Osteopathy and Western Medical Acupuncture
Osteopathy is a safe hands-on manual therapy for both the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions which cause pain or discomfort. It uses many of the same diagnostic methods as conventional medicine to establish the cause of physical symptoms. It is grounded in science, research and anatomical knowledge but takes a 'whole person' approach.
Both our Osteopaths also use western medical acupuncture (see below) where appropriate.
Your first appointment, which will normally last between 45-60 minutes, covers:
- A full case history including medical health and details of your present condition
- Examination including orthopaedic and neurological clinical tests to work out what is causing your pain
- Diagnosis/treatment and treatment plan (unless referral elsewhere required
- Advice for home management, exercises or stretching
Please note that you will be required to undress down to (but leaving on) your underwear so you may wish to wear loose fitting shorts for your appointment.
Osteopathy is suitable for all ages and walks of life including babies, pregnant women, office workers, sports people and the elderly.
Conditions osteopathy can help with include:
- low back pain
- neck pain
- neuralgia (nerve pain)
- arthritic pain
- rheumatic pain
- shoulder pain eg frozen shoulder
- elbow and wrist pain
- minor sports injuries
- tennis elbow
- muscle spasm
- neck-related headaches
- muscle tension/inability to relax
- knee joint pain
- circulatory problems
- digestive problems
If you are unsure, give us a call on 01923 828832 to find out how osteopathy can help you.
Please note that we cannot give a diagnosis or advice without a full consultation.
All osteopaths are trained to the highest level, follow strict guidelines, must be registered with the government's regulatory body, the General Osteopathic Council ( www.osteopathy.org.uk ). All osteopaths are fully insured and have undergone enhanced Criminal Records Bureau checks.
Clinic and Prices:
Clinic times: Tuesday all day, Thursday 1.30 to 7.30 and Saturdays 10.00 to 3.00 ( These times may alter depending on demand and we can sometimes arrange appointments on other days)
Prices: First appointment (45-60 minutes, consultation,examination and 1st treatment) £48, follow-up appointment (30 minutes, review and treatment) £42
We accept major health insurers including: BUPA, Axa PPP, Aviva, Standard Life and SimplyHealth (HSA). Please check with your provider before booking.
About our Osteopaths
Our Osteopaths are Suzanne Cooper, ( see biog ). who qualified as an osteopath in 2008 after a 5-year Bachelor of Science degree from the London School of Osteopathy. She has a special interest in neck pain, headaches/migraine , shoulder problems and women’s health. She has recently undertaken postgraduate training in treatment of babies.
Sneha Adatia B.Ost.Med, DO, ND ( see biog )
Sneha Adatia B.Ost.Med, DO, ND. Sneha qualified as an Osteopath from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and also holds a diploma in Naturopathy. She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council.
She uses a vast diversity of Osteopathic techniques whilst incorporating soft tissue techniques, hydrotherapy, stretching, joint manipulation and exercise rehabilitation along with lifestyle and diet analysis.
Acupuncture is a medical technique which consists of the insertion of very fine, sterile single-use needles into the skin. It can treat a wide variety of physical and psychological conditions and may encourage the patient's body to heal and repair itself, if it is able to do so.
Acupuncture stimulates the nerves in skin and muscle, and increases the body's release of natural painkillers which helps modify the way pain signals are felt. Modern research shows that acupuncture can affect most of the body's systems - the nervous system, muscle tone, hormone outputs, circulation, antibody production and allergic responses, as well as the respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems (source: British Medical Acupuncture Society).
Western Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling) is based on our knowledge of anatomy and the way that the nervous system and muscles respond to the insertion of the needle.
Western Medical Acupuncture is offered as part of osteopathic appointments and some podiatry appointments and therefore is included in the cost.