What is ME / CFS?

It is a condition characterised by:

  • Abnormal muscle fatigue
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Headaches
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Depression
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • irritable bowel
  • Irritable bladder
  • Sore throat
  • Increased sensitivity to light/sound

How to book. 

The first CFS/ME appointment is 1 1/2 hours long during which I will take a full case history, examine you and explain the course of the treatment and the research that backs up this treatment approach.  

The examination involves a full postural assessment, so I will be looking at how you move and use your joints and muscles, and it also involves a palpatory examination of the lymphatic vessels of your neck and breast. You may want to consider bringing a chaperone with you and you will be required to sign a consent form.  There will be no treatment during the first appointment as the assessment itself will give you an understanding as to whether you will be happy to proceed with treatment and you will need some time to decide this.

If you would like to book in for this initial consultation, please either call me, email me, or use the booking button above

Our principal Osteopath, Victoria, is an Affiliate of the  Perrin Clinic and is licensed to carry out the Perrin Technique for the treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).

What causes ME / CFS?

Primarily a combination of disregulation of the sympathetic nervous system following a period of stress and a poor lymphatic drainage system. The stress trigger can be physical (through postural problems or injury), emotional (work, family), environmental (exposure to toxins), or an overworking  immune system fighting an allergy or an infection.

It leads to this debilitating and life changing illness which Dr Perrin has spent his life's work investigating since the mid 90's, becoming the Institute of Osteopathy's first Research and Practice award winner in 2015.

For details of his research, and the current NHS research study into his technique, do take a look at his very comprehensive website:

Osteopathy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, CFS / ME

What is the Perrin Technique?

It's is a gentle osteopathic treatment for CFS / ME focused on clearing poor lymphatic drainage, promoting regulation of the sympathetic system and stimulating fluid flow around the brain and spinal cord.