THE TREATMENT ROOMOsteopathy, Sports Massage and Acupuncture
THE TREATMENT ROOM
Osteopathy is a form of complementary health care which treats the body’s musculoskeletal system by treating not just the symptoms of the patient, but looking for the root cause of their presenting complaint. It promotes complete body health by diagnosing and treating the muscles, tendons and joints with the goal of improving the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems. The philosophy of osteopathy is based, in part, on the belief that the body has a built-in self-regulatory system and is able to repair itself. Osteopaths are of the opinion that the movement of body fluids is critical to health maintenance and that nerves play and important part in this body fluid movement.
Osteopathic diagnosis includes listening to the patient’s history, thorough examinations of muscles and joints and observing movement patterns. X-rays, scans and other clinical investigations are also used if required. A wide range of gentle, non-invasive manual techniques such as deep tissue massage, joint articulation and manipulation are applied therapeutically as the treatment, with exercises given to complete in-between treatment sessions.
Osteopaths do not only treat acute pain such as sports injuries or long standing chronic problems, but also help maintain and improve a healthy well rounded approach to life. It is also important to address each patient individually and formulate a realistic treatment plan that encompasses reducing any future risk of injury or pain. For this reason Osteopathy can treat the expectant mother or new born baby right through to the nonagenarian.
Osteopathy follows 4 founding principles-
The rule of the Artery is supreme, anything with a healthy blood supply should function correctly.
Structure governs function- structure and function are interrelated, structural compromise equals functional compromise.
In the right conditions the body is self healing. As manual therapists we can not heal injured tissue, we aim to treat the body to put it in a state in which it can heal itself more efficiently.
The body is a unit and must be treated as a whole. Dysfunction in one area of the body may present as pain in another.
All Osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council and are members of the British Osteopathic Association.
OSTEOPATHY PRICE LIST
15 Minute FREE Assessment
- New Consultation – 45 Minutes – £72
- Follow Up – 30 Minutes – £62
- Paediatric Consultation – £55
- Paediatric Follow Up – £45
Sports massage is known as the management, adjustment and rehabilitation of the bodies’ soft tissues. It works with the bodies’ muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia with general massage stokes, deep specific work, stretching, trigger pointing and muscle energy techniques.
As a therapy it used by the elite sportsman or woman right through to those who train on a more casual basis.
It’s a useful part of training as it aids recovery, helps improve flexibility and assists in reducing risk of injury. The benefits of sports massage tend to be accumulative, as regular treatments allow you to train to your full potential and recover optimally. It’s also useful for those of us who suffer with stress and tension or in conjunction with other treatment as a form of rehabilitation for strains, sprains or even post operative patients.
SPORTS MASSAGE PRICE LIST
30 Minutes – £52
- 45 Minutes – £62
- 60 Minutes – £72
What is Acupuncture? Traditional Acupuncture is thought to have originated in China over 3,000 years ago and is one of the oldest systems of healing in the world. It differs from the needling that is often done by physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors who generally do “dry needling” which focuses mainly only releasing tightness in muscles and reducing pain muskulot-skeletal pain.
It is thought that there are as many as 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body, which are connected by channels called meridians. There meridians conduct energy (qi) throughout the body. The smooth flow of energy through the body is said to help regulate homeostasis and promote good health.
Traditional Acupuncture is beleived to encourage the optimal flow of qi, removing blockages and restoring health to the body, mind and emotions. It is a holistic treatment which seeks to understand and address the root cause of any imbalances or disease, as well as helping to resolve any symptoms.
The acupuncturist is a registered member of the British Acupuncture Council.
ACCUPUNCTURE PRICE LIST
- New Consultation (75 Minutes) – £90
- Follow-Up (45 Minutes) – £65
Our foot-scans are conducted on a pressure plate with over 4000 pressure sensors reading your movements at a rate of 300 times per second.
Our scan protocol consists of 3 phases:
1: A snapshot of you standing in neutral, this shows us your centre of gravity, and weight bearing pattern.
2: A reading over time of your static standing. This shows your balance and postural sway, we also see how much your centre of gravity sways when stood still.
3: An active scan, during this you walk up and down over the pressure plate where we collect an number of live reading, take an average and get and understanding of your gait.
FOOT SCAN PRICE LIST
- Initial Scan- £49
- Off the shelf Orthotic- £55.00
- Semi Bespoke Orthotic- £145.00
- (includes foot-scan)
- Custom Bespoke Orthotic- £295.00
- (includes foot-scan)