General Osteopathy

Osteopaths are statutory regulated primary healthcare professionals

Osteopathy-min

About

Osteopathy is a holistic form of complementary medical practice which works primarily on the musculoskeletal system to correct and prevent structural abnormality. It works on the principle that structure governs function. If there are dysfunctions in structure, this will affect how well your body can function. Treatment is drug free, hands-on and encourages a balanced relationship between all systems within the body for optimal function as a whole person.

Osteopathy can be beneficial at each stage in life, whether working with the suppleness of an infant’s skeleton which requires the gentlest of techniques to create positive change, or wear and tear in old age requiring a helping hand to make daily activities pain free. Osteopaths treat newborn babies to older-aged adults. Our Consultant Osteopath has further training in Paediatric and pre and post-natal care, meaning we can provide extra support for women and children.

Treatment

If you need advice or simply want to know the condition of your body, an Osteopath can carry out a thorough musculoskeletal (structural) assessment for the following:

  • Newborn and baby check
  • Get ready to birth check
  • Post-natal check
  • Gait analysis
  • Golfers check
  • Fitness to work
  • Fitness for sport

Contrary to popular belief, osteopaths treat areas of the body other than the spine. Using a trained eye and skilled touch, they can treat most joints, muscles, ligaments, fascia and tendons. Treatment can be carried out for various issues including:

  • Arthritic pain
  • Circulatory problems
  • Cramp
  • Digestion problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Joint pains
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Generalised aches and pains
  • Migraine prevention
  • Sports injuries
  • Muscle spasms
  • Nerve pain
  • Tension and inability to relax
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Sciatica
  • Pregnancy related conditions
  • Post natal aches and pains
  • Infant and childhood conditions

At your initial visit to see the Osteopath, you will be given the time to explain what your concerns or issues are. The Osteopath will take a detailed case history before carrying out a thorough assessment. During the assessment, you may be asked to undress down to your underwear and put on a gown. You are welcome to bring lose fitting clothing if you prefer. You will be given the privacy to get changed into these clothes if required. Your Osteopath will then discuss his or her findings with you and put together a treatment plan. They will also let you know how many treatment sessions they think is required for your condition. As long as it is safe and beneficial to do so, your Osteopath will also treat you on your first consultation.

During follow-up sessions, your Osteopath will either discuss, advise or continue treatment depending on what is needed.

Meet the team

Booking and pricing

Initial consultation

1 hour                  £60

Follow up appointment

30 minutes                  £48