An Osteopath is a practitioner who practices osteopathy.

In the UK Osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council.

Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints.

Osteopathy is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together.

An osteopath uses several methods of treatment including Cranial Osteopathy, Craniosacral Therapy, trigger points and manipulation.
  • Arthritic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Circulatory problems
  • Cramp
  • Digestion problems
  • Heel and foot pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Generalised aches and pains
  • General, acute & chronic backache
  • Headache arising from the neck
  • Inability to relax
  • Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis
  • Lumbago
  • Migraine prevention
  • Muscle spasms
  • Minor sports injuries and tensions
  • Neuralgia
  • Postural problems
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Rheumatic Pain
  • Stress
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain

Osteopaths also deal regularly with patients who have been injured in the workplace, at home or while playing sport.

Usually 30 minutes although it can be longer if necessary
That really depends on the problem and the patient.

This will always be discussed during the first appointment but can range from 1 to 3 sessions and sometimes up to 6 for a long standing condition. Sometime`s osteopathy is not indicated and patients may be referred back to their GP or hospital or to another practitioner.

  • New patients £45
  • Follow up appointments £40
  • Students £30
  • Babies and children £25
William Allchin, Kate Blanch and Emma Broom are Osteopath’s who work at Rowan House.

The General Osteopathic Council regulates the practice of osteopathy in the United Kingdom. They work with the public and profession to promote patient safety.

Their website also has lots of helpful information about the profession and what to expect from osteopathic medicine.

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