David Lintonbon

David is the main provider of all services on this site

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Testimonials regarding our services and products​

Students & Practitioners

A comprehensive series of guides to HVT in practice

About Osteopathy

If you are not familiar with osteopathy, or if you are looking for treatment, this site will give you an overview of what we can offer.

If you are a professional provider of osteopathic services you will find here much useful information about continuing professional development and other resources.

What happens when I visit an osteopath?

At your first visit the osteopath will take notes concerning your medical history, previous injuries, operations and any medication you may be on. This is necessary to find out what caused your pain or injury and effect the correct treatment plan.

Following this a structural examination is carried out this may also include some neurological , or circulatory tests which enables the osteopath to understand the tissues causing symptoms and formulate a diagnosis. The osteopath uses his hands to carry out this examination; a finely tuned sense of touch enables the experienced practitioner to identify tissue dysfunction and thus tailor the correct technique.

The osteopath will then discuss their findings with you, and tell you what treatment they feel is most likely to benefit you. The detailed questions and examination help the practitioner to tailor an individual treatment plan. It may involve you attending several sessions. The particular techniques are chosen according to your needs, as well as your preference, informed consent is always asked before treatment begins, so if you do not want joint manipulation ‘the click’ – an alternative technique will be used instead.

Treatment

Treatment can involve soft tissue techniques to relax muscles, articulation to improve movement, or High Velocity Thrust techniques to restore the mobility and function of a joint. Other techniques can involve gentle release of muscle energy, with patient participation, to ease stress in soft tissues. This is particularly useful in treating the head and neck.

Drugs and Surgery

Drugs and Surgery are not opposed by osteopaths – in fact we can often help ease pain in patients awaiting an operation and assist in their rehabilitation afterwards. In some patients with structural disorders osteopathic treatment can reduce the need for painkillers and in certain cases operations can be avoided.

Sick notes

If you need a sick note the osteopath has it in his capacity to issue certificates accepted by employers and the Department of Health. We can also produce detailed medico-legal reports for insurance and other purposes such as motor vehicle accident injury claims.

Ostepathy is safe

Students study for a minimum of four years and require considerable experience after that – least 1200 hours – before qualifying. Even after that they have to undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Make an appointment

David is available for consultation at the below practices. Both provide excellent facilites and a good environment for your treatment.

Integrated Medical Centre, 121 Crawford Street, London, UK, W1U 6B
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Awbrook Lodge, Scaynes Hill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, UK, RH17 7TB
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If you need any further advice or information please do not hesitate to get in touch and we'll try to help.

Professional Training

David is a highly qualified and experienced osteopathic trainer – you can find his personal details on the home page of this site. He is always happy to discuss innovative training ideas as well as more conventional approaches.

Tailor Made Courses

If you wish to arrange a lecture or training event, or a series of events, the cost is variable depending on:

  • Length
  • Number of people
  • Location
  • Cost of any Room Hire
  • Special requirements

Art of HVT eBooks

Our eBook range is well under way with the opening six titles now available for Kindle and other readers. Response so far has been encouraging.

Click here for our current listing. We anticipate extending our range in future. If you have suggestions as to what you think would be useful then we would be glad to hear them!

CPD One-day courses

For more information on any of our courses or to plan bespoke cpd at your clinic please enquire using the form above or email David (dlintonbon@hotmail.com)

Courses in Dry Needling

Designed to give the practitioner or senior student the ability to use acupuncture needles for pain control in the clinical setting. The basic one or two day course teaches safe and effective techniques to ease common painful conditions. You will be shown safe and effective needling techniques, giving you the ability to identify and treat alongside your own discipline. By the end of the course the practitioner will be issued with a certificate, for insurance and CPD points. For further details of our next course, or to arrange a course (discount for block bookings and students in their final year), get in touch with David using the form below.

Online Training - Coming Soon

The trend today is to carry out training online whenever possible, on the grounds of cost and convenience. The tried and tested material to be found in the Art of HVT DVD and related publications is currently being updated and transferred to the online format.

We believe this will be flexible and of wider usefulness. Keep an eye on this page for more news of progress.

CPD - Continued Professional Development

Dates and subjects for 2019 are listed below with information regarding each course

  • June 16th - Hip knee ankle foot mobilisation techniques
  • July 14th - Rapid neurological Testing
  • September 8th - Shoulder A/C S/C elbow wrist and hand HVT/MET techniques
  • October 13th - Introduction to Dry Needling techniques for pain control
  • November 3rd - Temporo-Mandibular Joint, Headache Inc Intra & extra oral techniques

The hip, knee, superior & inferior tib/fib joints, ankle and foot techniques, inc the common compensatory pattern, reviews examination techniques to assess this area, followed by how to use grade 5 manipulation (High Velocity Thrust) and Muscle Energy Techniques to treat a variety of musculo-skeletal disorders of this area.

