For all from the sporty to the sedentary of all ages.
Osteopathy has a distinct approach to patient assessment by considering each person as an individual with their own lifestyle, medical history, and body type.
The Osteopath aims to understand you and your body so they can identify what’s causing your symptoms and what in your structure or lifestyle may be hindering your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Osteopaths use their hands to identify abnormalities within the human structure and function. Treatment techniques include:
Gentle articulation to improve joint mobility
Manipulations to restore range of joint movement
Cranial treatment, a gentle technique to encourage release of stresses in the body
Osteopaths also give advice on exercise for rehabilitation and posture correction.
We want to help you to help yourself get better quickly.
Osteopaths can help treat a variety of common conditions such as:
Neuralgia including sciatica
Tension and inability to relax
Osteopathy is suitable for patients of all ages and lifestyles. Treatment can help a wide range of issues such as changes to posture in pregnancy, postural problems from work strain or driving, repetitive strain injuries, degenerative joint disease, mobility problems.
During your first appointment a detailed medical history will be taken including some information about your lifestyle. Your current symptoms will be discussed and the factors affecting them. A thorough examination will follow, looking at your posture and active and passive movements. The examination may include neurological and other clinical testing. It is important for the Osteopath to examine the symptomatic area properly so you may be asked to undress to your underwear. From the examination a diagnosis will be made.
If you are not suitable for osteopathic treatment, you will be appropriately referred.
Proposed treatment will be discussed with you and where possible an indication of number of treatments required will be given. Sometimes one treatment is enough although on average patients are seen 3-4 times with the emphasis being on ongoing self help and re-injury prevention.
Please feel free to phone and discuss any queries you may have before making an appointment
It is a criminal offence in the UK to call oneself an Osteopath unless registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). Only those practitioners meeting the highest standards of safety and competency following completion of up to 5 years training are eligible for registration.
Osteopaths are committed to lifelong learning through mandatory Continuing Professional Development.
Anne Connolly is a fully registered Osteopath and first-class honours graduate from The College of Osteopaths.
Since qualifying she has completed her Naturopathy Diploma and is attending the on-going Cranial training at the Sutherland Cranial College. She is also an assistant tutor at the College of Osteopaths.