Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy For Back Pain

John Gibbons is a registered Osteopath, Lecturer and Author and is demonstrating how to assess (and then subsequently manipulate) the spinal motion of the sacroiliac joint using Dr Lovett (1903) and the laws or principles of Fryette (1918), John also manipulates with a HVT / Grade 5 technique to the SIJ. These are used to correct position of the pelvis, SI joint (sacrum and ilium) and reduce pain to lumbar spine, pelvis, gluteal (piriformis area), hip, leg, ankle and even to foot via the sciatic nerve Some of these techniques can be taught but only to skilled therapists and manipulations plus more is taught on the Spinal and Pelvis course at the University of Oxford.

John is also the Author of the highly successful book and Amazon No 1 best seller called ‘Muscle Energy Techniques, a practical guide for physical therapists’. John has also written 4 more books, one is called ‘A Practical Guide to Kinesiology Taping’ and comes with a complimentary DVD. The other books are called; ‘Vital Glutes, connecting the gait cycle to pain and dysfunction’ and ‘Functional Anatomy of the Pelvis and SI joint’ and ‘The Vital Shoulder Complex’, an illustrated guide to assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

John is currently writing his 6th book on the Vital Nerves and will be published end of 2019.

All the books are available to buy now through his website or from Amazon

John now offers Advanced Training in all aspects of Sports Medicine to already qualified therapists in manual therapy to ‘Diploma’ Level. You need to have attended all of his ten individual Therapy Courses before the diploma is awarded. His venue is based at the idylic venue of Oxford University, home of the first four-minute mile by Roger Bannister.