What is Osteopathy?

Osteopaths look at biological, psychological and social factors that can contribute towards ill health. After a full medical assessment a tailored treatment plan can be created for the patient. This usually includes manual therapy, advice with exercise at home, diet and lifestyle.

Osteopaths are highly experienced and trained to understand the musculoskeletal system – the muscles, joints and their relationship with other systems of the body. 

What type of treatments are used?

Through a variety of stretching, mobilising and manipulative techniques we aim, through working with you, to restore the body’s harmony.

Our practitioners have a highly developed sense of touch which allows them to palpate (feel) the patients living anatomy (i.e. flow of fluids, motion of tissues, and structural make-up). Their job is to set the body up to heal itself. 

Osteopaths also can use remedial massage, electrotherapy and other techniques to help with healing the human body. You can read more about the different therapy techniques on our About page.

What do osteopaths treat?

People often visit an osteopath to help with back, joint and muscle pains usually caused by sports injuries. And for other conditions such as headaches, migraines and help during pregnancy.

We treat a variety of common conditions including:

How much does it cost?

Cost the Initial Consultation and Treatment is £50. Subsequent or Continuation Treatment is £45 per session. Sessions can be up to 45 minutes.

Visiting an osteopath

A first appointment generally lasts about 45 minutes to an hour to allow time to complete a full assessment:

  • Listen and ask questions about your symptoms and general health.
  • Examine health of the joints, tissues and ligaments using their hands, called palpation.
  • Make simple movements, stretches and observe general posture.

Dressing for treatment

Once the Osteopath has taken a full history, if appropriate, he will carry out an examination of you and possibly carry out some tests.  In order for the Osteopath to carry out an examination, you may be asked to remove some of your clothing.  We therefore suggest patients wear comfortable/loose clothing, for example shorts, track suit bottoms and vest top and modest underneath.

The osteopath will need to examine the area(s) causing you concern, as well as areas adjacent to the painful site.  They will always explain what they are doing and why.  Your Osteopath is a health professional and will work with you to preserve your dignity and modesty.  Should you feel uncomfortable at any point during your treatment you can ask the Osteopath to stop treatment.

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Opening times

We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 6:30pm (We close at 12:30pm on Tuesdays). Saturday’s 8:30am to 12noon.

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