What Osteopaths do

Although osteopaths treat many conditions, most people think of us as ‘back specialists’. Back pain is what many osteopaths treat a lot of the time. Osteopathic treatment does not target symptoms only but treats the parts of the body that have caused the symptoms. Osteopaths have a holistic approach and believe that your whole body will work well if your body is in good structural balance. Osteopaths and Chiropractors are very similar in their approach.  Book Online Here.

Meghan Carolan is also completing her post graduate certification in specialist paediatric osteopathic practice and is able to treat babies, children and pregnant ladies.

Conditions we treat

The most common conditions that we treat are:

  • back and neck pain
  • shoulder and arm problems
  • pelvis, hip and leg problems
  • sports and other injuries

However, patients have found osteopathy helpful for many other conditions. Why not book a 15 minute free chat and see if we can help?

The Osteopathic Centre for Children explain that Paediatric Osteopathy ‘’is the specialism of using gentle osteopathic techniques specifically for treating babies, children, teens and perinatal mums. Variety of osteopathic techniques are used, that are gentle enough for babies and children, providing treatment that’s as individual as the patient.  In young patients, the methods used are nearly always very gentle, but nonetheless powerful, requiring specialist skill and knowledge”.

Your medical history

Before we start to treat you, we will make a full medical assessment. We take time to listen to you and ask questions to make sure we understand your medical history and your day-to-day routine. We’ll ask you about things like diet, exercise and what is happening in your life, as these may give clues to help our diagnosis. We may feel your pulse and check your reflexes. We may also take your blood pressure and refer you for clinical tests, such as x-rays, if we think you need them.

Your posture

We usually look at your posture and how you move your body. We may also assess what happens when we move it for you and see what hurts, where and when.

Trouble areas

Using touch, we may also find the areas which are sensitive or tight and this helps us to identify what’s going on.

When we have done this, we can diagnose your condition. We may sometimes feel that osteopathy is not appropriate for you and refer you to your GP or another specialist such as an orthopaedic surgeon.

Your treatment

Osteopaths use a wide range of gentle manipulations, depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis.

Treatment is different for every patient but may include techniques such as different types of soft tissue massage and joint articulation to release tension, stretch muscles, help relieve pain and mobilise your joints. Sometimes, when we move joints you may hear a ‘click’. This is just like the click people get when they crack their knuckles.

We may discuss exercises that you can do to improve your posture and movement in your workplace and everyday life.


Free 15 Minute Chat (15 mins) £ FREE

New Patient Appointment £75

Follow Up Appointments £49


Paediatric New Patient £75

Follow Up Paediatric Appointments £49


For further information please call us on 01763 878087 or book online

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