We are a husband and wife team that has over 25 years of combined experience as an Osteopath, massage therapist and biontologist. We have travelled the world and now work from our private home in Sussex to bring a calm, family based practice.
I consulted Mr Lower, wanting mainly to have a second opinion. I had been attending another osteopath for 16 months and could not see any real improvement, hence the need for a second opinion. In a space of two visits, I was already experiencing some very noticeable changes for the better. After 6 visits, the improvement was between 70% and 80%, quite considerable in fact. So, in the short time that Mr Lower has treated me, I can only express my satisfaction at his professional capacities and at the overall result. Thank you.
I have seen David Lower for 4 sessions and would recommend him to anyone who would take my advice. I was in an car accident and was rear ended. I could barely move my head from side to side, my shoulders were stiff and sore, I was awoken each morning by a sore lower back and my right arm pained with pins and needles. David certainly gets quick results without causing discomfort. His sessions are relaxing and I feel like a different person after each one. I have no more pins and needles and much more mobility in my neck and shoulders. My lower back pain is almost gone and doesn't wake me every morning. I have actually slept in for the first time in weeks. I look forward to my next session. David is a kind gentle man who is easy to talk to and very professional . You can tell he loves his job which is a bonus to those he treats.
I have been fortunate to have David come to my place of work. I have therefore received treatment regularly from him for nearly two years now. I had inflammation in my arm when I started with David. With treatment and exercises that got better. I also had problems with my neck and back for many years, but this is also much better. I am now almost free of any ailments. David is compassionate and takes the time to listen. He is sometimes as much a psychologist as he is an osteopath.
David is very good at treating neck pain and headaches. Speaking both for myself and my roommate who has been treated by him. My worst ailments disappeared after 1-2 treatments. He is also a very sympathetic therapist who follows up his patients. Highly recommended 🙂
I was very pleased with the work that David did. I had been dealing with a few different issues over 3 1/2 yrs. I had seen numerous different professions and nobody could help. David managed to make my pain go away and it was quite an accomplishment. I found him to be very professional and pleasant to deal with. I would recommend him highly.
A couple of months ago I sudden got an excruciating pain between my shoulder blades on the left side of the spine. The pain also radiated down my left arm. Over a 14 day period I had a cortisone injection and three chiropractic treatments. Nothing helped - quite the contrary. The pain was so severe I lay sleepless for several nights. I went to the osteopath David Lower. He gave me a gentle treatment that felt comfortable and right. Already after a few hours the pain was less, and within two days completely gone. I was very surprised and impressed. Today, about 6 weeks later, it is still well and I have not experienced any more pain. No doubt in my mind about where I shall go if something similar happens again in the future. A warm thank you to David Lower!
I have received treatment from David Lower during the past six months to deal with an arthritic condition and the associated muscular problems, plus injury sustained in a car accident. He is thoughtful, kind, considerate and completely dedicated to his work. He takes the time to elicit a detailed history concerning not only the relevant details of health and life-style but also their aspirations and expectations of the treatment outcome. One feels that you always have his undivided attention and that he is totally focused on you, not only as a patient but also as a person. David encourages his patients to share in the exchange of opinions relating to all aspects of treatment and progress. He gives very good practical advice on aspects of self help relating to the present situation and level of progress. I would not hesitate to recommending him to anyone. Thank you David.
I had a hip replacement after breaking it in a fall, which has been recovering well. But I have recently developed a pain in the opposite knee and leg, which just got worse. David showed considerable interest in my problem and explained a course of treatment which has got me back to walking quite a distance without a stick. This is very encouraging for me. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing an Osteopath.
After receiving several osteopathic treatments this summer for chronic lower back pain and constant discomfort that has plagued me for a number of years. David has helped diminish my symptoms which has enabled me to resume everyday activities without the nagging discomfort... a huge relief! Thanks again David.
I have been struggling with conventional physicians for a couple of years now trying to get some kind of treatment for both my ailments. Yesterday, I received extensive treatment on my right hand (having been diagnosed with carpal tunnel) and some treatment on my foot. Today for the first time in a long long time (years!!!) I woke up with out numbness or loss of sensation in my right hand. My hand has felt almost normal throughout the entire day. My foot is almost pain free too. It is fantastic.
David is my Osteopath and he told me food and exercise can play a big role in Rheumatoid Arthritis (especially cutting out sugar). I researched it found out that cutting out mostly sugar and wheat could be a good thing. During the summer my hands where really bad, so in I decided to try and do something with this sugar and wheat. I have since cut out all sugar, (it was hard to do), all wheat and now I have mostly proteins, vegetables and oils. I have one day a week that I treat myself with sugar and all the food I long for and it works. In the beginning it was very hard. I train with weights and cardio regularly. I have lost 5 kilos and I FEEL LIKE A NEW PERSON!!!!!! 🙂 My hands are like new, no medicine and no more pain. Thank you David for your inspiration.
I want to thank you for your help. After 10 years of not being able to lift my right leg, I can now lift my leg and bend It. I have been in constant pain in my back for as long as I can remember, but after just one treatment with you I no longer have any pain at all in my back. I know that if I had more time to come to you for treatment then I would have felt like a newborn. So David thank you from my heart for the miracle you gave me. I will never forget what you have done for me.
I have had pain in my lower back for about four years and have gone to a chiropractor on a regular basis until. Chiropractic has for me been a form of emergency aid that has helped at the time, but the pain has always returned. I was recommended David Lower and after 3-4 treatments, I was cured! This is the smartest thing I've done for my back!
I was treated by David for the first time a year ago. My issues are a combination of neck, shoulder and mid back pain from working in front of a computer for many years, and adding a car accident on top of that (2007). I also suffered stress related issues including digestive, headaches, dizziness and other fun things. This has been ongoing for over 8 years. With only a few treatments from David (maybe 4 or 5), I was finally pain free for the first time and it lasted well over half a year. My set back was self inflicted - I am very active. However this time 2 treatment sessions and I went from a pain level of 9/10 to a 1/10. Going to see David is like going to see a doctor who truly understands the human body and how it works. He makes sense and is excellent at sharing, with you, his findings and he is not shy to ask all the right questions he needs to understand what brought you there. I highly recommend him.
Over the last 18 months I have had constant pain, loss of strength and numbness in my arms and shoulders. My arms would go numb at night, affecting my sleep. I could no longer do a plank or push up. I spent a lot of money trying different treatment options such as deep tissue massage, cupping and chiropractic, which only helped for a short periods of time. My doctor sent me for an x-ray and diagnosed me with the degenerative arthritis and prescribed physiotherapy to help “manage” the pain. I happened to catch David on a morning talk show and decided to give his treatment a try. I am happy to report I am back exercising 5-6 times a week, with planks and pushups as part of my regular workouts. I no longer wake in the night with numbness or have weakness in my arms. I will continue to go to David every couple of months (my choice) for preventative measures. I highly recommend David.
3 years ago I had a serious fall and suffered a concussion. Since then I have had constant headaches. My doctors said there was little they could do except treat the symptoms with painkillers. I do not like to take drugs, so I put up with the 24 hour headaches as much as I was able to. I read about some patients that had gotten relief from Osteopathy. I was extremely fortunate in finding David Lower. Over the next several weeks, under the kind and sympathetic care of David my headaches were reduced to the point that I could forget about it for hours at a time while I was absorbed in other things. His gentle and friendly manner combined with his professional and knowledgeable treatments have done wonders for me. I would highly recommend him.
I have struggled with pain in my pelvis and with pain travelling down to my knee for many years. In addition, I have had pain under my feet after walking for long periods on hard floors. I have been going frequently to a Chiropractor who put my pelvic misalignment 'in place', it helped for a while. I have also been to an orthopedic surgeon and received special orthotics, it helped the pain under my feet a little. So I came to David, who said I was bent in my knees and therefore flat footed. He created some new orthotics for me that built up my arches.It is been absolutely amazing. I walk on hard floors all week WITHOUT hurting anymore! These orthotics have also been created to be very thin so they can fit in all my shoes. They are not big and bulky like my last pair. Thank you so much for your help!
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True patient stories
Lisa was a 13 year old girl that had a 2 year old dancing injury and was completely exhausted at school.
The cure to Lisa’s exhaustion will surprise you.
Lisa was a 13 year old girl that came to me with a 2 year old dancing injury. Her normal therapist was achieving around 70% success but the final piece was eluding her. I was treating her mother who mentioned it during one of our sessions. I agreed to give a second opinion.
