Balanced Ligamnetous Tension is an approach that engages the innate therapeutic powers in the living body to reveal a bridge between the so-called ‘structural’ and so-called ‘cranial’ approaches within the breadth of osteopathy. It is an approach learned by W. G. Sutherland DO under the hands of AT Still and was taught to Sue Turner and her colleagues by Dr. Sutherland’s student, Anne Wales DO.
Sue has practiced osteopathy in London since she graduated from the ESO in 1979. She has taught osteopathic medicine, paediatric osteopathy and osteopathy in the cranial field at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the UK and overseas. In 1989 she co-founded the ESO undergraduate children’s clinic, and directed it form 1991-2000. She was also part of the founding team of the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London where she worked from 1991-1999.
Since 1995, following intensive tuition from Anne Wales DO, Sue has set up postgraduate courses in Dr.Sutherland’s Approach to the Body, applying the principle of Balanced Ligamentous Tension. She teaches internationally, and since 1997 she has coordinated the cranial component of the ESO’s Russian osteopathic training programme.