OSTEOPATHY TUNBRIDGE WELLS
A form of manual therapy to help with musculoskeletal conditions and persistent pain.
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works on a principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well.
So osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints. This to help relieve muscle tension, enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.
All osteopaths in the UK are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).
Osteopaths are required to renew their registration each year and provide registrants with an annual licence to practise. As part of this process, the GOsC checks that osteopaths have current professional indemnity insurance, remain in good health and of good character, and have met mandatory continuing professional development requirements.
WHO & WHAT DO OSTEOPATHS TREAT
Osteopaths’ patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people. Patients seek treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including back pain, changes to posture in pregnancy, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and minor sports injuries.
(General Osteopathic Council, 2018)
Everyone! We treat children, teens, adults and older adults.
An average initial consultation & treatment will last between 30-45 minutes. Any follow-up treatments will last between 20-30 minutes.
Osteopathy can be uncomfortable on occasion when working on painful or tender areas. However your therapist will work with you to determine your pain tolerance. If the pain is too much, we’ll adjust as necessary.
A full assessment will be taken by your therapist before you start treatment. This may require further imaging to confirm a diagnosis. On average, patients attend 4-6 sessions, however, this may need to be reviewed 8-10 weeks post-treatment to ensure long-lasting results
Although there may be some immediate pain relief, it is important to remember that this does not mean the injury or condition is fully healed. Osteopathy works best as part of a rehabilitation and treatment plan which may include other exercises or changes to help manage your condition. It is important to review progress regularly with your physician to ensure long-term results.
You may experience a slight reddening or swelling of the affected area post-treatment, however, for most people, this is accompanied by a reduction in pain.
Your initial consultation for Osteopathy is £60 and any follow-ups cost £50
We also offer discounts for patients when purchasing a treatment package.
6 Treatments – £320
8 Treatments – £380