Osteopathy is ...
A system of preventative and therapeutic medicine that focuses on the musculo-skeletal system. It aims to restore function to the body and to alleviate existing issues that are preventing the body from healing itself.
Osteopaths undergo a 5 year intensive training course and are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council, their governing body, who administer clinical and ethical guidelines.
Pain is debilitating whether chronic or acute, so we understand that when in pain you want a fast and effective solution. Our team of experienced osteopaths offer quick access to treatment, usually within 24 hours, from our Cannock practice. We take time to listen to you, examine and diagnose your problem and explain how best to help you before commencing treatment.
That’s why 80% of our new patients are recommended by other satisfied patients.
Peter Noon and his team of Osteopaths have successfully treated patients in Staffordshire for over 20 years.
Osteopathy can help people of all ages and a wide range of conditions. We look forward to helping you soon.
Call us now for effective professional help from a team of expert Osteopaths.
Training, qualifications & experience
Peter has been in practice as an Osteopath since he graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1991.
He has built up his private practice in Cannock since 1992.
In the past, he has worked for the NHS alongside physiotherapists in the Outpatient Department at Cannock Chase Hospital. Peter is registered with the General Osteopathic Council.
Susan has worked at Cannock Osteopaths since 2003, the year she graduated from the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine.
She is married with a daughter and speaks Punjabi and Hindi fluently. She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).
Membership of the General Osteopathic Council means that Peter and Susan have to abide by a strict code of practice and have to agree to fulfil the 30 hour minimum requirement of Continuing Professional Development each year. The council also insists on an appropriate level of insurance.
By law, osteopaths must register with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).
It is an offence for anyone to call themselves an osteopath if they are not registered with the GOsC.
To qualify, an osteopath must study for four to five years at one of the accredited schools in the UK to gain a degree in osteopathy. This is similar to a medical degree, with more emphasis on anatomy and musculoskeletal medicine and includes more than 1,000 hours of training in osteopathic techniques.
The British Medical Associations guidance for general practitioners (GPs) states that doctors can safely refer patients to osteopaths.
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
General Osteopathic Council
It is against the law for anyone in the UK to practice using the title 'Osteopath' without registering with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).
This professional body regulates all osteopaths in the UK and sets and promotes high standards of competency, conduct and safety.
£ 45 Initial Consultation and Treatment. (Allow 45 minutes to 1 hour.)
£ 40 Further Treatment Sessions ( Allow 30 minutes)
Fees can be paid for by cash, cheque or credit/debit card.
Appointments are normally available within 48 hours
Private Health schemes
Most private health schemes recognise Osteopathy.
Peter is recognised by BUPA, AXA /PPP, Aviva
Please check your policy carefully to confirm that you are covered for treatment, if so you may need a referral from your GP/Consultant before attending.
If you have insurance please ring your provider before you start treatment and bring your membership and authorisation numbers with you to the first appointment. I will then be able to invoice your insurance provider directly.
Professional Treatment Offered
A range of professional treatments are offered for a large range of conditions, and include:
Back and neck pain,
Minor sports injuries,
Foot, ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, arm pain,
Back pain during pregnancy,
Back and Joint Pain
Osteopaths treat all sorts of problems relating to joints from the shoulder to the big toe. However, back and neck problems account for over half of the cases seen by osteopaths. Many of these are the result of mechanical or functional disturbances of the spine (postural strains, joint derangements and spinal disc injuries).
Often back problems cause symptoms in more remote areas such as the buttocks, groin, hips, and legs (commonly called sciatica). Problems in the spine and neck can also cause symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, arm pain and pins and needles.
However, there are also some disease states that can give rise to backache or other pains. Osteopaths are skilled in diagnosing conditions, including those which may require further investigation or other medical treatment.
NICE (the National Institute of Clinical Excellence) guidelines recommend manipulative therapies including osteopathy for the treatment of back pain.
Osteopaths use a wide range of gentle manipulation techniques depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis. Treatment is different for every patient and may include techniques such as different types of soft tissue massage and joint articulation to release tension, stretch muscles, help relieve pain and mobilise joints.
Age is no barrier to osteopathy and painkillers are not the only solution for the aches and pains associated with ageing. Retirement can bring time for leisure, travel and the chance to take up activities you never had time for whilst working and bringing up your family. eg. golf, gardening, badminton and fitness classes.
The body changes with age losing some of its elasticity and ability to adapt. It has also experienced injuries and postural stress over the years, often resulting in repetitive strain injuries, stiffness and degenerative changes.
Osteopathic treatment and advice can help improve general well being, mobility, and reduce joint stiffness. Treatment is usually gentle and aims to maintain health and prevent further injury. Osteopathy can be particularly effective in the treatment of arthritic pain, aiming to reduce the inflammation and stiffness in the less acute stages of the disease.
Work and Driving
Occupational injuries account for many millions of working days lost each year in Britain. Whether at a computer terminal or in heavy industry, you need to be able to cope with the individual demands made on your body by the type of work you do.
Manual work carries the risk of injury caused by heavy and often awkward lifting, overstretching, and periods of prolonged bending. This can cause back and disc injuries, sciatica and muscle strains.
In the office, the strain of desk, computer and phone work can cause headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome and neck and shoulder tension.
Those who drive for a living need to be aware of their driving position as it affects not only their back, neck and shoulders but can also affect hips, knees and feet.
Osteopathy can treat many conditions related to the workplace and driving, as well as giving advice on correct posture and preventative exercises after treatment has eased symptoms.
Osteopathy in pregnancy is a gentle way of helping the body adapt to the changes that are taking place. Advice from the osteopath can help you adapt your posture and learn how to use your body during the pregnancy.
Osteopathy can also help to ease other side effects of pregnancy such as low back pain, sciatica and symphysis pubis dysfunction. Osteopathy offers a safe and effective way of dealing with these conditions.
Whether you are an enthusiastic amateur or an elite professional, the osteopath can help with treatment and prevention of many of the common sporting injuries, giving both general fitness and sports specific advice.
Osteopathy can help to restore structural balance, improve joint mobility and reduce adhesions and soft tissue restrictions so that ease of movement is restored and performance is enhanced.
The practice has treated members from a variety of local clubs and teams including Hednesford and Chasetown football clubs, Willenhall and Cannock rugby teams, Cannock Hockey Club and a number of local cycling and running clubs.