Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person's muscles and joints.
Osteopathy is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together.
It is individually tailored application of soft tissue massage and stretching techniques applied to muscle and soft tissues of the body to treat the stress, tension and fatigue that occurs through occupational, recreational or sporting activity. The various techniques deployed in deep tissue massage can help break down tough areas, making the muscles move more efficiently and feel much more fluid and easy to move.
It acts mainly by stimulating the nervous system, and its known modes of action include local antidromic axon reflexes, segmental and extrasegmental neuromodulation, and other central nervous system effects. Western medical acupuncture is principally used by conventional healthcare practitioners, most commonly in primary care. It is mainly used to treat musculoskeletal pain, including myofascial trigger point pain.
Ultrasound can be used on both chronic and acute conditions and is commonly used in the treatment of muscle, tendon and ligament injuries. High frequency sound waves are focused around the site of an injury. These sound waves perform a ‘micro-massage’ deep inside the injured tissues speeding up the healing process.
Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons and can be beneficial for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion.
In sports massage, the massage therapist generally concentrates on a specific problem area that you present, usually associated with some sort of sports activity, such as running, tennis, or golf.
Cranial Osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment that uses very gentle manipulative pressure to encourage the release of stresses throughout the body, including the head. It is extremely effective in treating a wide range of conditions in people of all ages, from birth to old age.
The Osteopath will prescribe a series of exercises specifically for your condition. Information and exercise sheets will be provided.
Good posture involves training your body to stand, walk, sit and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on supporting muscles and ligaments during movement or weight-bearing activities. Good posture involves training your body to stand, walk, sit and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on supporting muscles and ligaments during movement or weight-bearing activities.
£50 - 45 minutes
£45 - 30 to 45 minutes
£55 - 30 to 45 minutes
We reserve the right to charge a £20 fee for the above. If you're unable to make an appointment please let us know as soon as possible and we will re-book you in. £20 charge will only be made if you cancel within 24 hours of your appointment
We are registered will all of the major and most small providers. Occasionally, if a provider needs to be invoiced directly we include a small additional service charge.
We accept cash and all major debit and credit cards except American Express.
We can bill directly to most major health insurance companies as long as we have an authorization number before the first appointment. It should also be noted that patients who receive treatment under private health insurance attract an admin fee per appointment.