What do we do?
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis that treats and prevents a wide range of health issues. These include, but are not limited to joint pain, neuromuscular conditions, digestive conditions, headaches and migraines.
Osteopathic practice is a safe and effective form of treatment, which may consist of a combination of movement, stretching, targeted deep tissue massage and manipulation of muscles and joints.
How do we do it?
Your treatment plan will be based on what you as an individual need to improve function, relieve pain and aid recovery.
Your osteopath will ask about your current symptoms and medical history. Your osteopath will examine you to reach an osteopathic diagnosis. Your osteopath will also assess range of movement and feel for changes in your muscles and joints. You may be asked to dress down the area(s) of your body causing concern for examination and some clinical tests which may cardiovascular and neurological screening. If you are uncomfortable undressing to your underwear for the examination then we ask that you bring clothing such as shorts and t-shirt along.
Our state of the art clinic, is run by third and fourth year student osteopaths and students in other years may observe as part of their training. Our qualified tutors supervise the student osteopaths to ensure that diagnosis and treatment is safe and effective. You can see the same student osteopath, for continuity, up to a maximum of 6 times. This is to ensure our students see a variety of patients and conditions during their clinical training.
Your treatment plan will be discussed with you and recommendations made; referrals to other health-care professionals such as your GP may be made at this time.
Osteopathic treatment is usually very gentle, however, you may experience mild discomfort afterwards, but in most cases this will pass within 24 hours. If you have any concerns about your treatment you are encouraged to discuss them further with your osteopath.
We treat back pain; foot and ankle pain, hand and elbow pain including tennis and golfer’s elbow, hip pain, knee pain, shoulder pain including frozen shoulder, neck pain, headaches, inability to relax, neuralgia, fibromyalgia, sciatica, digestion problems, cramp and minor sports injuries and tensions.
FREE in 2020 (for up to 6 sessions in 2020)
• Initial consultations last approx. 90mins (FREE)
• Follow-up consultations last approx. 45mins (FREE)
Your treatment may begin at your first appointment. You may also be given exercise and stretch advice to be done as part of your treatment plan outside of your visit(s) to the clinic.
John Evans is a qualified Osteopath and is a qualified Acupuncturist, Sonographer, Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Coach and advanced rehabilitation specialist.
Stephanie is a qualified Osteopath who supports a varied patient base, her areas of expertise include technique, physiology, pharmacology of common drugs, a best practice approach to treating babies and woman’s health.
Kieron Kerr is a qualified Osteopath who has worked in established clinics and has run his own successful clinic; he has special interests in biomechanics and working with patients with chronic pain.
Professor Gary Shum leads our Osteopathy clinic and also researches back pain and nerve biomechanics at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre (Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust). He is also a practising Chartered Physiotherapist and brings a wealth of experience in musculoskeletal injury and diagnosis.
All information will be treated as confidential in accordance with the standards of practice set out by the General Osteopathic Council and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) May 2018.