Great Dunmow Osteopathy Clinic
Angus Hellier BSc (Hons) Ost
The clinic will be open from Monday 18 May, afternoons - please call 01371 875217 to book an appointment, online booking is NOT currently available
Introduction by Angus Hellier, Principal Osteopath
As Great Dunmow Osteopathy Clinic, the practice has been established in Dunmow for over 25 years.
I took over as Principal Osteopath in 2001 after my predecessor Alison Maloy emigrated to Canada.
We are a friendly, professional family osteopathy clinic, here to help you manage and ease those biomechanical aches and pains, to inform and empower you to improve your understanding and thus self management of your problems, allowing you to get on with whatever it is you want to do!
Osteopaths are trained to diagnose holistically, treating the whole person rather than just the patient's symptoms. An accurate, holistic diagnosis leads to better treatment and better results, with better long-term prognosis on account of a more accurate prescription of rehabilitation exercise and all-round health and well-being advice.
Angus Hellier BSc (Hons) Ost
Angus Hellier - Principal Osteopath
I qualified in 1999 with an Honours degree in Osteopathy from the European School of Osteopathy in Boxley, Kent and its international affiliations. I am fascinated by biomechanics and the dynamic function - and dysfunction - of human anatomy in all its forms and expressions. In terms of osteopathic principles, it is heartening to see these days the acceptance of models of pain theorised by osteopaths back in the 1950s, now thoroughly validated by neurophysiologists describing the clear pathways and offering a possible explanation of chronic pain with the central sensitisation model. As a practitioner, I believe we need to "mind our bodies"; my mission is to help resolve problems with movement and pain. I treat patients of all ages, presenting with many and various symptoms and conditions; I have a particular interest in the ventilation and digestive difficulties of new-borns and infants.
I am a Rugby Football Union qualified coach (Level 2) and have coached rugby at all levels. I love nature and the outdoors. I am a former Royal Marine which I believe gives me a privileged insight into the dedication and determination of the very professional and the very good. The Marines taught me to be self-reliant and look after my health and fitness in any climate/circumstance, to maintain a state of readiness, to be fit for purpose and to get on with the task in hand. This appreciation of self-administration, taking responsibilty for your actions and understanding the consequences of those actions for your own health, is a powerful lesson, and useful when advising others how to solve physical health problems.
I look forward to meeting you and discussing how I can help you with your biomechanical and health and well-being issues.
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