Services

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is Offered at the Centre by:

Janet OCallaghan

Osteopath MOst, PGCert in Animal Osteopathy, GOsC & Sports Massage Therapist

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Treatment is different for each individual patient, depending on your age, condition and diagnosis. Osteopaths use a combination of techniques including stretching, articulation (movement), targeted deep tissue massage, manipulation of joints or gentle cranial or fascial techniques. You may be given after care or prevention advice and tips.

Osteopaths are highly trained professionals, recognized by the NHS as qualified and competent to diagnose and treat independently. (A small percentage of Osteopaths work in an NHS setting.) You do not need a referral from your doctor to be seen by an Osteopath. Osteopaths have studied for 4-6 years, which includes a minimum of 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice. They receive either a BOst, BSc in Osteopathy or a MOst, Masters in Osteopathy. This is similar to a medical degree but with the emphasis being on musculoskeletal medicine and anatomy. Additionally, Osteopaths are required to regularly expand their knowledge and skills through mandatory continued professional development. (Minimum 30 hours per year) All Osteopaths must by law register with the General Osteopathic Council which has a strict code of professional practice. There are currently around 30,000 Osteopathic consultations every working day. (General Osteopathic Council) Osteopaths often work alongside other medical healthcare professionals, including G.P.s, Podiatrists etc. or with other alternative practitioners. Osteopathy compliments other interventions well, such as surgery and prescribed medications.

GENERAL, PHYSICAL OR WORK RELATED ACHES AND PAINS MINOR SPORTS INJURIES, STRAINS AND MUSCLE TENSIONS ARTHRITIS and RHEUMATIC PAIN BACK ACHE NECK PAIN JOINT PAIN - FOOT AND ANKLE, HAND AND ELBOW (e.g. TENNIS/ GOLFERS ELBOW) HIP AND KNEE PAIN SHOULDER PAIN HEADACHES arising from the neck (cervicogenic) MIGRAINE PREVENTION TRAPPED NERVES and SCIATICA