Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a way of dectecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging. Osteopathy was founded in 1874 by Dr Andrew Still is based on the principal that the wellbeing of an individual is affected by their bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves, blood supply, lymphatics and connective tissue (fascia ) functioning smoothly together.


Osteopathy can help with pain and disfunction in the:

  • neck
  • shoulder
  • elbow, wrist and hand
  • back
  • hip
  • knee, ankle and foot


It can also help with headaches occupation overuse strains postural retraining digestive problems pregnancy nursing aches and pains were not just backs.


Dry needling/ Acupuncture is used in my practice as an addiyional treatment for tight muscles, arthritis and pain relief.


Osteopathy has been practiced for over 140 years, the first college opened in the UK in 1920. Osteopathy became  a registered profession in 1994 with the Osteopath Bill (which prevents anyone doing Osteopathy unless properly qualified. Osteopaths (in England and Wales) have been practicing within the NHS since 1996. The NHS research body NICE produced guidelines recommending Osteopathy as one of the primary treatments for lower back pain.


Osteopaths are regulated by a professional body (General Osteopathic Council GOsC) and need to be qualified, insured and regularly update their education to remain registered. 

Visceral and craniosacral therapy

Visceral therapy  very gently relieves imbalances and restrictions in the interconnections between the motions of other organs and structures of the body. Very gentle pressure is applied to the abdomen and other areas advice on nutrition and lifestlye.

 

Visceral therapy can help with:


  • gastric reflux
  • irritable bowel (IBS)
  • digestive problems
  • headaches
  • neck and back pain
  • whiplash and other trauma 


Craniosacral therapy uses  very gentle pressure to manipulate the skeleton to reduce imbalances and stimulate healing.


Craniosacral therapy can help with a wide range of issues including:


  • headaches
  • disturbed sleep cycles
  • neck and back ache
  • jaw problems (TMJ)
  • distressed baby
  • stress tension
  • sinus pain
  • psychological trauma
  • whiplash


During a typical session you will be asked about your history and any medically difficult circumstances regarding your birth as well as the usual questions about your symptoms, medical history and lifestyle.

Physiotherapy

Is a health care profession that uses hands-on treatment and excercises for the promotion of health. The aim is to identify and treat the specific components of movement or function responsible for a patients physical problems. 


Physiotherapy is over 100 years only and has been an integral part of the NHS with Chartered Physiotherapists qualifying since 1920.


Chartered Physiotherapists are regulated by a professional body and need to be qualified, insured and regularly update their education to remain registered.

Massage Therapy

 

Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are many types of massage therapy methods (also called modalities).

People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness. 


Types of Massage Therapy


While there are several types of massage in this practice we offer:

  • rehabilitative massage – also known as deep tissue, medical, therapeutic or clinical massage; practiced in many settings like clinics, hospitals and chiropractic offices
  • Swedish massage - practiced in settings like spas, wellness centers and resorts
  • Lymphatic massage - reduces swelling post-operatively or in certain health problems.
  • Aromatherapy Massage- uses sented oils to aid rest, recovery and relaxation.

Counselling

Counselling provides a safe confidential non-judgemental environment in which you have freedom to explore any concerns difficulties dissatisfaction and helpful behaviour patterns of confusion in your life allows you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself in your past or present situation unable to you to make effective decisions and choices to bring about positive change.


What concurrently help with stress depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, loss, abusive relationships, transition and change low self-esteem, self harm.


Registered Counsellors are regulated by a professional body and need to be qualified, insured and regularly update their education to remain registered.