Osteopathy

What Is Osteopathy?

James Bisson MOst
Osteopath

Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person's muscles and joints.

This is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together.

Anyone can refer themselves directly to an Osteopath. Osteopaths are trained to provide a package of care which may include manual therapy, exercises, health management advice and more. Care is bespoke to your needs and will depend upon the nature of your complaint, the severity of pain, and your personal preferences.

To book your appointment please use the link below or call the clinic on 01243 379693.

Ailments that can affect everyone:

  • Generalised aches and pains
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritic pain
  • Circulatory problems
  • Muscle spasms
  • Inability to relax
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Muscular tension and knots
  • Sciatica
  • General, acute & chronic backache/back pain
  • Headache/migraine headaches arising from the neck
  • Cramp

Osteopaths have been regulated by statute since 1993 by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). Our osteopath James Bisson is a full member of the GOsC.

To qualify, an Osteopath must study for four to five years for an undergraduate degree. This is similar to a medical degree, with more emphasis on anatomy and musculoskeletal medicine and includes more than 1,000 hours of training in Osteopathic techniques. By law, Osteopaths must register with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). It is an offence for anyone to call themselves an Osteopath if they are not registered.

What to expect at your first visit

When you book in your first visit, we will email you an online  form to fill out electronically with your background health and medical history.  This will help save time in your first appointment, and give James more time to spend with you.

In your first visit, James may ask you additional questions about your medical history and then conduct a physical  examination, which pays particular attention to your  posture, gait, mobility, lifestyle and musculoskeletal anatomy. 

To aid the Osteopath’s examination, you may be asked to remove some of your clothing, gowns can be provided. This is because the cause of the condition often originates from other regions of the body; for example osteopaths consider that a knee or leg problem may cause neck pain which can lead to headaches. 

Following diagnosis, a treatment and management plan will be discussed and agreed with you.  Your Osteopath will give you an indication of how many treatments you are likely to need and how long it will take to improve your condition. Treatment techniques may include a mixture of massage, articulation, lymphatic drainage, manipulation of joints or gentle balancing techniques and/or cranial sacral therapy.  
 
Osteopathy is a mild and gentle treatment, at some points of your treatment you may experience mild discomfort. If, at any point during the treatment you experience pain, please tell the Osteopath immediately. Sometimes, a little soreness can be experienced afterwards; however, if pain persists for a number of days, contact James directly for advice.

Consultation Fees

Complimentary discovery session (15 minutes) £Free

New patient consultation (45 minutes) £60.00

Follow up consultation (30 minutes) £50.00

Book an appointment

To book your appointment please use the link below or call the clinic on 01243 379693.

Osteopaths at Acorn Health

James Bisson MOst
Osteopath

Opening Times

Monday 08:30 – 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 – 19:00
Thursday 09:00 – 19:00
Friday 08:30 – 18:00

Lunch Break 13.00-14.00

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Opening Times

Monday 08:30 – 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 – 19:00
Thursday 09:00 – 19:00
Friday 08:30 – 19:00
Saturday 09:00 – 12:00

Acorn Health Limited © 2014 - 2019

Website Created by WebHolism