Craniosacral therapy

Craniosacral therapy

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle hands-on method of evaluating and re-balancing the craniosacral system.

This system relates to the central nervous system, comprising the membranes of the brain and spinal cord, with their attachments to the bones of the skull and spine.

Restrictions of these bones and membranes can affect the functioning and vitality of the craniosacral system as a result of unresolved trauma or scar tissue adhesion. Sometimes these restrictions are located distantly at other regions within the body by virtue of their connective tissue attachments to the craniosacral system.

Releasing these restrictions helps to re-balance the craniosacral system which can influence the functioning of other systems of the body, affected by the central nervous system. The therapist uses gentle techniques to sense subtle changes in tensions within the tissues in response to fluctuations in the craniosacral rhythm. 

This rhythm is similar though distinct from the rhythm of your breathing and heart rate, sensed as changes in tissue tension driven by changes in pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid, which is continually absorbed and replenished. These restrictions are released gently by the therapist, helping to optimise the functioning of the craniosacral system.

Fee

The fee is £39 for a 60 mins appointment

Is Craniosacral therapy right for me? 

Craniosacral therapy is an inherently safe treatment as it works on re-balancing and facilitating the body’s own physiological mechanisms and ability to self-regulate. Consultations are for an hour and carried out fully clothed. 

As craniosacral therapy is a gentle treatment it can be beneficial for those who aren’t able to tolerate more dynamic treatment approaches. There are a few exceptions where craniosacral therapy is contraindicated, particularly in cases of an acute stroke or other causes of raised intracranial pressure.

Craniosacral fee: £39 for a 60 mins appointment

Chris Davenport

Our holistic physiotherapist

Chris graduated as a physiotherapist from Leeds University in 1997, starting his career at Rotherham General hospital and has worked in private practice since 2002.

His last role included running a sports injury clinic for students at Loughborough University where he has gained experience treating both elite and recreational athletes from a range of sports. He has undergone additional training in Indian head massage and reflexology, whilst completing postgraduate training in orthopaedic medicine and manual therapy also.

He was physiotherapist for the City of Sheffield (senior men) athletics team and has worked with the North East regional athletics team in Portugal, at the British Transplant Games and also with the London Marathon medical team.

“I like to understand the mechanisms which prevent an injury from recovering and use a variety of treatment techniques to correct any contributing factors, whilst targeting the source of the pain.”

Chris Davenport

Chris Davenport

Reviews for Chris Davenport

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Cannot fault the service in any way. All staff very helpful and professional at all times. Chris Davenport was brilliant and has really helped me get back on track. Always very patient and polite. Thank you. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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Our teenage son suffered a slipped disc and was in increasing pain so I booked him in to see Chris Davenport. Chris has been fantastic, he’s very calm and listens to the details of the issue and any changes in the pain, considers our son’s lifestyle and then suggests different exercises to help also explaining why he’s chosen them. A highly recommended service ! Thank you

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The office is very clean and my physio, Chris, was very knowledgeable and attentive. The exercises he provided have begun to help in my recovery - thanks a lot!

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5 5 1
I really found the online booking system fantastic quick and efficient it saved me a lot of time . Chris was knowledgeable and very helpful giving me excercises and a lot of advice. I felt completely at ease and found I benefited immensely from the few sessions we had . I have certainly recommended him to my gym colleagues and work associates .

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5 5 1
Following serious surgery I wanted to get back to cycling and running. Booking a Full Body MOT with Chris Davenport at Impact Physio worked a treat. Chris took time to understand the issues I had and how they affected my fitness. He developed a personal exercise schedule, remedial exercises for my knee injury and a plan for getting back running. His 4 week follow up provided an updated exercise schedule to continue my progression. The result is that I'm back cycling and running pain free and improving week by week. Thanks Chris and Impact Physio, I'm chuffed with how it went. Long Eaton Parkrun this weekend!

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A bad back took me to the GPS who refered me to Impact Physiotherapy (Christopher). Thorough investigation and exercises with manipulation over 6 appointment. From the reception staff and Christopher nothing but respect, professional friendship and humour. I left on the mend knowing where to go and who to ask for if it returned. Thanks all involved.

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5 5 1
I have been working with Chris for several years now. I have far fewer migraines, my posture has improved and my IT band issues are a distant memory.

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5 5 1
I'm returning customer to Impact Physiotherapy. Their technique is absolutely brilliant. I could see a progress in a couple days. I would highly recommend this clinic. Special thank you to Fiona and Chris.

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I wish to thank Chris for his professionalism and knowledge of my problems and the whole experience with my time at Impact Physio therapy thank you to all j jay

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4 5 1
A huge thank you to the team at Impact for getting me through a difficult 6 months. Every time I visited Impact Chris was great at listening to my description of where I was feeling pain and the treatment I received always made things ten times better. Not only did Impact treat my physical ailments but they also provided emotional support and guidance in helping me to get the long term treatment I needed for recovery as well as helping me to look at changes I could make for long term success. Booking an appointment was an easy process and I always received emails with exercises we had discussed during an appointment within a day. I would definitely use Impact Physiotherapy again and would recommend their service to anyone.

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5 5 1
Chris made me feel comfortable, listened to my problem, talked about how we could improve it. And made me feel at ease when having treatment

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5 5 1
Chris is a great guy sorted my back and got me going Cheers

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5 5 1
Positive experience over 12 session with Chris. Felt that he listened to establish the problem & gave practical tips to cope with & improve the problem.

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5 5 1
I have been referred a couple of times over the years to impact physio in long eaton and have always recovered quickly from my injuries i wouldn't go anywhere else all staff are brilliant and chris always sorts me out. I recommend this place to all of my clients at work also.

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5 5 1
Chris was kind, professional and thorough and really tried to ease my pain.

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5 5 1
Chris was simply amazing, he practically had to teach me to walk again following a dislocation of my ankle and a fracture to my fibula. I thank him enough for his support and encouragement.

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5 5 1
Chris is amazing! Solved my problem in one session and given me exercises to prevent further problems that I can incorporate into my day with ease! Many thanks!

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5 5 1
I've had 'lower back' pain almost constantly for two years,it's completely impacted my life, it's affected my dancing which I love, my gym sessions, even walking, shopping, doing the house work, after seeing Chris who is totally professional, he taught me which muscle group was causing the pain, how to work with it on a daily basis, which things to avoid in the gym that were agrravating it, he's taught me exercises that I can do at home (or away) and in the gym to strengthen the msucles, I'm like a different person, no longer in pain. I can't thank Chris enough, he's completely changed my life.

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5 5 1
Excellent service from both Rachel, the students and Chris - the interventions are making a world of difference already. I will definitely recommend you whenever I talk to someone who I think would benefit from your services. Thank you!