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Osteopathy is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment. It is a safe, natural approach that provides treatment that is individually tailored to each client.

The osteopath will look at how your whole body functions to try and reduce the strain on symptomatic areas caused by mechanical problems elswhere.

Osteopaths use their hands to both investigate and treat the cause of the complaint. This is done using a variety of techniques. They may include massage, mobilisation, stretching, and high velocity thrusts to improve joint motion and tissue health.

The 'whole body' considerations, that are central to osteopathy mean that not only is it very effective for low back pain, sciatica, arthritis, and road trafiic accident injuries but also sports injuries, headaches and work related injuries i.e. RSI. Osteopaths are trained to screen for medical conditions and will tell you if you need to see another health professional such as your doctor or midwife.


Massage can be a very effective way of relieving aches and pains whether caused by sport, injury or everyday life such as computer-based occupations and commuting.  It is beneficial as a preventive treatment of injuries or maintenance of a harmonic body.


Osteopaths utilise a wide range of techniques including physical manipulation, stretching and massage, and other gentle techniques such as cranial.

Cranial techniques are safe, gentle and non-manipulative. They are often used when treating young children and newborn infants. This gentle harmonic movements could help to soothe and relax your baby.

If you would like more information or to discuss whether cranial osteopathy could help you or your child please contact the clinic on

01494 793747.

Cranial osteopathy is often effective at relieving stresses and strains the baby incurs during labour and delivery. Osteopaths treat the whole body of the baby to relieve and release any areas of tension. Treatment is very gentle; they often fall asleep during or after treatment. Treatment looks at the stresses and strains that are placed on the body during birth. Long, slow, fast deliveries, inductions, caesarian sections or assisted deliveries i.e. forceps and ventouse, the position of baby such as back-to-back can also cause these stresses and strains on the body.   For example, if a baby is suffering with colic (a common newborn complaint) the osteopath will look at tension in the diaphragm and upper gut, which irritates the oesphageal sphincter and causes heartburn. The base of the head gets ‘squashed’ during the exit of the birth canal. Here lies the vagus nerve, which supplies the stomach. If this is irritated it can cause gut discomfort. The osteopath will look at how the gut moves, are there any spasms or twists causing the baby discomfort. Treatment usually consists of two or three sessions in which the osteopath works to restore a sense of balance, harmony and relaxation of the whole body. Advice and support is also given to the parents.

Many patients seek cranial treatment for help with unsettled babies, newborn colic, difficulty feeding, winding or sleeping, reflux, constipation, gut irritability, teething, glue ear, regular chest infections, growing pains and many more.

Cranial isn’t only used to help children, many adults can also benefit from the gentle technique. Many patients seek help for headaches, jaw or dental issues, insomnia, whiplash, stress and tension.