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Osteopathy is a recognised and established method of diagnosis to identify and treat dysfunction or problems in the musculo-skeletal system. Osteopaths aim to return your body to health through manual therapy, and promote continuing health by considering how your lifestyle might influence the musculo-skeletal system. Joanna includes guidance and exercises to support your return to health. Osteopathy can complement traditional medicine and does not involve the use of medicine.

Osteopathy can help with a number of pains and complaints, as listed below, but there are conditions for which qualified medical advice must be sought. If you are in any doubt please discuss this with your GP. Osteopathy is for people with:

Back Pain and Sciatica

  • N.I.C.E. (National institute of Clinical Excellence) guidelines, 2016, recommends manual therapy as practised by osteopaths for the management of low back pain and sciatica. This treatment would include exercise advice.
  • Sciatica and neuralgia – symptoms of trapped nerves

Shoulder Problems

  • Work and leisure related problems leading to shoulder pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Elbow pain such as tennis/golfers elbow

Sports injuries

  • Minor sporting injuries and tensions treated with Sports Massage, Acupuncture, Ultrasound and Osteopathy.
  • Running problems such as Patello-femoral and Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Cycling issues such as muscle fatigue, strain and inbalance
  • Golfing related conditions such as spinal restrictions, shoulder strain and restricted hip joints

Neck pain and related headaches

  • Headaches arising from your neck pain

Joint pain and tension

  • In the hip and knee relating to osteoarthritis
  • Minor injuries related to sports, hobbies, decorating and gardening
  • Joint problems pre and post-surgery we provide treatment and rehabilitation advice.
  • Tension and discomfort in muscles caused by repetitive strain injury

Selected conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatic pain

All Osteopaths are qualified and can be found on the General Osteopathic Register. This regulation of the profession ensures you receive safe treatment.

You can visit an osteopath without a referral from your GP. The British Medical Association and General Medical Council also state your GP can safely refer you to an osteopath as a statutorily registered healthcare professional.

Osteopaths are now Allied Health Professionals recognised within the NHS, working alongside other healthcare professionals.

Joanna has trained full-time for four years and over a thousand hours in clinic to qualify. She undertakes yearly continuing professional development to maintain her skills. Caring Osteopathy is fully insured and registered for osteopathy, acupuncture and sports massage.