Josh Masson2021-08-12T10:20:08+00:00

JOSH MASSON (M.Ost) OSTEOPATH

Josh typically works with ambitious entrepreneurs between the age of 25-30 who are suffering with acute lower back pain. He helps to get them out of pain and step into a life that is healthier, happier and stronger.

While working widely on patients with general issues of all ages, Josh has gained significant experience treating acute lower back pain using a holistic approach and enjoys the challenges that this brings.

He advices his patients on diet, exercise, sleep and ergonomics as he believes the patient should engage in their own recovery and future wellbeing. He completed the British Institutes 1 year practical course which has given him a unique understanding of naturopathy, classical techniques as well as the long-term implications of poor posture. Josh also lectured Biomedicine at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, allowing him to keep up-to-date on anatomy and disease.

Josh continues to be passionate about optimising health and performance; developing programmes for his patients with the knowledge gained through continued professional development. Josh’s philosophy is to ‘practice what he preaches’ and prides himself in never advising anything that he has not tried and succeeded with himself.

Josh takes great pride in his enthusiasm for the profession and an ever-present hunger to widen his knowledge and skill set. He achieves this by keeping up to date on current research and is a member of a research group whose aim is to discuss current osteopathic and medical literature.

Outside of osteopathy Josh’s interests include maintaining his personal fitness by attending the gym, surfing and hiking. He enjoys reading and personal development in his free time.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE2019-06-28T10:07:17+00:00

It is based on the premise that a blockage or disturbance in the flow of the body’s life energy, or “qi,” can cause health issues. Acupuncturists use hair-thin needles to specific acupuncture points throughout the body to restore the flow of qi, balance the body’s energy, stimulate healing, and promote relaxation.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR2017-06-11T19:40:18+00:00

Wear something, which can make you feel comfortable. If possible, go for comfy shirts and loose pants that allow you to move freely. Bringing a pair of shorts will also let you have something to wear when you need to change.

DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING WITH ME2017-06-11T19:40:58+00:00

During an osteopathy session, make sure that you have with you details of the prescribed supplements or medications you’re currently taking. You also need to bring relevant scans, medical reports, X-rays, test results, supports, braces and orthotics that you are currently using.

WHAT CAN OSTEOPATHY TREAT?2017-06-11T19:41:51+00:00

People of any age can benefit from osteopathy, from new born babies and pregnant women to pensioners. Below is a list of conditions that according to the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) osteopaths are able to treat, this means research has been shown to provide benefit. If the condition you have is not present then please contact the practice to speak to an osteopath and they will be able to give you more information.

  • general aches and pains
  • joint pain
  • arthritic pain
  • acute and chronic back pain
  • uncomplicated mechanical neck pain
  • headache arising from the neck/migraine prevention
  • frozen shoulder/shoulder and elbow pain/tennis elbow
  • circulatory problems
  • cramp
  • digestive problems
  • sciatica
  • muscle spasms
  • neuralgia
  • fibromyalgia
  • inability to relax
  • rheumatic pain
  • minor sports injuries and tensions

Osteopaths are also trained to recognise what they are unable to treat and to suggest alternative practitioners or referral for further tests.

WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?2017-06-11T19:42:19+00:00

Osteopathy is a treatment of the musculo-skeletal system, which includes the muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, nerves, blood supply and other connective tissues. Its aim is to consider the whole body and how that relates to the pain or discomfort with which a patient may present.

To function at its best a body needs harmony and fluidity and an osteopath is trained to locate the areas that may limit this expression. This may be as a result of postural imbalances, poor work stations, illness, injuries, stress, wear and tear or limiting beliefs. An osteopath will try to locate the cause of the complaint and then treat to alleviate the pain or discomfort. This is done using a variety of techniques, massage, stretching, articulation, joint manipulation or a cranial sacral approach. All with the aim of relieving muscle tension and improving balance which will enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues and help your body’s own healing mechanisms. Advice on posture and exercise will be provided to help aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.

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