Ned Wombwell has been practicising and teaching classical osteopathy for 8 years. Wombwell Osteopathy is based in Melton, Woodbridge but Ned also practices out of East Bergholt, near Colchester. He also practices at the Maple Clinic in Kent and The LCCO in London.
In both France and Germany, Osteopathy is a governmentally recognized profession and many patients are referred from general practitioners and hospitals to osteopaths.
“Osteopathy is not manipulation. The Osteopathic Lesion is physiological and not anatomical. The key to this is found in Adjustment, not correction: this is impossible in the living body. Clinically, the action is directed conjointly to all the body tissues, employing the limbs as long levers directed to the spine with mild articulation only. It is not possible to adjust the abnormal to the normal, which means that local treatment remains local without general or permanent effect. This can only be gained by a process of integration which begins at a point furthermost from the point of lesion, thus tracing the injury backward from the final to the original disturbance.
The loss of integrity and loss of balance in the body is due to an imbalance between the central and sympathetic nervous systems and the proper inter-relation between the laws of statics and dynamics in the body. These two mainsprings represent the basis of Classical Osteopathy.”