The Ashfield Practice
22 Ashfield Road
Stephen Hudson is a registered osteopath with experience of treating a wide range of people of all ages suffering with pain and disability associated with developmental problems, postural & workplace factors, the effects of stress, sports & traumatic injuries, and degenerative conditions such as arthritis.
Stephen uses a combination of structural, visceral and cranial osteopathic techniques, which he tailors to meet each individual's needs.
Stephen worked in the Expectant Mothers' Clinic at the Bristish School of Osteopathy, and gained valuable experience working to alleviate the aches and pains associated with normal body changes during pregnancy. He also gained invaluable experience from working in the Children's Clinic and Sports Injuries Clinic.
Stephen is registered with most insurance companies, including AXA-PPP, Aviva and Simply Health.
Training, qualifications & experience
Stephen graduated with a B.Ost. (distinction). He is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), and is a member of the British Osteopathic Association (BOA).
Stephen is also a member of the Osteopathic Obstetric, Pelvic, Respiratory and Abdominal Association (OPRAA), having completed the requisite post-graduate training.
Despite a busy life as an osteopath and family man, Stephen is a keen sportsman. He is a qualified junior rugby coach, SAQ instructor and has completed the London Marathon and a great many half marathons.
He has also competed in several triathlons, is an organiser of the Cricklade Triathlon and recently cycled from Land's End to John O'Groats.
These experiences give Stephen a great insight into the effects of speed, power and endurance training on athletes, and the acute and chronic injuries that can result.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
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