What is Manipulative Therapy?

Manipulative Therapy is a skilled and gentle therapy, involving techniques of soft tissue massage and joint manipulation.

Manipulative Therapy can be effective in treating:

–        Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis, as an adjunct to core osteoarthritis treatments and exercise

–        General aches and pains including those of joints, muscle spasms and cramp

–        General, acute and chronic backache, back pain from general stresses & strains

–        Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain

–        Headache arising from the neck (i.e. cervicogenic)

–        Frozen shoulder, shoulder or elbow pain, or tennis elbow arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences

–        Relaxation

Our Practitioner

David Allen 2013






David Allen DO, BSc – now retired as of 1st April 2017

David  trained as an Osteopath at the British School of Osteopathy from 1981 to 1985.  Subsequently, he spent two years working in Sydney Australia before setting up The Broadstone Centre of Complementary Medicine (BCCM)  in 1993.

The BCCM evolved and expanded to become The Broadstone Clinic in 2009. After many years of experience as a well-respected Osteopath, David likes to keep up his professional skills with manipulative therapy, or soft tissue massage, at which he is an acknowledged expert. David also has 30 years experience of teaching Yoga, and is very keen on giving remedial exercises to help with recovery.

David gives a demonstration of  3 Gentle Yoga Exercises (You Tube link)