When treating the person is looked at as a whole unit. Osteopathy can help with acute problems as well as chronic pain. Because osteopathy has a large range of techniques available to the practitioner; from gentle harmonic techniques to deep tissue massage, it is suitable for anyone of any age and any species.
Within treatment: how a patient moves is looked at: this has a large influence on health and recovery from injuries. By using a biodynamic element within treatment any problems with the patients movement patterns are addressed, helping patients get better faster and stay healthier.
I believe in working with a patient to not just alleviate pain but also to acquire and maintain health and wellbeing.
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. Techniques used include structural, visceral and cranial techniques to create a unique treatment plan for each patient. Advice on posture and exercise may be given to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.
Patients seek treatment for a wide variety of conditions; including back and neck pain, shoulder and arm pain, pelvis and hip problems, repetitive strain injury, changes to posture in pregnancy, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and sports injuries.
Training, qualifications & experience
A qualified, registered osteopath.
Training in cranial osteopathy
Trained in animal osteopathy
Trained sport massage therapist
Trained sport injury therapist
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.
First appointment is one hour - £50
Additional appointments half an hour - £40