Osteopathy is a safe, well established and natural form of manual therapy.
In addition to being effective in the relief of symptoms, one of the main strengths of osteopathy lies in the ability of a fully qualified osteopath to assess each person as an individual and to ascertain what factors have contributed to a particular complaint.
The problem might be very straightforward – perhaps an overstrain injury in someone who is otherwise fit and healthy.
On the other hand it might be something more complicated – an accumulation of several factors such as a sedentary job, little time for exercise, loss of muscle tone and poor recovery from a previous complaint.
These together can lead to a similar looking set of symptoms but each will require a different approach and your osteopath will advice you accordingly.
We work in close collaboration with our patients.
The aim of treatment is not only to sort out the immediate problem but to leave our patients in better physical health, providing them with a better understanding of what has happened to cause the problem and to reduce the likelihood of the problem reoccurring in the future.
It is core to osteopathic thinking that all systems of the body are interrelated, so poor performance in one area can lead to strain on other physiological processes.
Through treatment the osteopath hopes to affect the function of the whole system and in so doing to improve overall health and well-being.
Osteopathy is a well recognised treatment for a range of musculo-skeletal conditions related to the back and neck.
Some patients find check-up with and osteopath a few times a year keeps problems at bay and helps eradicate minor aches and pains.
- Arthritic pain
- Back pain
- Circulatory problems
- Digestion problems
- Frozen shoulder
- General, acute & chronic backache
- Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
- Inability to relax
- Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Migraine prevention
- Minor sports injuries and tensions
- Muscle spasms
- Rheumatic pain
- Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)
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Consultations by appointment only.
If you cannot attend an appointment with your osteopath we require one working day's notice of cancellation, otherwise a cancellation fee will be charged.
Please contact the practice for information about our fee structure.
Osteopathy is now accepted by most private health insurers and this practice is accredited by many of them including BUPA (Helen Clarke only), Simply Health, WPA and Aviva (Norwich Union).
We will always try to facilitate an appointment for a patient who is in acute pain and there is an osteopath available to offer advice every day except Sundays.