Listening to you and partnering in your care is at the heart of Louise's holistic, empathetic approach to Osteopathy.
Osteopathy is a holistic approach to medical practice, based on the principle that health depends on the maintenance of good relationships between the various parts and systems of the body.
Patients may be referred by their doctor, midwife, health visitor, or consultant or can seek treatment independently. If you want to attend with a chaperone please feel free to bring a family member or friend along with you. Please note that an adult chaperone is mandatory for under 18’s.
What can be treated?
● Generalised aches and pains,
● Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise,
● Arthritic pain,
● General, acute and chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident),
● Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain,
● Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic) / migraine prevention,
● Frozen shoulder / shoulder and elbow pain / tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) / golfers elbow
● Circulatory problems,
● Digestion problems,
● Joint pains, lumbago,
● Muscle spasms,
● Inability to relax,
● Rheumatic pain,
● Minor sports injuries and tensions.
Pregnancy and post-natal
Being pregnant is a unique and powerful life experience. It is a time that can, and should be enjoyed. During pregnancy the body undergoes immense physical, hormonal and emotional changes.
These changes occur over a relatively short space of time, and the body has to continually adapt to accommodate these changes. The inevitable increase in weight of baby, placenta and fluids puts a fair amount of physical strain on the body.
A woman’s body is constantly changing during pregnancy and postural changes and increases in weight can put additional pressure on joints and muscles of the spine or pelvis.
The job of caring for a new baby can place enormous strain on the back. Things like breast-feeding positions, lifting car seats and pushchairs, carrying your baby and reaching over the cot can put extra strain on your back.
Breastfeeding can be a wonderful and rewarding experience for mum and baby, but the physical demands of feeding and poor feeding postures can lead to pain and discomfort. Osteopathic treatment is available to new mums. Contact us to see if our sensitive and caring postnatal treatment can help you relax and enjoy your new baby.
Babies, Children and Adolescents
Techniques, commonly known as ‘cranial osteopathy’ are available for young children, including newborn infants. Cranial osteopathy can be relaxing due to its non-invasive nature of the therapy, improving the sense of well-being.
Older teenagers can also suffer from musculoskeletal problems and minor sporting injuries are common in this age group.
For further information and to find out if we can help you, please contact us by phone
07437 457 300 or email: