Osteopathy is a gentle and effective hands-on approach to healthcare, based on the principle that the way your body moves influences how it functions.
Osteopaths are highly competent healthcare professionals, recognised by the NHS as fully qualified to diagnose and treat independently.
Over 30,000 people every day visit an osteopath suffering from a variety of conditions including neck or back pain, joint or muscular pain, sports injuries, recurring headaches and more. Many patients are pregnant women and children, those suffering with work strain, or pain and stiffness related to advancing years.
What We Treat
Osteopathy is a system of assessing, diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide range of health problems.
Osteopaths are commonly known for treating back pain and postural problems including changes due to pregnancy, caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and minor sports injuries.
Listed below you can find the common joint and muscle conditions that osteopaths treat. Osteopathic patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people.
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Foot, ankle & knee pain
- Hand, elbow & shoulder pain
- Hip pain
- Pregnancy related musculoskeletal pain
Osteopaths can also help with more constitutional and general health conditions such as:
- Headaches arising fro the neck
- Circulatory problems
- Digestive complaints
- Migraine reduction / prevention
You’re in good hands
It typically takes 4 years to become a qualified osteopath, and requires over 1,000 hours of clinical training. We are also required to maintain our skills through ongoing training and professional development.
I am also a member of the Institute of Osteopathy, which exists to promote the latest knowledge and promote best practice in osteopathy. They also produce the iO Patient Charter, based on the national quality standards of the Care Quality Commission, which we use to demonstrate our commitment to the highest standards of patient care.
These assurances exist to make sure you can be confident that, as your osteopath, I have the skills, qualifications and knowledge to help you to live a healthier life.