This one-day course will be delivered by David Lintonbon. He will focus on common sacro-iliac joint, pelvis, symphisis pubis and lumbar spine dysfunction. This practical class will improve your diagnostic and treatment protocols with patients that present with hip, knee and lower extremity pain.
On completion of this course you will have the improved diagnostic/palpatory skills and practical experience necessary to identify, assess and treat specific dysfunction within the hip, knee, ankle and foot.

You will be awarded a 7 hours CPD and a Certificate of attendance at the end of the course.
Learning Criteria:
The advanced nature of the course content requires you to have a high standard of both theoretical and practical knowledge. The minimum level of your ability, therefore, needs to be Level 3 Sport Massage Therapist with ITEC, VTCT, IIST, Premier or similar diploma qualification. If you are an Osteopath, Chiropractor or Physiotherapist you would also benefit greatly from this course.
Prior knowledge of the joints mentioned is essential

Insurance: ‘Balens’ Insurance companies will cover you for the techniques that are taught during the course.

Course details
Venue: Warwick
Address: Glebe Hotel Church Street Barford, Warwick
Time: 9.30 – 4.30
2019 Date: June 16th
Price: £199
CPD: 7 hours
To book any of the above courses please call 0208 504 1462 or 07415858450
Or email: cpdtrainingmanualmedicine@gmail.com
Places go quick, so book soon!

Key areas covered in this course:

  • Biomechanics / Assessment of the hip, knee, superior & inferior tib/fib joints, ankle and foot
  • Orthopaedic tests/ Differential diagnosis
  • Contra-indications and red flags
  • Short leg / long leg syndrome
  • Manipulative techniques hip, knee, ankle and foot using Grade 5 / HVT
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (METs) focussing on hip and knee dysfunction
  • Muscle energy techniques (METs) to correct the associated muscles of the hip and lower extremity

Rapid Neurological Testing focuses on using a variety of commonly used neurological tests to identify a variety of neurological conditions that present in practice life.
The one-day course will be delivered by David Lintonbon. He will take you through a series of neurological examinations to both the upper and lower extremities. He will teach you how to assess Dermatomes and Myotomes the nervous system using a patella (reflex) hammer, as well as specific muscle testing (myotomes) and various sensory tests (dermatomes) using specialist equipment.
On completion of this intensive one day course you will have a better understanding of what structure or condition may be responsible for the presenting complaint. Along with the knowledge and practical experience necessary to identify, assess and refer if necessary, specific dysfunctions of the Neurological system

You will be awarded a 7 hours CPD and a Certificate of attendance at the end of the course.
Learning Criteria:
The advanced nature of the course content requires you to have a high standard of both theoretical and practical knowledge. The minimum level of your ability, therefore, needs to be Level 3 Sport Massage Therapist with ITEC, VTCT, IIST, Premier or similar diploma qualification. If you are an Osteopath, Chiropractor or Physiotherapist you would also benefit greatly from this course. 
Prior knowledge of the joints mentioned is essential

Insurance: ‘Balens’ Insurance companies will cover you for the techniques that are taught during the course.

Course details
Venue: Warwick
Address: Glebe Hotel Church Street Barford, Warwick
Time: 9.30 – 4.30
2019 Date: July 14th
Price: £199
CPD: 7 hours
To book please call 0208 504 1462 or 07415858450
Or email: cpdtrainingmanualmedicine@gmail.com
Places go quick, so book soon!

Key areas covered in this course:

  • Upper and lower motor neuron lesions
  • Common neurological conditions
  • Dermatome (sensory) & Myotome (motor) testing of both the upper and lower extremities
  • Reflex testing
  • Special tests inc use of Tuning fork
  • Red flags and when to refer

The Shoulder techniques, inc the joints of the upper extremity, reviews examination techniques to assess this area, followed by how to use grade 5 manipulation (High Velocity Thrust) and Muscle Energy Techniques to treat a variety of musculo-skeletal disorders of this area.
This one-day course will be delivered by David Lintonbon. He will focus on common gleno-humeral joint, A/C S/C, elbow, wrist and hand dysfunction. This practical class will improve your diagnostic and treatment protocols with patients that present with shoulder, arm and hand pain.
On completion of this course you will have the improved diagnostic/palpatory skills and practical experience necessary to identify, assess and treat specific dysfunction within the shoulder complex and its relation to the upper extremity

