Coronavirus - Covid -19
We are now open for all appointments and are gradually trying to return to some form of normality.
There are a few pre-screening questions to answer and procedural changes to inform you of, which we will go through on the phone with you before we can book you in. We appreciate your understanding as the changes are in place to keep us all safe.
Please read and print the form to bring with you to your appointment. COVID 19 Questionnaire FORM
Osteopaths Shaw Newbury
Osteopathy started in America in the late 1800s. Doctors noticed people with various medical complaints had structural problems in their joints, especially their spines and by manually correcting these structural problems, their symptoms improved. Osteopathy today is a still a healthcare profession that utilises a gentle and effective hands-on treatment approach to healthcare and still places emphasis on the function of the musculoskeletal system. It is based on the principle that the structure of your body influences how it functions. If the structure is wrong, it can’t function properly. Osteopaths are highly competent, fully regulated healthcare professionals, recognised by the NHS as fully qualified to diagnose and treat independently. They are skilled in assessing the mechanics of the joints around the whole body, in particular the spine.
People often associate osteopathic treatment with ‘cracking joints.’ Manipulation is a useful technique for some patients and some problems but most osteopathic treatment is very gentle. Osteopaths have a range of other techniques on offer, from gentle soft tissue and stretching to the muscles, gentle rhythmical mobilizations to the joints and cranial sacral osteopathy. This means treatment can be adapted to safely treat younger and older patients with acute and chronic conditions. It is also adaptable to pregnancy, work strain, or pain and stiffness related to advancing years.
The Institute of Osteopathy (iO) is the UK’s leading professional membership organisation for osteopaths. The purpose of the institute is to support, unite, develop and promote the osteopathic profession, for the improvement of public health and patient care. Osteopathy is a gentle and effective hands-on approach to healthcare, based on the principle that the way your body moves influences how it functions.