OSTEOPATHY

Every day, over 30,000 people visit an osteopath.

Over 30,000 people every day visit an osteopath, suffering from a variety of conditions including neck or back pain, joint or muscular pain, sports injuries, recurring headaches and more. Many patients are pregnant mothers, unsettled children, or those with work strain, or pain and stiffness related to advancing years**.  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends osteopathy for the treatment of persistent lower back pain.

What is Osteopathy? 

Osteopaths concern themselves with the science of all problems of the musculo-skeletal system. Using mobilisation, external manipulation of the musculoskeletal system, and other hands-on therapeutic techniques, osteopaths alleviate areas of tension and restricted movement and prevent further damage to bones, muscles and joints. Osteopaths may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.

 

Osteopathy provides a pharmaceutical free pathway which can easily complement the treatment of those who are also taking medications. Osteopathy is suitable for treating long term problems or new injuries and is suitable for all ages. 

  • As you do not need a referral from your doctor to see an osteopath (unless paying with health insurance), you will typically be able to see an osteopath without delay

  • You are safe in our hands! All our osteopaths have full registration with the General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy. 

  • Healthy Balance provides osteopaths working within a CQC regulated environment and ensures patient safety, safeguarding, and appropriate data handling as well as proper hygiene standards and clinical governance.

  • Registered with most private health insurers (or simply self pay)

  • As you do not need a referral from your doctor to see an osteopath (unless paying with health insurance), you will typically be able to see an osteopath without delay

  • We will communicate with your GP IF you would like us to

  • Suitable for all age groups and EVERY individual, including pregnant women and young babies. We treat all people!+

  • Typically only two to six appointments to resolve a musculoskeletal injury

What conditions can osteopaths treat?

  • Arthritic pain​

  • Circulatory problems

  • Cramp

  • Digestion problems

  • Fibromyalgia 

  • Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences

  • Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)

  • Joint pain

  • Joint pain including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise

  • General, acute & chronic backache, back pain, pain in the ribs 

  • Generalised aches and pains, strains and sprains

  • Lumbago

  • Migraine prevention

  • Minor sports injuries and tensions

  • Muscle spasms

  • Neuralgia

  • Inability to relax

  • Rheumatic pain

  • Sciatica 

  • Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)

+It may not be possible for our osteopaths to provide manipulation as a treatment for you if you have been diagnosed with certain conditions, for example, osteoporosis. Rest assured though. Because osteopaths are primary healthcare physicians, they are able to assess you for the appropriateness of manipulation prior to treatment, and can also organise further assessment and testing should a complex condition, such as osteoporosis, be a likely diagnosis. Osteopaths who have also studied naturopathy may be able to suggest dietary changes or vitamin and mineral supplementation for this type of disorder instead.

Approved by the Care Quality Commission

As part of our ongoing commitment to excellence and raising standards in medical and allied healthcare, Healthy Balance is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC is the independent assessor for health and social care in England. This means that Healthy Balance is held to the same standards and accountability as when you visit hospitals, care homes, dentists and GP surgeries to provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care, and encourages these services to improve.

It is recommended that you read the CQC inspection report on the CQCs website for any medical practice that you are intending to use as not all meet CQC standards. Download our recent inspection report here.

*http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Osteopathy/Pages/Introduction.aspx

**http://www.osteopathy.org

***www.osteopathy.org

Working in partnership with NHS e Referral

Regulated by the Care Quality Commission. Registration No.

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