Osteopathic practice is a safe and effective form of prevention, diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of health issues.
Osteopaths see people of all ages from babies to the elderly and everyone in between, including pregnant women and elite athletes.
Osteopaths are high trained healthcare professionals who are experts in the musculoskeletal system (joints, muscles and associated tissues)
and its relationship to other systems of the body, to keep you a healthy as you can be. You do not need to
consult your GP before you visit and Osteopath, although you may wish to do so.
We work holistically, this is to consider that various
factors are contributing or are root-causes to your
symptoms. We then tailor our treatment in partnership
with you. We aim to achieve individual care, selecting the
best decision we can, based on evidence, experience
and what’s important to you (Greenhalgh, Howick and
Maskrey, 2014). Our goal is to get you back to doing
things you love as quickly as we realistically can.
Advice and exercises are aimed at helping you stay
active and in good health.
When you first visit an Osteopath, you’ll be asked about your current symptoms and medical history.
All information will be treated as confidential by the standards of practice set out by the General
Osteopathic Council and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), May 2018.
It is natural in most circumstances to worry about your symptoms and the cause. You can be confident
that your Osteopath will always complete a routine examination that checks for more serious diagnoses
and will advise you any further action that might be required.
Your treatment may begin at your first appointment. You may experience mild discomfort afterwards,
but in most cases, this will pass within 24 hours.
Osteopaths use a wide range of gentle hands-on techniques that focus on releasing tension, stretching
muscles and mobilising joints. These are often used together with exercise and helpful advice designed
to help you relieve or manage your pain, keep active and maintain the best of health in the fewest sessions.
Nationally there is a very high rate of patient satisfaction, with 30,000 people consulting an Osteopath every day (GOsC, 2006).