About Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.


To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well. So osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery.


Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.


General Osteopathic Council




  • Safe, effective treatment and care that aims to promote the health of patients.
  • Uses manual therapy, health advice and sometimes exercise, tailored to the needs of the individual,
  • Suitable for all age groups
  • Highly trained practitioners with expertise in treating muscles, joints and associated tissues.
  •  Uses gentle hands-on techniques that focus on releasing tension, improving mobility and optimising function.
  • Osteopaths work with, or refer you to other healthcare professionals as needed to ensure you receive optimum care.
  • Osteopaths are regulated by law and recognised as an allied health profession by NHS England. They have a similar status to dentists or physiotherapists and guarantees the equivalent high level of care.


Conditions Treated

  • General, acute & chronic back pain and sciatica.
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches arising from neck pain.
  • Minor sports injuries
  • Joint pains, arthritic pain and fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis
  • Muscle spasms and generalised aches and pains
  • Migraine prevention
  • Neuralgia
  • Circulatory problems


Your First Appointment

You will be asked to complete an online Intake form before coming to your first appointment. This will enable the Chiropractor to be well prepared for your visit.You may wish to wear light clothing to enable your chiropractor to better assess and treat you.

Your chiropractor will assess your symptoms to determine if chiropractic treatment is right for you and your condition, and what techniques are most likely to help. They are trained to recognise when chiropractic treatment will not help a medical condition and will make a referral to your General Practitioner or another healthcare professional, if necessary.

Your whole body will usually be assessed, not just the localised area of pain, so that anything that could be connected to the cause of your problem is looked at and strategies identified to make it less likely to recur. If x-rays or an MRI scan are required the chiropractor can refer you privately if you wish. This comprehensive analysis means the chiropractor will be able to give you a clear understanding of the cause of your particular problem and the level of treatment needed.

Please see Chris and Laura’s personal pages to obtain more information about what they do.