Osteopathy for children

Osteopathy For All The Family

Osteopathy

Osteopathy For All The Family

Osteopathy for pregnancy

Osteopathy For All The Family

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a way of diagnosing, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles, spine and joints. It is based on the principle that an individual’s wellbeing depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues working well together and in harmony with the rest of the body, including the internal organs and the nervous and circulatory systems.

Osteopaths train for a minimum of 4 years where they learn a wide range of ‘structural’ techniques whilst gaining an extensive knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and disease. All in all, this gives them an unrivalled insight and understanding of the human body, including how it functions and what is needed for it be restored to health, naturally.

Osteopaths use a range of these ‘structural techniques’ which include joint and spine mobilisations and manipulations, soft tissue techniques, exercise prescription and postural advice which many will support with additional training in modalities such as cranial osteopathy, visceral (organ) osteopathy as well as functional, fascial, muscle energy and sports injury techniques.

This additional training may take place either as part of undergraduate training or as part of a program of Continued Professional Development (CPD) which is overseen by the UK regulatory body, the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). Link – https://www.osteopathy.org.uk/home/

Osteopathic techniques aim to:

  • Increase the mobility of the spine and joints
  • Relieve muscle tension, thereby easing general aches and pains
  • Enhance the blood supply to tissues
  • Help the body to heal and return to healthy functioning

Our osteopaths are used to seeing patients that suffer aches and pains from driving or the stress of work but also have extensive experience with babies, toddlers, school age children and teenagers who may also suffer in different ways including from carrying school work or spending time at a computer workstation

In the UK, osteopathy is a health profession regulated by UK law and since 1993 all osteopaths must be registered with the GOsC in order to be able to legally practice and use osteopathic techniques

 

Osteopathy has been shown to be able to help with a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Arthritic pain
  • Circulatory problems and cramp
  • Digestion problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen shoulder / shoulder and upper limb pain / tennis elbow associated with musculoskeletal problems in the back and neck
  • Headaches (originating from the neck area)
  • General joint pains, including those linked to arthritis and sports injuries
  • Lower back pain and ‘lumbago’
  • Migraine prevention
  • Minor sports injuries
  • Muscle and joint pain associated with driving, work, screen time, schoolwork or pregnancy
  • Muscle spasms
  • Neuralgia
  • Tension and tension related discomfort
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Sciatica and uncomplicated ‘trapped nerve’ type pains
  • Uncomplicated neck pain

More information is available about Osteopathy, how it works and what it can help by visiting the website of the Institute of Osteopathy by clicking here link – https://www.iosteopathy.org/

Osteopathic treatment is deemed to be safe and is suitable for most individuals, but your osteopath will discuss the limitations and options available for your specific problem. Every osteopathic treatment is tailored by the osteopath to suit everyone’s case and certain individuals, such as babies and children may be more receptive to what some refer to as ‘gentler’ approaches including cranial osteopathy

We can advise on whether a specific issue may benefit from osteopathic intervention or advice. If you would like to speak to an osteopath, free of charge and without obligation, please contact us and we will arrange for an osteopath to call you

What our clients say

Fabulous people!

I regularly suffer with RSI / Tennis Elbow due to the repetitive nature of my work. I saw the osteopath who gave me some stretches and worked on my muscles which helped loads. I am much better and able to work without issue!  Fabulous people!

JW – Caterham

Helped me regain my fitness

As a regular runner, I was devastated when I had to pull out of the London Marathon 2018 due to an injury to my knee. The osteopath and sports massage therapist were able to work together and combine their knowledge to help me regain my fitness which enabled me to achieve my personal best at the 2019 London Marathon.

AP – Dorking

She has helped me so much

I’ve been a migraine sufferer for years before I was recommended to see Anna. She has helped me so much; I just wish I had discovered her sooner.

TR – Redhill

He’s extremely knowledgeable and professional

After struggling with back pain for many years, I came to the Westway Clinic to see James and have never looked back. He’s extremely knowledgeable and professional. Thank you

WC – Reigate