You will be awarded a 7 hours CPD and a Certificate of attendance at the end of the course.
Learning Criteria:
The advanced nature of the course content requires you to have a high standard of both theoretical and practical knowledge. The minimum level of your ability, therefore, needs to be Level 3 Sport Massage Therapist with ITEC, VTCT, IIST, Premier or similar diploma qualification. If you are an Osteopath, Chiropractor or Physiotherapist you would also benefit greatly from this course.
Prior knowledge of the joints mentioned is essential

Insurance: ‘Balens’ Insurance companies will cover you for the techniques that are taught during the course.

Course details
Venue: Warwick
Address: Glebe Hotel Church Street Barford, Warwick
Time: 9.30 – 4.30
2019 Date: September 8th
Price: £199
CPD: 7 hours
To book any of the above courses please call 0208 504 1462 or 07415858450
Or email: cpdtrainingmanualmedicine@gmail.com
Places go quick, so book soon!

Key areas covered in this course:

  • Biomechanics / Assessment of the hip, knee, superior & inferior tib / fib joints, ankle and foot
  • Orthopaedic tests / Differential diagnosis
  • Contra-indications and red flags
  • Manipulative techniques hip, knee, ankle and foot using Grade 5 / HVT
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (METs) focussing on shoulder & upper extremity dysfunction

Dry Needling techniques for pain control will help you gain a valuable practical skill, to treat your patients effectively and safely using a blend of Western and TCM points.

This will allow the practitioner to have a comprehensive treatment approach and the knowledge of when to apply dry needling, and more importantly, contraindications reds flags and when to refer.

This course is delivered by David Lintonbon & Emily Ho-Davies. They will take you through the use of dry needling for the purpose of musculo-skeletal pain control. The course will consist of a PowerPoint on the theories of how needling works from a western and TCM perspective, followed by demonstrations, guided practical sessions, and individual interaction with the course tutors. There is a substantial amount of practical work focussing on the many aspects of dry needling, where you will gain sound knowledge and hone your skills enabling you to use all the techniques shown within your practice.

You will be awarded a 7 hours CPD and a Certificate of attendance at the end of the course.
Learning Criteria:
The advanced nature of the course content requires you to have a high standard of both theoretical and practical knowledge. The minimum level of your ability, therefore, needs to be Level 3 Sport Massage Therapist with ITEC, VTCT, IIST, Premier or similar diploma qualification. If you are an Osteopath, Chiropractor or Physiotherapist you would also benefit greatly from this course.

Insurance: ‘Balens’ Insurance companies will cover you for the techniques that are taught during the course.

Course details
Venue: Warwick
Address: Glebe Hotel Church Street Barford, Warwick
Time: 9.30 -4.30
2019 Date: October 13th
Price: £199
CPD: 7 hours
To book any of the above courses please call 0208 504 1462 or 07415858450
Or email: cpdtrainingmanualmedicine@gmail.com
Places go quick, so book soon!

Key areas covered in this course:

  • Dry Needling procedures
  • Identification of Points
  • Palpation of landmarks and use of Cun measurements
  • Primary meridian pathways
  • Theory of acupuncture within a  medical framework
  • Use of DN Points for pain control
  • Combining points for the treatment of common MSK conditions

TMJ techniques, inc the common causes of head pain, reviews examination techniques to assess this area, followed by how to use mobilisation, inhibition and Muscle Energy Techniques to treat a variety of musculo-skeletal disorders of this area.
The one-day course will be delivered by David Lintonbon. He will take you through the common causes of TMJ dysfunction and teach you how to identify the muscles of the TMJ both outside and inside the mouth. This practical class will improve your diagnostic and treatment protocols with patients that present with TMJ and common head pain!

On completion of this course you will have the improved diagnostic/palpatory skills and practical experience necessary to identify, assess and treat specific dysfunction of the TMJ

You will be awarded a 7 hours CPD and a Certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

Learning Criteria:
The advanced nature of the course content requires you to have a high standard of both theoretical and practical knowledge. The minimum level of your ability, therefore, needs to be Level 3 Sport Massage Therapist with ITEC, VTCT, IIST, Premier or similar diploma qualification. If you are an Osteopath, Chiropractor or Physiotherapist you would also benefit greatly from this course.
Prior knowledge of the joints mentioned is essential

Insurance: ‘Balens’ Insurance companies will cover you for the techniques that are taught during the course.

