Osteopathy involves the stimulation of the body’s natural self healing mechanisms.
We treat everyone from newborns and pregnant women, to office workers and sport athletes.
Osteopathy is a primary healthcare system, complementary to other medical practices based on biomedical sciences. It takes a holistic approach to the body and internal systems. An important principle of osteopathy is the stimulation of the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms.
Osteopaths treat the whole person and consider all aspects of the patient’s life, enabling them to maintain optimum health.
On your first consultation
On your first consultation, your osteopath will compile a detailed case history, followed by a thorough examination. The main tool used for diagnosis and osteopathic treatment is touch. Analysis of your body’s movements is also an important aspect.
We aim to make this vision come to life by relieving restrictions in your body so as to improve flexibility, adaptability, and reduce pains.
Osteopathic treatments for adults involve whole-body assessments, individualised treatments and take-home exercises where necessary.
Conditions in adults commonly presenting to osteopaths include, but are not limited to:
• shoulder pain – impingement / rotator cuff dysfunction / bursitis
• elbow pain – tennis elbow / golfers elbow
• wrist pain
• ankle and foot pain – acute sprains / recurrent sprains / plantar fasciitis
• knee pain/injury – ligament sprains
• hip pain – impingement / bursitis / tightness
• lower back pain
• neck pain and headaches
• sciatica pain
• rehabilitation post-injury or surgery
• specific recurrent sporting injuries (hamstring strains, shoulder dislocations)
• muscle tightness, spasm, tension and strain
• joint sprains
• general maintenance of functional flexibility and postural balance
• musculoskeletal preparation for pregnancy (women)
For babies & children
Osteopathy is a gentle technique aiming to help with tensions, stresses and strains that may affect your baby during pregnancy or specifically as a result of the birthing process.
For women in pregnancy
Osteopathy is a safe and effective treatment during pregnancy. At a time when your body has to adapt and change over a relatively short period of time, you are more prone to back and pelvic pains, rib pain, and tension in the upper back.
At a time when pain medications are limited, physical treatment such as osteopathy aims to re-align the body and reduce muscular tension and joint strain so the body can cope more easily with the changes of pregnancy.
Following labour, treatment also helps to ensure that the pelvis and lower back are returned to a comfortable position.
For women in post-natal
Osteopathy in the post-natal stage may help the body return to the pre-pregnant state. Each pregnancy and birth is different. The aim of treatment is to treat any residual trauma from the birth and to avoid possible and unnecessary complications in later pregnancies.
Balancing tensions in the body will help to relax, improve confidence and to boost vitality for the new mum and so allow her to spend quality time with her baby.
I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council
with recognition from most UK insurances including but not limited to: