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Notice to patients Re: Covid-19 Virus

 

Updated 24/03/2020

 

Given the situation surrounding the Covid-19 viral pandemic, the practice is now essentially closed until further notice. 

 

However, I still feel I have a responsibility to your health and wellbeing. Many patients come to me in great pain, perhaps following an injury or trauma. Many come to seek a diagnosis or reassurance when they have unusual symptoms. Many come to see me before consulting their G.P. or because they could not get an appointment. Cutting communication entirely would be detrimental to some patients and potentially place the NHS under even more strain. 

 

I wish to remain in contact with my patients as much as possible and will, therefore, offer the following; If you are in pain, or are concerned about any unusual symptoms, then please call me and I will be here to listen, to reassure and to refer you on to any other healthcare service that may be appropriate given your circumstances. If you are in desperate need of treatment because of acute pain, I will consider seeing you on a case-by-case basis as long as you are not in a high-risk category and have been distancing/isolating yourself, as I will be doing. 

 

The online booking system has been disabled and the telephone reception service has been diverted to my personal phone. You can therefore call the practice number to reach me directly (01539 730102).

 

I thank you all for your support over the last 18 months since I took over the reigns at Still Point. It is with a very heavy heart that I will have to take a break from practice. I wish all of you the very best in these uncertain times and hope that we can all get through it swiftly, and safely. 

 

James

 

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Welcome to Still Point 

by James Conway M.Ost. - Osteopath

 


Still Point is a small, but busy, osteopathic practice based in the market town of Kendal. The practice was chosen for its location; set in the heart of the town yet retaining a sense of peacefulness and calm. Situated on a narrow cobbled lane just opposite ‘Quiggins’ mint cake factory, there are views over the rooftops towards Kendal castle and the nearby fells.

 

The practice was established in 2001 by my father, Clifford Conway, and like him I trained for four years at the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) in Kent. I qualified in 2018 and returned to settle in my hometown with my wife, Jo. It was a great privilege to take over the running of my father’s practice, and the care of his wonderful patients, while he eases into a well-deserved retirement.

 

Still Point can be described as being a true family practice. I have experience in treating patients of all ages and with a wide spectrum of complaints, applying osteopathic principles with a holistic approach. As no two patients are alike, treatment is always tailored to the individual’s needs, preferences and sensibilities and I use a variety of different treatment approaches. A common perception of osteopathy is that we often “crack backs”, but whilst spinal/joint manipulation may be incorporated where appropriate, the majority of treatment is very gentle, utilizing cranial/functional methods, articulation and soft tissue techniques. 

 

I am very enthusiastic about one particular osteopathic methodology known as S.A.T. (Specific Adjusting Technique), the details of which can be found in the dedicated section above. Also, having suffered a prolapsed (“slipped”) intervertebral disc myself whilst training, I took a special interest in the treatment of such injuries and this became the subject of my Masters research dissertation. Furthermore, I thoroughly enjoy working with expectant mothers and babies. As the body changes throughout pregnancy, there is an increased physical demand placed upon it, especially around the spine and pelvis. Osteopathy can help to alleviate strains by better allowing the body to adapt to these changes. Osteopathic treatment may also be beneficial to babies and children at all stages of development.

 

Why is the practice named ‘Still Point’? This is a concept integral to cranial osteopathy, in which my father and I both trained. In osteopathy, the still point represents a moment of balance, stillness and calm. For my father, this is what he wanted his practice to represent and thus ‘Still Point’ was born in 2001. If you’d like to know more about the still point phenomena, please see the ‘Foundations of Cranial Osteopathy’ section.

 

Please explore this website for information regarding the history of osteopathy, what problems it might help you with, and what to expect from consultation and treatment at Still Point. 

 

If you think I might be able to help you, then I would be glad to welcome you to Still Point.

 

For appointments please see dedicated section above or...

Register as a patient and book online using this link:

 

ONLINE BOOKING TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE 

 

 Or alternatively call us on:

01539 730102