What is an Osteopath?
An Osteopath is professionally trained to perform manual therapy of the musculo-skeletal system.
We don’t just provide back pain relief, Osteopathic treatment looks at your body as a whole, so we can address any underlying issues that might be the root cause of your pain, and will hopefully avoid any future health problems.
We assess and treat people of all ages and all differing levels of activity, from cranial osteopathy for babies, to chronic back pain treatment of the elderly, and osteopathy during pregnancy to sports injuries.
Osteopaths treat injuries resulting from:
- Employment, recreation and sports related activities
- Back, neck and shoulder pain
- Joint pain including hip, knee, ankle, foot, elbow and wrist
- Arthritic and rheumatic pain
- Muscle tension
- Cervicogenic headaches (caused by muscle tension)
- Frozen shoulder
- Posture checks
- Osteopathic care during pregnancy and for mothers, babies and children.
- Sports Injury management
How do Osteopaths Treat?
Osteopaths employ a wide range of treatment methods according to the individual’s age, physique and particular problem.
Methods range from soft-tissue ‘massage’ of muscles and ligaments, passive stretching and traction to joints and manipulative techniques (which patients often feel as a click) to improve joint mobility.
Osteopaths are trained to recognise the need for medical investigation and will refer as appropriate.
We are all Registered Professionals
All our Osteopaths are fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council, and have extensive experience in all areas of Osteopathic care.
Many of our team have special areas of interest, for example:
Head of practice, Stuart, is a generalist who is passionate about patient care. He qualified top of his class at Europe’s most revered Osteopathic School (BSO), and is now one of their clinical tutors.
Janet treats adults and children and she also has in-depth experience of cranial and paediatric osteopathy with a special interest in cranial osteopathy for babies and treating during pregnancy.
Camilla spent a year working alongside the medical team looking after the athletes training at Lee Valley athletics. Over the years she has developed a keen interest in the management of pre and post pregnancy conditions. She graduated from the Molinari Institute with a post graduate diploma in women’s health osteopathy. Prior to qualifying as an Osteopath, Camilla worked in personal training and sports massage.
Ruth uses both structural and cranial techniques but she has a particular interest in cranial sacral osteopathy and how it aids the recovery of chronic issues relating to the neck and lower back. Ruth is also a sports massage therapist.
Cindy Milway recently obtained a Masters of Osteopathy degree from the University College of Osteopathy and was awarded the silver medal for best academic achievement.