Osteopathy is a gentle and effective hands-on approach to healthcare, based on the principle that the way your body moves influences how it functions. Osteopathy can treat a variety of conditions including neck or back pain, joint or muscular pain, sports injuries, recurring headaches and more.
Our Osteopath’s classical approach means he is confident treating a wide range of patients: from old to young, including pregnant women, children, acute injuries, and maintenance of long-term conditions. Andy makes use of a broad spectrum of osteopathic techniques, from the direct structural to the more subtle cranial, tailoring the treatment to the individual.
We work with all major UK Health Insurance companies and can treat a range of issues. If you would like to receive Osteopathy through your health insurance, please ensure you confirm with your provider, before starting with us. They’ll provide you with an authorisation number, which needs to be quoted at the time of booking.
Please see the sidebar for the current list of Health Insurance companies we work with. If you don’t see the name of your provider listed, please get in touch as we can work with your provider to ensure we’re recognised by them.
What to expect on your first visit:
The osteopath will listen to your case and take a detailed history, followed by a physical examination which will include some simple movements. You may be asked to undress down to your underwear, so make sure you wear loose or stretchy clothing or something you feel comfortable in.
Your practitioner will talk you through any findings keep you informed all through the session.
The movements are usually natural and are rarely uncomfortable but, if at any point you are not comfortable, tell the osteopath so an alternative technique or approach can be used.
You may find that the osteopath starts the treatment in a different location to the pain you came in with. This is because osteopaths look at the whole body to determine what needs doing, and will address the cause of the symptoms, not just deal with the symptoms directly.
Osteopaths use a wide range of hands-on physical techniques to achieve a release in the tissues of the body, so that natural fluid motion and vitality are restored to both structure (the body) and function (how we inhabit the body). Consequently, osteopathy can treat a broad range of complaints from simple musculoskeletal pain to supporting a person through a process of change and healing.