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Osteopathic Association Clinic
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What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathic Treatment

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide range of health problems. Through hands on treatment, osteopathy helps the body to heal, restores normal function and relieves symptoms. It does not involve the use of drugs or surgery.

Osteopathy is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.

Osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance using touch, stretching, movement and physical manipulation to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help the body’s own healing mechanisms. They also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health, and prevent symptoms recurring.

What can Osteopaths help you with?

Patients of all ages and from all walks of life approach osteopaths for treatment of a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck and upper back pain
  • Joint pains / the pain of arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Postural problems
  • Repetitive strain and work related injuries
  • Foot ankle, knee, hand and elbow problems
  • Tension headaches
  • Jaw pain
  • Effects of trauma (e.g. whiplash)
  • Restless legs syndrome (we offer pioneering non-manipulative treatment for this troublesome condition)

“... I started seeing the osteopath because of problems with my neck and upper back caused by spending long periods of time on the computer at work. The practice staff are friendly and professional and I'm really happy with the treatment I have received - it's been effective and I've been given lots of practical advice on things I can do while working to relieve discomfort in between my check up appointments. RG, London ...”

“... I spent several months unsuccessfully visiting another osteopathic practice trying to alleviate distressing neck pain, tingling and numbness in my elbow and fingers as well as lower back pain that prevented me sleeping at night. Within weeks of attending the clinic I responded to the treatment, which involved applying manipulation techniques to my body rather than being strapped up to a contraption for the whole session, as had been my previous experience. The discomfort and symptoms that I was experiencing has substantially reduced and feel much more comfortable in my body. My therapist is very engaging and I always feel at ease. The reception staff are welcoming and will also give reminder call the day before appointments. MW, London ...”

“... I was suffering terrible neck pain and a colleague told me about the clinic. I called and got an appointment the very next day. I have had three treatments and this along with the exercises I was given, and tips on sitting correctly at my desk I have seen so much improvement and am now pain free. JB ...”

“... I made an appointment at the training clinic as an old sports injury to my ankle was playing up. The student who was looking after me was very thorough in his assessment and made sure I was comfortable and discussed my case with his supervisor before starting treatment. I found this very reassuring. I have booked a follow up appointment, but I already feel some benefit after just one treatment. The consultation and treatment were not at all rushed. I really felt both the trainee and the supervising osteopath were giving me their full attention ...”