Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a non-invasive therapy that aims to improve health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework.

Osteopaths are allied healthcare professionals who are experts in conditions that effect the musculoskeletal system (joints, muscles and associated tissues).

Osteopaths help to resolve pain and restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability through supported and well-researched manual therapy techniques, exercise, education and advice. At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.

An initial appointment with one of our Osteopaths will involve a thorough assessment and physical examination, individualised treatment and discussing a plan to help you make a full recovery and achieve your specific goals. You will leave the appointment with your own care plan including specific exercises and advice to facilitate your recovery. We will also explain your diagnosis and if you will benefit from other members of the multi-disciplinary team being involved in your care.

All our Osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), which means they have completed a minimum of four years degree level training (BSc). To remain registered they must comply with strict regulatory requirements and high standards of professional practice as well as maintain their continual professional development CPD).

Some of the common injuries and conditions Osteopathy can treat are:

– Lower back pain and sciatica
– Neck pain
– Shoulder pain
– Elbow pain (including tennis elbow)
– Hip and groin pain
– Sacro-iliac pain
– Knee pain
– Foot and ankle pain
– Plantar fasciitis
– Arthritis related joint pain
– Sports Injuries
– Headaches and migraine prevention
– Repetitive strain injuries
– Tendinopathy/ tendonitis
– Persistent or chronic pain
– Post-operative rehabilitation

To make an enquiry or book your appointment please call 01386 792126

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Your Specialists

Chris Wilkes

Osteopath
BOst, PGCert, FAFS