The student-led osteopathy clinic at Plymouth Marjon University is offering free appointments. Open to the public, anyone is welcome and encouraged to book in for treatments.
Osteopathy is a gentle and effective hands-on approach to healthcare. On average, over 30,000 people visit an osteopath each day. Those who visit tend to be suffering from a variety of conditions including: neck or back pain, joint or muscular pain, sports injuries, recurring headaches and more.
Osteopaths offer a range of treatments including arthritic pain, circulatory problems, cramp, digestion problems, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder, shoulder and elbow pain, headache arising from the neck, joint pains including hip and knee pain, backache, lumbago, migraine prevention, minor sports injuries, muscle spasms, neuralgia, tension, rheumatic pain and sciatica.
In the clinic, which opened in 2019, students studying on Marjon’s Master of Osteopathic Medicine (M.Ost) degree treat patients under the full supervision of fully qualified Osteopaths. They are registered with the General Osteopathic Council.
The state-of-the-art facility, on the university campus, allows students to achieve the required 1,000 hours of clinical training.
The clinic is a covid safe environment with all staff wearing full PPE, with enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures to ensure patient safety.
Osteopathy programme lead, John Evans said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming patients into our covid-secure clinic at Marjon. You’ll be treated by our trained students, who are collectively looking forward to meeting and helping you.
“If you’re suffering from neck, back, or joint pain, or would just like to know if we might be able to help you, please book for in for a free appointment now.”
An initial appointment takes approximately 90 minutes. Patients can expect to get a full case history, examination and treatment in the first appointment. Follow up appointments are 45 minutes long and involve observation and treatment.