Bingham Osteopath Clinic

Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Tristan Hill and I'm the osteopath practicing at the Bingham Osteopathic Clinic. Osteopathy is a medical profession that many have heard of, but a relative few have had first hand experience with. Before I talk about osteopathy in the present, let me fill you in on its past.

Osteopathy was founded in America in 1874 by Dr Andrew Taylor Still, a frontier doctor. Medicine was very much in its infancy, drugs were ineffective and if you were lucky enough to survive surgery without anaesthetic then you often died of an infection.

As time went on Dr Still followed a different path from many of his peers avoiding alcohol and administering crude drugs. This drove him to seek new methods of treatment. The outcome of his research was application of physical treatment as a specialized form of treatment for which he coined the term 'Osteopathy'.