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What Is Osteopathy?

Health can be defined as ‘a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’, this definition relates to how osteopaths view and approach healthcare.

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. Osteopaths approach each patient as an individual and consider how their structure, function, body systems and life factors have influenced each complaint. Osteopaths work to restore function within the body by utilising a wide range of hands-on techniques, aiming to increase joint mobility, relieve muscle tension and increase blood flow and nerve supply to soft tissues. We also provide home exercise and health advice, aiding recovery and preventing symptoms reoccurring.

Observing Our Patient’s Health Improve Is What Makes Our Job Rewarding.

As private healthcare practitioners, our non-rushed appointment times, allow us to provide you with optimal care. This permits an appropriate amount of time for treatment, give you a clear understanding of your condition, deliver rehabilitation, and offer lifestyle/healthcare recommendations.

Conditions We Treat

We diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health problems.

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Who Do Osteopaths Treat

Our patients have a diverse age and occupational spectrum. We have treated: manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children, Olympians, sportspersons and retired men and women.

Osteopathy has a growing reputation. Alongside working in local communities, osteopaths are providing treatment, rehabilitation and injury prevention within a multitude of professional sports on the world stage, including: Premier League football, international football, Formula 1, Six Nations rugby and world athletics.

Osteopathy Appointment Fees

  • New patient appointments:
    Approximately 45-60 minutes – £60
  • Follow up appointments:
    Approximately 30-40 minutes – £50

Mobile Osteopathy

If you would like treatment based in the comfort of your own home, have treatment space and parking availability, we offer a mobile service. We provide our own treatment couch and medical equipment.

Starting from £140, please contact us for a full quotation.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that plans change and there may be times when you need to amend or cancel an appointment. Please try to provide us with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice to avoid a late cancellation fee. Cancellations within 24 hours of the appointment are charged at the full appointment fee.

New Patient Appointments

Personal history – Examination – Diagnosis – Treatment – Rehabilitation.

Personal History

During your first visit we take a detailed personal history which includes, questions surrounding your presenting complaint, medical history, lifestyle and general health. Your personal information and medical records are fully confidential and are safely stored in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines.

Examination

We observe each new patient’s posture, enabling us to consider how your structure may have influenced your presenting complaint. Further examinations may incorporate; joint movements, palpation of soft tissues and orthopaedic tests. Your personal history and the results from your examination form a diagnosis, which is explained, allowing you to gain an understanding of your condition.

Treatment

Each person and their condition are unique. Treatments are individualised in consideration of each patient’s personal history, diagnosis, posture, mobility and level of pain. Treatments can consist of several different techniques.

Follow-Up Appointments

Follow-up appointments are between 30-40 minutes. Questions focus upon your progression following the previous treatment.

From this discussion, your examinations and treatment is reviewed, discussed and administered, alongside an evaluation of your rehabilitation programme.

Treatment Techniques

Soft Tissue Manipulation

Our anatomical knowledge allows us to apply soft tissue massage techniques in a targeted method, directed at specific muscles and their fibre alignment, aiming to break down knots, improve blood flow and normalise muscle tension.

Muscle Energy Techniques

These techniques require the practitioner and patient to work together engaging and stretching specific muscle groups. Aiming to stimulate muscle relaxation, reduce pain and improve range of movement.

Articulation

This technique targets specific joints and its surrounding tissues. Each joint is rhythmically moved, aiming to promote the circulation and drainage of blood, inflammatory waste and synovial fluid, reducing pain and improving mobility.

Joint Manipulation

Refined, specific techniques which momentarily open and close joint surfaces, changing joint pressure, which can make a clicking sound. This technique affects the nervous system, reducing pain and muscle tension.

Rehabilitation

A home bespoke exercise rehabilitation plan which may include healthcare and postural advice are often incorporated within each appointment. This allows you to take control of your healthcare and can speed up the healing process.

You Are In Safe Hands

You Do Not Need To Be Referred By Your GP To Make An Appointment

Osteopaths are recognised within the NHS as Allied Health Professionals and are regulated in a similar way to medical doctors, by the General Osteopathic Council, who maintain high safety and practice standards. Osteopaths are insured and required to maintain and enhance upon their knowledge, by undertaking regular continued professional development (CPD).

On rare occasions, patients can present with non-musculoskeletal causes of their symptoms. Osteopaths have been trained to recognise such presentations and can refer patients to a GP or to another specialist for additional investigation or treatment.