Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together. -GOsC
It is a gentle and effective hands-on approach to healthcare, based on the principle that the way your body moves influences how it functions. Osteopaths are highly competent healthcare professionals, recognised by the NHS as fully qualified to diagnose and treat independently. -iO
"To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease".
– A.T. Still MD, DO Philosophy of Osteopathy
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle.
At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment. -CSP
Physiotherapy is a degree-based healthcare profession. Physios use their knowledge and skills to improve a range of conditions associated with different systems of the body -CSP
Sports Therapy & Massage
Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability.
It utilises the principles of sport and exercise science incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work. -SOST
what can we help with?
Generalised Aches and Pains
Joint Pains including Hip and
Knee Pain from Osteoarthritis
Acute and Chronic Back Pain
Mechanical Neck Pain
Headache arising from the neck (Cervicogenic) / Migraine Prevention
Shoulder Pain and ‘Frozen’ Shoulder
Elbow Pain / ‘Tennis Elbow’ (Lateral Epicondylitis) and ‘Golfers’ Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
Sciatica and ‘Lumbago’
Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to help increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle/joint tension and pain. Your osteopath may combine a range of other treatment techniques in their approach, such as gentle ‘cranial’ techniques, rehabilitative exercises and advice about how you can self-manage your condition.
Cranial osteopathy refers to a subtle and refined approach to osteopathy that follows all the principles of osteopathy.
Cranial osteopaths use a highly developed sense of touch to feel subtle changes of tension and tissue quality of the body, and to diagnose areas of strain or dysfunction.
The years through childhood to adulthood are exciting and challenging. Intrauterine and subsequent experiences, alongside a child's genetic constitution, shape his or her physical, mental and moral journey. We grow not only by our own genetic programme, but by our experiences in life. Osteopathy holds a unique potential to support the health, growth and fulfilment of each child.
Naturopaths recognise that health is more than the absence of disease;
it is dependent upon a multitude of factors and is a reflection of a harmonious interaction with our environment. Naturopathy aims to increase the vitality of patients so that they can dispel disease by means of their own self-healing mechanism. Disease is seen as the body's response to challenges in the internal or external environment.