ABOUT THE OSTEOPATH
Gary Lutz has been an osteopath based in Rochester for 24 years providing osteopathic treatment in central London and Beaconsfield, when providing central London osteopathy for 5 years he gained great experience with acute illness and a reputation for getting people out of pain. Osteopaths are widely known for the back pain relief they can provide however this is often the first part of the job of getting you well.Treatment is usually long lever classical osteopathy which relies on the movement of the limbs and the freedom of the joints to restore the patient’s natural ability to heal. When asked if osteopathy was the best treatment for back pain Gary answered
“Osteopath: back pain. This does not take years of training to appreciate. To appreciate the failure of body functions that may contribute to back pain takes a few years longer. To learn to do a good job to help the patient get well with whatever is causing their back pain is a lifetime’s work, thirty years so far. Osteopath for back pain? Osteopath to properly find out the cause of your back pain and to do something about it? Certainly!”
Proprietor Gary Lutz qualified from Maidstone School of Osteopathy in 1988 and opened his osteopathic practise the same year. Gary’s practise was originally the front room of his City Way home with the waiting area in the hall way. As well as training at Maidstone School of Osteopathy Gary also taught there between 1993 and 1999 until the osteopathy school closed following the retirement of the founder John Wernham.
With many of the osteopaths in Kent trained locally, Osteopathy in the Maidstone Clinic gave Gary six years of running a student clinic, six years of teaching final year students their techniques, a year of teaching third year neurology, and five years as a full time student followed by two years part time training.
Following his teaching experience Gary has continued across the years helping develop newly graduated osteopaths such as Ben Entacott who graduated from British School of Osteopathy (BSO), as well as opening his practice for students to complete the training for a Diploma in Manipulation backed by the Association of Osteomyologists. Gary was originally a Fellow for the Association of Osteomologists which was founded Sir Alan Clemens.
Osteopathy has become a Lutz family trend since Gary qualified in 1988; his two younger brothers Perry and Tony both qualified through the Maidstone school of osteopathy in 1990 and 1999 respectively. His nephew Christian (Perry’s son) qualified top of his class with a 1st honors degree in osteopathy at the Surrey Institute of Osteopathy and Nursing (SION), the full time part of the Open University (OU) in 2010, Gary’s son Rupert qualified as an Osteomyologist in the same year, adding foot and nail care and massage qualifications to the Diploma in Osteomyology and a Diploma in Visceral Manipulation in 2012.
Perry Lutz followed the teaching route taken by Gary and became the Head of Clinical Methods at both Maidstone school of osteopathy and NESCOT which later became the Surrey Institute of Osteopathy and Nursing (SION). Perry has his osteopathic practice in Hampton Hill, Middlesex with his son Christian and Tony has a practice in Norfolk.