that we can agree on the most appropriate and effective treatment approach for you.
At The Tides Osteopathic Clinic we understand the impact that illness and injury can have on your lives regardless of the nature of the activities that you participate in on a daily basis. As such, we aim to return you to optimum health as quickly as possible in order for you to be able to enjoy life to the full.
If you are suffering musculoskeletal pain of any kind, regardless of age or lifestyle factors, then you need to understand osteopathy. Stated simply, osteopathy is a medical treatment discipline focused on improving the structural balance of the body as a whole, particularly the spine, muscles and joints. The starting point is a holistic appreciation of how the body works and recognition that the body has strong powers to heal itself. The objective of treatment is to minimise pain, reduce stress and maximise mobility thereby enhancing the body's ability to self-heal.
Who we are
To us you are more than just a list of symptoms
The Principle Osteopath at the Tides is Stephen Hartshorn. Stephen graduated from the College of Osteopaths in 2007 and is a former President of the Institute of Osteopathy (iO), the professional body representing osteopathy within the UK.
Stephen sits on the board of the Osteopathic International Alliance, an umbrella organisation representing osteopathiy on an international platform, and works for the Quality Assurance Agency as an assessor of osteopathic degree courses.
Stephen has worked as a Senior Tutor in Osteopathy at Swansea University and has been involved in the delivery of advanced couses in the management of complex shoulder injury and dynamic taping technique.
He has a vast range of experience in treating patients of all ages and has a proven track record in the treatment, and rehabilitation, of a broad spectrum of conditions that include postural strains, muscle and joint pain, athropathies through to the treatment, and management, of trauma injuries in professional dancers and elite athletes.