After analysing Lisa’s ankle for almost 30 minutes I concluded the talus bone (the main supporting bone in the ankle) was stuck in an irregular position. After multiple attempts at releasing it I was only able to achieve a small measure of success. I relayed the information to the mother and advised an intensive stretching program for one particular muscle that I felt was maintaining the rigidity of the talus.
The next appointment arrived 2 weeks later and Lisa had dutifully completed the stretching program I had given her. I re-examined the ankle and much to my delight found enough freedom to adjust the talus bone back into place with a very satisfying pop.
I rechecked the entire lower extremity but did not find anything of particular note that needed to be addressed. I gave Lisa a revised stretching program and balancing program. The balancing program was introduced to strengthen Lisa’s proprioception. Proprioception is the ability for the body to know where it is in space. For example if you stood in a dark room and held out your arm you would be able to tell where your arm was without seeing it. This skill is vital in our ability to balance and adjust to sudden movement changes. If this system is damaged in traumas and/or injuries it can take a long time to recover and for some it never returns unless specifically trained to do so.
At the end of the appointment Lisa’s mother made a passing comment that Lisa was feeling extremely tired and fatigued in school. I asked some general questions and then some questions about her diet. Nothing untoward was the response. I then asked had Lisa been sick in the last few years. Yes was the muted response from both. Lisa had been on over five courses of antibiotics in the previous two years.
I looked at both of them in disbelief. I told them with absolute certainty that Lisa needed to take a high strength course in probiotics (the good bacteria). The antibiotics would have completely destroyed Lisa’s gut flora and therefore reduced Lisa’s ability to function in fighting colds/flus and absorbing vital nutrients. I also gave her some quick nutritional tips for maintaining energy at school.
One month later Lisa came in smiling. She had lost weight and looked very chirpy. Her ankle felt completely free and for the first time in two years was able to dance without that feeling of limitation. But her main joy came in the success of the probiotics. She was not feeling tired and more importantly was able to concentrate and focus at school again.
I leave this story with a friendly tip. If you ever need to take antibiotics then it is vital to take a course of probiotics once the antibiotics have been concluded. It is pivotal to your overall health to make sure your gut flora is maximised.
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Home visits and emergency visits are available at any time. Just call us.
True patient stories
Janet had a 10 year hip problem that meant she walked with a constant limp. She feared she would never get better.
Janet was cured with 1 treatment.
Janet is a lady in her late 40s. I met her when visiting some family on a holiday. Naturally as soon as I mention I am an Osteopath everyone starts to form a queue and then proceeds to tell me everything that is wrong with them. On this occasion it was no different.
However when Janet shared her story I felt very moved. Janet had been having pain and problems in her hip for over 10 years. It had gotten so bad that she walked with a permanent limp. She had seen many therapists over the years with no success. I decided I would give her a treatment.
So on the double bed belonging to the guests I was visiting and amongst an audience I began my examination. It was clear Janet could not raise her leg very far. I concluded fairly quickly working directly on the hip and the muscles associated with it would be a waste of time. This problem had been present for too long. I checked the organs in her abdomen and pelvis. I found her uterus and bladder where both extremely stuck towards the same side as the hip problem.
So I treated the bladder, uterus and the kidney on that side. This took a long time and I had to go through layer upon layer of stiffness and tightness. Once that finally cleared up I was able to treat her major hip flexor (psoas muscle). Although extremely painful for Janet I was able to gradually encourage the muscle to relax. I deduced that was enough for the day and we continued our evening. Read more about Organ Osteopathy here.
The key point with bladder and uterus restrictions is when they become restricted or fixated they do so into other tissues. So for example the bladder can become fixated directly into the hip ligaments. This is also true for the muscles. The kidney sits directly on top of the psoas muscle (mentioned above). So a kidney restriction/issue will definitely impede the movement of that muscle. In the case of Janet she had 3 major organs affecting a lot of musculoskeletal tissue. No amount of stretching, pulling and massaging of the joint will help. Hence why she had never improved with treatment in the past.
In the morning I popped over for breakfast and there was a very excited commotion occurring inside. Janet was running up and down the house singing she was healed, she was healed. When she saw me she said, “look, look I can lift my leg and I have no pain anymore”. Even I was shocked that she had made such a quick recovery. I was expecting quite a few treatments to help solve the problem completely. Everyone was delighted.
I actually bumped into Janet recently (2 years after I treated her) and she was still pain free and could move her hip fully. 10 years of pain gone in 1 treatment.