We are now open again!
We are open, but from 4th January, this will be with newly reduced hours; in keeping with the latest government guidelines on the control and prevention of the spread of Covid-19.
Please call (01268) 515101 to make enquiries about treatment, or to book an appointment.
PLEASE DO NOT JUST TURN UP AT THE CLINIC, as social distancing requirements mean we will be unable to let you in if there is another patient already in the building. We have an answerphone - if you get the answerphone during office hours, it is most likely that we are treating, so please leave a message and we will call you back when we are free.
All of us are living with a lot of stress at the moment due to the pandemic, please remember to be nice, or don't come. We will offer you the same courtesy.
We will be treating in full PPE and will be following the government guidelines on social distancing as much as is practically possible (for a hands-on treatment like osteopathy or acupuncture). We will ask you to follow certain procedures too and explain those when you make the appointment. Unfortunately, we will have to abide by strict rules on there only being one person in the clinic having treatment at any one time.
Osteopathy can be used to treat:
Back pain/ache: This is the most common problem that osteopaths see and can be due to sprained joints, tight muscles or inflamed discs. Osteopathy can help with sudden onset or long-term back pain.
Sciatica: Sciatica is often described as an intense ache down the back of the leg. it can be caused by inflamed joints or discs in the lower back, or by tight muscles in the buttock region. It may also be associated with tingling and numbness.
Neck pain: The second most common problem that osteopaths see. Neck pain can be caused by poor posture, eg; sitting at a desk all day, or be a result of having reduced movement through the upper spine. Neck pain may also result in tension headaches. Osteopathy may be used to help prevent and treat migraines.
Joint pains: Shoulder Pain: Osteopaths often see shoulder problems (including 'Frozen Shoulder'), shoulder and elbow problems, and Tennis or Golfer's elbow, which may be the result of an injury or repetitive strain, but also may be connected with spinal stiffness.
Hip/knee pain/osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: Pain in the hip or knee can be caused by various structures in or around these joints, or may be due to a referred problem in the low back. Osteoarthritis in these joints is also very common. No one can claim to "treat" osteo-arthritis (the normal 'wear and tear' associated with aging) but as a manual therapy, along with other core treatments for osteoarthritis (pain killers, anti-inflammatories, an appropriate exercise regime) osteopathy can help to greatly reduce the stiffness and pain associated with the condition.
Pain and stiffness during pregnancy: Osteopathy is safe and gentle to use during pregnancy, and can be used help to keep the body mobile and the back moving well as a woman's posture changes and her pregnancy progresses. It is also safe and effective for the treatment of Pubic Symphysis Disorder (PSD), also known as Symphysis Pubis Disorder (SPD) or simply Pelvic Girdle Pain.
Osteopathy may be used effectively in many common problems that affect babies and children.
And see our "What our patients say" page for people's experiences....
There are many other conditions that osteopaths treat, phone us or call in for advice on your specific problem.