Course details
Venue: Warwick
Address: Glebe Hotel Church Street Barford, Warwick
Time: 9.30 – 4.30
2019 Date: November 3rd
Price: £199
CPD: 7 hours
To book any of the above courses please call 0208 504 1462 or 07415858450
Or email: cpdtrainingmanualmedicine@gmail.com
Places go quick, so book soon!

Key areas covered in this course:

  • The anatomy of the head in relation the TMJ and associated structures
  • Common causes of head pain, differential diagnosis & red flags
  • Signs and symptoms of temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction
  • A range both intra and extra oral techniques using Muscle energy and inhibition
  • Articulation and mobilisation techniques to the TMJ
  • Patient self-care

David Lintonbon

David is the main provider of all services on this site. He qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1985 and the University of Brighton where he was awarded the Post Graduate Certificate of Clinical Education. He has been teaching osteopathic technique for over ten years in the UK and Japan. The picture (left) shows David receiving an award from the Mayor of Harringay for providing Osteopathy services and teaching students in Harringay.

David’s patients range from young sportsmen to the over 80s, and he is registered with all major healthcare companies. To book a consultation and treatment tel: 07958 488784. He can be seen at the Integrated Medical Centre in Marylebone, London W1 or at Awbrook Lodge in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. More details…

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Testimonials

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At my busy practice, we need to use therapy products like Cetuem that we can rely on for the most acute conditions, including sports and spinal injuries. Cetuem Myo Ice Pack is dependable, reducing pain and swelling from the acute phase of injury and improving tissue health throughout the rehabilitation process. For chronic ligament strains it’s perfect for calming the tissues during a flair up and enabling my patients to get back to their daily activities. The Ice Pack is essential for all musculoskeletal practices. It provides immediate relief and overall tissue-calming effects that really help the day run more smoothly, for both patients and practitioners!

Gina John, Osteopath & Pilates Practitioner
www.theospreyclinic.co.uk  & www.home-exercise-rehab.com

David is an amazing osteopath and I wouldn’t trust anyone else’s hands on my back! Totally recommended.

Lyn Diamond www.astroflair.com

I have been using MyoGel for the last year on my patients whenever I feel the need to relieve strained and painful muscle groups. Working as an osteopath, I have used many gels and ointments and I can truthfully say this is the most effective for me and my patients. Feedback from patients (who have also asked to buy their own tubs) has been very positive. Applying the lotion is easy and clean and leaves no residue on the patient. As opposed to other pain relief gels that override pain signals, MyoGel actually inhibits perception of pain.

Martin Lester, Osteopath at Clinic Rooms www.martin@clinicrooms.com

I recently subscribed to your members area and purchased the DVD. Just a note to let you know that I’m delighted with the package and it’s an excellent learning resource. Do you have any seminars coming up over the next few months as I’d be interested in attending if you did? Anyway, I hope all is well and keep up the good work!

Tony Phalan, Regd Osteopath

As an osteopathic student I bought The Art of HVT DVD as a study aid. It proved invaluable and I ended up using it not only for individual revision but for study group sessions. The DVD is laid out clearly and has a fantastic range of not only HVT’s but also information on examination and articualtion covering pretty much most joints. David presents the techniques really clearly giving step by step instructions. Now, some years down the line, The Art of HVT continues to be an excellent resource. I would highly recommend it to both students and practitioners.

Eva Gorska, Registered Osteopath www.gorskaosteopathy.co.uk

I have been very lucky to have had David as lecturer and on a few occasions to have worked with him. I have been inspired by David’s manner and approach with patients, together with his great knowledge and passion for Osteopathy. I recommend his DVD on Osteopathic Manipulation, The Art of HVT – very clear and well explained.

Daniele Truffa

Contact US

We are always glad to hear from clients and from those who are interested in what we do. Needless to say, there is no obligation if you contact us and then change your mind or decide that osteopathy is not the best route for you.

Likewise, feel free to enquire for information about any of our products in the shop with no obligation.

If you want to make an appointment, please view the information given on the Making an Appointment page.

David Lintonbon DO PGCert(Clin Ed)

Integrated Medical Centre 121 Crawford Street London UK W1U 6BE

David Lintonbon

+44 (0) 7958 488 784

Feel free to use the above contact form, or alternatively send queries to:

dlintonbon@hotmail.com