Osteopathy

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Osteopathy

Osteopaths treat more than just back pain and can help a great deal when it comes to a variety of different acute and chronic conditions.

They use hands-on manual therapy to stretch, massage, move and manipulate joints with the aim of increasing mobility, relieving muscular tension and enhancing blood and nerve supply to the tissues in the body. This treatment can restore balance and help to alleviate pain without the use of drugs or surgery.

Our osteopaths may also offer exercises, advice and strategies to help support your treatment and aid your recovery, giving you the control back on managing your symptoms at home.

Osteopaths are regulated, primary healthcare professionals who will take the time to listen to your symptoms and encourage you to talk about all aspects of your health – you can see an osteopath with multiple complaints as osteopaths treat the body as a whole.

Who Can Benefit From Osteopathy?

Osteopathy takes a holistic, whole-body approach to your healthcare. We don’t just concentrate only on the problem area, but use manual techniques to balance all the body systems, and to provide overall good health and wellbeing. Many people can benefit from osteopathy, which can treat a broad range of health conditions in a gentle, safe and effective way. They are trained to diagnose and identify “red flags” which may need referral to other healthcare professionals where appropriate, including GPs, A&E or private imaging & consultants.

Your osteopath can help with a range of issues, including general aches and pains, along with joint and arthritic pain; acute and chronic back ache and neck pain including whiplash injuries, Sciatica and Lumbago; migraines and cervicogenic headache (arising from the neck); circulatory and digestive problems; muscle spasms and cramp; and Neuralgia and Fibromyalgia.

Headache Clinic

Our headache clinic is the perfect way to explore the cause of your headaches and find the best possible treatment. We’ll begin by taking a thorough medical history, before checking your blood pressure and reflexes, performing an eye examination and cranial nerve test, assessing your neck movements and analysing your gait.

Finding relief from headaches isn’t always easy. Understanding the root cause of your headaches and treating that is critical. Otherwise you’re left continually popping painkillers to treat the headache alone. Our headache clinic is a great port of call if you suffer from tension headaches, cervicogenic headaches, migraines, cluster headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, whiplash injuries, or dystonia (cervical torticollis).

Should you need referring to a GP or neurologist, we can do so. We’re also able to run blood tests and an MRI of your neck and brain if needed.

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Pricing for Osteopathy

Osteopathy Initial Assessment60 mins£60
Osteopathy Follow up30 mins£47
Osteopathy Extended follow up40 mins£60
Osteopathy Complex Follow up60 mins£75
Headache Clinic Initial60 mins£60
Headache Clinic Follow up30 mins£47

What Our Patients Think

Excellent caring and professional treatment and service today from Mrs Claire Jackson for my first Routine Podiatry appointment for years. First Class.

DIGBY DYKE

Excellent service, very pleasant consultant, very knowledgeable and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

NEIL HUTCHINSON

Great efficient and friendly staff…
Highly recommend.

Barrie Green

What Our Patients Think

Excellent caring and professional treatment and service today from Mrs Claire Jackson for my first Routine Podiatry appointment for years. First Class.

DIGBY DYKE

Excellent service, very pleasant consultant, very knowledgeable and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

NEIL HUTCHINSON

Great efficient and friendly staff…
Highly recommend.

BARRIE GREEN

FAQs

You do not have to have a referral from your doctor to visit our team, but we will always keep them informed of your progress if necessary.

While osteopathy and physiotherapy are similar in many respects there are distinct differences. An osteopath will take a holistic approach and treat the body as a whole, seeking the root cause of your problems. 

A physiotherapist, on the other hand, has a more targeted approach, focusing on the problem areas working to fix them. Osteopathy is a preventative treatment that helps avoid potential issues, while physiotherapy addresses issues after they’ve occurred, aiding in rehabilitation and recovery. 

While an osteopath will manipulate the body to bring it back into alignment, a physiotherapist is more focused on exercises to build strength, stamina, and range of motion.

During your consultation, your osteopath will compile a history of your symptoms and ask a variety of questions about your health and lifestyle. They may also ask you to make some simple movements so that they can get a better understanding of the issue.
They will then discuss the most appropriate treatment plan and estimate the number of sessions that you will need to treat your condition.
You should notice a difference after the first 2 sessions, however this can vary depending on your issue and the severity of the condition. Your osteopath should be able to give you a better understanding during your consultation.

The General Osteopathic Council regulates all osteopaths in the UK and every osteopath is insured and fully CRB checked.

Yes, we always allow you to bring a friend or family member to any of your consultation or treatment sessions.

There may be a small amount of pain around any inflamed or sore areas that are treated, but this should relieve itself within 48 hours of your session.

Whatever your goals from your osteopathy appointment – or if you just want to try it for the first time – we will be able to help. You can book your appointment by calling us on 01606 45077.

You can book an appointment by calling us on 01606 45077.