- GOsC number 1401
Osteopaths use physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, relieving muscular tension. With the aim of allowing your body to heal and to return to state of balance.
What to expect in your first appointment
When you visit an Osteopath for the first time a full case history will be taken and you will be given an examination. You will normally be asked to remove some of your clothing and to perform a simple series of movements. The Osteopath will then use a highly developed sense of touch, called palpation, to identify any points of weakness or excessive strain throughout the body. Osteopaths work with their hands using a wide variety of treatment techniques depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis. These may include soft tissue techniques, rhythmic passive joint mobilisation or the high velocity thrust techniques designed to improve mobility and the range of movement of a joint. Gentle release techniques are widely used, particularly when treating children or elderly patients. This allows the body to return to efficient normal function. our Osteopath may discuss exercises that you can do to improve your posture and movement in your workplace and everyday life.
Osteopathy may be able to help
Whilst back pain is the most common problem seen, Osteopathy can help with a wide range of problems including changes to posture in pregnancy, babies with colic or sleeplessness, repetitive strain injury, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, children with glue ear, the pain of arthritis and sports injuries among many others. Osteopaths take a holistic approach to health and believe that a body which has good structural balance will work well. All Osteopaths in the U.K are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). It is against the law for anyone to call themselves an Osteopath unless they are registered with the GOsC, which sets and promotes high standards of competency, conduct and safety.
Osteopathy may be able to help...
- Postural changes in Pregnancy
- Sporting Injuries
- Postural Injuries
- Back Pain
- Muscle Aches and Pains
- Work Related Injuries
Our Osteopathy Therapists
- Mondays 8.30am - 5.15pm
- Thursdays 8.30am - 5.15pm
Appointments & Enquiries
To check availability, make an appointment or make a general enquiry about Osteopathy, please call 0114 276 9500 or email us using the form below. Mandatory fields are marked with a *.