Osteopathy is manual therapy that can diagnose the cause and provide treatment for a wide range of issues. In some cases the site of your pain is not necessarily the cause and a careful examination will reveal imbalances within the body.
What Osteopaths treat:
- Sports Injuries
- Back Pain and sciatica
- Neck and Shoulder Pain
- Headaches & Migraines
- Pre and Post natal pain
- Knee, foot and ankle injuries
- Repetitive strain injuries
- TMJ (jaw) problems
- Vertigo (from BPPV only, diagnostic testing provided)
This list is not exhaustive so if you are not sure if we can help you please don't hesitate to get in touch.
What to expect:
When you attend the clinic for an appointment the Osteopath will take a thorough case history and then examine you. The examination may involve you moving your back and/or limbs and also muscle, nerve and joint tests to determine the exact cause of your pain. If the Osteopath has any concerns about the severity or type of pain they will refer you back to your GP recommending the most appropriate health care provider/consultant for further investigation.
Treatment may involve any or all of the following once a diagnosis has been established:
- Ultra sound
- RRT (Rapid release Technology)
- Kinesiology taping
- Exercise Plan
- Western acupuncture
Please note you may be asked to undress during the session but we provide towels and covers so you feel more comfortable and if you prefer you can bring shorts or other loose clothing, just let the osteopath know what suits you.
If you are unsure whether we can help you please don't hesitate to contact us either by email or phone and we will get back to you very quickly.
Osteopaths are university trained and are experts in injury diagnosis, injury treatment, exercise prescription, injury prevention, rehabilitation and many other areas of sport and health and fitness.
It would be helpful if you could provide medical or surgical history, any relevant scan/MRI reports, and list of medication.
The number of treatments will vary depending on the problem and individual. After a thorough assessment, the Osteopath will discuss their treatment plan for the rehabilitation process.
Depending on which part of the body is being treated you may be asked to undress. You will be offered towels to make you feel more comfortable and you may prefer to bring some shorts with you.
All of our osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council and attend regular CPD courses to maintain high standards of practice and comply with registration requirements. There are three osteopaths at the Claygate Clinic, each with their own individual style and skills. They all have strong diagnostic skills and work closely together to manage any atypical presentations.
Tee is new to our clinic and is currently offering free consultations.
Helen AmembalRegistered Osteopath
Helen's approach is gentle, using Acupuncture, Rapid Release Treatment & Ultrasound Therapy, Pilates Rehab, kinesio taping and exercise prescription. Suitable for acute sports injuries, pregnancy, geriatric care and those who feel more comfortable with this style.
Jane GreenshieldsRegistered Osteopath
Jane has a more firm style of treatment and is experienced with more chronic or persistent problems as well as acute pain. She uses both gentle positional release and massage, manipulation (HVT) and mobility treatments. She can also help with BPPV and TMJ problems.
Tee DzumbunuRegistered Osteopath
Tee's approach is firm and treatment style includes Kinesiology taping, massage, manipulation and strain-counter strain. Her treatment is suitable for acute and chronic pain management as well as and she is particularly good at managing plantar fasciitis.